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Friday, October 1st, 2021

Tenderhooks ‘hooks Album Launch

7:30pm Doors // £5 Entry // £10 Entry + Album

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Friday, October 1st, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: Brighton Jazz Festival ‘HOWES3 and Jackson Mathod’

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

Jackson Mathod:

Jackson Mathod is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Drawing on influences from the likes of Miles Davis, Submotion Orchestra and Christian Scott to name a few. Jackson studied Jazz at Guildhall School of Music and Drama back in 2009. However, never feeling fully embedded in the Jazz world, he quickly went onto the session musician circuit, playing for high profile artists such as Stormzy and Jordan Rakei.

However, in 2020 Jackson started his own musical path and quickly gained attention from the likes of BBC Introducing, Jazz FM, worldwide FM.

Jackson’s music has also featured on top Spotify Editorial playlists such as ‘State of Jazz’, ‘Jazz UK’, ‘Jazz-Funk’ and ‘Jazz Club’. With over 1 million streams to date!

Following on from his successful singles Jackson released is debut album ‘Travels in a Confined Space’ in April 2021



HOWES3 are an exciting Brighton-based jazz funk/gospel fusion power trio. Brought together through a mutual love of 70’s jazz funk, 80’s fusion, 90’s R’n’B, gospel and hip- hop they cultivate a unique sound that has a foot in each genre. Blending smooth neo-soul progressions and utilising rich gospel harmony, sincere melodies and increasing levels of rhythmic freedom throughout, their music is a feel-good journey through their collective influences.

With over 1 million Spotify streams of their debut album ‘Moving Forward’ released in April 2020 via UK/US record label DeepMatter, as well as a recent sold out debut headline show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – London, 2 consecutive sell-out shows at The Jazz Café – Camden, supporting Billy Cobham and Taylor Mcferrin at Oslo – Hackney; HOWES3 are firmly making their mark on 2021.

Other notable shows include Jazz Re:Freshed, Love Supreme Jazz Festival Arena Stage, Southbank Centre, Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, Kansas Smitty’s, Great Escape Festival, Sofar Sounds London.

“Really loving this sound, quality next gen jazz for the now generation.” – Tony Minvielle, JazzFM

“HOWES3 embody everything that’s so exiting about the UK jazz scene at the moment” – Somewhere Soul

“Highly polished chaos!” – Sofar Sounds London

“HOWES3 present their considerable individual skill in an accessible instrumental format.” – Brighton Unsigned

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: Brighton Jazz Festival ‘Fisher and Rae’

3:30pm-5pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // FREE!

Jazz singer/ Impressionist , she worked as an impressionist on the popular comedy television show ‘Who Do You Do?’ for central television, Her extensive singing career includes working with a host of jazz legends; including The Colin Purbrook Trio, Brian Lemon Trio, Lol Coxhill, Alec Dankworth, Bill Le Sage and supporting Benny Waters and performing at “Pizza On The Park,” “Pizza Express Dean Street,” “The Soho Jazz Festival,” and various other London Jazz venues

The CD she recorded as the Esta Rae Duo with her previous writing partner Matt Sear, is available on iTunes and Spotify and has been played on the Jazz radio station “Jazz Bites” and Mark Langdon’s radio show.
The duo performed extensively giving concerts alongside some of the jazz world’s leading figures, including Grammy nominee Howard Alden (Sweet AndLowdown) and ‘Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets’ writer and performer, Tim Robinson.
I am currently Co-writing an album with Sarah Fisher under the name “Fisher and Rae.”

A professional musician for over 20 years, Sarah has worked extensively in the music industry. Apart from appearing nationally and internationally as a singer/pianist, she has also worked as a session musician for many international artists; toured worldwide with The Eurythmics [Annie Lennox] and appeared on numerous TV programmes including Top of the Pops.

She tours with Hazel O Connor as a pianist /vocalist and has co -written some songs with her.

Currently she writes with Esta Rae and together they are in the middle of creating a country pop album.

She runs 2 community choirs and 2 mental health singing groups also.

Throughout her career, Sarah has shared her musical skills directing some of the most inspired and exciting music projects with young people.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: Brighton Jazz Festival ‘Mark Kavuma +the Banger Factory and Cherise’

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

The Banger Factory:

The Banger Factory is a group of companions contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound. The Outfit, lead by young lion Mark Kavuma (trumpet), explores completely original material and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the London jazz scene today.

