loose caboose

LOOSE CABOOSE is back for April with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz.

Guest DJ for the night is Colin Baldock (Grits & Groove) with residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes.

£5 on the door. 7:30pm to 12:00

Strictly no talc - thanks!

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Our "Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with free entry for all and feature a truly eclectic mix of music.

TALITHA RISE'S honey vocals and mesmeric haunting style coupled with her beautiful neo-folk songs have increasingly been enrapturing and provoking deep emotional response in live audiences. Writing from a place of raw genuinity, the visionary singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist's poetically tangible world comes armed with lullabies and battle cries hand in hand. At times heartbreaking but always hopeful.

With inspirations threading between nature, art, celtic folk, classical literature, folklore, mythology and progressive music, she has been likened to Stevie Nicks, First Aid Kit, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star .. a mix which gives you some idea of her vocal prowess. She above all sounds uniquely and instantly recognisably like herself.

Starting out in classical singing as a child, she has performed and crafted her own beautiful songs from an early age. Talitha lived in southern Ireland for 7 years where she studied music and became a regular on the folk circuit opening for notable Irish artists such as John Hoban and Niall Toner. The influences of Ireland she says have never left her and weave a noticeable thread through her work.

Upon returning to the UK her music caught the attention of Chris Difford (Squeeze), who featured on her BLUE record (BMG UK) co-written and produced by Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Marianne Faithful). She was also chosen from a mass application of artists by West London University to work on The Art of Record Production project with award winning producer Mike Howlett (Joan Armatrading, Flock of Seagulls), and film composer and arranger John Cameron (Cilla Black, Donovan).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjLl-FsGsp8

www.talitharise.com
https://www.facebook.com/talitharise
https://twitter.com/talitharise
https://www.instagram.com/talitha_rise

Free entry, all welcome

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Dictionary Pudding Present: A HAWK AND A HACKSAW

A Hawk and a Hacksaw is a band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, currently signed to L.M. Dupli-cation. The band consists of accordionist Jeremy Barnes, who was previously the drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel and Bablicon, and violinist Heather Trost. The music is inspired by Eastern European, Turkish and Balkan traditions, and is mostly instrumental.

www.wegottickets.com/event/428134

http://bit.ly/dicpudemails

www.dictionarypudding.co.uk

Tickets £12 + booking fee www.seetickets.com/event/a-hawk-and-a-hacksaw/lewes-con-club/1193309

Doors 7:30pm

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Mayday mayday! Laughter overload! Dangerous levels of hilarity with two TV favourites, an up and coming star + a MC obsessed with the Lewes Forum! It May make your Day!

ADAM BLOOM is one of Britain's most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at the ‘96, ’97, ’98, ’99, '01, '04 & '07 Edinburgh
Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theatres at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland,
Wellington & Cape Town. In July '13, Adam made his fifth appearance at ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal, including being part of 2004
'Just For Laughs Comedy Tour', playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem
with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4.

The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Channel 4)Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2)Mock The Week (BBC2)
The Stand-up Show (BBC2)Edinburgh Nights (BBC2)Head On Comedy (BBC1)Comedy Lab (Channel 4)Comedy World Tour (Comedy Central)
The World Stands Up (Comedy Central)The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)

"He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years. Bloom not only has meticulous, brilliant lines, but also an intense and fragile honesty "RICKY GERVAIS

DANIEL MUGGLETON IS AN AUSTRALIAN STAND-UP COMEDIAN FROM SYDNEY, WHICH IS OBJECTIVELY A BETTER CITY THAN MELBOURNE, JUST TRUST HIM. HE IS CURRENTLY BASED IN LONDON, UK. HE HAS SOLD OUT SHOWS AT FESTIVALS AROUND AUSTRALIA: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL, SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE FRINGE, CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL, DARWIN FRINGE & SYDNEY FRINGE - AS WELL AS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE. DANIEL WAS TWICE SELECTED AS A FRESH ARTIST TO WATCH AT THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL IN 2014 & 2015, HE HAS BEEN INVITED TO PERFORM AN ENCORE OF HIS 2016 SHOW ‘LET ME FINISH’ AT THE COMEDY STORE, SYDNEY AND PERFORMED AS PART OF THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE TOUR & BREAK OUT SHOWCASE IN 2016

