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Vocal Explosion, Hastings’ award-winning world music choir led by Juliet Russell, is offering two FREE feel-good singing workshops for adults aged 18 and over. No singing experience necessary. No need to book. All welcome.

Posted 07:45 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Juliet Russell Vocal Explosion

Self-taught guitarist headlines at Jazz Hastings

Jazz legend Jim Mullen will be headlining at this month’s Jazz Hastings session on Tuesday 9 May at East Hastings Sea Angling Association. He describes himself as one of the last generation of self-taught guitarists, writes Jazz Hastings’ Julian Norridge.

Posted 09:51 Friday, May 5, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Brian Auger Dick Morrissey Jazz Hastings John Donaldson Julian Norridge Kokomo Morrissey-Mullen Pete Brown Simon Thorpe Spike Wells Vinegar Joe

Evocative concert from talented Molly and Jack in unique  church setting

Hastings’ annual Jack in the Green is renowned for its May Day parade and its morris dancing, but the four-day programme always throws up a handful of good concerts too, and that is before you even get to the Hastings Folk Fest in the week that follows. One of the highlights of JitG this year was Molly Evans and Jack Rutter performing in St Clement’s Church in the Old Town – HOT correspondent Darren Johnson spent a congenial evening enjoying their concert.

Posted 16:10 Wednesday, May 3, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alan Garner Archie Churchill Moss Darren Johnson Jack Rutter Molly Evans St Clements

Fairport celebrate their 50th at Folk Fest

One of the major music events of the year is upon us – Hastings Folk Fest, six days of all kinds of folk at various venues around town, with Fairport Convention as the headline act. The organisers explain what lies in store.

Posted 10:41 Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Captain's Beard Electric Palace Equatorial Group Folk Fest Garry Blakeley Jason McNiff lantern society Los Twangueros May Queen Pocketsize Rik Van Den Bosch Stone Junction Titus United Stoats of America

Good Vibrations

Earlier this month Sound Waves Community Choir were singing in the Sussex Studio at the White Rock Theatre as part of Beatles Day. Now they are back with their very own tribute to the swinging sixties: ‘Good Vibrations’. Debbie Warren writes.

Posted 08:14 Friday, Apr 28, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: debbie warren HOT Ukelele Group Sound Waves Choir

Maximum impact from Maximo Park

Alternative popsters Maximo Park have just released their blistering new album ‘Risk To Exist’. HOT’s Erica Smith talked to vocalist Paul Smith about the motivation behind the music and why he is excited about playing the De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday 13 May.

Posted 10:43 Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: De La Warr Pavilion Duncan Lloyd Get High Lukas Wooller Maximo Park Paul Smith Risk to Exist Take back control the national health Tom English

Memorable night of folk rock from Green Diesel

When folk rock group Green Diesel recently played the Albion, music enthusiast Darren Johnson was there to welcome them back after a long absence.

Posted 20:29 Monday, Apr 10, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Darren Johnson Ellen Care Green Diesel Greg Ireland Incredible String Band Steeleye Span The Hangman's Fee

Good Gig Buddies needed

Gig Buddies links people with and without learning disabilities together to enjoy live music and other social activities together. Harri Oliver writes.

Posted 17:04 Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Gig Buddies Harri Oliver Paul Richards Stay Up Late
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