The Jam’d Live at St Paul’s Worthing

Confession time, I first saw the Jam play at the 100 club in 1977 and then again at the Nashville in September of the same year and I was struck by their power and the depth of their song-writing but it was as a live act that the really came into their own. I was a fan, I had the black and white shoes and the skinny tie.

An Interview With The Hero Dies First

Refusing to  conform to any one  genre or category The Hero Dies First, blend elements of; hardcore, doom, death metal and melodic metal full of heavy breakdowns, to create a driving, lyric led sound that feeds the head, heart and feet. The are set to appear and  a varied bill at St Pauls Worthing on […]

An Interview With Core of IO

Over the years the canon of Metal has spread wide and far, with genres, sub-genres and diversions along the way. Core of IO are masters of technical metal that is almost mathematical in its precision, founded in 2013 Core of IO’s  brand of progressive-metal echoes metal mavens such as  The Mars Volta,  Foo Fighters and […]

An Interview With Sonnet of the Damned

SONNET OF THE DAMNED – Crawley based Blackened Doom/Gothic Metal/Trianglecore Ahead of their set at the “Infectious sounds presents” gig at St Pauls Worthing on Sunday June 30th I caught up with Robert Parker to chat about Sonnet of the Damned’s sound, influences and inspiration. Full of fire rage and Fury, Sonnet of the Damned […]

An Interview With Callista

I have to confess to being old enough to remember when there was only one sort of Metal and it was “Heavy”. The new generation of bands have taken the genre and twisted, bent and adapted the form to embrace techno, rap, prog rock and so much more. This Sunday St Paul’s Worthing brings metal […]

An Interview With Tim Burgess

This week sees the arrival at St Paul’s Worthing of a musical chameleon and one of the leading forces in the 1980’s acid house movement. Tim Burgess was not only the frontman of acid house/psych masters the Charlatans but has worked with musicians as varied as Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, the Chemical Brothers, Peter Hook and Martin Duffy.

An interview with James Heather

In our multi-media world, we are often quick to categorise, label and judge, however the music of James Heather does not sit easily in any category and music lovers of all types are responding to his lyrical, expressive, emotive solo piano pieces with roots in classical, ambient and contemporary music.

Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

St. Paul’s has begun the search for 12 talented artists aged 18+ to come together for 4 hours of live portraiture work on the evening of Friday the 22nd of March 2019. Over the course of the evening, each artist will complete a portrait of one of three sitters, whose identities will be revealed in the preceding days.

An Interview With David Lovejoy of Jacob Aaron and the Reign

Jacob Aaron has for several years given us his unique take on contemporary RnB, with thoughtful, insightful lyrics and a song-writing talent that has seen his tracks appear regularly on BBC Introducing the South.  Looking to expand that sound Jacob has put together a band which sets itself outside any style or label, with the addition of “black-metal” guitarist David Lovejoy, rock drummer Jordan Birchall and funk bass player Isaiah Brown all melded into Jacob’s RnB mix.

An Interview With Scott Miller From Vektrill

Vektrill, a power trio from Worthing have started to make real inroads into the local and national music scene including storming gigs at “The Haunt” in Brighton and “The Borderline” in London. Conceived in early 2016, the band has been gigging extensively and already have a couple of videos under their belt.

An Interview With Ryan Marshall of Teal

TEAL like many bands over the years evolved from youthful attempts at forming a band at school. The band finally coalescing in the summer of 2015 around Ryan, Alex, Louis and Charlie, with a clear direction and a love of the indie music industry at the time, as well as older generations of music which would inspire them to reach their sound.

Magnificent March

Coming soon to our amazing venue!

We wondered how we could top our bill of fare for February, but we think we may well have done it. March is looking even better, with a wider than ever variety of shows and events, is it any wonder we are fast becoming Worthing’s leading arts and music venue.

Fabulous February

Coming Soon at our amazing venue!

We have a fantastic variety of events already in the diary for February, is it any wonder we are fast becoming Worthing’s leading arts and music venue.

Some Great Reward – A Review of Speak and Spell at St. Paul’s

It would be so easy to write off tribute bands as simple copyists, cashing in on another bands talent to make a living. However, anyone at St. Paul’s last night would tell you a different story. There are a few tribute bands which share the energy, passion and talent of the original band, acts like the Australian Pink Floyd, The Musical Box (Genesis) or the Counterfeit Stones are the closest thing to seeing the real thing. Speak and Spell are well and truly in that category and having seen Depeche Mode myself they are as close to the real thing as you can get.

