2013: Royal Blood form in Brighton – 2017: They play Glastonbury and secure No 1 album

It’s now fair to say that the rock band duo Royal Blood are a huge success story! The boys, 28-year-old Mike Kerr and 29-year-old Ben Thatcher formed in Brighton just four years ago and they surely have the Midas touch. Vocalist and bass guitarist Mike and drummer Ben are...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017 at 4:33 pm

Scottish punk band The Skids are back in Brighton after nearly 37 years

The Skids, Concorde 2, Brighton 17.6.17. The Skids who originally formed in their home town of Dunfermline in Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan, are embarking on a 30 date 40th Anniversary Tour and the sixteenth venue is at the Concorde 2...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017 at 1:21 am

Brighton Dome gets Blue Plaque to mark Abba winning Eurovision Song Contest

I was just 11 years old when our city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on 6 April 1974 and I can remember watching it on TV with my parents. On hearing Waterloo by Abba, I knew that they would win it because it was instantly catchy and better than the rest. But I had no...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017 at 7:15 pm

Morris Men descend on Hove

Morris Men descended on Hove this evening (Wednesday 14 June) giving commuters a treat as they left Hove Station. The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were dancing at the Watchmaker’s Arms, in Goldstone Villas, Hove. It is their second visit to the area in a month after they...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 11:28 pm

I do like to be beside the Brighton seaside say The Libertines

The Libertines have announced the …Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour of seven British Seaside towns commencing in Blackpool at the Empress Ballroom on 22nd September and culminating at Brighton Centre on the 2nd of October. Tickets go on sale 9:00am Friday 16th June and are available...
Posted On 12 Jun 2017 at 10:52 pm

Oh Lorde better hurry as Brighton tickets go on sale this Friday!

Lorde has just announced that she is coming to the Brighton Centre on Saturday 30th September as one of only four UK shows from a 15 date European tour. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating...
Posted On 12 Jun 2017 at 10:15 pm

Heaven sent? Synth band Heaven 17 Brighton gig review

Concorde 2, Brighton 10.6.17 Prior to witnessing this evening’s Heaven 17 gig, things didn’t bode well for my review, as it was the concert immediately after the awe inspiring Kraftwerk 3-D concert at the Brighton Centre. Nothing would ever be able to compare with...
Posted On 12 Jun 2017 at 7:41 pm

Dua Lipa – she’s the one

15 months ago the name Dua Lipa was unknown and myself and about 80 people were very fortunate to see her play live in the Hope & Ruin pub on Queen’s Road in Brighton on 17th January 2016. Last week she unleashed her debut album simply titled Dua Lipa. There is a twelve...
Posted On 10 Jun 2017 at 11:14 am

Kraftwerk finally back in Brighton after 36 years!

Kraftwerk, Brighton Centre, Brighton 7.6.17. I have to say that this was nearly the perfect gig, but whatever happened tonight, the godfathers of (a majority of) modern music are still absolutely brilliant. Right, so now I have got that off my chest, you will note that any...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017 at 11:46 pm

Brighton Labour supporters turn out in force to hear livestreamed Corbyn rally

Labour supporters gathered to hear party leader Jeremy Corbyn livestreamed from Birmingham and live speeches from the two Brighton parliamentary candidates at the Synergy Centre yesterday. The first speaker was Brighton Pavilion candidate Solomon Curtis, who said that people had...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 4:36 pm

Visit the valley of Rota’s people – it might be nearer than you think!

It’s a gloriously warm Sunday afternoon in early June and a well-earned historic village culture-vulture stroll is in order and so I eagerly head over to the valley of Rota’s people. Judging by the name, one would surmise that such a place is located within deepest...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 12:18 am

Armed officers to be deployed to Wildlife music festival

Armed officers are to be deployed at the Wildlife music festival at the weekend for the first time, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 5 June). The force said that it was stepping up security at the festival which is expected to be attended by thousands of people from...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017 at 5:37 pm

Southern Fail – a musical comedy on Britain’s most-mocked train company – to open in Brighton

A comedy called Southern Fail: The Musical opens in Brighton today (Friday 2 June) targeting Britain’s most-mocked train company. The show – from the team behind the long-running Treason Show – is being staged in the Bosco Theatre at the Spiegeltent as part of the Brighton...
Posted On 02 Jun 2017 at 8:06 am

The Great Escape 2017 Exclusive Gig Reports & Photos by Nick Linazasoro & Martin J Fuller – Day 3: Saturday 20th May

Act 1: TÉMÉ TAN TÉMÉ TAN (12:30-13:00 Horatio’s) .This is the work of a Belgian guy with Congolese roots by the name of Tanguy Haesevoets. His music tells intimate stories mainly about his Kinshasa roots with a über-modern pop vibe, mixing soul, hip hop and afro elements....
Posted On 28 May 2017 at 3:10 pm

The Great Escape 2017 Exclusive Gig Reports & Photos by Nick Linazasoro & Martin J Fuller – Day 2: Friday 19th May

We started our second TGE day in Brighton at Jubilee Square, right next door to the library, where we could see DJ Lauren Laverne broadcasting live on BBC Radio 6 Music. Then it was gig time for us and off we set. Act 1: ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR...
Posted On 27 May 2017 at 1:09 am

The Great Escape 2017 Exclusive Gig Reports & Photos by Nick Linazasoro & Martin J Fuller – Day 1: Thursday 18th May

Act 1: MOLLY MOLLY (12:00-12:30 Prince Albert). You might be surprised to learn that Molly is in fact a duo of young chaps from The Alps, who musically got together in a little basement in November 2014. I must say that this is shoegaze of the highest order. The drummer struck...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 12:40 am

Brexit opponents plan street party in Hove today

Opponents of Brexit are planning a street party in George Street today (Saturday 20 May). The event, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, has been organised by Brighton and Hove for Europe. The man behind it, Peter Cook, wants to use music as a vehicle for social change and urges people...
Posted On 20 May 2017 at 5:07 am

New music in Brighton and Hove

The Great Escape is thankfully finally here in Brighton and Hove. For those of you that maybe are not aware of what it is all about, it is a three day music festival held at a majority of venues in the city, that aims to promote brand new up-and-coming music artists as opposed to...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:00 am

The Great Escape 2017 is upon us – Last years event made Brighton buzz with energy.

At last the wait is over, The Great Escape 2017 is finally here! As per last year, the city will be hosting hundreds of music events across the three day event (18-20 May). There will be big venues and small venues, but the enthusiasm of the crowds will justifiably be the same as...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 8:33 pm

The excellent Kamikaze Girls are heading back into town – so beware.

  The Kamikaze Girls (the Leeds-London duo, not the Manga film of the same name) have teamed up with the Watford 4 piece Nervus and they are hitting the road this June, including a gig upstairs at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton on Tuesday 27th June. The Kamikaze...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:48 pm
12