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May 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Cabaret Bar

Kakande West African Drummers

Batafon Arts

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Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, are bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton. Traditional rhythms, song and dance are used to depict the hidden world of African heritage

Doors 8.00 Price £6(£5)

Cafe Bar

Manière des Bohémiens


Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart arranged by 6 virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, sax and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way.
Manière des Bohémiens’ current line-up is Rob Rosa – Violin, Roger Rosa & Rob Coates – Guitars, Peter Beardsworth – Sax, Matt Marks – Accordion, and Mark Houlgate/Catherine Jones – Bass

Doors 9.30 Price £5

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Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Private Party

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Monday, May 30th, 2016


+ Galleons

+ Jack Pout

+ Moviestar

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HICKORY SIGNALS – Sussex-based folk duo fast making its mark on the local music scene. Atmospheric songs inspired by everything from sea shanties to Child’s Ballads. Both multi-instrumentalists, Laura and Adam accompany strong vocal melodies with guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, layering sounds carefully and minimally to atmospheric effect. Together they create a unique live sound and as such Hickory Signals is enjoying a busy performance schedule and a growing following

The foundations of Galleons were layed during the summer of 2012. Based in London & Utrecht, the Netherlands, the band draws on a wide range of influences from folk, rock, jazz & classical genres to create a diverse and original sound. 2013 saw the band play a handful of shows in the Netherlands, whilst working on a handful of songs for their self-titled debut E.P. February 2014 saw the release of this recording, and was followed by a March U.K. tour and numerous shows throughout the Netherlands.
A new E.P., entitled ‘Stalemate’, was released on 18th January 2016. To celebrate this release, the band shall be playing touring the U.K.and mainland in May.

Jack Pout is a BBC Folk award nominated singer/songwriter from Norwich, based in Brighton. Inspired by the revivalist musicians of the 60’s and 70’s, Jack’s music carries nuances of numerous influences such as John Martyn, Duster Bennett, Bob Dyan and Chris Smither but with an individuality that makes his music inimitably his. His honest, and often deeply personal, style of writing is married with a love for humour; live shows are known for their friendly and conversational style with audiences and feared for his love of puns.

MOVIESTAR is a new Norwegian band formed by Viktoria Winge (vocal, ukulele, kazoo) Marita Igelkjøn (autoharp, bass-pedals, el-guitar) and Bård Ingebrigtsen (drums). MOVIESTAR makes music in the genres of Space Blues with Punk-Poetry, Sci-Fi Rock, and Twin-Peaks ballads, debuting with the release of the breathtaking single Fireball.With inspiration generated from the likes of Queen, David Bowie, Björk, Elvis, Goldfrapp, Michael Jackson, Genesis, LCD Soundsystem, and Daft Punk, Moviestar brings to you recordings and live performances out of the ordinary, steeped in cosmic chaos. MOVIESTAR is a story in itself and it begins now.

Doors 7.30 Show 8.00 Price £5

Cafe Bar

A Really Really Big Modern Telly


“Gone are the days of leaving the house to be entertained. We’ve got something new, something the dusty stage and movie theatre can’t offer, and best of all, it now stars YOU.”

A double bill of comedic plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches. A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fable blending live theatre and projection, questioning what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed…
Stokes and Summers take a long hard look at modern life through their over-sized comedy spectacles. Making retro entertainment with a contemporary twist, they invite audiences to collectively reflect on issues of today whilst being bloody jolly well entertained.

Doors 6.30 Show 7.00 Prices £5/ £4 for concessions

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Rich Cottell


VIP includes early entry, hang out with Rich, Professional photo, exclusive signed merchandise and an intimate pre-show acoustic performance!

Doors 7.00 Price £10.00/ £25 VIP