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Londinium brings a cappella music to Hastings and Bexhill over bank holiday weekend

Critically acclaimed London chamber choir Londinium is visiting Hastings and Bexhill on the August bank holiday weekend with a programme celebrating the myths of the sea and the passage of time, as they explain.

Posted 12:18 Friday, Aug 9, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: a cappella Andrew Griffiths Gluepot Londinium
The Alan Tyler Show

Leading Americana band to play Hastings

On Saturday 3 August, The Stag Inn will be presenting the Alan Tyler Show, featuring Alan Tyler, one of the leading lights in the UK-based American style country roots music scene, reports HOT’s Paul Way-Rider.

Posted 17:39 Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alan Tyler David Quantick Stag Inn

Enjoyable afternoon of music with the ParkinSongsters

St John the Evangelist, Hollington, 29 July 2019: HOT music correspondent Brian Hick enjoyed a welcome return to St John’s by the ParkinSongsters, a choir consisting of Parkinson sufferers and their supporters, for another afternoon of popular songs and music-making.

Posted 15:08 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 In: Music & Sound

Odette Adams takes centre stage at Jazz Hastings

Singer-songwriter Odette Adams, whose fresh, vibrant and summery sound has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Erika Badu, will be taking centre stage at Jazz Hastings August session, writes Julian Norridge.

Posted 14:16 Monday, Jul 29, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Eric Ford Jazz Hastings Julian Norridge Kartik Raghunathan Matt Chandler Odette Adams

Hastings Big Band promise a big night

Legendary British saxophonist, composer and arranger Pete Hurt will be filling the stage at Jazz Hastings’ July session on 9 July, when he directs the sensational 17-piece Hastings Big Band. Julian Norridge previews what promises to be a big night.

Posted 17:10 Monday, Jul 1, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Hastings Big Band Jazz Hastings Julian Norridge

HIPCC runner-up Kinasov returns for summer recital

Maxim Kinasov, the brilliant young Russian pianist who won second prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra prize at this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, is returning to the town to give this year’s prestigious Summer Recital at picturesque Fairlight Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 7 July. Julian Norridge writes.

Celebrating 60 years of Ronnie Scott’s iconic jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s Story, White Rock Theatre, Wednesday 19 June 2019:  London’s most famous jazz venue is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars are on tour to tell the story. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick went to hear them when they came to the White Rock Theatre last week for an evening of nostalgia and story-telling, linked with music spanning the whole of the history of the club.

Posted 11:49 In: Music & Sound

First tango in Rye’s new venue

Hastings Philharmonic gave their first concert at the new Bridge Point arts centre in Rye on Saturday 15 June. Dedicated to the tango, the event was witnessed by HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick.

Posted 18:53 Monday, Jun 17, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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