 JOE WILKINSON
Winner of the Hackney Empire New Act ofThe Year 2006, Joe is a critically acclaimed standup and comedy talent, most recently portraying
the wonderfully creepy Dan in the smash  hit new BBC Three sitcom Him And Her. Joe has also made star appearances on Russell Howard's Good News and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
'An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee... undoubtedly destined for greatness' - Evening Standard.
'A natural gag-smith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been doing stand up for a decade' - The Guardian.

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 @ www.wegottickets.com  only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/8 (concessions) plus booking fee
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm - All enquiries please to the organisers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The Big Blue Shed presents: THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE AKA LIONESS

In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21st century. Recording three critically acclaimed albums from her debut ‘Frank’ in 2003, the Grammy Award winning ‘Back to Black’ in 2006 and the posthumous ‘Lioness’ in 2011 along with the covers of ‘Cupid’ and ‘Valerie’ with Producer Mark Ronson no one can deny the talent and impact of this often misunderstood star.

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring TV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse plus a full seven piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.

The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. The crafted show focuses on the vocal talent and soul of Amy, unhindered by the dark side to her addictions to alcohol and substances. Lioness are, without doubt, the best of Amy Winehouse designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her best.

Doors 8:00pm - Tickets £15 + booking fee

www.wegottickets.com/event/418567

www.seetickets.com/event/the-amy-winehouse-experience/lewes-con-club/1158292

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The Big Blue Shed presents: Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!

Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

+ Helen McCookerybook

Doors 7:30pm - Tickets £12 + booking fee

www.wegottickets.com/event/425090

www.seetickets.com/event/rory-mcleod/lewes-con-club/1188569

Also from Union Music Store Lewes

A Cajun Barn Presentation

Sammy Lind, Nadine Landry (Foghorn Stringband) Joel Savoy and Jessie Lege, (Cajun Country’s finest!) This event is supported by Applause Rural Touring.

Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful and together they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the music that brought them together: Cajun music and early Country music. Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY winner for his production work with The Band Courtbouillon and a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, as well as a two-time winner of the Cajun French Music Association’s Fiddler of the Year Award. Having grown up literally at the feet of the Cajun great he represents his culture with an authority that few people his age can and his playing leaves no doubt that Cajun music is still very much alive. He has worked and played with the best of the best in south Louisiana as well as folks like John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and T-Bone Burnett. Sharing the stage with Joel for the last 15 years is the legendary Cajun powerhouse, Jesse Lége. Growing up in a rural pre-electricity home in Gueydan, LA, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbors, and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his high, clear, “crying” vocals. Jesse has been playing traditional Cajun music and singing Cajun French songs for over 35 years performing with a variety of well-known musicians in various Louisiana and southeast Texas dancehalls. He is a winner of numerous CFMA awards: Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, and Song of the Year. In 1998 he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame. Completing the revival is Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, made up of Caleb Klauder (WA) and Stephen “Sammy” Lind (MN) and Reeb Willms (WA) and Nadine Landry (Québec). Credited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in Northwest, the Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American Stringband music. With their 8th album, Devil in the Seat in hand, thousands of shows and over a decade of touring under their belts, it’s no surprise that this band, as proclaimed by Stuart Mason, The Fiddle Freak, "has blossomed into a full-blown force of nature that threatens world domination." Through all of this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead Foghorn has been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Tickets in advance are £12, please send a cheque made to The Cajunbarn, 12 Rusthall Park ,TN4 8NP . Include a stamped addressed envelop and they'll be with you by return of post. By bank transfer..easy! give us a call on : 01892 533493

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Dictionary Pudding Present THE MONOCHROME SET

It's 40 years since The Monochrome Set formed and the legendary band are on the road once more, bringing their hook-crammed melodies and dark sense of humour to Lewes Con Club.

