Top Gigs This Week – 25th-30th October
A cosy evening out at one of our favourite pubs in Brighton – staging a midweek array of acoustic pop and folk music to warm the cockles. Come on down and see what this celebrated city has to offer! This Tuesday features Amelia Barnard who is a singer-songwriter studying at BIMM and cites Joe Brooks, Jason Mraz and McFly as her influences. Support is from Mister Jones and his guitar
Wednesday – JAMIE LIDELL AND THE ROYAL PHARAOHS @ Concorde2
Over the last 15 years, Jamie Lidell has cemented his reputation as an artist refusing easy categorization—and that restless spirit follows the British poly-genre wizard into Building a Beginning, his sixth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s wild-eyed self-titled effort. Whereas Jamie Lidell was a full-body immersion into strident electro and pop sounds, Building a Beginning is Lidell purifying himself in the waters of smooth, earthy psychedelic soul—think the subtle low end on Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, the swirling loveliness of Temptations’ Cloud Nine, and the beatific radiance of Stevie Wonder, all imbued with Lidell’s distinctive songwriting touch and impossibly gorgeous vocals.
Thursday – Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) @ Brighton Centre
Stars From Lost & Found Music Studios Enhance Action-Packed Show With Exclusive Live Musical Performances. The cast of Family Channel and Temple Street Productions’, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, hit series The Next Step are stepping back into the spotlight this fall, announcing that they have added a second series of dates for The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) for the UK this October.
While The Next Step dancers take centre stage, the show will also include musical performances by stars from the spinoff series Lost & Found Music Studios – also produced by Temple Street Productions in part with Family Channel and created by Frank van Keeken.
Friday – Brighton Early Music Festival 2016: NATURE & SCIENCE
For 2016, Brighton Early Music Festival is exploring the theme of Nature and Science. The Festival, which is now in its fourteenth year and firmly established as a major cultural player, runs 28th October – 13th November 2016 in venues across Brighton & Hove.
Festival highlights will include a new play with music about the life and work of Galileo (29th & 30th Oct), with music performed by charismatic young vocal ensemble the Marian Consort (pictured left) and the Monteverdi String Band. Set during his final days, the play will relive key moments in Galileo’s life, including his trial, excommunication and house arrest, illustrated by music that Galileo would have known, including works by Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Lassus as well as lute duets written by his father, a noted composer.
28th October – 13th November 2016, Various Brighton & Hove venues
Saturday – Kunt and the Gang’s @Green Door Store
Kunt and the Gang’s lowbrow comedy songs and videos have made them Basildon’s most famous export – apart from Depeche Mode, Vince, Denise Van Outen, Terry Marsh and Brian from Big Brother (black, not gay).
In recent years Kunt and the Gang have played sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival, featured on Channel 4’s RudeTube, written and produced a musical about missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, won Album Title Of The Year in NME and scored two of the most inappropriately titled top 75 UK hit singles of all time with their tracks Fcksticks and Use My Arsehle As A Cunt.