Gigs of the week: 14th- 20th January
Starting to get back on track after the festive period, Brighton and Hove’s music scene is looking strong this week. We have highlighted some big names who are gracing Brighton with their 2019 tours.
Featured image Matthew Healy of The 1975 at Southside Festival 2014 in Neuhausen ob Eck © Markus Hillgärtner
Marty O’Reilly @ The Greys, Monday 14th January
If you are looking for an intimate gig to start the week, California bred Marty O’Reilly is the perfect man. With his feet firmly rooted in blues and gospel, his eclectic blend of music from Santa Cruz weaves strong guitar and harmonica playing into melodies alongside stunning vocals – taking the audience on a creative musical journey.
The Greys, 8.30pm-11pm, Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 OTD. 14+.
105 Southover Street, BN2 9UA
Astroid Boys @ The Prince Albert, Tuesday 13th January
The Astroid Boys, which consists of Traxx, Benji and DJ Comfort from South Wales – will be merging grime, hip hop, dubstep and rock during their performance at The Prince Albert. Their hardcore sound has been described as a fusion of different perspectives and an expression of escapism.
The Prince Albert, 8pm – 11pm.Tickets are £13.50. 18+. 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED
The 1975 @ The Brighton Centre, Wednesday 16th January
The 1975 have been smashing the pop-rock scene since they played together as teenagers at school, going on to have two albums which topped the UK Albums Chart and winning the BRIT Award for Best British Group in 2017. Ahead of the release of their third album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” they are playing in Brighton as part of their UK tour.
The Brighton Centre, 7pm – 10pm. Tickets are £32.50. 14+. Kings Rd, BN1 2GR
Abi Flynn @ The West Hill Tavern, Thursday 17th January
Brighton-based singer and producer Abi Flynn will be joining Paul Richards for Jazz Thursday’s at the West Hill Tavern. Her stunning fusion of jazz, R&B and soul alongside hip-hop beats will keep you going mid-week, and with free entry and Cosmo Pizza’s (served until 9.30) what’s not to love…
The West Hill Tavern, 8pm – 11pm. FREE ENTRY. 18+. 67 Buckingham Pl, BN1 3PQ
J Mascis @ Concorde, Friday 18th January
Ahead of the release of his recent solo album Elastic Days American indie-rock heavyweight J Mascis is playing in Brighton as part of his UK tour. With his talent getting him into the Rolling Stones “100 Greatest Guitarists” expect to be blown away by a powerful performance at a top venue.
Concorde 2, 7.30pm – 11pm. Tickets are £22. 14+ (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult 18+). Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN
Jo Harrop Sings Peggy Lee @ The Verdict, Saturday 19th January
Durham born jazz singer Jo Harrop will pay tribute to the songstress Peggy Lee, who was described by Duke Ellington as ‘The Queen’. Harrop will deliver moving renditions of the classics by one of the vocal masters who inspired her to sing. Performing at The Verdict, which has been voted one of the best UK Jazz clubs by the Guardian, this gig is sure to make for a magnificent Saturday evening.
The Verdict, 7pm – 11pm. Tickets are £16.50. All ages welcome. 159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB
Thomas Carroll directs the BPO @ Brighton Phil, Sunday 20th January
For their opening concert of 2019 Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the cellist and conductor Thomas Caroll who is bringing some of his favourite pieces into a sensational programme. The concert will open with Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, with Thomas going on to perform and direct Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3. This is sure to be a spectacular end to the week.
Brighton Phil. 2.45pm – 4.45pm. Tickets £12.50 – £39.50, students and under 18’s half price*. 41 George Street, BN2 1RJ
*There is a £2 per order charge (excludes Members).