Don’t miss The KVB at The Joker in Preston Circus, Brighton on Tuesday 21st November

The KVB are a duo that you might not as yet of heard of, but they are well worth investigating! Last year, I timed it perfectly when walking into Brighton’s excellent Resident Records in Kensington Gardens as my ears pricked up immediately on entering the shop. They were...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017 at 11:36 pm

Jason Derulo is playing Brighton on 18th March

Global superstar Jason Derulo is bigger than ever before and can now announce details of his second UK arena tour which takes place next March. These seven shows form the UK leg of his world tour: March 15th Manchester Arena, 16th Leeds First Direct Arena, 17th London The SSE...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 10:24 pm

Mum I’m Here … errrrr sorry … Mamma Mia Brighton show review

It should be no surprise that this show was so enjoyable. It involves a story we are all familiar with and music that has been so prevalent since the colourful and eccentric Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome in Brighton all those years ago. But the experience...

The first UK tour of the worldwide smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! is coming to the Brighton Centre from next week: Tuesday 15th August to Sunday 3rd September

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to The Brighton Centre for a two and a half week run from Tuesday, August 15 – Sunday, September 3 as part of its first ever UK tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 11:10 pm

Holiday on Ice returns to Brighton with new show TIME

The Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that the world-renowned show, Holiday on Ice, which has been running for over 73 years, will be returning to Brighton in January 2018 with new spectacular production, TIME. Celebrating ‘the best and most memorable times of our lives’,...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 10:37 pm

The King Is Back: Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is coming to Brighton next year

Ben, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis’s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 10:16 pm

Blondie are playing the Brighton Centre – grab your tickets before they are all gone!

Last month, in the midst of a landmark year for the music icons, Blondie announced their major UK tour for November 2017. Due to incredible demand, the New York legends have added further shows in Nottingham, Brighton and Cardiff. Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 11th) at...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 9:59 pm

Sunday girl to play Wednesday gig as Blondie announce Brighton tour date

Blondie – one of the bestselling bands of the late 1970s – are to play at the Brighton Centre with tickets going on sale on Friday (11 August) at 9am. The band, fronted by Debbie Harry, are touring to promote their new album Pollinator. They will play in Brighton on Wednesday 8...
Posted On 08 Aug 2017 at 10:16 pm

Promising teen headlines Brighton Acoustic Session

A promising teenager headlines the Brighton Acoustic Session at the Lord Nelson pub this evening (Monday 7 August). Elsie Franklin grew up in a home filled with music. Her father, Adam, is a musician of international repute who plays host to countless American roots players...
Posted On 07 Aug 2017 at 5:37 pm

Panto returns to revived Brighton theatre – oh yes it does!

Brighton director James Weisz is bringing panto back to a Brighton theatre for the first time since it reopened. Along with writer Patric Kearns, he will be putting on Pinocchio at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), formerly the Gardner Arts Centre. The...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017 at 7:49 am

Brighton school facing cuts to get by with a little help from its friends

A Brighton school facing cuts will get by with a little help from its friends – thanks to a raffle prize donated by the artist Sir Peter Blake. Sir Peter, who co-designed the Beatles Sgt Pepper album cover, donated a limited edition box set of five Brighton-inspired prints to...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017 at 3:26 pm

Coldplay Cardiff – Cold(andwet)play Cardiff more like!

Coldplay, Cardiff Principality Stadium, Wales 11.7.17 At last! We were finally off to the capital of Wales to see Coldplay in concert. My wife is an avid fan of theirs and so we made a couple of days of it. In fact, we would have stayed longer if I had only immediately booked a...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017 at 1:29 pm

Graffiti is all around Brighton, but is it a curse or a blessing? We delve into these arenas of conflict, these wars of the walls

The logical place to start, is to define exactly what graffiti is. The answer I found stated that it was writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. However, the whole crux of the matter is the use of the word...
Posted On 09 Jul 2017 at 4:17 pm

Bonobo back in Brighton where it all started!

The Brighton Centre have just revealed that Bonobo is coming back to where it all first started. The date for the diary is Tuesday 21st November. Bonobo’s rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Si Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic...

Brighton Komedia hosts Black Uhuru legend Mykal Rose and his band

One of Jamaica’s most distinguished singers, as a member of Black Uhuru Mykal Rose was one of the foundation stones of the roots movement, before launching a successful career in the modern dancehalls. His work with Uhuru helped bring the group a Grammy, while his...

Brighton’s Gothic Rialto Theatre hosts an evening of Death and Vanilla – sounds intriguing, read on………..

Formed in Malmö, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla utilise vintage musical equipment such as vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar and Moog, to emulate the sounds of 60s/70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French Ye-ye pop and...
Posted On 05 Jul 2017 at 12:29 am

Happy Days – it’s Fazerdaze!

Fazerdaze is New Zealand-based singer/songwriter Amelia Murray (and her band) who weave blissful, echo-drenched and semi-electronic production through bounding bedroom pop songs. Indie songwriter Amelia was raised in Wellington, New Zealand and attended the University of...
Posted On 04 Jul 2017 at 9:25 pm

Remember – I’m turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so? Then read on………

New Wave band The Vapors had a worldwide hit with it in 1980 and they will be performing at The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham as part of their continuing 2017 comeback shows. The band who reformed in 2016 after 35 years apart were co-managed by Paul Wellers Father John and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2017 at 10:16 pm

Rag’n’Bone Man ‘Overproof’ Tour is coming to the Brighton Centre

Following his triumphant set on The Other Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday, the biggest UK breakout star of 2017, Rag’n’Bone Man, AKA Rory Graham, announces 7 UK & Eire dates for this November including the closing night of the tour at the Brighton Centre on Tuesday 28th...
Posted On 03 Jul 2017 at 8:37 pm

Constable inspires young photographers to look afresh at Brighton and Hove

Teenage photographers are putting on an exhibition of their work inspired by the romantic painter John Constable at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Retracing Brighton showcases their photographic take on the area almost 200 years after Constable lived in the town and produced...
Posted On 02 Jul 2017 at 11:37 pm