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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Catalyst Club

Doors 7:30pm // TICKETS

Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club is Brighton’s longest-running spoken word night and pays tribute to the old tradition of French salons. On the night three guest speakers take to the lectern to talk for fifteen minutes on a subject close to their heart. The Catalyst Club is open to anyone with a passion, no matter how bizarre or niche. Since its inception it has hosted over 700 talks that have ranged from zombie films, Marmite, the history of the Martini, the suffragettes and the Spartans to demonology, bum reading, moths and the wonderful world of slime mould. Their BBC Radio 4 special can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081jnp1

It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell. www.drbramwell.com



Friday, September 24th, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: ‘The All or Nothing Experience (Celebrating the Small Faces)’

8pm-10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS

After three sell out tours and a successful West End run of All Or Nothing – the Mod Musical writer Carol Harrison and the show’s multi-talented case perform the All Or Nothing Experience Concert Show, celebrating the music of iconic mod band the Small Faces. In 1965 a new phenomenon erupted onto the streets of London; it was the essence of all that was cool… it was MOD!
Small Faces were fo8ur charismatic young kids from East London; sharp, funny and streetwise, they encapsulated all that was Mod. Yet their story is poignant bittersweet. The All Or Nothing Experience charts and celebrates the band’s rollercoaster journey through their unique and electrifying sound. Including the hits ‘What’cha Gonna Do About It’, ‘Itchyoo Park’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘All Or Nothing’, and many more.
PLUS a second set feautring the All Or Nothing Band performing sensational ‘swinging sixties’ soulful and groovy classic songs, from a selection of the era’s best-loved artists.



Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: ‘The All or Nothing Experience (Celebrating the Small Faces)’

8pm-10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS

After three sell out tours and a successful West End run of All Or Nothing – the Mod Musical writer Carol Harrison and the show’s multi-talented case perform the All Or Nothing Experience Concert Show, celebrating the music of iconic mod band the Small Faces. In 1965 a new phenomenon erupted onto the streets of London; it was the essence of all that was cool… it was MOD!
Small Faces were fo8ur charismatic young kids from East London; sharp, funny and streetwise, they encapsulated all that was Mod. Yet their story is poignant bittersweet. The All Or Nothing Experience charts and celebrates the band’s rollercoaster journey through their unique and electrifying sound. Including the hits ‘What’cha Gonna Do About It’, ‘Itchyoo Park’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘All Or Nothing’, and many more.
PLUS a second set feautring the All Or Nothing Band performing sensational ‘swinging sixties’ soulful and groovy classic songs, from a selection of the era’s best-loved artists.



Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: ‘Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan’

8pm – 10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS

Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan.

“The uncategorisable British singer has a knack of uncovering fresh depths in Dylan, Leonard Cohen and the like. Jungr weighs every syllable. She knows this material inside out.” Clive Davis, The Times

Barb has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour and variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, she has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste.

“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs.” Billy Bragg.

She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. She has attracted particular acclaim for her work on the songs of Bob Dylan, which produced several critically-acclaimed albums and series upon series of sell-out, award-winning transatlantic shows.

“Of all the new takes on Dylan, none is more essential than Jungr’s.” New York Sun.

Barb Jungr’s first album of Bob Dylan songs is a cult classic and has won her a dedicated fan base from around the world. In 2013 The Wall Street Journal’s Will Friedwald called the album “the most significant vocal album of the twenty-first century thus far” and included a chapter on the album in his 2019 book “The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums”. At its original release the album was in the Top Ten Jazz Albums Of The Year in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Washington Paper (USA). For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her work in New York City, and in 2008 she received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.

“Her instrument is shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours, and that’s before she gets down to the business of interpretation. I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct.” David Benedict, The Observer



Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The World Transformed

Door times and ticket info coming soon…

A political and cultural festival – 4 days of culture, events, conversations on changing our world, same time as Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
Look out for interesting guests nearer the time. For more information visit https://theworldtransformed.org/

 



Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: ‘Liane Carroll and Julian Siegel Duo’

8pm-10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS

Liane Carroll: 

Liane Carroll was born in London and raised in Hastings UK, where she lives today with her husband, bassist Roger Carey.

Encouraged to play piano from a young age, Liane received lessons from concert pianist Phyllis Catling. She developed a deep passion for everything jazz, soul and beyond culiminating in the formation of The Liane Carroll Trio in 1990.

