The Specials I hadn’t seen The Specials live before, but had grown up on a steady and constant number of Top Of The Pops appearances and various other music TV shows at that time, and like most had a fistful of their 7″ vinyl releases.  The Specials, also known as […]

The Specials: 40 years. Encore in Brighton.


  The DeRellas The DeRellas have been real busy again, touring across the UK and Scotland,. They were just back from a tour across Spain and Timmy advised they all had the flu! As always, The DeRellas gave us a helluva show. The DeRellas, always deliver and tonight was no […]

The DeRellas spotted back in town!


  This was set to be a cracker! A night at The Con Club in Lewes with a return to the south coast from punk legends Chelsea. Guests for the night were The DeRellas. It was a Saturday night and so anything could happen! A packed in enthusiastic crowd were […]

CHELSEA in Lewes! October in April?



Put out a saucer of milk and some moonshine ‘cos Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons are back in town… Full review and pics – lap it up! Pussycat and The Dirty Johnsons I had last seen these guys at Undercover 4 at Brighton racecourse a few years ago. I fell […]

Live! Pussycat and The Dirty Johnsons. Purrfection.


All aboard The Pelirocco Express: One night – 3 performances. This promised to be a great night as Cockwomble held an EP launch party. Who Killed Nancy Johnson and the legendary UK SUBS front-man Charlie Harper were on the bill! The Pelirocco, is the original rock n roll Brighton boutique […]

COCKWOMBLE: Conspiracy. Charlie Harper and WKNJ


IDLES What a show. Nights like this just don’t come around too often. One of the most anticipated gigs in the 2019 live calendar. Why? Well, IDLES bring their live set back to Brighton after a sold out killer show at Concorde 2  some five months ago. Ian Bourn reports […]

IDLES: The Return. They Bring It To Brighton!



BRIGHTON MUSIC COMPANY  OFFERS LOCAL YOUNG PRODUCERS UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY & CASH PRIZE…  CAN YOU PRODUCE A WINNING REMIX OF THIS TRACK? “Step Back” by JB & Jim Oxborrow  Brighton-based music company Liftmusic are looking for talented young music production students to remix one of their tracks, with an instant £100 cash […]

Liftmusic: Music producer competition – great prizes!


  Taking over Brighton’s art spaces and select theatres between 1st – 7th April 2019, Doc’n Roll Film Festival returns with another mouth-watering programme chock-full of music documentaries about your favourite bands, scenes and labels, stimulating live Q&As with an array of boundary-pushing artists and directors, exclusive after-show parties, and […]

Brighton: Its only Doc’n Roll! Film Festival


Get Outta My Car, the crowd were up! Billy Ocean was in full throttle now at The Dome in Brighton 02/03/2019. We witnessed a masterclass in concert performance. Billy Ocean Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records […]

Are you ready? Billy Ocean in Brighton.



One of the best live acts this country has to offer is Skinny Lister, and they’re currently touring their exciting set around The UK and Europe and a new album The Story Is. Brighton was the first stop on the tour at Concorde 2 on 28 February 2019. I had […]

SKINNY LISTER: BRIGHTON – The Story Is…


12 February 2019. Alarm bells ringing, sirens wailing as RUTS DC took to the stage to a massive cheer. Babylons Burning kicked off the 40 year celebration of The Crack. RUTS DC The Ruts were formed in 1977 and were a reggae-influenced British punk rock band, notable for the 1979 […]

Ruts/Ruts DC celebrate The Crack in Brighton


The Professionals – I really enjoyed that!  They gave us some wonderful, energetic rock`n`roll. They delivered it all with attitude and a well deserved and well earned swagger. You guys nailed it. The Professionals Formed by Paul Cook and Steve Jones, The Professionals arrived on the scene in 1979 following […]

The Professionals: On Target in Brighton…