Featuring original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation.

Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing four new, critically acclaimed, studio albums.

This year, 2018, is the 40th anniversary of the band's formation and they released a box set of their first four albums to celebrate this in February, that month also saw the release of their fourteenth, new, studio album, 'Maisieworld', both on the German label 'Tapete'.

Support from The Dials

Tickets £14 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

www.seetickets.com/event/the-monochrome-set/lewes-con-club/1151342

www.wegottickets.com/event/422853

http://dictionarypudding.co.uk/

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: ANDA UNION

Anda means blood brother or sister in Mongolian and is more important than a sibling because you choose a person to become a life-long Anda. Anda Union is a kinship of Andas.

Anda Union’s thoroughly addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian musical styles draws directly from the band’s roots in the differing ethnic nomadic cultures. The band’s nine members are keenly aware of the threat climate change and modernity is posing to their grasslands habitat and ancient Mongolian culture.

Formed in 2000 Anda Union all trained in traditional Mongolian music from a young age, many coming from musical families. They are leaders in a musical movement finding inspiration in the old music. Driven to preserve an endangered way of life by keeping their music alive, as a group they hold on to the essence of Mongolian music whilst creating a form of music that is new. They have influenced a generation of young Mongolians in Inner Mongolia as traditional music flourishes in the capital, Hohhot.

www.andaunion.com

Tickets £18+booking fee - Club Members £14+b/f Union Music Lewes and  www.wegottickets.com/event/428249 

Doors 7:00pm

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: SLIM CHANCE

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre.

The Slim Chance extended family consists of a host of wonderful musicians whose contributions will always be greatly appreciated: Jim Cregan, Colin Davey, Alun Davies, Des Horsfall, Malcolm Hoskins, John Lingwood, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Jim Russell, James Walbourne and Graham Walker.

Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/425093  

or from Union Music Lewes - Doors 7:30pm

Sundays In The Bar are the last Sunday in the month, this month we present the JPs:

They mainly play original songs written by Pete, the lyrics are thought-provoking and lyrical, and Pete's complex acoustic guitar is complimented by Jim's mandolin or electric guitar, creating a fusion style of folk rock which completely suits the unique subject matter. In addition the JPs often include in their set a sprinkling of songs by other songwriters, including Ralph McTell, The Rev. Gary Davis and Mark Knopfler.

All welcome - 3:30 to 5:30pm - Free entry

"So Much Things To Say" - The Life and Times of Bob Marley and The Wailers with Roger Steffens & John Masouri

Global Beats & Irie Heights present a seminal event - Roger Steffens and John Masouri - two of the world's most acclaimed reggae writers in conversation for two-hours of unique insights into the life and times of Bob Marley and the Wailers. The show includes rare and unreleased film and audio recordings of Marley, plus anecdotes and insights drawn from the speakers’ own experiences and knowledge of Jamaica, it's music and culture.

Both have made regular trips to Kingston and written extensively on Bob Marley and The Wailers, charting their lives and legacy in numerous articles and books. Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records stated that “Roger Steffens has done more to preserve the myth of Bob Marley than anyone in the world”, whilst David Rodigan described John Masouri as "the world's foremost reggae journalist".

Each show is scheduled to last two hours. This includes a short intermission around the halfway mark, followed by a Q & A session. Both authors will then sign copies of their latest books.

*** Two celebrated storytellers, fired by inside knowledge and experience... ***

www.facebook.com/events/2527349094156138/

Entry info to follow

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: SPEAR OF DESTINY

SPEAR OF DESTINY

'Grapes of Wrath is 35' (1983-2018)

+ Band Of The Underhand

Spear Of Destiny first appeared on the scene back in 1983 fronted by Kirk Brandon after the break up of his previous band Theatre Of Hate.

