Lead singer and songwriter of the Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder has had a career spanning several decades, genres and fields of entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]