Portrait Artist of the Year – An Interview With David Freud and Heather Williamson-Morton

I think I would call myself an art lover, but I must confess that I could no more create a painting or portrait than I could swim the English Channel. That’s why I find the whole process so fascinating and mysterious. If like me, you are keen to see how talented artists create a portrait from a blank canvas to a finished work of art, then get yourself along to St. Paul’s Worthing on Friday March 23rd.

Speak & Spell – Preview

On January 27th Europe’s leading Depeche Mode tribute band SPEAK AND SPELL return to St Paul’s Worthing looking to repeat last year’s incredible SOLD OUT show, bringing their amazing sound and light show back to this fantastic venue.

Jo Harman – Interview

JO HARMAN – VOICE AND PIANO- ST PAULS WORTHING NOVEMBER 30TH INTERVIEW BY ROB KELLY In a genre defined, playlist building, download era, it is hard for an artist to stay true to their own sound and vision. Once labelled it can be difficult to break free, but Jo Harman is a singer/songwriter who refuses […]

Hugh Cornwell – Interview

HUGH PLAYS ST. PAUL’S WORTHING tonight, Thursday 19 October In the two years since he last played St Paul’s Worthing, Hugh Cornwell has completed a soon to be released album, toured extensively, collaborated with John Cooper Clarke on both a tour and an album, curated his website Mr Demille FM and started on a whole […]

Norman Jay – Interview

Norman Jay MBE in conversation with Rob Kelly Its not often the term Superstar DJ can be used and genuinely be descriptive, Norman Jay MBE has been bringing the good times for more than 50 years, playing his first ever set aged 8. Rob Kelly spoke to him prior to his return to St Paul’s […]

Tom Hingley (ex-Inspiral Carpets) – Interview

TOM HINGLEY INTERVIEW, ROB KELLY INSPIRAL CARPETS Ok so what’s better than a quick chat with one of the leading lights of the “Madchester” scene, I’ll tell you what, a long ramble chat over a couple of hours. Much of which is unprintable some of it probably libellous, and some of which will appear in […]

My Community Matters

St Paul’s Centre Worthing Community Project VAW has many hundreds of members and many more stakeholders – but none in my humble opinion, quite as beautiful as St Paul’s – run by a team of dedicated volunteers, a local charity called the St Paul’s Centre Worthing Community Project. I am sure many of you have […]

Folk in Adur & Folk at St. Paul’s

We at Folk in Adur band are not what you’d call a traditional folkie mob.  However, there’s absolutely no denying the huge influence Sussex has had on the folk tradition. The obvious reference is to the Copper family, those stalwarts of the East Sussex scene who have been so influential to so many with their […]

Pama International perform the Trojan Records Songbook

JUST ANNOUNCED // PAMA INTERNATIONAL PLAY THE TROJAN RECORDS SONGBOOK We’re happy to welcome Pama International to St. Paul’s Friday 24 November 2017 – tickets go on sale this Friday at 9:00am Following the sellout success of Pama International’s Trojan Records club night & UK tour, the band will be returning with their Trojan Records songbook show.  A show that features […]

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers

Tickets on sale now For those of us who still use a calendar, its time to take a big red pen and mark Saturday 22nd July as an event not to be missed. St Paul’s Worthing is proud to host singer songwriters Pete Fij and Terry Bickers for an evening of stunningly beautiful Acoustic/Alt rock. […]

LIT! – Snapchat Masquerade Party

Come Join us on the 15th April during the easter holidays to dance the night away! On the night we have: DJ’s Playing all your favourite dance hits, Go Go/Podium Dancers, Hula Hoopers, a full Festival Style Sound Systems, a full Laser and Lighting Show. We will have set up our Photo Booth and Snap […]

Mark Morriss

Mark Morriss, the author of The Bluetones number one album ‘Expecting to Fly’ is releasing his new solo album ‘Look Up’ this year, and in support of this will play the stunning St Paul’s Worthing on Friday 14th April 2017. Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit […]

Mike Joyce in Worthing

OW SIM SCOTT’S HOMETOWN NIGHT OUT WITH AN INDIE HERO-LED HER TO CREATE A BEST-SELLING TV SERIES.  PROBABLY. So, the night of reckoning was here, and the crucifix-bedecked stage of Worthing’s St Paul’s Arts Centre was set for Mike Joyce’s visit to spin his best ‘alternative 80s’ and celebrate thirty years since the release of the […]