Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Wednesday 02 August 2017

Facebook Favourites: Brighton Band Bring A Summer Of Smiles To The English Coast

England isn't a half-bad country, right? It's got some pretty beautiful places and some awesome people in it, but like many other parts of the world over the past year or two, it just seems to be getting hit by more and more bad things, and this obviously dominates the headlines.

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's good to put all the bad stuff to the back of your mind andfind something good…find something that makes you smile. 

That's the outlook 40 Shillings on the Drum took to make their simple, but effective new music video for their original song, The English Coast. They wanted to put something out there that just makes people smile.

The video was entirely the band's idea and made with the help of volunteers and no budget, but thousands of Facebook viewers think the outcome is heartwarming. 

The video was filmed by the band on a bright and sunny day in Newhaven, East Sussex,in July 2017. 

If you've been living under a rock, you may not have realised that the video is currently picking up a lot of attention on Facebook - twenty-five thousand views and counting! 

It's all down to the incredible support the band has been receiving from people who are watching and loving the video. 


The Brighton-based folk-rock band are about to release their debut EP, Beggars Who Believe; layering sweet guitar licks and fiddle kicks on top of complex keys; bringing a fresh sound to a traditional style. 

The E.P. features Beggars on the Street, the gypsy-punk inspired, lead track from the collection about standing strong against vitriol and rejection. 

Local favourite, Brighton Bellewhich has the potential to be adopted as an anthem for the city, can also be found as part of the six tracks which make up the EP.

The extended play could be looked upon as a mini-album and is a grand example of a band that are not only consistent, but also willing to give people quality and quantity. 

With support from Bobby Banjo (Beans on Toast) and some positive feedback fromPaul Weller, along with an international, growing fanbase, the celtic-rock influenced 40 Shillings On The Drum look destined and ready to take things to the next level.

'Beggars Who Believe' will be released worldwide to stream, and as a digital download, on Friday 25th August 2017 and available through – iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, eMusic, Deezer, Spotify and more. For more info CLICK HERE.


by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Brix & The Extricated has – in the words of an old Fall lyric – something of a “track record”. 

Festival 23, the world's only three-day celebration of Discordian counter-culture, took place outside Sheffield in July 2016 and was a huge success, with contributions from comics legend Alan Moore, the KLF's Jimmy Cauty, DJs Greg Wilson and Richard Norris.

Forged out of the ashes of the Brit-pop explosion, Starsailor emerged onto the music scene in the early 2000s, gaining success and spearheading a new wave of English guitar bands.

The new Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts autumn 2017 season brings to the city a rich array of artists, makers, creators and thinkers from both local and international companies and studios, in a season of performance, music, dance, film, visual art, discussion & debate. 

Having spent almost four decades in English football – playing and managing in every professional division – Brighton & Hove Albion's ex-manager Micky Adams' experience of our national game is almost unrivalled.

Thousands of people are being called on to unite against dementia by signing up for Alzheimer's Society's Brighton Memory Walk.
Image © Luke Lebihan

South East Dance has announced the start of construction at the Circus Street site, signalling the advent of the long awaited The Dance Space.

Brighton Dome is set to host a series of Spectrum live events for the autumn season, showcasing some of Brighton's best emerging talent from across the city, at The Basement, Brighton Youth Centre and Brighton Museum.

It's 1988 and London is partying hard under the spectre of AIDS, the scrutiny of the press and the promise of a summer of love.

It was with great excitement that I headed back to the Brighthelm Centre for Riptide: Returns, the second show from Brighton's new wrestling company. 

Brighton's unique, historic racecourse is the venue for an on-going series of live music events with spectacular views across the south coast, with a line-up boasting Human League, Marc Almond, Hacienda Classical with Groove Armada and Stereo MCs.

It's been thirty-six years since his last album and now Brighton-based singer/songwriter 
Pete Howells returns with his second album, Dead Cat Bounce.

Tom Robinson, the gay musician and long time activist, has performed his song Glad to be Gay with updated lyrics to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Having achieved critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, Zoe Cunningham knows how fulfilling it is to achieve one's dream of finding success as an actor.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd