Past Event

Live Is Alive!

Tue 29 Sep 2020

This event has now been cancelled due to the latest Coronavirus restrictions. All ticket holders will be contacted shortly.

A laid-back evening of subtle moves and tight grooves from jazz, soul, reggae, ska and beat poetry. The last event in our series of four socially distanced, fully seated live music events in the Concert Hall

Dakka Skanks
presented by The Prince Albert

Dakka Skanks bring hard reggae, ska, dub and punk rhythms together in a fresh style. Clara Byrne's mesmerising lead vocal cuts through like a wave of emotion, her lyrical integrity straight from the soul, with serious social and political issues explored through dramatic delivery.

Super Dupes
presented by Komedia

Initially something of a social call, Super Dupes soon evolved into a zippy set of groovy and diverse material ranging somewhere between funk, jazz, Afrobeat and fusion. Super Dupes deliver melodic, hand clapping, foot stomping musical nuggets with passion and aplomb.

Normanton Street
presented by The Old Market

Brighton based band Normanton Street are an unstoppable musical force combining elements of Jazz, Soul, R’n’B and Hip Hop. Ned and Nicholson, who play guitar, bass and rhyme respectively, grew up in Bradford making the move to Brighton in 2011. Vocal talent from Bristol Phoebe Freya finishes off the trio with sultry vocals. The band have had many successes over the last few years and have grown a cult following around the world.

AFLO. and the Poets
presented by Latest Music Bar

AFLO. and the Poets are a collective comprised of individually talented Black artists. Khanyisa (they/them) is a proud mixed raced, queer, non-binary soulful singer/songwriter mixing a fusion of soul, jazz, folk and funk who exudes tenderness, sincerity and sass. Priss (she/they) is a poet and spoken word artist telling their stories and lived experience through verses, bars and pars. AFLO. the poet (she/her) is a spoken word artist with a rhythmic flow and a voice heard all over Brighton at recent Black Lives Matter marches. Together, they bring you the heartbreaking and empowering sounds of the revolution - definitely a treat for the ears, mind and heart.

Brighton’s music venues are joining forces to programme a series of live gigs to support and protect the city’s vibrant music scene over four consecutive Saturday evenings from 17 October to 7 November 2020. Each event will feature local emerging artists and bands, programmed and presented in collaboration with grassroots music venues. Find out more about Live Is Alive! and the other events in the series

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