Blackstar Promotions bring the formidable team of The Vapors and Department S to the Con Club in the town of Lewes, time for a pre Christmas knees up. Now listen, don’t ever let anyone ever tell you The Vapors are a one song band, and yes it was a monster […]

The Vapors return to Sussex with Dept S

I’m always keen on seeing and meeting new bands. Skindred, who were headlining two sold out shows at Concorde 2 matched what I love perfectly.  SKINDRED are a band I had only heard of in passing and a few friends were going on both nights. I had to go see […]


Absolute Bowie return to Brighton for their annual Christmas party.  This finely crafted show lands at Concorde 2 on Saturday 22 December. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018. Absolute Bowie are proud to […]


Neil Arthur/Blancmange - photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex
Blancmange stormed The Old Market in Brighton 15 November 2018, after a sensational gig last year, dropping a set full electronics and humour. They were back with a new album “Wanderlust” and those classics we all know and love. BLANCMANGE Bit of history… Blancmange was formed in Harrow, Middlesex in 1979 […]

Blancmange: Running Round And Round

It was stand by for action in Lewes. Two great bands headed south to deliver two barn storming sets. The Rezillos are winding up a large tour around the UK. The tour was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first sublime album “Cant stand The Rezillos”. The Rezillos are a […]

The Rezillos & Department S live in Lewes!

SHAM 69 The last time Sham 69 visited Brighton it was on the hottest day of the year. This year not so warm outside, but inside the generated steam heat was running down the walls. SHAM69 were back in town! The band took to the stage, promptly followed by Jimmy […]

Return of The Hersham Boys: SHAM 69

It was 40 years ago to the day, Tom told us, that he had played in Brighton with a set comprising of Power In The Darkness. And, so he returned tonight, with a full band, to play the album live on the 40th anniversary of its release. And what a […]

Tom Robinson leaves the motorway to play Brighton

Richard Jobson, Fay Fife, Clare Grogan and Vic Galloway: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex
I know, its a long way from Sussex, but I couldn’t let this one pass and if you are heading to Edinburgh, pay this exhibition, Rip It Up, a visit! RIP IT UP: If you have time to spare you can delve into, and discover the story of Scottish pop […]

RIP IT UP! Keynote sessions in Edinburgh.

SHAMANIC: This event was advertised as a collision of alternative rock, art and architecture. The setting was the Robert Adam designed Old Quad in Edinburgh. A beautiful building and setting. The Quad is encircled by the historic buildings of Old College and provides a large playing area surrounded by a […]

SHAMANIC – a fusion of art and music

The Rezillos are on a large tour around the UK presently. The tour is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sublime album “Cant stand The Rezillos”. The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976. Although emerging at the same time as other bands in […]

The Rezillos: A perfect music storm!

  Its only Department S! Department S are a British post-punk/new wave band formed in 1980, who took their name from the 1960s TV series Department S.They are best known for their debut single, “Is Vic There?”, now touring with the new material and of course….the older songs. Department S […]

Department S LIVE!: On a mission…

The SoapGirls were back in Brighton! A busy Prince Albert on a Big Blue Shed promotion night. These guys are comfortable in their own skin, and therefore there is matching natural skin photography on this page. They court controversy and as an all female fronted band they choose to sometimes […]

The SoapGirls clean up in Brighton!