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August 2018

Smokestack

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

Smokestack’s approach to the blues is a unique mix of original songs, jazz and latin grooves, big toned harmonica and sophisticated slide guitar. After the release of their debut cd “El Cobra”, the BBC invited the trio to record a session for the Paul Jones blues programme on BBC Radio 2. Smokestack released their second cd “Solid Gold” which received airplay on Jazz FM (London), BBC Radio 2 and several radio stations in the USA.

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Rubycon

August 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Classic rock to power pop, 4 piece band, fronted by female singer Rubycon are a local band from the West Sussex-Hampshire area who have a passion for good old classic rock music. The numbers they play reflect the wide variation in musical tastes and interests of the band members, which range from classic numbers of the 50s and 60s, all the way up to date.  Their  set list currently includes songs from ACDC, Rush, The Who, Jet, Neil Young, Def…

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Tudo Bem – A Garden Event (Hopefully)

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Tudo Bem. You can expect to hear a collection of well known Brazilian favourites, as well as other styles of music that are less well known outside of Brazil such as Funk, Samba-Reggae, Samba-Rock and Baião. Pedro Martins from Sao Paulo, moved to Brighton from France 10 years ago, and has played all over the world including at O2 Arena, he also DJs, acts and leads his own band Bazeado. Monica is from Rio…

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Blues Issue

August 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Singer and Guitarist – Steve Lambsden, Harpist – Tony Smith, Drummer – Matt Greenfield, Bassist – Nodd McDonagh and Singer and Guitarist – Glen McPheat, all resident on the Sussex Coast, is the latest line-up of this Blues combo.The BI has seen various different versions, ranging from an acoustic trio thro a power quartet finally to the twin guitar line-up they currently feature.

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The Tidy Street Striders

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

A 6 piece New Orleans Style Jazz Combo – featuring Tom Bailey from Dr Bluegrass !!

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Weekly Quiz

August 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Reg Perrin, is your regular host, but sometimes guest quizmasters will also steer you through our weekly minefield of trivia. Fun, relatively easy, compounded with a snowball rollover open to all quiz entrants for added glamour.

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River Fest Launch – Afternoon Show

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jo Rotunno fronts the House Band for an afternoon of solid jazz classics and Latin numbers.

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Riverfest – Launch – TV Smith Evening Show

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

  TV Smith was founder member, singer and songwriter for the Adverts, who formed in late 1976, and became one of the leading bands in the first wave of British punk rock. In early 1977, they performed regularly at the newly-opened Roxy Club in London, and gained cult success with the Stiff Records single “One Chord Wonders.” Their next release, “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” became a hit record, leading to many radio and TV appearances and extensive media interest. A further single, “No Time To Be 21,” also entered the charts, and the…

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Riverfest – Dubious Roots

August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Dubious Roots are a British Ska/Dub/Reggae/Funk/Rock band based in Brighton, Sussex. Dubious roots were formed in late 2015. Their sound is a rhythmical mix of reggae, ska, funk rock, & dub. The female led power of soulful vocals complemented by male vocals interspersed with catchy horns & funky riffs. They are bound to get you on your feet and moving with a smile on your face. http://dubiousroots.com/ It

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Riverfest – Shady Grove

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 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 on a Saturday Afternoon with a Bank Holiday beckoning, washed down with an ocean of ale.

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