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The Lee Harvey Oswalds

The Lee Harvey Oswalds

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A 70s PUNK / NEW WAVE covers band , comprising John (El) Rojo (guitar/vocals) , Mr Cheee Lee (drums) , Jules (The Guy) Faux (bass / vocals) and Van Lidl Bargain Bass Man (bass / vocals).

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Rooster Tail

Rooster Tail

December 4 @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Hard hitting, great fun, beautifully executed Heavy Rock Classics from this Sussex four-piece.

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The Hot Tub of Kemp Town

The Hot Tub of Kemp Town

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gypsy Jazz, Western Swing, Old Time & Blues – top musicianship from Dan Cartwright on sax, Tim Cotterell on fiddle, Deborah Allanah on percussion, Oli Clarke on bass, Matt Szul guitar and vox. Good grooves and standards from the Django era with a nod to contemporary sources. Irreverent and buzzing – always a good gig […]

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Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

December 6 @ 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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Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

December 8 @ 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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Outspoken Words at the Welly

Outspoken Words at the Welly

December 9 @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 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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DJ Sonny’s Train to Skaville

DJ Sonny’s Train to Skaville

December 10 @ 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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Jazz Session

Jazz Session

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Vibrant Jazz, Latin and Blues from the House Band – with guest vocalists and instrumentalists.

Dr Smutglove

Dr Smutglove

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Absolutely brilliant Welly regular act – a new take on New Wave and Punk Classics ….. great musicianship and performance from these cross-dressing lunatics. Yes, we know the date on the poster is wrong …..

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Finch & Foy

Finch & Foy

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Veteran rocker John Finch, of Dolly Dagger fame appears with Graham Foy, seasoned local guitarist for a more chilled afternoon of classics and originals.

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Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

December 13 @ 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 !!

December 14 @ 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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The Wellington Wailers

The Wellington Wailers

December 16 @ 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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Niches – with support from Kocapoli

Niches – with support from Kocapoli

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  Niches is a young, exciting female-fronted band from Brighton. This fresh driven quartet writes fun, captivating music. Within a short time, Niches has already played the stages of the O2 Academy Islington, The Dublin Castle, The Brunswick, The Black Horse and countless more! Playing shows ranging from striped back acoustic sets to full on […]

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Shoreham Allstars

Shoreham Allstars

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dave O’Connell’s showcase for the extremely talented young people emerging from his local school. Acoustic and electric low key performances from Shoreham’s promising new vocalists, musicians and songwriters.

DJ Cox – Soulful House

DJ Cox – Soulful House

December 18 @ 8:00 pm

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Vo Fletcher

Vo Fletcher

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Very privileged to have this excellent guitarist, songwriter and entertainer at the Duke. Vo Fletcher is a composer, television presenter and jazz/folk musician (professional guitarist) with years of experience, also writing and performing activity songs for young children. He has worked both in the studio and live with artists as diverse as Nigel Kennedy, John Etheridge, Andrew […]

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Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

Skool Quiz – NB – Now 8PM start

December 20 @ 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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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals

December 22 @ 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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Christmas Eve – Django Chutney & Friends

Christmas Eve – Django Chutney & Friends

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Mr Tom Bailey assembles an ensemble of all things Gypsy and Gitane – you may expect guests from Dr Bluegrass, Buffo’s Wake and local musicians such as guitar genius Jed Cutler. So join us for a Bacchanalian Balkan Ball this Christmas Eve !!

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DJ BYRNE – DJing

DJ BYRNE – DJing

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beat the Boxing Day Blues by listening to some …. plus a host of other musical genres with our excellent in-house tame DJ Mister DB

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Voodoo Kitchen

Voodoo Kitchen

December 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Laid back Country Blues from Minns, Brookes and Co.

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Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

Open Mic Night – Now Twice a Month !!

December 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 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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DJ Rich – Around the World in Eighty Years

DJ Rich – Around the World in Eighty Years

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

DJ Rich is a super cool cat, plays a mixture of everything from every era ….  

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NYE – Shady Grove & Purple Shoes – 8pm till late late late

NYE – Shady Grove & Purple Shoes – 8pm till late late late

December 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Take the song-writers from the Risen Road & Porchlight Smoker, put them in a blender and add fine fiddle, bass and percussion. You get a Shady Grove Gateaux … to be enjoyed anytime, any place, anywhere – and for New Year’s Eve we have a dinks trolley worth of guest singer Mel Tong.         […]