Radio Lewes Live Sessions presents Alphaecho, Acoustic duo singing pop & soul covers. Doors open at 7:30pm Event at 8pm. Licensed bar. All proceeds to the Oyster Project. Saturday 14th July Westgate Chapel 92a High Street Lewes
Sat 14 Jul
Three superb singer songwriters performing at this beautiful, historic venue right in the heart of Lewes. Thomas Paine's Chapel (Westgate) opens its doors for something special. A night of original music from three of the best (hard) working musicians around.
Jack Francis In little over a year, Jack Francis has gone from playing his unique brand of Folk/Soul/Americana at small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton, to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena.
His debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing, as well as receiving national radio play on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 Music show. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017. The lead single 'Play On' was recorded at The Workshop, Notting Hill in late 2016, and was debuted on BBC Introducing shortly after.
"Hauntingly wondeful acoustic tunes tinged in old school Americana." - Southampton Music Magazine
"Brilliant voice and amazing songwriting talent!" – BBC Introducing
James Baxter At 21 James was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast.
Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting.
His first single 'Soap & Water' debuted in the top 10 of the I-Tunes Country charts in late 2017. This summer will see James hit the road to promote his debut release on Mi7 Records.
Carlo Woods Estevez As singer and guitarist for the Junkyard Choir, Carlo has been at the forefront of local South Coast contemporary Blues. He will bring his own material performed as a solo, acoustic set. Expect haunting melody and songs that stay with you.
Come and join us for the first Coastal Connections gig to hit Lewes and support live, original music.
Fri 6 Jul
An afternoon concert by soprano Daria Robertson with piano accompaniment by Zhanna Kemp featuring the songs of Russian both sacred and secular - doors 2.30 concert starts at 3pm - bar and retiring collection for the musicians.
Daria Robertson is a classically trained soprano. Originally from Kyrgyzstan (former Soviet republic), studied in Opera Choral Studio at Opera and Ballet theatre, Bishkek (capital town). Continues taking private vocal lessons with locally famous opera singer Olga Zhizherina. Daria enjoys performing in the UK with Brighton & Hove Russian Choir, The Heber Opera, The Southwick Opera, Opera Coast Eastbourne and BBC proms extra, and many other events.
Zhanna Kemp was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She started to play the piano at the age of 7 and after finishing music school graduated from Saint Petersburg Mussorgsky Musical College with a Diploma of Music School Teacher and Accompanist. After 5 years of study in St Petersburg State Pedagogical University named after Herzen she successfully qualified as a Teacher of Music and Music Education Methodologist in 1995, after which she worked in different music and art schools in Russia. Zhanna moved to Brighton over five years ago and continues teaching piano in both English and Russian languages. She also teach music in Russian School Gorizont in Brighton and participating in many concerts as an accompanist.
Sun 10 Jun
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