Mark Kavuma – Trumpet

Mussinghi Brian Edwards – Tenor Sax

Ruben Fox – Tenor Sax

David Mrakpor – Vibraphone

Artie Zaitz – Guitar

Dechanel Gordan – Piano

Michael Shrimpling – Bass

Will Cleasby – Drums



Owing much of her early musical development to the highly respected grass roots organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors, whose alumni include Nubya Garcia and Ezra Collective, Cherise then went on to study at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. Since then she has played venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Washington DC’s Kennedy Centre, festivals including The London Jazz Festival and Love Supreme as well as performing alongside artists including Nubiyan Twist and Corinne Bailey Rae.  To add to this, in 2019 Cherise was awarded Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year Award and in 2020, she was also named Vocalist of the Year by the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.A truly multi-faceted artist, Cherise is fast proving herself to be one of the most fiercely talented young musicians around. Her effortless, irresistible vocal alongside her honest and soulful song writing manage to be simultaneously contemporary and timeless, firmly marking her out as one of the most exciting talents around.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: Brighton Jazz Festival ‘Terry Seabrook Quintet and QOW Trio’

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

Tony Seabrook Quintet:

Terry Seabrook’s Quintet explores the music of one of the greatest contemporary jazz composers, Wayne Shorter and features some of the UKs most outstanding musicians: Andy Panayi – sax and flute, Graeme Flowers – trumpet, Simon Thorpe – bass, Peter Hill – drums & Terry on piano. Shorter was one of Miles Davis’s most important sidemen and contributed so many brilliant original songs for that quintet. Shorter has been a prolific composer throughout his career and written for all of the bands in which he played including Art Blakey’s Messengers and of course Weather Report.

There has been much to choose from but the songs selected and arranged include One By One – Speak No Evil – Black Nile – Ana Maria – Fee Fi Fo Fum- Witch Hunt – Prince of Darkness – Nefertiti – Night Dreamer, ESP, Infant Eyes, Wild Flower and many more. And there will also be some original music by Terry including a new suite (inspired by Wayne Shorter): A Shorter Suite. This has all been recorded for release in the Autumn of 2019.

“Thanks once again for the fantastic performance – I wish I could hear it all again!” Maureen Hopkins of North Wales Jazz

“Really top jazz!” Mike Gordon, Organiser, Scarborough Jazz Festival

QOW Trio:

QOW TRIO is a generation-spanning trio that features firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone Lonergan, drum legend Spike Wells and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The trio initially got together through their mutual love of Sonny Rollin’s classic piano-less trios of the 1950s but soon found themselves expanding their repertoire to explore the rich and varied territory laid out by the great tradition of big-toned tenor players over the ages. With a deep knowledge of the music, founded on Spikes’ astonishing career playing with the greats from Roland Kirk and Stan Getz to Tubby Hayes and Bobby Wellins, and a commitment to swinging improvisation, QOW TRIO bring their superbly exciting take on the art of the jazz trio. Their debut album on Ubuntu Records was released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim.

“What is striking about this set is the freshness with which all three musicians approach their work. Were it not for lockdown, this trio would be packing out the clubs.” Simon Adams – Jazz Journal 28 May 2021

“This music is wonderful stuff and failing to buy this album would be a terrible mistake.” BBC Music Magazine


Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Action for Happiness

Free Entry // 6:45pm Doors

Self-described as a “movement for positive social change”, Action for Happiness is a national charity aimed at increasing basic levels of happiness through whatever means they have and is a long-term friend of Latest Music Bar. Here’s what they have to say about their mission….


We’re bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we’ve aimed relentlessly at higher incomes. But despite being much wealthier, we’re no happier than we were five decades ago. At the same time we’ve seen an increase in wider social issues, including a worrying rise in anxiety and depression in young people. It’s time for a positive change in what we mean by progress.

Thursday, October 7th, 2021


Doors 19:10, starts at 19:45 (times may change slightly) /


Trevor Horn is a legendary record producer and a musician. His first major work was as part of The Buggles, best known for the number one hit Video Killed the Radio Star. He went on to produce many classic singles and albums of the eighties. Singles Trevor oversaw, with a major input into their sound, include Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax and Two Tribes, Grace Jones’ Slave to the Rhythm, ABC’s The Look of Love and Malcolm McLaren’s Buffalo Gals. He also produced the albums they came from. He co-formed renowned electronic group The Art of Noise, known for the singles Close to the Edit and Moments in Love. Trevor’s other production work was for artists such as Seal, Pet Shop Boys, Rod Stewart and many others. Before becoming a full-time producer, he was a member of Yes. Trevor later produced and co-wrote the band’s huge hit, Owner of a Lonely Heart.