Their debut album "Grapes of Wrath" from 1983 featured the anthemic single "The Wheel". 1984's follow up LP "One Eyed Jacks" featured the singles "Prisoner of Love" and "Liberator" which are live favourties to this day. 1985's "World Service" cemented the band's reputation but it was 1987's "Outland" album featuring the top 20 single "Never Take Me Alive" which widened the band's audience. It was this year that Spear of Destiny supported U2 at Wembley Stadium.

Spear of Destiny have always been known for their dynamic live shows. Book your tickets today to see one of the UK's finest live groups.

Tickets £16 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

www.seetickets.com/event/spear-of-destiny/lewes-con-club/1190412

www.wegottickets.com/event/426129

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: TOO MANY CROOKS

TOO MANY CROOKS were formed following a Bad Manners gig in Brighton. The group of friends felt that Ska music needed to be dragged kicking and screaming into the next millennium if it was ever going to haul itself out of the underground, where it had been left to fester since the end of the Two-Tone Era. They didn't just want to sound like a poor mans 'Madness' or 'Specials', and soon earned themselves support slots with the likes of 'The Selecter', 'Bad Manners' and 'Desmond Dekker', along with a loyal following of supporters who welcomed their new and exciting brand of Ska. The band released their self financed debut album, BOUNCE to great critical acclaim within the Ska World, and the band continued to be ahead of the field within the genre. However it was during the recording of their second album, INSIDE, that the band really came into their own and created something very different from their contemporaries. This album was not for the faint hearted Ska revivalists. The release of this ground-breaking album was followed by a tour of England and Europe, where they supported top American Ska band, 'The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones' and' The Dropkick Murphys'. The tour culminated with a show in Brighton alongside 'The Levellers', which featured Buster Bloodvessel performing some of 'Bad Manners' most famous songs with TOO MANY CROOKS.  In 2004 TOO MANY CROOKS were asked to record a version of the Piranhas classic TOM HARK in support of the campaign for a new stadium for Brighton and Hove Albion FC at Falmer. The new lyrics were provided by club poet in residence Attila The Stockbroker. The single reached number 17 in the national charts in January 2005!

Ticket info to follow

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: JOHNNY MOPED + THE MEMBERS

JOHNNY MOPED - Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band fronted by, and named after the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped). By 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders.
‘When I first met Johnny,’ Captain Sensible - the band’s original guitarist - says, ‘I just thought, this guy is a bundle of frenetic energy; he’s a megastar waiting to happen.’
By 1978, after an intense year of activity, the band were completing their first record with Chiswick Records and things were looking promising. But whilst adding the final touches to the record, Johnny - who had recently married - started to become evasive as his mother-in-law exerted pressure on him to leave the group. “In the end we had to basically kidnap him every time we had a gig or needed to record!’ said Dave Berk, the bands drummer.
Despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, success was not to come their way and Johnny Moped are now largely forgotten - punk rock’s great lost band!
Their story is however a fascinating one that, along with some of the era’s most innovative music deserves to be heard.

THE MEMBERS - Since reforming in 2007 The Members have re-established themselves as one of the Best Bands from the Punk and Post Punk Period, the Current (2016) Line up of JC Carroll, Chris Payne, Nick Cash and Nigel Bennett have played Prestigious shows at the isle of wight and Glastonbury Festivals, toured the World released three albums and played hundreds of Shows, for three years legend of the Damned Rat Scabies was behind the kit. The New Album One Law has been cricitally acclaimed compared to the Kinks "Village Green Preservation Society" and is proving to be a Cross over record firmly establishing the Band as a Multi Genre recording outfit with catchy radio friendly songs and intelligent contant.The Bands songwriter guitarist JC Carroll is an accomplished Multiinstrumentalist and Film Composer with having played accordian for Marlon Bardo and Johnny Depp to writing movie scores for Julien Temple. Nigel Bennett is an accomplished Session Player who has played for The Vibrators, Julian Lennon, Tom Robinson and Eddie and the Hotrods, Bass Player and Singer Chris Paynes Reggae Bass style has shaped the Band since 1977 and Fad Gadget Drummer Nick Cash has been a constant, collaborator, friend and supporter for over 10 years.

