Music Events

Acoustic Blues Weekend

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday-Sunday November 16-18, 1pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday

Tickets £175/day rates £60 on Friday, £80 on Saturday and £50 on Sunday

This weekend of workshops, jams and performance is organised by Michael Roach. Tutors for the Acoustic Blues Weekend are Will Wilde (harmonica), Steve James (bottleneck slide guitar) and Sonny Black (country blues guitar).

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

Wurlitzer: David Shepherd

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Sunday November 18, 2.30pm

Tickets from £12

Hear the spectacular sound of the historic Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ installed in the Assembly Hall, played by David Shepherd.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Miller Plays the Musicals

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Sunday November 18, 3pm

Tickets from £19.50/FWT £16.50

The Astor Big Band and singers perform a concert featuring a host of Glenn Miller classics including In the Mood, American Patrol and At Last, plus the Big Band standards of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, and music from such show as West Side Story, Les Misérables and Chess, all in the Miller easy listening style. There is also a section to reflect the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and all Astor Big Band profits go to the Royal British Legion.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Alela Diane

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sunday November 18, 7pm

Tickets £18

Singer-songwriter Alela Diane comes from a little pine tree-filled gold-mining town called Nevada City, California, making early recordings in 2003 while going to college in San Francisco, and she has been releasing albums every few years since. This show is a retrospective solo performance of early songs from The Pirate’s Gospel and To Be Still, followed by a trio performance of more recent works, including her latest album, Cusp. Picture: Cheryl Juetten.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

The Damned

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Monday November 19, 7pm

Tickets £28

Punk kings The Damned are on their Evil Spirits UK tour, announced last year following their appearance at the British Summer Time Festival and their 40th anniversary tour in the US. Fans will experience the band’s raw, primal, macabre energy as Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch and Stu West perform New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Smash It Up and more.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

The Matt Monro Story

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday November 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50

The show tells the life story of the Singer’s Singer Matt Monro, with his music and career brought to life with narration, archive video footage and personal stories and live performances from his son, Matt Monro Jnr. From Born Free to Walk Away and to Portrait of My Love, be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

An Evening with Afro Celt Sound System

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Tuesday November 20, 8pm

Tickets £27

Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. Their acclaimed live performances are energetic and captivating and combine folk traditions of different cultures to breath-taking effect. Simon Emmerson is joined by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’Faly Kouyaté and Dhol drummer Johnny Kalsi. Their live show features contributions from a host of other outstanding musicians including Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly and bodhrán player and percussionist Robbie Harris. They will also be joined by special guests Peter Tickell on fiddle, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon Richmond on keyboards and Lottie Cullen on pipes and whistle.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

Jess Glynne

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Wednesday November 21, 6.30pm

Tickets from £36.25

Jess Glynne is on her Always In Between tour, a breathtaking journey of self-acceptance as the singer-songwriter comes to terms with her new-found fame, heartbreak and the well-known pressure of writing a second album. The result is a triumph that captures the heart of what being a 28-year-old woman in 2018 can feel like – trying to balance real life with everything that you want it to be. Jess his No1 in the UK with Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love as well as hitting the Top 10 with her debut solo single Right Here in 2014. This year, she became the first British female solo artist to have seven No1 singles in the UK.

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit

Sunflower Bean

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Wednesday November 21, 7.30pm

Tickets £13.50. Age 14+

Sunflower Bean are back for their second Brighton show this year, promoting their second album, Twentytwo in Blue. The band, consisting of Julia Cumming (bass and lead vocals), Nick Kivlen (guitar and vocals) and Jacob Faber (drums) released their first EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, in 2015. Emerging at the intersection of dreamy modern pop and urgent fuzz-driven rock ’n’ roll, they soon gained the title of New York City’s hardest-working band and have continued to tour extensively with bands including Pixies, Wolf Alice and DIIV.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit

Daoiro Farrell

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday November 21, 8pm

Tickets £13

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced Derry) Farrell is described by some of
the biggest names in irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album 
True Born Irishman, Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for best newcomer, and best traditional track and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured twice to the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK and Belgium. Picture: Eddie Kavanagh.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

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