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Save The Tub!

Local venue under threat but you can help. The venue, known variously as The Union Bar, The Tub or The Tubman to its many loyal users has to find approximately £5,000 to improve fire safety within the pub, or it will have to close down by the end of February. Andy Gunton writes.

Big Air on a G String

The world’s largest subterranean skate park – Source in Hastings – normally resounds to an eclectic mix of rock, punk and hip hop, but on Tuesday 14 February, freestyle BMXers and skateboarders will be able to hear some of the world’s most talented young pianists killing it on the keyboard of a grand piano while they shred the vert. Alison Levinson writes.

Posted 08:14 Friday, Feb 10, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alison Levinson Frank wibaut Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition HIPCC Marc Moore Silverdale Primary Academy Source Source Park White Rock Theatre

The Lantern Society

Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou’s Lantern Society reads the hand stitched bunting, dappled in flickering candlelight and red glow. A thriving hubbub and forum, cauldron and big top. A throng of performers and listeners alike gathered from all over town and beyond jostle and meet. There’s no list for players to sign up, it’s not even first come first served, for at the Lantern Society fortune favours the brave.

Posted 15:04 Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alan King Andy Gunton Bill and Eddy Odel ExPatriot hannah lou Harry Osbourne Otti Albietz trevor moss

A Winter’s Tale

Come and enjoy the lovely singing of Harmony One in aid of the Snowflake Night Shelter on Saturday 11 February at St Clements Church in Hastings Old Town. A Winter’s Tale features contemporary settings of Shakespeare’s lyrics for female voices. You can be sure there will be some beautiful harmonies and exquisite melodies. Debbie Warren writes.

Posted 13:57 In: Music & Sound Tags: A Winter's Tale debbie warren Harmony One The Snowflake Trust The Two Towers Handbells

Here comes 1st Annual Hastings Music Month

Hull may have scooped ‘City of Culture’ for 2017, but Hastings and Rother don’t care – because now we’re a self-styled ‘Music City’ and nobody is going to take that title away after a year: this is for keeps. John Bownas writes with undisguised enthusiasm about his discovery of the Music City concept and why he – and others – believe it’s an ideal opportunity for economic regeneration and growth.

Posted 12:19 In: Music & Sound Tags: Andy Gunton City of Culture Hastings and Rother Music City Hastings Music Month Music City The Flyer The Stinger

Help make Hastings a musical mecca!

Your input is most definitely needed! 

Posted 11:34 In: Music & Sound Tags: fat tuesday Hastings & Rother Music City Music Month Polly Gifford The Stinger

Trash’d brings Thomas Truax to town TONIGHT!

Musician and soundsmith, Thomas Truax, he of the songs that are stories and self-created instruments will be appearing as part of the Trash Cannes Festival at a venue that is as unique as he is, Kino Teatr in St Leonards-on-Sea. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Truax some questions and discovers how his creative ingenuity and stubborn determination have helped forged his musical pathway.

Posted 06:54 Friday, Jan 27, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: 'Mother Superior' Dr Seuss-ian Gramophone Keith Rodway Kino-Teatr Thomas Truax Trash Cannes Trash'd

Pete Burden: talented and generous jazzman

Influential jazz saxophonist Pete Burden passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of 27 December 2016 at the age of 75. Christopher Hoggins, who knew Pete well and once painted his portrait, recalls a life well-lived by a highly talented and generous musician.

Posted 20:06 Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alistair Franklin Andrew Winterbourne Barrie Selwyn bebop Brass Monkey Christopher Hoggins jazz workshops JD Bar Joe Lee Wilson John Graebe Liane Carroll Lionel Grigson Paul Zec Pete White Rebecca Mason Roger Carey Ronnie Scott's Spike Wells Trevor Beale Troubador Club
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