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Beltane Beer Festival – The Cracklin’ Griffins

Beltane Beer Festival – The Cracklin’ Griffins

May 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

.Cracklin Griffins play traditional Irish songs and music, plus some of the greats from the Pogues and Waterboys back- catalogues.

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Beltane Beer Festival – Jorge’s Hot Club

Beltane Beer Festival – Jorge’s Hot Club

May 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Gypsy Jazz, Klezmer and Balkan wonder.

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Beltane Beer Festival – Cooper & Blonde’s Music Hall Memoir

Beltane Beer Festival – Cooper & Blonde’s Music Hall Memoir

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A return of a duo from the Fish Brothers with a sing-song around the piano, as Cooper & Blonde deliver tunes from the Good Old Days.

Beltane Beer Festival – Dubious Roots

Beltane Beer Festival – Dubious Roots

May 5 @ 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 […]

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The Open Mic Showcase

The Open Mic Showcase

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A selection of acoustic performances, regulars from our Open Mic Nights, showcasing their talents. In no particular order: Damian Bolger – comic and poignant songs, beautifully executed on the Classical guitar. Kay Aberdare – haunting vocals from this Welsh lady. Jack & Amelia – Percussive guitar matched with great vocals, covers and originals. Nic Savage […]

Beltane Beer Festival – Shady Grove

Beltane Beer Festival – Shady Grove

May 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 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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Beltane Beer Festival – Burning Organ

Beltane Beer Festival – Burning Organ

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Perfect combination of a Bank Holiday, a Beer Festival and one of the best bands on the Sussex circuit. Classic Covers and contemporary tunes … superb musicianship and top vocals ….

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The Fold

The Fold

May 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Six-piece folk-rock band, The Fold, were formed in 1994 by two ex-members of Altogether Elsewhere, a key band of the important Brighton folk-rock scene of the late 80s that included The Levellers and McDermott’s Two Hours in its ranks.   The Fold have released three well received albums but are better known for their live […]

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Shoreham Allstars Showcase

Shoreham Allstars Showcase

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Acoustic and Electric – young performers from Dave O’Connel’s school showcase their talents.

Dolly Dagger

Dolly Dagger

May 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Hendrix inspired veteran rockers do what they do best !

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Shauna Parker & the Saloon Bar Band

Shauna Parker & the Saloon Bar Band

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Honest, timeless songs of love, temptation, heartache and loss – when Shauna sings you believe every word. From delicate ballads to foot-stomping rockabilly, the band play an eclectic mix of originals alongside classic downhome country and contemporary cutting-edge Americana. http://shaunaparker.wix.com/saloon-bar-band

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Weekly Quiz

Weekly Quiz

May 14 @ 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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Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

May 15 @ 8:45 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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Welly Wailers

Welly Wailers

May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Sea shanty shenanigans – Mike Green leads a traditional sing-a-long with his motley crew of old sea-dogs providing fine harmony backing. Turn up and join in – song sheets provided. For more info visit: http://www.thewellingtonwailers.com/

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Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy

May 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:40 pm

An absolute privilege to have this band back at the Duke !! In the beginning there was a band called The Misunderstood. Hailed in the late sixties as pioneers of the psychedelic movement by the likes of Pink Floyd, their cause had been championed by John Peel who discovered them whilst he was working as a […]

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Jazz Session

Jazz Session

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Local musicians jamming in a mellow tone from 3 Pm – guests have included Michele Nardell, Zoe Lewis, Matt Szul, Dan Cartwright, Theseus Gerard, Victoria Wilson, Dave Smith, Piers Clarke, Spencer Prescod, Sarah l.Harris, Olly Vincent, Alison David. … but watch this space – always high quality and accessible.

Blyth Power & The Lovely Brothers

Blyth Power & The Lovely Brothers

May 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Formed in late 1983 by singer/drummer Joseph Porter, Blyth Power remains one of the most original and innovative bands around, and one of the prime features about the band is their all-consuming individuality. They have a strikingly identifiable and personalised sound built around Joseph’s epic songs, with their colourful personnel, exotic story-lines and crashing, impassioned […]

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It’s John Hilditch’s Birthday with music from Laura Ward & the Risen Road @ 5.30 pm

It’s John Hilditch’s Birthday with music from Laura Ward & the Risen Road @ 5.30 pm

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s our good friend John’s birthday … A significant one with a zero !! Help us celebrate … pub still open to all. Already a local legend and regular on the Sussex music circuit, Shoreham based Laura Ward and members of her band, The Risen Road, perform a set of original roots tunes plus new […]

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Weekly Quiz

Weekly Quiz

May 21 @ 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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Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

May 23 @ 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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DJ Jazzman

DJ Jazzman

May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 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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Blooz Out

Blooz Out

May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Absolutely brilliant 3-piece from Brighton playing Classic Blues and R & B

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Dr Smutglove

Dr Smutglove

May 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Absolutely brilliant Welly regular act – a new take on New Wave and Punk Classics ….. great musicianship and performance from these cross-dressing lunatics.

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Voodoo Kitchen

Voodoo Kitchen

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 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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IL BOMBO

IL BOMBO

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Latin infused Jazz, Cuban, Brazilian and Afro-Carribean. Sax, flute, bass, guitar … Classics and grooves.

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Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

Folk Night with the Rude Mechanicals

May 30 @ 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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