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August 2018

Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

August 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 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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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 Sunday Evening with a Bank Holiday beckoning, washed down with an ocean of ale.

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Riverfest – The Space Agency

August 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 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. Plus extra entertainments ….

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Riverfest – John Crampton

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

” … John is one of those idiosyncratic British musicians like Lol Coxhill or Evan Parker maybe, who have taken a musical form, in this case blues, and adapted and evolved it into their own peculiar voice … john’s music is essentially blues but replaces the characteristics with his own idioms: shuffling 12 bar blues rhythm are replaced with up tempo 4/4 metronomically measured out on a simple foot pedal … instead of a formulaic flattened guitar chords, john’s playing…

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Riverfest – The Wessex Pistols

August 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All the Punk Hits (and more) Hillbilly Style ….guitar/mandolin/squeeze-box/double-bass/fiddle/stand-up drums Totally privileged to have this excellent band playing at the Duke … you may remember some of the crew from the “Sex Pirates” who stormed Glastonwick and have packed out this venue on several occasions.

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Voodoo Kitchen

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr Bob Brookes & Prof Dave Minns – with many guest artists – play Country Rock, Country Blues, Country Old Time, Country & Western and Country ….

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Folk Night with The Rude Mechanicals

August 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 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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D J Jazzman !!

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

Hip Cat laying down some cool vibes daddy-o. Bring your wax as well greybeards, and the man will spin your tunes. Sit back and loosen up yo wig !!

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