Tickets £15 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425114

Also from Si's Sounds Lewes

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: WALL OF FLOYD

The Wall Of Floyd are an established leading tribute to Pink Floyd from the South Coast of England.

Made up of 7 core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, the band aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible with a stage show to match.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.

Fantastic musicianship and sound combines with a great light show to deliver an unforgettable great aural and visual experience.

Playing across the United Kingdom in 2018 and beyond, The Wall Of Floyd are the band to see for Pink Floyd fans, both young and old alike.

Tickets £15 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428558  

+ Union Music Lewes

 

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: London Astrobeat Orchestra Performs Talking Heads

A group of musicians with a long-held relationship with African music, The London Astrobeat Orchestra are set to bring their unique rendition of Talking Heads to Lewes Con Club, after recent sell out gigs at London's Jazz Cafe and XOYO.

Performing music from Talking Heads seminal albums, including 'Remain in the Light', 'Fear of Music' and 'Speaking in Tongues', this incredible afrobeat collective offer a unique take on David Byrne's timelesss compositions.

Expect to hear unqiue afro renditions of classic tracks like Once in a Lifetime, This Must be the Place, Life During Wartime, Burning Down the House and more.

Tickets £15 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

www.seetickets.com/event/london-astrobeat-orchestra-performs-talking-heads/lewes-con-club-lewes/1194253

+ Union Music Lewes

 

 

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A Big Blue Shed Presentation: THE DICKIES

The Dickies, whose very existence is a glorification of humor and silliness, hold the title of being the first California punk band ever to be signed to a major label. With the band’s final album in the works, The Dickies have somehow managed to be one of the longest-running punk bands in the world. Despite being “86 years old,” as original singer Leonard Graves Phillips joked in a recent show, the band rocks it hard and hilarious, bringing the infectious high energy their shows are known for. Remarkably, they sound better and tighter than ever. Fittingly, the final show of their 40th Anniversary Tour is slated to take place at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood (October 21, 2017) – the same club where they played their first show in 1977. May the Dickies rock and rollick on for another 40 more.
Biography by Sativa Chronnoisseur

+ Snakerattlers + Snide

Tickets £18 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434020

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

 

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The Big Blues Shed Present: THE RUMJACKS

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up millions of YouTube views, with over 24 million of these alone for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’. Other stunning videos that capture the incredible live energy of the band include ‘Uncle Tommy’, ‘Blows & Unkind Words’ & ’Plenty’, while ‘Crosses for eyes’ and ‘Me Old Ball & Chain’ see them hard at work in the studio.
The videos for ‘Home’, ‘One Summers Day’ weremade while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Anti Flag, CJ Ramone, The Real McKenzies, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over..”

Tickets £13 + booking fee

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428552

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: Slaughter & The Dogs

Punk Rock Legends Slaughter & The Dogs exploded onto the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with The Sex Pistols, an event which was to change musical history forever.

They were the first band in Manchester, England to release an independent single "Cranked Up Really High" in 1977. Q Magazine voted this landmark release as one of the top 50 punk singles of all time.

Slaughter & The Dogs debut album "Do It Dog Style" is now hailed as a classic. One of the founding forefathers of the British Punk Rock movement, Slaughter & The Dogs remain to this day a force to be reckoned with.

The band's influences can be felt near and far, from local Manchester boys -The Stone Roses to Johnny Marr & Oasis to name but three; to the American Super group Green Day.

Slaughter & The Dogs recently signed a worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records and released their excellent album "Vicious" in 2017.

