Cellophane Flowers: The Beatles Revisited

Cellophane Flowers: The Beatles Revisited

Cellophane Flowers is a trio of experienced musicians interpreting The Beatles’ work in a new, refreshing way focussing on the vocals - only accompanied by one guitar. Guitarist/singer Alex Eberhard joins forces with supreme vocalists Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer to explore the vocal possibilities in the timeless Lennon/McCartney catalogue... 

A Dog Called Snoop-Beard (and the Curse of the Seasick Parrot)

A Dog Called Snoop-Beard (and the Curse of the Seasick Parrot)

Following four sell-out years of Brighton Fringe shows, TPTPC are back with a brand-new adventure. Featuring hilarious pop-song parodies, magic, 'sublime silliness' and a couple of important 'life lessons' for the children along the way... 

Epicene

Epicene

After three sold-out shows, five-star reviews and a nomination for LGBT Brighton Fringe award in 2017, Paul Diello returns with a new, updated version of 'Epicene'. Watch as Diello interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well loved female compositions by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Björk and Annie Lennox, to name a few. 

Matthew Gest's Boogie Troop

Matthew Gest's Boogie Troop

Blues and boogie piano. The trio groove, swing and shuffle their way through an intoxicating mix of original tunes, covers, rock'n'roll classics and the occasional rag. Influenced by the New Orleans piano sounds of Fats Domino, Dr John, Professor Longhair and James Booker, the show is relentlessly energetic, appealing not just to blues and jazz fans, generating feel-good vibes, dancing and ultimately fun... 

The Blues Corporation Live

The Blues Corporation Live

Get set for another hot performance by the legendary Brighton-based nine-piece. Funky, blues and soul, with original material and arrangements of classics including James Brown, Big Joe Turner, Donnie Hathaway, Otis Rush and much, much more... 

Cate Ferris, Catgod & The Galleons

Cate Ferris, Catgod & The Galleons

The Galleons host an eclectic selection of their favourite bands. All have been featured on BBC 6 Music, and in 2018 will be building on an impressive list of festivals, gigs and reviews... 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales was started by a collective of eleven Brighton based writers who wanted to bring new writing to the stage. It’s now well-established in Brighton and Hove, a place where you can meet many writers who, with little prompting, will tell you about the stories they are not managing to find the time to write... 

Covent Garden Double Bill

Covent Garden Double Bill

'Man of 1000 Farces', returns after last years Spiegeltent: Bosco sell-out performances, to present his award-winning comedy magic show. He fills the theatre, with a bombardment of Vaudeville characters, clowning illusions, mask, puppetry and sideshow... 

Edana Minghella Quartet presents: From Ella to Elvis

Edana Minghella Quartet presents: From Ella to Elvis

Following last year's sell-out performances, vocalist Edana Minghella returns with 'From Ella to Elvis': gorgeous songs of love and longing from jazz standards to contemporary classics... 

Aaaaand Relax... It's Darren & Co

Aaaaand Relax... It's Darren & Co

Ben Elliott and James Pryor are the two buffoons that make up surreal sketch outfit, Darren & Co. They're back at Brighton Fringe with their new one-hour show that touches on the controversial and banality of life... 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family, clown, theatre show. 'Mr Pineapple Head' works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco is an 11-piece explosive blend of traditional Brazilian Samba meets contemporary guitar and sax-filled festival vibes. With a strong local following and a history of energetic sold-out shows, Bloco Branco are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get you dancing... 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at the Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at the Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue is a high-energy band playing a mix of dance-friendly classic and contemporary soul music, with a twist of funk. Fronted by two dynamic lead singers and with a pulsating horn and rhythm section, this Brighton-based eight-piece provides a truly authentic soul revue experience... 

The Treason Show

The Treason Show

Composed of a succession of satirical sketches, this festival special of The Treason Show ridicules all the supposedly powerful members of this planet. In so doing, it also highlights the ridiculousness of the many institutions we humans have worldwide... 

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues. Drawing upon various world music genres in a jazz setting, don't expect traditional big band music. Consisting of four trumpets, four trombones, six woodwind and four in the rhythm section... 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. The 10-piece ensemble has members hailing from all over the world, referencing a wide range of genres in their writing, and on a musical journey which blends traditional instruments with a modern sound. 

Cabaret Burlesque

Cabaret Burlesque

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Le Burlesque Klub is performing its retro brand of sexy and funny burlesque performance with plenty of sequins and laughter. 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex's premier Oasis tribute act. Journey from the powerhouse swagger rock of  'Supersonic' to the psychedelic storm of  'Shock of the Lightning', touching base with classics such as 'Wonderwall', 'Some Might Say', 'Half a World Away' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Short story and flash fiction readings with audience participation. 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella's new album, 'All or Nothing', a tribute to Billie Holiday. A stunning selection from Lady Day’s vast repertoire. Expect a stirring performance of song and story from Edana and her quartet, that those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. A riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration. 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a singer/songwriter, best-selling author and ultra-runner. His music is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety... 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. Get set for another hot performance by the legendary Brighton-based nine-piece! Funky blues and soul, full horn section for that really BIG sound, these rare appearances by the band are frequently a sell-out, so book early and don’t miss out! 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Hastings-based Oudolin will be bringing you authentic music from a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey and Moorish Spain... 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. They play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary tracks – you're guaranteed to be dancing your socks off to their super-tight guitars, drums, bass, and horn section... 

