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Free gigs @ Concorde 2

Those very generous people at Concorde 2, Brighton

are opening their doors for free over the next couple of months …… & it’s to see stuff that’s well worth seeing !

Wed 2nd April Brighton Rocks & C2 present a Local Band Night with

Johnny Truant + Hiding With Girls + Scuttle + Seven Words.

8pm. £free.

Mon 7th April Brighton Rocks & C2 present a Local Band Night with

Everise + The Phil Collins 3 + Kubrik + Teasing Lulu .

8pm. £free.

Mon 14th April Brighton Rocks & C2 present a Local Band Night with

Chimp + County of Analogue + Lucky Jim + Frock.

8pm. £free.

Monday 5th May Bank Holiday ‘World Music’ Alldayer.

Dance to the beat of modern samba with Sambaloco: Patricia Marx live PA (vocalist with 4 Hero), Bruno E & Adrian Harley (BBC 1xtra) plus African drummers, Flamenco Dancing, Capoeira, steel drummers. Spanish & Caribbean food, kids play area (bouncy castle, ball pit, face painting), jugglers, circus skills & much more.

2pm – 8pm. £donations welcome.

Monday 26th May Bank Holiday ‘Reggae’ Alldayer.

Soundclash special: guest DJs to be announced plus live acts, DJs, drummers, bouncy castle, ball pit, stalls & much much more.

2pm – 10pm. £donations welcome.

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton.

For details on all our events:

Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, 474803  NEWS

OUR FUTURE PROGRAMME INCLUDES:- Dave Sealey ( of Cosmotheka), Bayou Seco, Ken Perlman, Rod Paterson, Alistair Anderson, Bayou Seco, Keiron Means, Sara Grey, Jeff Davis Our website is just

...And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no further
THE SUSSEX PISTOLS. Visit the website


  • Abbott of Sompting, Steep Down Road, Sompting, West Sussex, BN15 0LJ, 01903 522299 - every Friday
  • Albion Inn, 110 Church Road, Hove, 728311 - every Thursday.
  • Blind Lemon Alley, 41 Middle Street, 205151 - every Sunday.
  • Borders, Churchill Square, 731122 - various,
  • Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Box Office 0870 900 9100 - various
  • Brunswick, 3 Holland Road, Hove, 731676 - various
  • Burrell Arms, Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, (next to Shoreham railway station), 452023 - every Friday
  • Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, 207241, - various - drinks license till 2am, email, web
  • Connaught, 48 Hove Street, 206578- Saturdays, web
  • Crown & Anchor, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, 461753
  • Curve, 45 Gardner Street, 603031/41
  • The Evening Star, 55-56 Surrey Street, 328931
  • Freebutt, 1 Phoenix Place, 603974 - various, 
  • Greys, 105 Southover Street, 680734 - various, email, web, more...
  • Horatios, Palace Pier, Madeira Drive, 609361 - every Saturday
  • Kensington, Kensington Gardens, 677655 - Fridays & Saturdays, 8.30pm on, email, web
  • Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Box Office-647100/1 - various, web
  • The Merry Monk, 1 North Road, Lancing, West Sussex, 01903 875911
  • Portland, 153 Portland Road, Hove, 383840, web, giglist
    • JAM SESSION - all abilities & styles welcome - every Thursday, 9-11pm
    • RHYTHM & BOOZE AT THE ROCK BAR -every Friday & Saturday, 9-11pm
    • RHYTHM & BOOZE AT THE ROCK BAR - every Sunday, 7.30 onwards
  • Pressure Point, Richmond Place, 624343, more
  • Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street, 730499 or 207241 for further info - various
  • Ranelagh Arms, 2-3 High Street, 681634 - every Sunday
  • Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, 474803 - Folk, every Thursday, web
  • St Aubyns, 22 Victoria Terrace, Hove,  733983
  • Sanctuary Café, 51-55 Brunswick Street East (Off Western Rd), 770002 - various, more
  • Sportsman, Withdean
  • The Lift, 11-12 Queen's Road
  • The Snowdrop Inn, South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, 471018
  • Volks, 3 The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, 682828, email, web
    • New weekly night from 9 October - Gr... Techno Punk & Metal - Only £1 entry + loads of drink promo's, every Tuesday


Sonic Oblivion are:

 sonic oblivion

Rob Comber : lead vocals and guitar
Darren Hilborn : drums & backing vocals
Steve Porritt : bass guitar & backing vocals

The band was formed in 1997 by ex members of popular Sussex bands "Empyr" and "After All".  Their new bass player is also a current member of the folk band "Touchstone".  Sonic Oblivion play a wide variety of highly professional cover versions of rock classics  by bands such as U2, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica, AC/DC, Pulp and Radiohead, just to name a few... giglist & web

The best three piece covers band in the South! 

COBRA - Hard Hittin' Brighton Rock - giglist

ROYAL OAK - You can find more biographical details and photographs of the artists on the Royal Oak's website


3, Royal Oak - * £4.00 BRYAN BOWERS The leading exponent of the auto-harp and a master of Old Timey songs and tunes is on tour from America and makes his first appearance for us.
10, Royal Oak - * £5.00 ANDY IRVINE We are delighted to welcome back one of the best known names in Irish Music.
17, Royal Oak - * £4.00 THE BOB DAVENPORT BIG BAND. The mighty Geordie will be surrounding himself with some of the fine musicians that he has worked with over the years.
24, Royal Oak - * COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON Britain's leading harmony trio. Barry, Jim and Lester make a very welcome return


1, * £3.00 * RICK TOWNEND & ROSIE DAVIS The leading British exponents of bluegrass will be back to engage and delight just as they always do!
8, * £4.00 * DAVE SEALEY The surviving half of Cosmotheka. Dave's great enthusiasm for his Music Hall material always proves infectious.
15, * FREE ADMISSION * OPEN NIGHT A rare occasion when we meet without a guest and give our regular performers more of a change. New performers welcome.
22, * £3.00 * BING LYLE & MANDY MURRAY Two of our favourite performers. Traditional tunes & songs plus Bing's fine compositions on concertina, accordion & guitar.
29, * £4.00 * ROD PATERSON The singer from Edinburgh with a voice like pure honey. Rod sings a wide range of songs and excels with ballads.


Revised: 19 November 2004

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