Category: Review

Live music, entertainment, and events in Hastings

ALIBI

ALIBI wrap up Christmas with one final gig

ALIBI have have had a busy 12 months, and this show was their parting gift to 2017. The Hastings indie-rockers have conquered the festival circuit with a BBC Introducing place…
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Stillwave – photos and video (Hastings Blackmarket VIP)

Providing support for local stars, ALIBI, Dutch alt-rockers Stillwave delivered a gloriously retrospective sound with layers of synths forming the foundation to a cinematic soundscape. This was the band’s last…
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Kirk Brandon Akoustik plus Jamie Smart (photos and video)

Two world-class voices on one bill. Kirk Brandon has been stunning audiences for many years with his uniquely operatic vocal style. When paired with a beautiful cello accompaniment (plus the…
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The Memphis Flyers (photos and video)

If there’s one musical style that never goes out of fashion it’s rockabilly – and that’s what the Memphis Flyers do best. The fast-paced, slap-bass, rrhythm is always infectious, and…
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Dirt Royal (photos and video)

Dirt Royal are at the same time both an in-yer-face live ball of energy and a band who deliver fast-paced but radio-friendly songs that have been catching the ears of…
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The Ramonas (photos and video)

The Ramonas always give it 100%, and whether they are in tribute or original mode, you know the riffs will be flying fast and furious. Sounding as amazing as ever,…
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The Haystingers put the ‘oo’ in Hillbilly Boogie

If there’s a band you need to have on your radar in Hastings right now it’s The Haystingers.   By a country mile they’re the real deal when it comes…
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Afro Celt Sound System (photos) – De La warr Pavilion

The mighty Afro Celt Sound System is a must-see experience. Blending so many musical styles and genres and retaining each individual flavour is a real skill, and they have perfected…
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The Dhol Foundation (photos): De La Warr Pavilion

The Dhol Foundation quickly had the Bexhill crowd up and out of their seats with their infectious rythmns. You could fail to feel the power of their unique fusion of…
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Benjamin Zephania gets White Rock dancing in the aisles

Arriving a little after the start of the show we slipped into our seats for the precursor to the main Hastings Storytelling Festival event – the new Hammer and Tongue…
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