Lead singer and songwriter of the Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder has had a career spanning several decades, genres and fields of entertainment.
Jesus Jones formed at the end of 1988, and quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative acts of their time.
Bob Brookes and The Desperate Dan Band have, in their time played with or supported acts such as, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Dave Matticks, Miller Anderson, Chris Farlowe and many more.
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.
September looks to be a busy month for Worthing’s leading music and arts venue. In fact there is something for everybody, every month through to the end of the year.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
James Walsh, lead singer with Starsailor and renowned solo artist has worked with the likes of Susanne Vega, John Leckie and Phil Spector.
For more than 20 years singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore has successfully straddled genre’s to produce music that is still true to her own voice and vision.
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.
On paper the blend of Welsh Harp and Senegalese Kora should be a concept that does not work, but somehow, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita manage to take their different cultural heritages and create something beautiful, wistful, exciting and unique.
Have you ever wondered what incredible sounds could be created when the former “Harpist to the Prince of Wales” combines with the African sensibilities of a renowned Senegalese Kora player? Well look no further get yourself down to St Pauls Worthing on Thursday the 29th of November.
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.
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.
For classical music fans, lovers of the Tango or just those looking for a special evening of music and conversation, this weekend sees the second Interview Concert at St Paul’s.
Coming hot on the heels of a number of very successful events, we expect demand to be high for this unique experience.
November 2017 saw the first of a series of “Interview Concerts at St.Paul’s” where renowned international musicians gave a rapt audience the chance to listen to live classical music as it should be performed. Wonderful music played in the round by extremely talented musicians with verve, ease and precision.
On Saturday March 17th, the beating heart of Ireland comes to St. Paul’s Worthing. Local Legends Flash Company return after a four year hiatus with their famously boisterous, St. Patricks Day Party. As always there will be music, dancing, quips and asides and the odd glass or two taken. What is more, it is all in aid of a fantastic local charity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Pet Shark grew from the long term desire of guitarist Nathan Marshall to found a band around that name. Nathan was joined in the summer of 2014 by bassist Liam Toller and shortly after by drummer Joe Miles. In early 2015, three became four with the arrival of lyricist and lead singer Drake Mague.
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.
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.
After last January’s sell out gig at St Paul’s and a performance at Glastonbury festival in the summer, SPEAK AND SPELL, Europe’s leading Depeche Mode tribute band, bring their explosive show back to St Paul’s on Saturday the 27th of January.
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.
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 – 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 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 […]
For those of us of a certain age, the sight of The Stranglers dismantling the stage on Top of the Pops in September 1977 during No More Heroes will be forever seared into our memory They dared to do what many of us wanted to, which was to not take it all too seriously. Despite […]
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 […]
Norman Jay MBE can be best described as an ambassador of Soul, a true purveyor of all things cool The man is an oxymoron in that he is of the moment but has stood the test of time A D.J set from Norman Jay MBE has one eye looking forwards with a finger on the […]
In the mid 1990’s at the peak of “Britpop”, Dodgy the bottle blonde, midlands band with a bag full of feel good songs such as “Good Enough” and “Staying out for the summer” tried to meld their engagement with social issues, love of the sound of the 60’s and insidious earworms to create the perfect pop moment. […]
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 […]
Not even the threat of heavy rain could dampen the spirits of Worthing’s music lovers who ventured out to St Paul’s for yet another wonderful evening of beautiful, melancholic songs delivered with passion and skill by a duo who have realised that sometimes it is the spaces in a song that really count. In an […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is what we call an Interview Concert. Have you ever done anything like this anywhere before? “Not exactly. I did an interview and played some music for half an hour on BBC Radio and I was asked some questions I wasn’t prepared for! That was a bit tough. But it will be fine this […]
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 […]
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. […]
Ok, cards on the table, a confession, as Todd Rundgren once put it, “I was born to synthesize “, from Hot Chip to chip tune, from OMD to IDM to EDM, from Eno to the Orb, the sheer variety of beats, rhythms and pulses has kept me hooked for years. So with great anticipation I […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]