February, 2022

Hayley Savage & The Equatorial Group - The Brass

18 Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP, United KingdomCompleted17feb8:00 pm11:00 pmHayley Savage & The Equatorial Group - The Brass


18 Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP, United Kingdom

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February 17, 2022 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Hayley Savage & Band
Hayley will be performing songs from her upcoming album with a dynamic new band of Hastings musicians. The Hayley Savage Trio which includes the incredible vocals of Lizzie Rafati and Victoria Howarth are now joined by Evan Jenkins on drums, John Nicholls on bass and Matt Juckes on Keys. We have a special guest lined up for joining us on electric guitar, to be announced!

‘Hayley Savage grew up in Hastings, skating, sea-swimming by moonlight and playing the guitar. It wasn’t long before the alternative musical and cultural enclave she called home inspired her to begin songwriting.

Drawn to the music and voices of the likes of Neil Young and Sandy Denny, she immersed herself in music and the rich scene of her home town. Finding an ally in Hastings-based alt folk stalwart Tim Hoyte, she grew in confidence, finding her voice and committing to a life as an artist.

As with so many who stare out to sea, she set sail, and found herself performing in the bars and cafés of her new adopted home, Amsterdam. Here she honed her craft, becoming an established figure on the music scene. A local record shop championing her releases, and even having a large scale canvas made of her face to put on display!

Just like the tide casts out and draws back in, Hayley returned to these shores, bringing back with her a wealth of experience, and a new found motivation. She formed the Brighton-based American folk inspired trio ‘Grand Palace’ with Dan Harding (Benedict Benjamin) and Mark Benton (Seadog), supporting the likes of Steven Adams (Broken Family Band), Andrew Wasylyk and Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws).

Returning to Hastings, since 2018 Hayley has performed regularly, becoming a firm favourite at the legendary acoustic club, ‘The Lantern Society’ run by Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, as well as supporting This Is The Kit, William The Conqueror and Tom Williams, both solo and with her three piece harmony group.

May 2020 saw her release the critically acclaimed ‘All Along The Railings ‘ EP, a raw stripped back acoustic record with subtle touches of Hofner Verithin fuzz. She says, ‘I like to sing songs about pain, and about hope.’

Hayley Savage is an artist who transcends categorization. Possessing a voice that would hold it’s own on any stage, in any era, her often self-conscious facade conceals a deep and unflinching artistic commitment. She is more than simply the product of the alternative towns she has called home, she is the very fabric of them.
(words by Trevor Deeble)


The Equatorial Group
We are privileged to have such an incredible act as support on this show. Eastbourne and the South Coasts finest Alt Country / Americana band. This gig has been long awaited by both Hayley and TEG and we have cannot wait to share the stage!!

Check out their latest release Falling Sands Album:

“The Equatorial Group has been described in many ways, from languid Americana, to ramshackle roots pop. Above all, it is honest heartfelt music that proudly displays their love for their influences, at the same time leaving a little room to display their own little take on things.”



The second of our opening acts is Hastings very own Snake Eats Boy Acoustic Singer and Songwriter. We are so excited to have Harrison join us and make this an extra special event with his beautiful and sophisticated style of heart felt song writing and delivery.

Inspired by the likes of Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst and Will Oldham, there is a haunting tenderness to the lyrics of this track – telling tales of insomnia-induced panic attacks, alienation and the disenfranchisement of today’s youth, the songwriting hits close to home. This is subject matter that I might usually suggest only folk-noir buffs could resonate with, but Snake Eats Boy possess an innate ability to make their little niche accessible to anybody who listens, much like Isaac Gracie. Guitars drenched in reverb with the addition of some distant ambient noise provide a simple and effective bed for crestfallen vocal melodies, creating a soundscape laden with warmth and darkness.

These are exciting early days for Snake Eats Boy’s first releases, already championed by BBC Introducing. We look forward to hearing what they have in store for release next – if you’re looking for news on future releases, be sure to check out their links below.

Find Snake Eats Boy on Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud and Spotify.

Our opening act is the wonderful and amazingly talented upcoming artist Bellza Moore.
Bellza is fast becoming one to watch in the Hastings music scene and will open the show with a selection of new and original songs they have crafted and self recorded and produced.
Beautiful soft tones and lyrics that ooze with honesty are accompanied by exquistite finger style guitar and keys.

Check out their first release ‘Out of Phase’:

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