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Lack of plan no impediment to enjoying Saturday Unplugged

Darren Johnson couldn’t get any friends to come with him to savour the delights of Saturday Unplugged, when a myriad of lesser known bands play short acoustic sets in numerous pubs across the Old Town and now St Leonards. But that didn’t daunt him, and of course he had a brilliant time, as logged below. Darren also took the photos.

Posted 18:44 Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Creature Creature Darren Johnson Doghouse Outhouse Earl Grey fat tuesday Lost Revellers Saturday Unplugged Sister Suzie

Joe Gideon gig leaves Piper audience satisfied

Joe Gideon at The Piper, St Leonards, Saturday 15 February 2020 – review by Darren Johnson.

Posted 20:18 Monday, Feb 17, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Darren Johnson Gris-De-Lin Jim Sclavunos Joe Gideon Simonne Suzie Stapleton

Fat Tuesday festivities break out on Friday

Now in its eleventh year, Hastings’ annual Mardi Gras celebration, Fat Tuesday, where scores of acts converge on dozens of venues to entertain thousands of punters for five days of music and general madness, launches on Friday 21 February this year. Darren Johnson surveys the rich offer of music and entertainment which lies in store. Images supplied by Fat Tuesday PR team.

Posted 12:15 Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Baxter Dury Darren Johnson fat tuesday Greentea Peng Kid Kapichi King Size Slim Kudu Blue Loud Noises Umbrella Parade

Sweet thoughts from Andy Scott ahead of Bexhill gig

Ahead of their gig at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on 21 December, Darren Johnson talks to the Sweet’s Andy Scott who, along with Brian Connolly, Mick Tucker and Steve Priest, was part of the classic 1970s line-up and continues with the band to this day.

Posted 16:31 Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Andy Scott Bruce Bisland Darren Johnson Lee Small Mike Chapman Paul Manzi Rock Against Cancer Steve Mann Steve Priest Sweet Tony O'Hora

Steeleye Span celebrate 50 years of pioneering folk rock with Hastings gig

Pioneering folk rock group Steeleye Span are celebrating 50 years with an anniversary tour. Ahead of their gig at St Mary in the Castle on 21 November, Darren Johnson talks to founder member Maddy Prior.

Posted 20:24 Monday, Nov 11, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Benji Kirkpatrick Darren Johnson Jesse May Smart Julian Littman Liam Genockey Maddy Prior Roger Carey Spud Sinclair Steeleye Span Violeta Barrena

Lindisfarne return on top form

After well-received performances from both Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span at St Mary in the Castle this past year, it perhaps came as no surprise that it was time for that other giant of the late 60s/early 70s folk-rock: Lindisfarne. HOT correspondent Darren Johnson reports on the return of a well-loved band. Photos by Richard Broady.

Posted 12:12 Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Darren Johnson Lindisfarne Ray Jackson

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

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
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