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Thursday 13 August 2020

United We Stream Brighton Week Nine: Showcasing More Bands, DJ's & Local Talent In Aid Of City's Covid Threatened Nightlife

United We Stream Brighton continues to showcase some of the city's best local artists and venues to help raise money for local charities and to keep the city's nightlife alive.

At the heatwave continues week nine kicks off with more bands on Friday with Enter Art Gallery hosting CLT DRP with their unique blend of EDM inspired electro-punk and quasi-satirical female pop and SKiNNY MiLK whose sound has been likened to as Thee Oh Sees, Wand and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, creating cathartic tunes that effortlessly reach the volume of much larger guitar bands. 

Next up, at Komedia Brighton, Gnarlah will be combining explosive rock energy with the powerful and dark sounds of scene giants such as Muse and System of a Down.

Saturday brings tunes to get you dancing at home with Pablo Contraband playing a mix of House, Techno, Funk, Soul and Disco to get things started at the renowned Rialto Theatre. 

Then it's over to New Unity with Nick Hook, a Brighton based DJ/producer who began his career back in the early days of the house music revolution. 

Nick has DJ'd all over the UK and abroad and released music on many top labels such as Distinctive, FFRR, Om & Whoop! 

His first solo studio album Asylum Earth is released on Jeepers! Music this summer. 


Wrapping things up on Saturday is Nick Baxter with a set from Block in Brighton's Kemp Town.

On Sunday The Loft Sessions presents a special look back at the local Brighton talent and venues showcased over the last three years. 

Special guest appearances from Fatboy Slim, David Morales, James Bay and Sleaford Mods. 

Then comes a showcase of some up and coming talent at Komedia with from singer songwriter Reema, whose new folk style songs capture the now.

The idea is for locals as well as people around the world to enjoy and experience Brighton's music, art and culture through the website and social platforms. 

United We Stream Brighton is free, but with donations welcome, and all proceeds will go to support night-time economy businesses and cultural organisations across Brighton & Hove as well as contributing to the fight against homelessness and the vital work undertaken by the Grassroots charity and Audio Active.

Please donate what you can to raise money for Brighton's nightlife, cultural organisations, charities and the fight against homelessness https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brightonunitedwestream

by: Mike Cobley




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"I love where I live," says Teesside-born singer-songwriter Tom Joshua. "It's a rousing group of towns to be from – these songs just wouldn't exist away from home."

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