Brian Johnson began his special effects career in the fifties before his first major work, which was on Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds. He worked on 21 episodes of the classic TV series, broadcast in 1965 and 1966. He later oversaw the effects on Anderson’s Space: 1999 and designed the Eagle spacecraft. Brian’s work on that series was an influence on Star Wars. He went on to play a part in the special effects of its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. Before that, he was special effects supervisor on Alien and later its sequel, Aliens, for which he won a BAFTA. Brian has won two Oscars, for Alien and The Empire Strikes Back.

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Venue booked for Private Party

private party

Latest Musicbar is available to hire for parties, weddings, live music. … As we’re a renowned live venue we do love a band for a party & can help you source entertainment including bands, … For parties & private hire: bookings@thelatest.​

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Brightons Acid Jazz and Funk Jam Returns!

The music is improvised around a riff or simple chord progression, with the groove as the guide. Occasionally we might slip into tunes like Cantaloupe Island, Maiden Voyage or Chameleon.
Someone calls a key and starts a riff and everyone brings their sound to the mix. It’s a great opportunity to stretch out, work on your improvising or just dance to the funky grooves. Everyone is welcome, percussionists, horn players, vocalists, rappers, didgeridoo and harmonica players too.
As with most jams, amps, keyboards and drums are provided, please treat them with respect. Guitarists, bassists, horn players etc please bring your own instruments. Please arrive in good time so we can get you up to do 1 or 2 numbers.
If you want some clues about the kind of stuff we do, check out bands like The Brand New Heavies, Down to the Bone, Jamiroquai, Incognito, Herbie Hancocks Headhunters and John Scofields Uberjam as well as the demo on the BGP page.

Entry is free and there will be an opportunity to donate to the house bands during the night.

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Xoxo and Support Live at Latest Musicbar

Doors: 7pm // Latest Musicbar // Tickets Adv £4/£8

Usually found halfway between Taylor Swift and Polyphia, on the 14th of October Xoxo will be back in Brighton’s Latest Music Bar with a set of catchy, mathy indie rock. Bring your dancing shoes.

Joining Xoxo on the night are Luan Mei – a young independent singer-songwriter and guitarist from Madrid based in Brighton, combining different genres like indie, pop, funk, and soul – and Foxywombat, bringing the Funk and the feels with genre fusion, feel good tunes and deep lyrics. It’s going to be an indie party.

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Venue booked for Private Party

Latest Musicbar is available to hire for parties, weddings, live music. … As we’re a renowned live venue we do love a band for a party & can help you source entertainment including bands, … For parties & private hire: bookings@thelatest.​

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Venue booked for Private Party

Latest Musicbar is available to hire for parties, weddings, live music. … As we’re a renowned live venue we do love a band for a party & can help you source entertainment including bands, … For parties & private hire: bookings@thelatest.​

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Patchwork Festival – Bakk Lamp Fall, Roar Selecta, Chris Havexx, Tony Tee, Rocky Manner, DJ Riphco, Kick Rocks, Heavytone, Dende Sound

Doors 7:30 // Latest Musicbar // TICKETS

Patchwork Festival is here to celebrate Brighton’s diverse multiculturalism. It offers an open space for the community to express themselves through Music, Art, Food and a wide variety of crafts!

Daytime 12 noon to 7.30pm FREE ENTRY

Sound System Running Order Downsatrirs:
12 to 1pm Roar Selecta
1 to 2pm Chris Havexx & Tony Tee
2 to 3pm Rocky Manner
3 to 4pm DJ Riphco
4 to 5pm Kick Rocks
5 to 6pm Heavytone
6 to 7pm Dende Sound

Approx 8 to 10 stalls including Art & Crafts, African Clothes & Jewellery, Face Painting, Hair Braiding, Crystal Jewellery, Books, Wood Art, Crochet & Knitting

Senegalese Cuisine from La Baobab

Acoustic Performances

Evening 8pm to 12 Midnight : £15

Bakk Lamp Fall live band and supporting bands

Bakk Lamp Fall
The meaning of our music is to bring ‘light into darkness’

” These guys are a powerful combination of desert blues, jazz and traditional Baye Fall chants, without doubt one of the coolest and most original acts on the Brighton scene at the moment!”
– The Hydrant website.

