Music Events

Niteworks

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

Thursday September 13, 8pm

Tickets £14 and £12.50

Niteworks fuse the Gaelic language and traditional music that was central to their upbringing on the Isle of Skye with electronica and techno to create an electrifying and genre-defying sound. The band, comprising Innes Strachan on synth, Allan MacDonald on pipes, Christopher Nicolson on bass and Ruairidh Graham on drums, release of their second album this year, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed NW, released in 2015.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.



Martin Turner – ex-Wishbone Ash

Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday September 14, 7pm

Tickets £20

The band performs the classic album from the vintage years of Seventies rock band Wishbone Ash: their iconic Wishbone Ash debut album, which features hits including Blind Eye, Lady Whiskey and Phoenix. There will also be other Wishbone Ash classics as well as some of Martin Turner’s latter achievements on the night.

Phone 01903 366017 or visit seetickets.com.



Back to Bacharach

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Friday September 14, 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50 and £23/Friends £1.50 off

Back to Bacharach celebrates the music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. Performed by four West End singers accompanied by The Magic Moments Orchestra, hits include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and more.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.



Bringing on Back the 60s

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Friday September 14, 7.30pm

Tickets £19.50

Bringing on Back the 60s stars Amen Corner with special guests, 60s icon Mike d’Abo and multi-award-winning Nancy Ann Lee ‘Little Miss Sixties’. Amen Corner backed some of the biggest names of the 60s, including Chris Farlowe, Peter Noone, Chris Montez and Mike Pender, and New Amen Corner provides the ultimate journey through the decade that defined pop music. Mike d’Abo filled Paul Jones’s shoes as front man for Manfred Mann in 1966, with Just Like A Woman, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James and Mighty Quinn just three of the string of hits with the new boy in the line-up. Nancy Ann Lee has toured as support with Marti Wilde, Eden Kane and Mike Berry as well being nominated and awarded for The British Country Music Awards multiple times. Little Miss Sixties will be backed by the New Amen Corner for this concert of million-selling hits from the 1960s.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.



Bye Bye Baby

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Friday September 14, 8pm

Tickets £21.50/group 10+ £20.50

Bye Bye Baby are a tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The four-part harmonies, roof-raising falsetto, energetic choreography and a four-piece band accompany hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You and more.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.



Blakefest 2018

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Saturday September 15, various times

Tickets £15.50/theatre ticket £12.50 or NUS £5.50/studio ticket £8.50 or NUS £5.50

This quirky music festival, now in its fourth year, celebrates William Blake and his impact on the 60s. Headlined by Lene Lovich, the singer-songwriter who had a hit in 1979 with Lucky Number and who is a leading and iconic figure in the New Wave Scene., it also includes the music of George Harrison from the 10-piece All Things Must Pass Orchestra and jazz from Emily Dankworth with the Jamie Lemming Trio. Also part of the festival is this year’s Southdown’s poetry featuring Sasha Dugdale and On The Streets art exhibition with the English and Creative Writing Department of Chichester.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.



Whole Lotta Led – Celebrating 50 Years of Led Zeppelin

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Saturday September 15, 7pm

Tickets £17.50

Whole Lotta Led will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of Led Zeppelin with a show that will include songs from all of their studio albums, ranging from their beautiful acoustic songs to the huge anthems we have come to know and love. In August 1968, four young musicians convened in a small rehearsal room in London and performed an old Johnny Burnette song, Train Kept A-Rollin’. That was the birth of Led Zeppelin. Little did Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant or John Bonham realise at the time what the future held for them but soon they were the biggest band in the world.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit concorde2.co.uk.



Bowie Experience

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Saturday September 15, 7.30pm

Tickets £27/Friends and groups 8+ £4 off/concs £.50 off/u14s £13

Put on your red shoes and let’s dance at the Bowie Experience, a concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie, and featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.



Calan

Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Saturday September 15, 8pm

Tickets £13.50

Calan, the international award-winning band from Wales, celebrate their latest album Solomon with a tour of Europe. Their songs, including the legend of Wales’s very own fairy realm with a tale of magic, myth and mischief along with some of the most beautiful and haunting melodies, are played on fiddles, whistles and Welsh bagpipes. There’s also step-dancing from a champion dancer.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.



Tropicana Nights

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Saturday September 15, 8.30pm-1am

Tickets £8. Age 25+

Dig out those 80s fashions and restyle your hair as this party steps back in time with a night of 80s anthems plus prizes for the best-dressed 80s outfits.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.



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