THE LEWES RIPPLE



A Right Rocket Rave-Up

FRIDAY 3RD MAY EVENING - A RIGHT ROCKET RAVE UP

DJ King Mob + live performances “Expect the unexpected!”

Where: The Con Club Lewes
When: 8pm till late

Early bird tickets £6 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music
£7 on the door

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Rocket FM

Soul Stirrer - the Legend of Sam Cooke

SATURDAY 4TH MAY AFTERNOON - SOUL STIRRER

The legend of Sam Cooke in words & song
Performed by Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons and band.

Sam Cooke invented soul music when he crossed over from gospel music into mainstream pop. His bold move sent a shockwave through the black community and inspired artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Mavis Staples, Bobby Womack and Otis Redding to follow in his footsteps.

Sam’s compositions include: WONDERFUL WORLD, YOU SEND ME, CHANGE IS GONNA COME, CUPID, SHAKE, BRING IT ON HOME and TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY.

Steve ’Snips’ Parsons is the blue-eyed soul singer from Sharks.

Where: The Con Club Lewes
When: 2pm to 4pm

Early bird tickets £5 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music
£6 on the door

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Radio Lewes

 

 

Blacklight + Sepia Shadows

SATURDAY 4TH MAY EVENING - BLACKLIGHT + SEPIA SHADOWS

Max Mezzowave debuts his new outfit Blacklight
Fusing neo-soul, funk, deep grooves, jazz and electronica with cinematic visuals to create a mesmerising live experience.

Blacklight are...

Max Mezzowave – Keys
Tracy Jane Sullivan – Vocals/harp
Paul Holland – Bass
Joe Ellis – Drums

Max Mezzowave is a musical pioneer who, alongside contemporaries from Mute Records and Renegade Soundwave, helped shape the sound of a whole host of genres. Paul Holland has played with a diverse array of UK acts, including X-Ray Spex and Chungking, recording live sessions for John Peel and Andy Kershaw on BBC Radio. Tracy Jane Sullivan has played with a range of established talents including Dub legend Mad Professor, Herbie Flowers, Ted Barnes, Geoffrey Richardson and Danny Cummings. Joe Ellis has supported bands such as Stiff Little Fingers and Cast, and he has gone on to play with a variety of acts across multiple genres.

https://www.facebook.com/blacklightsounds/

Another Max... Max Gibson, together with Bethan Lees as duo Sepia Shadows provide support with an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and R&B classics. Max and Beth started this project out of love of some of the main inspirations for their own original music.

Where: The Con Club Lewes
When: 8pm to 11pm

Early bird tickets £6 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music
£7 on the door

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust

Starfish Studios

SUNDAY 5TH MAY AFTERNOON - STARFISH GOES ACOUSTIC

The Con Club's  very special April/May "Sunday in the Bar" has been moved from the end of April to the May Bank Holiday weekend in order to be part of The Ripple and features some of Starfish's best young solo performers - Lotte Pearl, Lola Britten-Hepper, Theo Howard & Hannah Young. Not to be missed!

For anyone who doesn't know, Starfish has grown from very humble beginnings in 1998, with just a few young musicians and a couple of amps, into a major contributor to the Lewes music scene, putting on popular public music events for all ages. Starfish Youth Music aims to help young people find their own musical voice, and give them confidence in their own creativity. Its young musicians are encouraged to explore writing songs and jamming, communicating ideas, sharing skills, and making decisions for themselves.

As an independent club, Starfish Lewes relies on members' fees, donations and fundraising events to finance the running of the project. The Con Club is very keen to encourage and support the Starfish project. Be there and help Music Happen in Lewes.

Where: The Con Club Lewes
When: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Running order is...

3:30 Lola

4:00 Theo

4:30 Hannah G

5:00 Lotte Pearl

Free entry, with a whip-round for donations to Starfish. Please give generously.

Starfish 'Snapshots'    Starfish 'Song Book'

 

Femme Brûlée

SUNDAY 5TH MAY EVENING - FEMME BRÛLÉE

Disco Party hosted by DJs Sharon Makgill & Olivia Bullock

Women on the door, women on the decks and women on the dance floor

Shots at reduced prices!

Where: The Con Club Lewes
When: 8pm to 11pm

£3 on the door

All profits donated to the Oyster Project

Femme Brûlée's Facebook page

Jazz guitarist Nigel Price

MONDAY 6TH MAY LUNCHTIME - DEPOT CINEMA

Something's going on at the Depot Cinema at lunchtime. It's jazz and it's something very special.

Watch this space!

THE SECRET'S OUT! IT'S A SPECIAL RIPPLING PERFORMANCE BY THE RENOWNED JAZZ GUITARIST NIGEL PRICE - COME ALONG AND BE BLOWN AWAY!

AND IT'S AT BRUNCHTIME (11:00 - 13:00 or thereabouts) - DON'T MISS IT!

For those of you who aren't already fans, Nigel has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business and is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances. He also played on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.

 

 

Sophie Moore

MONDAY 6TH MAY AFTERNOON - UNION MUSIC

Something's rippling at the Union Music Store in the afternoon from 2pm.

Local singer/song-writer Sophie Moore is one of the artists who'll be performing. Take a look, she's great...

Also the Lewes-based duo Edenwood (Maia Eden and Claire Wood) will be bringing their own unique brand of Americana to the afternoon show as will local indie band The Seema Tree (Seema Kapila, Dave Lacey, and Richard Bailey) who play original heartfelt songs in their own eclectic manner, weaving tales about people, places, communities and time.

Running order is...

2:00 The Seema Tree

2:45 Sophie Moore

3:30 Edenwood

4:15 Special guests (you'll just have to wait and see!)

Edenwood The Seema Tree

 

Concept of Thought

MONDAY 6TH MAY EVENING - ROYAL OAK

Brighton/Lewes-based Concept of Thought will be rippling Upstairs at the Royal Oak in the evening from 8:00pm and down below in the bar there'll be a non-stop blues jam from 7 until 11pm. All welcome and it's all free!

Concept of Thought have recently welcomed Daisy Drage to the gang. Her unique, mesmerising vocals and powerful lyrics offer a new element to their sound. Both illiterate and Awfer have been very close friends with Daisy for many years so thought it would be a perfect idea to get her on board the crew. She features on their latest EP “Misty Blue” and is going to have a more prominent role in future projects.

Misty Blue is currently generating a lot of interest. The project was entirely produced by Birmingham musician and beat-maker Joe Corfield, who has already made a big name for himself in the last few years and this project has definitely made a significant impact on the contemporary perspective of music as well as a breath of fresh for UK hip-hop.

At times metaphorical and always poetic, it’s no surprise that COT kept honesty and wisdom at the forefront of their lyricism throughout Misty Blue, while still maintaining the same heat we know and trust to expect from a Yogocop release. The album opens with it’s title track, first released on the 14th of June 2018 alongside visuals by Brothers of the Mud. Something about the track ‘Misty Blue’ differs from the rest of the album. While still feeling in place with every other song, the oriental sounds entwined within the beat create a sense of calm and freedom, and that’s exactly the message that’s conveyed throughout each verse. We’re welcomed into the song with dreamy vocals from Daisy Drage, followed by an opening verse from Awfer that invites us to reminisce, and reminds us to appreciate each moment and thing surrounding us. Illiterate holds true to what he does best, infusing observations of daily life with his own insight and wisdom. Both paint lyrical pictures of the landscapes they call home.

Take a look, they're amazing...

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