“Bakk Lamp Fall are easily one of best and distinctive African London groups in our midst and have an album out already, but a new one is on its way this year! We’d love to see more of them around town!”
– DJ Ritu, A World In London

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Reveal The Road + Trashed + Supports

7pm // Latest Music Bar // TICKETS

TRASHED worked with Neil D. Kennedy, producer for Milk Teeth, Creeper and Boston Manor, to cultivate the sound for their arsenal of stripped back, catchy, 90s inspired punk rock songs filled with neck breaking riffs and throat shredding melodies. Their sound is the sticky mess you get from boiling down years of being mesmerised by Kerrang! and Scuzz when bands like Green Day and Sum 41 were owning the show, with more personal influences like dealing rejection and anxiety. With a setup similar to that of early Blink-182, guitarist Jimmy and bassist Sam both song-write and sing, bringing diversity to their sound with Jimmy offering a harsher vocal style and riff orientated tunes and Sam utilising melodic vocals and unique chord progressions.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

DHP Family Presents: Lazarus Kane Live at Latest Music Bar

7:30pm-10:30pm // TICKETS

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Catalyst Club

Doors 7:30 // 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:

It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell.

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Myologue TV Comedy Screening

8pm // Latest Music Bar // TICKETS

Comedy Screening:
Screening of our Comedy Sketch Show, shot in the depth of lockdown, with “9 woefully hopeless social media stars attempting to set up their own TV Channel”… Come and enjoy the fruits of their failure!

What happens during the event? (8pm-9:30pm)Join us for a few drinks, a 45min film screening, drinks from the bar, and a 30min interview with the characters.
Watch the premier of the MyalogueTV sketch show, followed by a “serious” Q&A with the characters. The raffle takes place at the end of the evening for a case of beer and much more. Hope you join us.

What is MyalogueTV?
MYALOGUETV IS QUALITY, CURATED CONTENT that responds to the mad age of YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter & TikTok, while at the same time, draws on the traditional comedy and sketch show format of multi-character and multi-scenario. In a fleeting, thumb-flick world, we’re building memorable characters, with quality scripts, direction, production and performance, but keeping things deliberately small-scale, pushing the envelope of entertainment and audience engagement. Where you see bad edits, this is because we have painstakingly lampooned the bad edits of the world we are parodying.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Venue booked for Private Party

Latest Musicbar is available to hire for parties, weddings, live music. … As we’re a renowned live venue we do love a band for a party & can help you source entertainment including bands, … For parties & private hire: bookings@thelatest.​

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Peter Kropotkin & Brighton’s Radical Heritage: A Centennial Celebration

24 October, 4-10pm, The Latest Music Bar, Manchester Street

£15 / £12 Student Concession

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Highly acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Robb Johnson headlines this day of celebration of ‘The Anarchist Prince’, his historical connections to Brighton and the enduring relevance of his thought, playing a range of his folk protest classics. In 2018 Robb released Ordinary Giants, a critically acclaimed 3 CD song suite based on his father’s life & times. Robb was also commissioned to perform the songs for Hartlepool’s 2019 Festival concert Your Affectionate Son.

“An English original” (Robin Denselow, The Guardian)
“one of our best singer-songwriters ever” (Mike Harding, Music Journalist)
“a wonderful mixture of the personal & political… A really moving piece of work” (Billy Bragg on Gentle Men song suite)

Peter Kropotkin:

Peter Kropotkin was the foremost theorist of the anarchist movement, with books continuing to influence those seeking a society based on freedom, equality and mutual aid. This October to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of his death and to introduce his ideas to a wider audience, we are hosting a celebration of the ‘Anarchist Prince’. Spending some of his years in exile in Brighton, Kropotkin’s life is woven into the rich history of the Kemp Town area. A geographer by profession, Kropotkin was also a forerunner of today’s ecologists and one of the first to challenge Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest with his insistence that humans also co-operate to survive- a notion that grew into the widespread philosophy of Mutual Aid.