Tickets £18 + booking fee

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425632

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

The Big Blue Shed Present: Modern English

Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs "I Melt with You," "Hands Across the Sea," and "Ink and Paper". The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but later recorded in 1995 with some new members. The original members reformed in 2009 and are currently touring with plans for a new release in 2016!

Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), Modern English were originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to "Modern English" when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of the band.

They decided there was enough going on to get the original band back together, so he set the wheels in motion, at the same time the masters were returned to Robbie who managed to secure a release of Soundtrack with Darla records and Stop Start finally came out on CD on Wounded Bird I was asked to rejoin along with Gary, Robbie and Mick, Richard has a few problems which I won’t go into now. It was agreed that Robbie’s songwriting partner of the last ten years, the other Steve Walker should be invited also, he’s a great guitarist and has added an extra dimension to our sound also he’s probably played the songs as much if not more than the rest of us. Ric Chandler joined us on drums.

Tickets £15 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434965

 

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: Zion Train

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind.

Will celebrate 30 years in 2018!
Have played well over 2750 showsIncluding Woodstock (Poland), Madasound (. Martinique), Fusio. n Festival (Germany), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy/Spain), Outlook (Croatia), Boomtown (UK), Glastonbury Festival (UK) 14 TIMES , Seasplash Festival (Croatia), Bababoom Festival (Italy), Wickerman Festival (UK), Reggae Geel (Belgium), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Reggae Sun Ska (France), Ostrada Reggae Festival (Poland), Asigiri Jam (Japan), Woodstock Festival (Poland), Sziget (Hungary), Exit (Serbia), Bielawa (Poland), Solipse (Zambia), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Island Vibes and Rainbow Serpent (Australia)Own and operate their Abassi Sound SystemRun the Universal Egg and Dee p Root independent record labels.

Tickets £15 + booking fee

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/429639

+ Union Music Lewes

The Big Blue Shed Present: Total Stone Roses

The Total Stone Roses play a 90min set of all of the best roses material including ‘She Bangs The Drums’, ‘Fools Gold’, ‘Waterfall, ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ and ‘Love Spreads’ as well as new tunes and recent releases!

Throughout the last 7yrs, The Total Stone Roses have been playing sold out gigs across the UK which has gained them a solid following and the largest online presence of any Stone Roses tribute band… 40,000 fans cant be wrong!

The band are huge fans of The Roses and are meticulous in their re-creation of the material in a live setting. This same drive is what gave The Stone Roses their ‘X Factor’ that took them to the heady heights of success and fame that they achieved in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s and beyond.

The Total Stone Roses are all pro musicians that do this for a living; all players involved are top draw Leeds College of Music graduates and are the best at what they do. You will not find a better sound a like band this side of 1989

Tickets £13 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425025

 

fab beatles

The band members of The Fab Beatles are extremely experienced musicians and Beatles tribute artists. The band has a very long history, and years of experience of playing all over the world.

Over the years, The Fab Beatles has grown, and their line-up has changed but as a result of their precise attention to detail, use of authentic instruments, and years of experience, and enthusiasm for their work, they remain committed to offering themselves as a premier Beatles tribute band !

Their aim is to give a 100% live Beatles experience !

High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the unmistakable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood. Take a step back in time and hear the distinctive vocal styling/harmonica playing of Mr Brilleaux and the unique sound and style of the "Wilko" guitar.

contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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Opening HoursOpening Hours

Monday to Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday
12 noon - 8 pm

N.B. Hours may be extended on gig nights.

MEMBERSHIP

The new membership year starts on 24th June every year.

Click here to read about the benefits of being a member.

RENEWALS

Renewals are presently CLOSED

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questions iconQ & A

Q - Where are you?
A - We're located at 139 High Street in Lewes town centre. If you're coming by road from the Brighton direction we're on the left, just after Shelleys Hotel before the bottleneck and next door to Lewes Old Grammar School (see the map below).

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