Past Event

Live Is Alive!

Tue 29 Sep 2020

You can still join us via the Livestream - BOOK HERE

West African fusion, funk, ska, electropop and soundscapes - an off-the-wall ode to Brighton’s cultural diversity and next-level underground talent.  The first in a series of socially distanced fully seated live music events. Our first performance back in the Concert Hall since March. 

presented by CHALK Live

Instrumental duo Malka Spigel and Colin Newman already have significant musical careers with the bands Minimal Compact and Wire respectively. But the work they create as Immersion occupies its own unique space. Since the early 1990s, they have developed a signature sound that is timeless and yet completely modern. Through 2020 the couple have been working on the recorded versions of the Nanocluster collaborations and their weekly radio show Swimming In Sound on Brighton based station Totally Radio / Slack City. 

Bakk Lamp Fall
presented by Latest Music Bar

Bakk Lamp Fall translates as ‘light into darkness’ in Senegalese language Wolof. Their music is a contemporary fusion with strong roots in the Baye Fall tradition from Touba, Senegal. The line-up combines an outstanding West African percussion section with some of the finest UK instrumentalists, and the vocal power of singer Khadim Sarr.

Yumi And the Weather
presented by St. George’s Church

Yumi And The Weather is the music project of Brighton based singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ruby Taylor. Her debut self-titled album received support from BBC 6 Music presenters and Radio X's John Kennedy and was included in Electronic Sound magazine's top 20 albums of 2018. Yumi is releasing a new EP on Brighton’s Small Pond label in December, which she wrote and self-produced during lockdown.

The Bar Stool Preachers
presented by The Pipeline

Proud of their Brighton roots, it couldn’t be more fitting that their return gig is at Brighton Dome. If you haven’t been to a Bar Stool Preachers show before, you’re in for a night of high energy, bringing their unique blend of political power and equality to the stage.

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

If you are able to make a direct or additional donation to help support Brighton's grassroots music venues

Please Donate Here

You can book tickets to watch the livestream HERE

This event will be livestreamed with thanks to Latest TV