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Monday 03 July 2017

Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017 @ Glynde Place, East Sussex

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is now an annual fixture for Sussex music lovers who like their music to match their taste in fine wines.
Pic By Andy Sturmey

Now in it's fifth year, the Glynde based three day event was once again the hottest ticket as sold-out signs were posted weeks before its gates opened to the public.

This year's big names were under the spotlight and only enhanced their reputations with solid hits-filed sets played out to an adoring public.

Corrine Bailey Rae's personal and emotional offerings were delivered with the most beautiful and honest of voices. She engaged the audience whatever their age or musical taste.  

Mica Parris is a sassy and soulful diva who got the crowd onside from the off. She was playful, humorous and engaging and delivered a killer version of Ella Fitzgerald's Ain't Got That Swing. If you aren't familiar with her songs she leaves you wanting to hear them again.  

The Jacksons are showbiz and have structured their set to perfection. From Can You Feel It, through Blame It on the Boogie, Rock With You, I Want You Back, ABC all the way to set closers Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' and Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - it was like streaming Top Of The Pops in your back yard. 

Laura Mvula opened with Overcome and unmistakably smashed it. She may be a reluctant performer but her vulnerabilities only add to her appeal. Sing To The Moon, Green Garden and Phenomenal Woman were set highlights.

Gregory Porter closed the festival with a mellow set that brought the punters back down to earth before they drifted off home.

Another great year, another stellar line-up and another twelve months of anticipation to see what Love Supreme can deliver next year.

by: Neil Turner


This year marks a brand new chapter for English alternative rock band, Mallory Knox, as their latest single, Black Holes, is turning heads, with frontman Sam Douglas describing the new music as “terrifying and exciting” and “the most energised Mallory has ever written”. 

Carleen Anderson has been hailed by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as 'phenomenal and one of a kind' and now, for Brighton Fesival 20018, she's joining ranks with virtuoso pianist Nikki Yeoh, and Mercury Music Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle.

Brighton bound Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow's famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to a run of peerless pop tunes.

Roger Daltrey is set to release new solo album, As Long As I Have You, which features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council).

RadioReverb, Brighton's not for profit radio station, will be Broadcast Media Partner for Brighton Festival 2018, following last year's partnership.

As part of World Poetry Day, the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square, Brighton, on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 11am – 4pm. 

Snow Patrol will return later this spring with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. 

The sexual health and contraception (SHAC) team in Brighton will be using new visual aids to help overcome female patients' embarrassment and stigma about their bodies after receiving a donation from Brighton artist, Jamie McCartney.

“Sometimes you have to go to the edge of the world in order to come back again,” says Chris Difford on the rollercoaster ride his eventful life in the music business has provided.

Reef, the revitalised west-country quartet, have returned with Revelation, their first studio album since 2000's, Getaway.  
The Damned by Steve Gullick 2018

It's 2018 and the results of The Damned's collaboration with another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public

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In 2015 The Handsome Family became famous for providing the theme tune to Season 1 of HBO's hit TV drama series True Detective, introducing them to a whole new audience and a whole load of new fans. 
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Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women's Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day.

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