Her vocal talents were recognized in 2005 when she was awarded ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best of Jazz’ at the BBC Jazz Awards for her album Billy No Mates on Splash Point Records. Liane recorded Standard Issue at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, an album which saw her named ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2006 Marston Pedigree Jazz Awards.

Liane’s performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival was recorded by BBC TV as an hour long special ‘Liane Carroll Trio LIVE’, and released on DVD in 2008. Since 1993, Liane has headlined at the legendary Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London UK and in 2007 won ‘Best Female Jazz Vocalist’ at their first Awards. where she has also recorded two live CD’s for their Jazz House label.

Julien Siegel:

Julian Siegel is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene. In 2007 he was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, the Julian Siegel Trio with US Improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen and the influential band Partisans, co-led for the last 14 years with guitarist Phil Robson. Julian has played in large ensembles led by Andrew Hill, Mike Gibbs alongside Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum, the Hermeto Pascoal UK Big Band, Django Bates Delightful Precipice, John Taylor, Jazz Jamaica, Kenny Wheeler, Colin Towns with the NDR big band, Hans Koller New Memories Band with Steve Lacy and with Jason Yarde’s ‘Acoutastic Bombastic’.

In smaller groups he has played with Gary Husband’s ‘Drive’, Django Bates’ Human Chain, NYC performance artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and pianist/singer-songwriter Steve Nieve, The Smith Quartet, Kirk Lightsey, Norma Winstone, Jason Palmer’s Quartet featuring Jeff Ballard. He is a member of Oren Marshall’s ‘Charming Transport Band’ featuring musicians from Ghana and Nigeria. Julian has also performed with vocalists Cleo Laine, Beverley Knight, Joe Lee Wilson, Liane Carroll, Eddi Reader, Charlene Spiteri, Jacqueline Dankworth, Lizz Wright, Juliet Roberts, Keziah Jones, Terri Walker, Christine Tobin and punk rock legend Steve Ignorant (formerly of Crass).



Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: Brighton Jazz Festival ‘Saxophonist Alan Barnes and Pianist David Newton’

8pm-10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS

Alan Barnes and David Newton have been playing duets for 42 years. These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. David is one of the greatest solo jazz pianists this country has ever produced and Alan plays multi reed instruments- all the saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet. They have developed an empathy and telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring.

The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.

Their latest and best album “Ask Me Now” is available on Woodville Records

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist.  He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.  His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty-five years ago.

His recorded catalogue is immense.  He has made over thirty albums as leader and co-leader alone, and the list of his session and side-man work includes Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Clare Teale, Westlife, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. He has toured and played residencies with such diverse and demanding figures as Ruby Braff, Freddie Hubbard, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen and Conte Candoli.

In British jazz, the young Barnes was recognized – and hired – by the established greats of the time:  Stan Tracy, John Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, and Humphrey Lyttelton.  But he is equally respected for his longstanding and fruitful collaborations with contemporaries such as David Newton, Bruce Adams, and Martin Taylor.

He written many compositions and arrangements including “The Sherlock Holmes Suite” and “A Jazz Christmas Carol” and runs a successful Jazz record label Woodville Records.

Alan Barnes’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz.  He has received over 30 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2016 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

 

“Barnes’ melodic sense bypasses the usual scale-running clichés that pepper the playing of lesser bop disciples.”

Peter Marsh, BBC Music Review.

“His stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone”

Dave Gelly, Masters Of The Jazz Saxophone

“I was relishing the prospect of Barnes’s casually consummate musicianship, deadpan humour (he could be a comedian, if jazz ever fails him), and indomitable belief in a respected place for the music’s rich history in this eclectic and often forgetful world.”

John Fordham – The Guardian

 



Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The Stealers Live at The Latest Music Bar

Doors 7pm // Latest Music Bar // TICKETS

The Stealers are a fresh, fiery Brighton based Punk Rock / Post Punk band that formed in the Autumn of 2019. The band is made of 4 members. Alex Roberts – Anderson (Guitar and lead vocals), Noah Longhurst (Drums), George Hart (Guitar) and Junior Vieira-Dawes (Bass). In the summer of 2020, one of the industry’s leading punk bands showed an interest in The Stealers and later that month they were in the studio recording with Don Bird of Lady Bird. The Stealers are a band to watch and are for sure the underdogs of the new Punk Rock scene which is starting to take shape