Insomnia

Insomnia

It’s said that two fasting, sleepless nights are all that separates us from savagery. And the play I saw last night, Insomnia, devised by ZLS Theatre, is well endowed with the kaleidoscopic disorientation, claustrophobia and the downright maddening of such an eventuality... 

Zrazy: New Album Tour

Zrazy: New Album Tour

The award-winning Irish duo of original soul/jazz/pop are back with their new album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’. Winners of the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) for Best Album in 2006... 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. Seven or eight top-quality acts every week... 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier 'Jazz Jam' with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band leads the way for gifted amateurs and regular, unannounced, world-class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. The Mingus Underground Octet features some of the finest jazz and improvising musicians in the SE and London. Capturing the excitement and the spirit of Mingus’ music and giving audiences the opportunity to hear his unique legacy. 

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

Hilarious new surreal sketch show about how humans are. Jealousy, revenge, frustration, fear, love, bitterness, hate, regret, nostalgia all displaced through eccentric and bizarre characters from Brighton... 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog in a cape and red pants. Snoop and his friends are back following last year’s sell-out run, in an hilarious new adventure about what it takes to be a superhero... 

An evening of Motown with Suprema

An evening of Motown with Suprema

Show-stopping Motown-covers act with three female vocalists who provide choreographed dance routines, costume changes and epic vocals! Performing only the best songs from Motown to get you up and dancing from the get go! They provide a dazzling show which will have you all off of your seats! 

Punning Linguist

Punning Linguist

Heart-wrenching, harrowing, ill-fated, anguished; these words would not at all be out of place in a review of a Shakespearian tragedy but alas, this was no evening of star crossed lovers and unrequited affection but an unfortunate attempt at a night of stand-up comedy... 

Will Johns + The Real Si-B

Will Johns + The Real Si-B

British Blues Award Nominee (2012-14) Will Johns has been playing Blues Rock across the globe for over fifteen years. A blend of fiery vocals and guitar wizardry, his compositions and performances consist of blistering authentic roots... 

Songs from the Station Cloud

Songs from the Station Cloud

An exquisite collection of original songs with a deeply textured, lush, acoustic sound from acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Rosie Brown and her imaginative, virtuoso band (Bernd Rest – guitars and vox; Simon C Russell – bass, viola and vox; Paul May – drums)... 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

One of the most exciting acts in the South, this 8-piece soul/funk band goes from strength to strength with their thrilling mix of classic and modern songs. Songs span the ‘60's to present day, with tunes by Aretha Franklin, Randy Crawford, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye to name a few... 

The Mama Mia Murder Mystery Evening

The Mama Mia Murder Mystery Evening

Help identify the dastardly murderer. Mama Mia has been found dead in her dressing room at a concert venue in Hove. The legendary female pop star has a string of hit records stretching back more than twenty years and tonight was to be the debut night of her latest tour, a private gig amongst fans as a warm-up... 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Back for their fifth Brighton Fringe, spoken word group Rattle Tales present a night of interactive literature. Authors read then the audience gets involved, shaking rattles and asking questions... 

Edana Minghella Sings Billie Holiday

Edana Minghella Sings Billie Holiday

Much-loved Brighton-based vocalist Edana Minghella presents two nights of her stunning sell-out tribute to Billie Holiday. A moving, highly personal performance of song and story which those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

The Blues Corporation Live!

The Blues Corporation Live!

The legendary Brighton based Blues Corporation are back for another sizzling night of funky blues and soul. A glittering nine-piece line up with a full horn section and harmonica for a really big sound... 

Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll

With several BBC Jazz Awards, a Parliamentary Jazz Award & accolades from Ronnie Scott’s Awards, Liane Carroll is one of the most accomplished and respected jazz singers in the UK and internationally... 

Wille & The Bandits

Wille & The Bandits

Covering a wide range of genres from rock and world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks’ upright bass and 6-string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing... 

Shaun Buswell’s Orchestra Challenges

Shaun Buswell’s Orchestra Challenges

Shaun Buswell likes a challenge. He’s attempted to form orchestras made up of musicians he meets randomly as strangers. He’s completed these challenges on the London underground and The Edinburgh Festival... 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

Eight of the finest jazz and improvising musicians in the South East are dedicated to capturing the excitement and the spirit of Charles Mingus’ music. The great jazz bass player, composer, arranger and bandleader had a unique approach to the development and performance of music, combining composition and collective improvisation to create music that was provocative and avant-garde as well as being rooted in the jazz tradition and in blues amd gospel music. 

