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Voulez Vous win tickets for the show?

This Abba tribute band has embarked upon a brand new tour for 2013/14, aptly named, ‘Mad about ABBA’ and they visit The White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Saturday 11 May. It has now been 22 years since Voulez Vous’ humble beginnings back in autumn 1992. Why not enter the competition for 2 tickets and more? asks HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:18 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,
Garry Blakeley

Garry Blakeley, Magical Master Fiddler at the Stables Theatre

Review of Garry Blakeley’s show ‘Celebrate’ at the Stables Theatre, Hastings on April 26th.

Posted 21:29 Monday, Apr 29, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
Pearl Fisher's chorus

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at White Rock

Liane Carroll in concert

Liane Carroll – there’s no-one like her!

Review of new album launch Ballads on Saturday April 13 in Hastings

Posted 20:09 Monday, Apr 15, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,
Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea in 19th century courtesy Redfearn Archive

St John Passion in St Leonards

We had another musical evening last night, courtesy of the Hastings Philharmonic Choir, in the magnificent Oxford Movement building of Christ Church, Saint Leonards.  If there’s classical music going, I believe in seizing the opportunity, and although choral music isn’t my favourite, you can’t go far wrong with Bach, writes Antony Mair.

Liane Carroll Ballads cd cover

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea talks with Liane Carroll about her life as a singer and musician, her experience of working with other musicians, the demise of the pub piano and the future of jazz. He asks how her continuing success has affected her musically and personally, and also enquires about her life outside music.

Posted 14:13 Friday, Mar 29, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,
Marcio Da Silva conducts

Passion for Bach in St Leonards

A fine concert for the Easter season takes place on Saturday 6 April when the Hastings Philharmonic Choir will sing, in English, the magnificent St John Passion, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack, who is also a member of the choir. This sacred oratorio, a dramatic depiction of the events of Holy Week, was written by JS Bach in 1742.

Nun

Nun better!

The Nuns are an all-lady band paying tribute to The Monks. The drummer, Bongo Debbie, lives in St Leonards and has lured her bandmates down to play at The Royal Standard on Easter Saturday evening. Ian Greensmith tried to find out more and got the habit…

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