Music Events

Paul Simon’s Graceland

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Saturday May 26, 8.30pm

Tickets £24.50

The London African Gospel Choir performs Paul Simon’s Graceland album from start to finish, using their rhythmic, evocative and empowering voices to create a spectacular music event. After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious and irresistible rhythms. He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there recording with the cream of South African musicians. That epic session went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever, Graceland, winning Grammys, shifting five million copies in the US and another 2.5 million copies in the UK.  

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Sense of Unity

Whitehawk, Brighton

Saturday May 26, 9.20pm


In this processional event, as part of the Brighton Festival, discover the illuminated puppets baby Dundu and the gentle giant Dundu. Will they find each other? Will they get on? You are invited to enjoy different musical worlds, from the West African Kora of Dundu to world-inspired rhythms of percussion ensemble Worldbeaters as dusk falls.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

Acoustic Sunday

Foyer, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday May 27, 1pm-6pm


This is a free afternoon of folk, pop, roots and blues acoustic performances. On the line-up are Hammer Dulcimer, hurry guys player Damien Clarke, singer-songwriter Edward Naismith, folk band Touchstone and folk performer Jim Causley. There will be real ales, craft beers and food.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit


Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Sunday May 27, 7pm

Tickets £20

Georgia band Deerhunter have just released their new long player Monomania, recorded in the dead of night. It finds the group recalling its scrappy punk aesthetic, a perfect nocturnal garage rock album full of the layered and hazy vintage guitar sounds that define them.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit

Black Magic – The Little Mix Show

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath

Tuesday May 29, 7pm

Tickets £15 and £12/family of 4 £48

This tribute band to award-winning girl band Little Mix has all the big hits, including Black Magic, Hair, Love Me Like You, How Ya Doin, Wings, Shout Out To My Ex and covers from their time on The X Factor. Added extras include dance competitions, free giveaways and a meet-and-greet with the girls after the show.

Phone 01444 455440 or visit

Digital Sound Makers

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

Thursday May 31, 2pm-5pm

Tickets £8. For ages 11-19

This half-day introduction to making music and sound with RaspberryPi is hosted by musician and educator Fingers Push Buttons. Participants can learn some of the basic principles of Raspberry Pi, assemble it for audio, learn how to use freely available softwares such as Sonic Pi and Pure Data to transform it into a unique instrument and make a performance or sound art installation. The workshop is for any young person with an interest in music, sound art, sound design, synthesis, audio manipulation and/or computing.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

The Blues Band – 40 Years and Back for More

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Thursday May 31, 7.30pm

Tickets  £26

The Blues Band, which features the five virtuosos Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher, are celebrating their 40th year with a performance of blues music. Many of The Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these music industry veterans decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’.  Since then, they have released 20 albums and played thousands of gigs.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit

The Counterfeit Stones: Street Fighting Sham

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday May 31, 8pm

Tickets £25

Street Fighting Sham is the latest show by The Counterfeit Stones in a night of pure unadulterated copy rock. Now in their 27th year, these prank stars continue to deliver the best mock ‘n’ roll show on the circuit. Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of Spinal Tap humour, it’s Satis-fiction guaranteed.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

Kylie On Show

St Paul’s Art Centre, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing

Friday June 1, 7pm

Tickets £12.50/£16 on the door

Kylie On Show is a tribute to pop princess Kylie Minogue, complete with the look, the sound and the atmosphere. Featuring all her greatest hits, authentic costumes and the sound and lighting, the original Minoguettes sing live backing vocals. All proceeds go to Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning difficulties to live the best lives possible.

Phone 0843 902 0768 or visit

The Jive Aces: Jump, Jive & Wail

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday June 1, 8pm

Tickets £19

The Jive Aces present their spectacular Jump, Jive & Wail show with guests Miss Amy Baker, a singer from Portsmouth, and the lindy hoppers. Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, they were the first jive band to reach the final rounds of Britain’s Got Talent. The live show includes classics like When You’re Smiling, Mack The Knife and Sing, Sing, Sing, plus originals such as La Dolce Vita taken from their various albums.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

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