Review: Brighton Film Quartet at Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

As part of the 3-day International Composers Festival at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion, the Brighton Film Quartet performed ‘SOUNDSCAPE – One Beautiful Journey’ on Saturday 22nd September. The Brighton Film Quartet is led by pianist and composer Penny Loosemore, with accompaniment from clarinet, violin and cello completing the quartet. The programme featured 10 original compositions …

Review: Fleet Foxes At Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion 28 November 2017

Following their last sold-out performance at Brighton Dome, Fleet Foxes returned to the south coast last night to perform at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. The venue is a Grade I listed Art Deco contemporary arts centre, containing a large gallery as well as the near-1000 capacity concert hall, complete with balcony, which …

Review: Kandace Springs – ACCA Brighton – 2nd May 2017

Last night I went back to my old university campus, the University of Sussex, to see American jazz pianist and singer-songwriter Kandace Springs and her trio performing at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), formerly the Gardner Arts Centre. The place had definitely changed since I left in 2009 but I must say that …

The Tempest Inn Open Mic Night

Launched this week by the brains behind the ever-popular open mic nights at The Hop Poles (Tuesdays), The Fishbowl (formerly Wednesdays), The Hanover (Thursdays) and the featured artist performances at The Cyclist (Fridays), The Tempest Inn is the newest open mic night to join the colony of Brighton venues which is taken over one night …

Sofar Sounds Brighton @ Hotel Pelirocco

Tonight, in the ‘Kraken’s Lair’ basement of the quirky boutique Pelirocco Hotel in central Brighton, Sofar Sounds took over and made a stage for three local artists, Alex KP, Slam The Poet and Our Girl. Walking through the entrance of what looked like a bohemian brothel, down past the spiral staircase, ornamental fittings and plush …

How to write a music blog

In an age of mobile technology dominated by social media and online press, the power has been handed over from the few to the many, particularly with multimedia journalism. It’s easy to find reviews of almost anything online, from obscure indie films to mainstream platinum albums, but it’s not as easy as it looks to …

Mid-December Gigs Update

As only the bravest are going out, even with their Christmas Jumpers and Duffle Coats, December is always a  tough time for musicians to fill out their gigs. That said, I’ve been to some amazing gigs already this month at some great venues that you may not have been to before. Have a read and checkout what …