Despite it getting incredibly close to Christmas, Brighton still has another week of incredible music to ease the festive stress that creeps in as the Big Day approaches. Take some time out to explore the city’s dynamic music scene, with everything from local talent to international stars that headline in Brighton & Hove.
Monday 17th December – Josh Beer @ Rialto Theatre
Star of BBC Introducing, Josh Beer, headlines in Brighton as part of Rialto Theatre Presents. The 22 year old singer songwriter from Devon, combines rock and roll with a captivating stage presence.
Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3FE | Tickets £5 on the door | Doors 8.30pm
Tuesday 18th December – Atlantic Soul Orchestra @ Concorde 2
Appearing in Brighton for the first time, is authentic soul band Atlantic Soul Orchestra. “The band is made up of London’s session elite, having toured with or recorded with, Amy Winehouse, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Beverly Knight, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lily Allen, Take That, Roy Ayers, Professor Green, Paolo Nutini, The Saturdays, James Morrison, The Wanted and Girls Aloud.”
Concorde 2, 286A Madeira Dr, Brighton, BN2 1EN | Tickets £15 limited on the door* | Doors open 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th December – Gaelynn Lea @ The Green Door Store
Gaelynn Lea began touring nationally in September 2016 and has been on the road ever since! Headlining in one of Brighton’s favourite venues, Gaelynn brings her exceptional violin skills and soulful voice to the stage. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.
The Green Door Store, Trafalgar Arches, Brighton BN1 4FQ | Tickets £11 | Doors open 7pm
Thursday 20th December – The Captain’s Beard and Beggars Belief @ The Hope & Ruin
“The Captain’s Beard will be doing Irish folk, sea shanties and original folk rock that’ll have you guzzling mulled wine and shouting red in the face.
Beggars Belief will perform great gypsy inspired swing and Balkan melodies to tear up the floor to. Movement will become suddenly mandatory when they hit the stage.”
The Hope and Ruin,11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3WA | Tickets £6.60 | Doors open 7.30pm
Friday 21st December – Grace Carter @ The Haunt
Brighton-based singer Grace Carter has been dubbed “one to watch” after being featured on BBC Introducing, and later being awarded the BBC Sound of 2019 artist. Her debut EP “Saving Grace” features her emotional, sublime vocals that attack heartache and frustration.
The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ | Tickets £9.90 | Doors open 7pm
Saturday 22nd December – Fatboy Slim @ The Arch
Brighton’s favourite DJ performs in aid of Martlet’s hospice. The internationally renowned DJ takes over the Arch this weekend bringing his most popular tracks from the late nineties and contemporary funk to the stage.
The Arch, King’s Road, BN1 1NB, Brighton | Tickets £22.50 | Doors open 10.30pm
Sunday 23rd December – Bad Manners @ Concorde 2
British two-tone ska band, Bad Manners headline in Brighton to fuel your Sunday entertainment. They rose to fame after their early performances on Top of the Pops and live film documentary, Dance Craze.
Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN, Brighton | Tickets £22.50 | Doors open 7.30
Featured image credit: Grace Carter