Programme of Events:

4.00 Doors open: Bookshop Stall & authors. Bar & Snacks available

4.30  Guest Speakers including Professor Brian Morris, anthropologist and author of The Anarchist Geographer (2007) plus other talks on Kropotkin & the continuing relevance of his environmental, political & social theories

5.30 Film of Brighton’s socialist history walk by Jon Mason  social history researcher and professional storyteller.

7.00 Robb Johnson Set

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

7:30 – 11pm // £9 Advance Tickets

Standing out against the layers of noises in a city like New York holds is no small feat: its blaring cars and screeching trains, its storied streets, blunt locals, and piercing sirens all meld together into a thick backdrop. The Muckers, a four piece as vibrantly fresh as resolutely timeless, are doing just that, and NME already calls them “one of New York’s most exciting new bands.”

Frontman Emir Mohseni moved to New York all the way from his native Iran to pursue a career in music. The move, profiled across acclaimed publications, from Rolling Stone to Billboard, only marked the beginning of the band’s story. Upon landing in this new environment, Mohseni met the three guys that would become his closest friends, and build with him the enlivening sound and enrapturing live show that The Muckers have garnered early praises for: Anthony Azarmgin at the bass, Chris Cawley on rythm guitar, and John Zimmerman behind the drums. 
 Endaevor is a fitting title for the band’s debut. Their journey is nothing short of an odyssey: first, as an immigrant taking refuge in New York City to have the right to perform rock music, then as a band caught in the global pandemic who’s had to let go of their greatest strength: thriving on any stage – from performing with Pond in a 800-cap room to making the crowds dance and sweat in the divey bars of Brooklyn.


Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Tim McArthur sings SONDHEIM’S DIVAS

Doors 7:30pm // Latest Musicbar //Tickets £12 OTD

Critics Choice – The Times Uk
***** Musical Theatre Review.
***** Boyz Magazine
***** West End Wilma

Sondheim aficionado Tim McArthur performs a classic evening of the leading
ladies songs from Sondheim’s greatest musicals.
For three years Tim hosted and performed Cabaret Nights for the Sondheim Society.
Each month performing various songs from Sondheim’s varied catalogue Tim was
inspired to relook at all of the leading ladies songs in Sondheim shows with a gender
retake on them , If you love your Sondheim – you will love this Diva show!
Tim’s professional Sondheim credits include roles in Into The Woods, Company,
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and Assassins and he has directed A Little Night
Music, Follies and Sweeney Todd.
This Diva show has been performed at The Arts Theatre (London) The Pride Arts
Centre in Chicago and The Tada Theatre in NYC. Autumn 2021 the show is touring
to The 2 Brewers (Manchester), Latest Music Var (Brighton), The Stables Theatre
(Hastings), The Prohibition Cabaret Bar (Newcastle) and to the Cabaret Lounge At
Above The Stag in London.

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Chris Lynam Live at Latest Musicbar

Doors 7:30 // Latest Music Bar // Tickets

Irrepressible and controversial  sensation of the clowning world Chris Lynam brings a new and exclusive show to Brighton’s Latest on the 30th October at 8.00pm. Best known for his irreverence and surreal humour his performances are always charged with the unpredictability and danger reminiscent of the legendary French circus Archaos. Recently Lynam took star billing in the hit Ladyboys of Bangkok Brighton Festival late night cabaret “The Night”.

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Ben Poole

Doors 7:30 // Latest Music Bar // TICKETS

BEN POOLE is an internationally applauded, award-winning blues, rock & soul guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from the United Kingdom. Nominated as one of the “Best Blues Guitarists in the world” last year (2019) alongside names such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa & many more by the USA’s ‘Guitar World Magazine’ Ben Poole is very much at the forefront of the talent-rich blues/rock scene on a worldwide scale.

A now internationally recognised touring and recording artist since beginning his career playing on the local UK blues circuit at aged 16, Ben Poole has also received critical acclaim from some of the most renowned blues and rock musicians in the world such as Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, John Mayall, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Richie Kotzen and many more. Besides this, he has graced the covers of, as well as receiving awards and accolades from some of the most respected publications and organisations, including being voted in the top 15 best blues guitar players in the world in 2018 by the biggest selling guitar magazine in Europe (Total Guitar Magazine/Music Radar).


“Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine

“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck

“A REALLY good player” – Gary Moore

“So amazing!” – Beth Hart

“Killer!” – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“Unbelievable!” – Richie Kotzen

“Exudes class & prowess” – Guitar Techniques Magazine

“Ben Poole is the full package” – Maverick Magazine