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Pier proves a welcome saviour for live music in Hastings

The lockdown months have necessarily been a barren time for live music in Hastings, so Darren Johnson is pleased to celebrate the return of live performances on the pier with John Bownas, who played a key role in bringing it about. Photos By Russell Jacobs.

Posted 20:41 Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Darrren Johnson Emma Joliffe John Bownas pier Russell Jacobs

Live music club off to a flyer

A local Hastings music promoter is turning the traditional model of organising a music gig on its head: rather than booking musicians and bands and then selling tickets, John Bownas has started a live music club, with members paying just £7 per month so that quality new bands can be brought from around the country (and beyond) to play in town. He told Nick Terdre about his brainwave.

Posted 06:48 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Beautiful Days Glastonbury Hastings Flyer John Bownas live music club Nick Terdre

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 Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Andy Gunton City of Culture Hastings and Rother Music City Hastings Music Month John Bownas Music City The Flyer The Stinger
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