Building bridges and bringing us together in music

He is a singer songwriter who’s been a vocal part of the nation’s conscience for more than 30 years and never lost heart to speak up for what he believes in.

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Winkle Club announces two day charity Jazz Festival event in June

A top line-up including Lianne Carrol and Herbie Flowers have been announced for this year’s Winkle Club Jazz and Blues Festival.

Little Mix

Little Mix announce Sussex date as part of summer tour

Heralded as the world’s biggest girl band - Little Mix will be performing in Sussex later this year as part of their run of ‘Summer Shout Out 2017’ shows.

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Something to sing about for local choir

Local choir, The Treble Clefs gave a stellar performance at the Hastings International Musical Festival but were pipped at the winning post by just one point.

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Joyful festival of excellence draws to a close

The 109th Hastings International Musical Festival has been described as a ‘joyful festival of excellence’ by its Chairman Molly Townson.


Almost 100 local music acts in 18th Beatles Day

What began as a simple tribute to a brother has become a much-loved annual event which thousands of local people look forward to being part of - Hastings Beatles Day.

Nigel Kennedy

Top names play for jazz festival

Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival, will host a performance by the world’s best-selling violinist of all time, Nigel Kennedy, on Thursday May 25.

Robertsbridge jazz club at the village hall - photo by Neil Garrett

Special guest artist dazzles in Robertsbridge

Spring is in the air and, as the trumpets of daffodils provide a vibrant display so did trumpet player and special guest Paul Higgs on his visit to Robertsbridge Jazz Club.

Reuben's Train playing at the Senlac Inn In Battle for Mrs Y Music club

The dark edge of American music - with sideburns

Reuben’s Train is a duo performing mostly American songs from the darker side of life.

Sarah-Jane Morris and Antonio  in  Rye Jazz Festival's spring concerts

Stunning music for May from Rye Jazz fest

Spring will see Rye Jazz Festival present three intimate and high quality concerts in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye, on May 25-27.


Splash Point Jazz Club with new regular event in Battle

The Bull Inn at Battle now runs bi-monthly jazz nights hosted by pianist and singer Neal Richardson of Splash Point Jazz Club with a special VIP guest each time.

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How Rich has built on success

For the first time local singer songwriter Rich Lown is to perform a special one-off show with a full band at the White Rock Theatre on Friday March 24 from 7.30pm.


Playing live back where it all began for Peter Knight’s Gigspanner

Next week sees fiddle maestro Peter Knight playing a hometown concert with his trio Peter Knight’s Gigspanner at The Stables Theatre in Hastings.


Outstanding performances from talented youngsters

As Hastings International Musical Festival entered its third week it was announced that there were record entries for the Dancing Section with talented youngsters travelling long distances to compete.

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Dolly Experience is a lil bit country

Runners and spectators at Hastings Half Marathon will be movin’ and a groovin’ to the classic hits of country legend Dolly Parton this coming Sunday (March 19).

Beans On Toast tour comes to Hastings

Beans On Toast with a live gig in Hastings

Rebel songwriter Beans On Toast is heading back to Hastings to entertain at The Tub on May 20.

ACO at Jerwood Gallery

New experience with orchestra

A new orchestra in a new music venue, with an adventurous approach to programming. As we entered the Jerwood Gallery, we were gently engulfed in the sound of the sea breaking against the shore, and this image was to stay with us throughout the evening.

Yuri Paterson Olenich playing at Hastings Museum SUS-170314-133055001

Sussex recital is a homecoming for top musician

Acclaimed Brighton-born concert pianist Yuri Paterson-Olenich is staging a lunchtime concert in Hastings which will include works by Sussex-based composer Stephanie Cant.

Smokestack Lightening

Bands support Sara Lee Trust

Local bands will come together for a special charity gig on Saturday April 8 from 7.30pm at The Carlisle in Hastings.

Emma Stevens

REVIEW: Emma Stevens at Bailiffscourt chapel

The late radio legend Sir Terry Wogan was the master at spotting female vocalists with breathtaking talent.

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