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



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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!



One Night in Brighton and the world’s your oyster.  The bars are temples… Fallen Leaves, London and Long Tall Shorty – all live! It was the August bank holiday weekend in Brighton. The weather was usual for a bank holiday. It was a little disappointing though after the recent heatwave/summer […]

One Night In Brighton! Fallen Leaves, London and Long Tall ...


I have to say, this is a highly recommended live show that relives a “captured in time” moment and movement, and an iconic album. The whole show was lively,  surprising , well planned and beautifully presented. Of course you’re never going to get the full Who experience unless you get […]

It’s Brighton. It’s a Bank Holiday. It’s QUADROPHENIA!


Lout Promotions had brought Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) to Brighton to play a set at Concorde 2, 16/08. His latest 2018 tour coincides with the release of his new self titled album.  In concert, Shears is known for provocative dancing, flamboyant outfits, and near nudity. He did not disappoint Brighton […]

Jake Shears brings it to Brighton



The Schizophonics were back in Brighton.  This one turned out to be one of the coolest gigs you could ever want to be seen at this year so far. Indeed, with top guests Skinny Milk, it was a night to remember. Music, guitars, sweat and acrobatics we had it all […]

Getting noisy with The Schizophonics!


Scene Sussex: A play list for Summer 2018! The Scene Sussex office has been busy pulling together a list of summer tunes, some great and some just cool summer tunes to help your day or summer party! Put together in no particular order, or countdown, Just a varied selection of […]

Scene Sussex: Summer 2018 playlist!


Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. They had played Brighton earlier in the year, but they were back to deliver part 2! New songs. New Album. New Show! Brighton Shakers are growing in numbers. A blinding night of rock, roll and Tequila! BABY SHAKES […]

Baby Shakes: It’s Shake, Rattle and Roll!