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Little Crawdaddy & Scratchy Muffin – DJs

Little Crawdaddy & Scratchy Muffin – DJs

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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DD’s Double Shuffle

DD’s Double Shuffle

August 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm

Bob Brookes leads an established band of seasoned musicians, including Roger Adams one of the finest Sussex axemen …. Getting back to the Desperate Dan roots ….

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DJ Sonny’s Train to Skaville

DJ Sonny’s Train to Skaville

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

  DJ Sonny has been playing records for people in bars, clubs, kitchens and festivals for over 25 years, originating as Dubabuse in Liverpool’s Zanzibar Club. Dubabuse was Liverpool’s first regular dub-reggae club event and featured artists as diverse as Mr Scruff, Zion Train and Mad Professor every two weeks. Bringing us up to date: […]

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The George Trebar Quartet

The George Trebar Quartet

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jazz excellence from some of Sussex’s best players. George leads on double bass ….. Classics delivered with panache and style. In the garden, weather permitting.

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Skool Quiz – NB 8pm start

Skool Quiz – NB 8pm start

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Hosted by our very own Matt Szul – every Monday unless otherwise specified. Many themes and variations. Always fun !!

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Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:15 pm

A Showcase for local talent, those starting out on the music circuit, those trying out new material and those who simply want to perform. Turn up, chat to Matt the organiser, arrange a spot and play. Full PA, stage and lighting. – In house piano available too !! (It is in tune). Great for performers […]

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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Based in Shoreham, Sussex, England, the Mechanicals are Mick Parker, Ray Chandler and Barry Ruffell, sometimes augmented by other musical pals when extra instrumentation is needed. Their musical style is informal, their repertoire extensive and adaptable, and their playing and singing highly distinctive.

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Joe Bunn’s Poetry Workshop – “Poems Written in Pubs”

Joe Bunn’s Poetry Workshop – “Poems Written in Pubs”

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to the Duke of Wellington and write some poems with the Bard of Worthing. Poems written in pubs. Not poems written about pubs, but they could be, I’m talking poems written whilst frequenting a public house, whatever the subject. Because, to my mind, one of the more perfect pub afternoons is one sat solo, […]

Outspoken Words at the Welly

Outspoken Words at the Welly

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The duke of wellington presents your second to least-favourite niche art form. Yes – every second Thursday of the month we open up the microphone to any one with a few scribbles on a scrap of paper and a need to express themselves through speakers – that is to say, that it isn’t necessarily poetry. […]

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Dolly Dagger

Dolly Dagger

August 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Dolly Dagger is a local rock band playing rock classic covers by Free,Bad Co, Cream, Hendrix,Deep Purple, Lynrd Skynrd, Led Zeppelin and Spooky Tooth plus some blues. The band were formed in 1984 and have enjoyed playing locally for the best part of 40 years.

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Jazz Session

Jazz Session

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Fantastic vibrant session. Jazz and Latin from the house band with guest vocalists and instrumentalists.

Paradise 9

Paradise 9

August 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:20 pm

  “…If Paradise 9 had been around back in the day, then surely their space-punk vibe would have made them great stablemates for the likes of Inner City Unit, Underground Zero, and yes, Hawkwind themselves, on the 1980s Flicknife roster. Fast forward to 2021, and how fantastic to see them join the resurgent Flicknife now!” Ian […]

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Chicken Shed Zeppelin

Chicken Shed Zeppelin

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Purveyors of the finest in Old-Time, dance-ya-socks off, banjo thrashing hillbilly mountain music!!  

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Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Hosted by our very own Matt Szul – every Monday unless otherwise specified. Many themes and variations. Always fun !!

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The Wellington Wailers

The Wellington Wailers

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Captain Mike Green leads the sixteen strong Sea Shanty Crew, in work shanties, songs of the sea and tales of ‘Derring do’ upon the historic oceans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for singing rousing harmonious songs and have become regulars at many Sussex venues, the International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth and frequently appear […]

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Slowburn

Slowburn

August 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:20 pm

Reggae and Vintage Ska – featuring Kev Roberts (from every other band in Sussex)

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Stash

Stash

August 20 @ 8:45 pm - 11:15 pm

  Stash from Brighton, England are Paul ‘Mayhem’ Mayhew (vocals), Jasper ‘Guitar’ Vincent (guitar), Arron “the Baron” Bryant (bass), Dylan Amey (drums) and Sam Flynn (keyboards) Their first release, mini album Six of the Best (2003) received favourable reviews, though the NME named them “…four of the worst dressed men in Brighton” A full album of original material was […]

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Voodoo KItchen

Voodoo KItchen

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

August 23 @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm

A Showcase for local talent, those starting out on the music circuit, those trying out new material and those who simply want to perform. Turn up, chat to Matt the organiser, arrange a spot and play. Full PA, stage and lighting. – In house piano available too !! (It is in tune). Great for performers […]

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Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Based in Shoreham, Sussex, England, the Mechanicals are Mick Parker, Ray Chandler and Barry Ruffell, sometimes augmented by other musical pals when extra instrumentation is needed. Their musical style is informal, their repertoire extensive and adaptable, and their playing and singing highly distinctive.

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The Space Agency – Launching the “Keep it Live” Beer & Music Fest

The Space Agency – Launching the “Keep it Live” Beer & Music Fest

August 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm

Formed in 2002 by ex Vibrasonic member Simon Jones from England, Hiromi Jones from Japan &Andrew Bowler from Wales, they have released 4 albums of their unique, out of this world Instrumental Sounds.  

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Get the Water – Keep it Live Fest

Get the Water – Keep it Live Fest

August 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:15 pm

Get The Water is a power trio based in Brighton formed in 2021 - Ariel Ruiz – Guitar/Vocals Felix Carton – Bass/Vocals Adam Michalakis – Drums/Vocals

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The Community Band (“Have you ever been a member of ….?”) – Keep it Live Fest

The Community Band (“Have you ever been a member of ….?”) – Keep it Live Fest

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

  Returning for a third outing, Jed Cutler, Matt Szul, Seb Fandango, Oli Clarke and James Anthony form the core of the Community Band. Improvising around a theme, anything is possible from new interpretations of rock classics, Indian ragas, American spirituals, funk, Middle Eastern rhythms, folk and gypsy jazzz. A fresh approach to gigging that […]

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Robert Brown – Keep it Live Fest

Robert Brown – Keep it Live Fest

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Robert Brown is a singer songwriter with obvious comparisons such as Nick Drake, Davy Graham and Jimmy Page, not only in his writing but with his remarkable finger style technique. “I was lucky as a kid. When I was 17 I got to tour with Dick Heckstall Smith, and later in my teens I toured […]

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