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Following on from the recent announcements that jazz legends George Benson and Herbie Hancock are lined up to perform at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the next wave of acts confirmed for the event.
Image (c) John Ingham 1977

Cartoon punks or just plain loveable rogues with an ear for a melody and a patent acquired on goodtime punk ‘n' roll?

This spring, Ray Davies will release his first new album in over nine years – Americana. 

Austin based avant-folk singer Jess Williamson's Heart Song is a brave record. It explores the strength in vulnerability, the power in silence and empty space. 

Alternative pop weirdsters Maximo Park will be in Bexhill, East Sussex, this Spring, hot on the heels of their new album Risk To Exist.

Being a teenager is never easy, but for Vivian Harnde it was a particularly difficult time. After he committed a few minor offences, the local Youth Offending Service decided that he was 'at risk' and stepped in to offer him some support. That was how he got involved with music-making at AudioActive in Brighton, which helped him turn his life around.

Brighton's British Sea Power are set to release their first new material in four years. Melodic, direct and brimming with emotional urgency, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party is an album where rock muscularity joins inseparably with pop immediacy like a crate of the finest sparkling wine exploding inside a Marshall stack. 

The musical bond between Neil Sheasby and Neil Jones is as concrete as their band name, Stone Foundation. It needed to be to survive over a decade of trial, error and frequent returns to the drawing board before finding the right direction, one that’s finally led them to their forthcoming album, Street Rituals,

Emanuele Angeletti has been performing as Paul McCartney since 2000 as a member of acclaimed Italian Beatles band The Apple Pies, now in the first show of its kind, Theatre Royal Brighton will host Emanuele in a career spanning musical journey covering McCartney’s entire solo career from 1970 to 2016.

Visionary pianist, composer and bandleader Herbie Hancock is the second artist confirmed for this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival. 

Nick Burbridge and Tim Cotterell's last project – Gathered – received inspired reviews, and gained Nick the 2013 Spiral Earth Best Songwriter Award. It also found its way onto the AQA A Level Communication and Culture syllabus, the frontispiece of a book on Barthes, and formed the basis of an academic lecture at the University of Edinburgh!
Placebo Image By Andy Sturmey

Placebo's set at The Brighton Centre (14/12/16) opened with a short tribute to Leonard Cohen, showing images of the recently deceased artist playing Who by Fire, before streaming an unreleased video from 1998 of the headliner's very own Every You Every Me.


AudioActive, a pioneering Brighton-based charity that supports young people in contemporary music production and performance, has announced its newest Patron: Rag’n’Bone Man.

A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her son would become one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever, or that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her own songs. 

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