Gigs of the week: 4th – 10th February
As always, we have selected some of the best gig’s in Brighton and Hove for you to enjoy. This week, we have included big names who are gracing Brighton with their world-wide tours, alongside a mix of young, raw Brighton-based musicians who are gaining increasing popularity.
Featured Image: The Big Push ©
Tears for Fears @ The Brighton Centre, Monday 4th February
Tears for Fears are a well-known English pop-band with international chart success. Their debut album ‘The Hurting’ reached number one in the UK Albums chart in 1983, and their second album ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ – which included “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – heightened this success. For the release of their new album’s ‘Rule the World’ 2018 tour they are joined by Alison Moyet for a special guest set at the Brighton Centre.
Charlie Winston @ Komedia, Tuesday 5th February
Charlie Winston is a singer, songwriter and performer who has gained a global fan-base for his crafting of expert pop hits. He is performing at Komedia as part of his worldwide solo tour.
Komedia, 7.30pm – 11pm. Tickets £11. 18+. 44 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN
Party Hardly @ East Street Tap, Wednesday 6th February
Party Hardly fuse the line between dream pop and Britpop with a laid-back attitude. Their sound is reminiscent of indie hero Mac DeMarco, and includes Blur–esque melodies, but is also refreshingly present. Head down to the East Street Tap for this free event, the perfect mid-week pick-me-up.
East Street Tap, 8pm – 10.30pm. FREE ENTRY. 18+. 74 East Street, BN1 1HQ
Count Kujo @ Patterns, Thursday 7th February
Count Kujo’s brilliant fusion of jazz, funk, RnB, afrobeat, latin, gospel, reggae, and blues sounds makes them one of the hottest Afro-jazz groups currently in the UK. Join this Brighton-based band for a fiery evening of rhythm and harmony to celebrate the launch of their new album ‘Pain + Suffering.’
Patterns, 7.30pm – 11pm. 18+. Tickets £3.30. 10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL
The Big Push @ The Lion and Lobster, Friday 8th February
The Big Push is a Brighton-based band consisting of three very talented young musicians, Gorran Kendall, Romain Axisa and the brilliant Ren –
a singer, songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist who is gaining a rapidly increasing fanbase.
If you haven’t done so already, check these guys out.
The Lion and Lobster, 8.30pm – 11pm. 18+. Free Entry. 24 Sillwood Street, BN1 2PS.
Jessop Jessop Jessop @ The Verdict, Saturday 9th February
Jessop Jessop, a hard bop-sextet consisting of six music students from London, is
taking the jazz scene by storm. The Verdict proudly welcome their debut this Saturday evening. Don’t miss out on a quality performance at a top-rated venue.
The Verdict, 7.30pm. Tickets £12. 159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB
Stephen Bell conductor, Camilla Roberts soprano @ Brighton Phil, Sunday 10th February
Stephen Bell is gaining a huge following in Brighton, and Brighton Phil are glad to be welcoming him back. The evening will consist of three late romantic works, Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde),
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs, and GlIère Symphony No.1 Op.8. Head down for a splendid way to spend this Sunday afternoon.
Brighton Dome, 2.45pm – 4.45pm. Tickets £12.50-£39.50 (50% student/under 18 discount, children £1) 41 George Street, BN2 1RJ