Sound Waves showcase swinging 60’s

Earlier this month Sound Waves Community Choir was singing in the Sussex Studio at the White Rock Theatre as part of a hugely successful Beatles Day.

Fairport Convention

Hastings Folk Fest is back with magical mix of music

Now in its fourth year, the Hastings Folk Fest (May 2-7) again brings a variety of events - many of which are free.

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees decamp to Bexhill for longawaited gig

Thee Oh Sees return for their first show in five years in support of their seminal new album An Odd Entrances.

Buddy Holly show at the White Rock theatre

Celebrating a musical legend

Due to demand and enduring popularity, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has extended its tour into 2017 and visits White Rock Theatre in Hastings from May 2-6.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ will shake-shake the room

Do not miss an incredible evening on Sunday (April 30) at Grand Elektra in Hastings with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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Weekend gig for Bluegrass fans

Playing live for the Bluegrass Plus Club at Catsfield Village Hall this weekend is the Hot Rock Pilgrims

Tom Bailey

Amazing line-up for summer fest

One of the newest additions to the local entertainment calendar is the Walled Garden Music Fest which has unveiled a star-packed line-up for its third year, with an array of chart-topping acts.

Clio Gould of Royal Academy Of Music

Vinehall concert showcases rising stars and soloists

The 28th season of International Classical Concerts at the Chaplin Theatre, Vinehall School, continues on Saturday May 6 at 7.30pm with a performance by string players from the Royal Academy of Music.

Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou of the Lantern Society

Where airwaves and brainwaves combine as one

This month will see the coming together of two local musical institutions when The Lantern Society Radio Hour joins forces with Conquest Hospital Radio.

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The majesty of Mozart in Battle choir’s offering

Battle Choral Society’s spring concert will take place on Saturday May 13 at 7.30pm at St Johns Church, Pevensey Road, St Leonards on Sea.

Iden Players

A shore thing - Iden Players’ show was nautical but nice

The Iden Players weighed anchor on April 8 when everyone was invited aboard to enjoy their Ship To Shore show at Iden Village Hall.

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Top 10 tunes for Record Store Day

Top 10 tunes for Record Store Day

Record Store Day takes place this Saturday (April 22) and again celebrates the crackle of stylus on vinyl as hundreds of shops across the UK play host to in-store performances, overnight queues, and of course, sell from a catalogue of more than 500 exclusive releases.

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‘Hot Five’ musicians puttin’ on the ritz

Lovers of foot-stomping music from a bygone era are in for a special treat next Saturday when the acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra ‘Hot Five’ perform a concert in Bexhill.

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Next single and video for Someone/Anyone

Local five-piece Someone/Anyone is at The Printworks next weekend (April 29) for the launch of a new single, but also the filming of a video for it, which supporters and friends have chance to be part of.

Fairport Convention

A golden gig for folk-rock legends

It’s almost a properly significant anniversary for folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention who on May 27 celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first public performance.

Bexhill Choral Society

Performing Handel’s great masterpiece in Bexhill

On Saturday May 6, Bexhill Choral Society led by conductor Kenneth Roberts brings Messiah to the De La Warr Pavilion.

WANNABE  The Spice Girls Show

Spice Girls themed show provides all the hits at Hastings

WANNABE – The Spice Girls Show is the first major tour of a Spice Girls themed theatre show and is arriving in Hastings this autumn.

Celebrate jazz

A dozen tunes for Jazz Appreciation Month

It may conjure up images of bowler-hatted men with trombones, or recall the sounds of blaring, screeching brass and beret-topped hipsters in smoky clubs, but there is - honestly - more to jazz than these negative stereotypes.

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The  Jesus and Mary Chain at the De La Warr Pavilion

Joyous and ferocious - The Jesus and Mary Chain at the De La Warr Pavilion

To true believers, pop music has never sounded better than through the distortion-heavy sweet melodies of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The Magic Flute at the White Rock Theatre

Dark complexity of a fairy story

The Magic Flute is a disarmingly complex work. A fairy story with wicked queens, pure princesses and evil Moors is under-pinned by a rationalist attack on superstition which is itself uncomfortably allied to misogyny and racism.

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