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NJE’s Afloat passes the road test

When drummer Simon Charterton isn’t championing the more challenging bands in town at Weird Sh*t nights, he’s playing music in a handful of bands including his super-group, Near Jazz Experience. This star-studded trio have just released a new album, Afloat. Erica Smith takes it for a spin up the A21.

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A totally alternative election night

As both politicians and impressarios know, things never go according to plan. Back in February, Blurt and Near Jazz Experience were set to share the stage at Kino-Teatr. Unfortunately Ted Milton – the man behind Blurt since 1979 – was ill and the gig was postponed until 8 June. Then Theresa May announced a general election. Erica Smith finds out how to escape election madness into a whole new world of musical madness.

Do you recognise these characters? Duo Bogof live at one end of Norman Road and perform at the other.

Add some variety to your Sunday afternoon

HOT’s Erica Smith is lying in the St Leonards gutter and dreaming of the stars.

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Bedders (and friends) play jazz

This Thursday Kino-Teatr presents Tongue & Groove – a radio show / podcast recording plus a live gig from members of Madness, Alabama 3, Higsons and Special AKA – all for a fiver. Erica Smith cornered Madness’s Mark Bedford – Bedders – to find out more.

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At the cutting edge of Sheared Wit

HOT’s Erica Smith meets Simon Charterton, the man behind many of the more interesting musical events in the area, and finds out what makes his metronome tick.

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workshops for string and woodwind musicians

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A near jazz experience at The Kino

The new cinema/theatre performance space behind Baker Mamonova continues to push artistic boundaries after its sell-out opening play last weekend. This Friday (17th July) brings The Near Jazz Experience to Hastings & St Leonards for the first time. HOT’s Erica Smith gets excited about the prospect…

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