Caribbean Vibes

Caribbean Vibes

Outstanding young musicians perform live steel band music. This amazingly talented group have previously performed across Europe. Experience a cross cultural, live music extravaganza of soca, funk, pop and much more! 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

11-piece urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul coaxing singer and a life affirming, gotta dance vibe. 

Duotone, Jacko Hooper + Choice

Duotone, Jacko Hooper + Choice

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown. A songwriter unafraid to explore real-life experiences that are often hidden from view. His debut album and critically acclaimed second LP 'Ropes' navigated through the loss of his wife, but made for a remarkably optimistic collection of songs... 

All Things Must Pass

All Things Must Pass

Alex Eberhard presents a sublime 10-piece electric orchestra. Reflecting his love of George Harrison's music and the inspirational ‘Concert for George’ organised by Eric Clapton... 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier Jazz Jam with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band lead the way for gifted amateurs and regular unannounced world class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

A Dog Called Snoop (Tails of the Very Unexpected)

A Dog Called Snoop (Tails of the Very Unexpected)

TPTPC are back with their funniest, messiest and most heart-warming show yet. With lots of audience participation, a dance-off between Snoop and the world’s most famous dog detective, a penguin addicted to yogurt and a Proclaimer’s song like you've never heard it before... 

Paul Zenon in Linking Rings

Paul Zenon in Linking Rings

1926: Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives... 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

The Funny Papers: The Theory of Nothing

The Funny Papers: The Theory of Nothing

Dark, sexy gothic comic characters for a modern age, The Funny Papers deliver a surreal fast paced comedy sketch show to keep you giggling, thinking and laughing out loud for an hour... 

Cabaret Burlesque

Cabaret Burlesque

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Le Burlesque Klub is performing its retro brand of sexy and funny burlesque performance with plenty of sequins and laughter... 

Unhealthy relationships: Song, Stories and Visual Mayhem

Unhealthy relationships: Song, Stories and Visual Mayhem

Brighton-based storytellers, musicians, artists and wizards ponder the crippling and humiliating effect of unhealthy relationships (humour included!). Featuring musical band Kindelan, artist Ed Briggs, poet Daniel Searle and writer/gigolo Sam J Gasson... 

The Studio 9 Orchestra Live

The Studio 9 Orchestra Live

Formed in 2011, the Studio 9 Orchestra performs some of the finest contemporary arrangements for an 18-piece jazz band. This concert will take you through a musical journey where the hardest Mingus swing sits next to funk and breathtaking orchestral harmonies, played by some of the finest musicians on the south coast. 

Rockit! Brighton Showcase

Rockit! Brighton Showcase

A must for live music fans of all ages, this is your chance to catch the next generation of Brighton & Hove musicians live on stage! This Rockit! Brighton showcase will feature young musicians aged 10 to 16 years old, performing a breadth of popular rock and pop material, all chosen by the students themselves... 

The Blues Corporation Live!

The Blues Corporation Live!

The legendary,Brighton-based,nine-piece blues and soul band are back for one of their rare appearances. Frequently a sell-out so book ahead and don’t miss out! 

The Blues Corporation Live!

The Blues Corporation Live!

The legendary Brighton-based Blues Corporation are back for another sizzling night of funky blues and soul. Glittering nine-piece line up with full horn section and harmonica for a really BIG sound... 

Matthew Gest’s Boogie Woogie Troop

Matthew Gest’s Boogie Woogie Troop

A steaming set of good time, blues piano grooves. Led by local virtuoso Matthew Gest (piano/vocals), the troop boogie, swing and shuffle along, breaking off into rock and roll classics and the occasional rag along the way... 

Cajun Zydeco Party III

Cajun Zydeco Party III

The Cajun Dawgs and Rough chowder make a Fringe return to The Brunswick - book early, 2012 was a sell-out. With their mixture of acoustic Cajun, grinding Zydeco, dark NOLA blues and jumping swamp rock’n’roll... 

Cabaret Burlesque

Cabaret Burlesque

On their third return to the Fringe, French dance troupe Le Burlesque Klub brought a certain je ne sais quoi to the festival’s lineup with their unique brand of neo-burlesque. The Parisian beauties took to the stage at Brighton (well Hove, actually) boozer The Brunswick for an evening of raucous and raunchy entertainment... 

Yiri Baa West African High-Life Afro Beat

Yiri Baa West African High-Life Afro Beat

Yiri Baa – West African Roots Manding AfroBeat Band brings you a performance of the wildest music from The Gambia, Senegal and Mali, West Africa. Authentic, traditional, and contemporary with original compositions... 

Body & Soul: A Tribute to Billie Holiday

Body & Soul: A Tribute to Billie Holiday

Edana Minghella, one of Brighton’s best loved jazz vocalists, plays tribute to the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday, in this special show. Edana and her fabulous quintet celebrate Lady Day’s emotional and distinctive take on jazz standards, from heartfelt blues ('God Bless The Child') to signature ballads ('Don’t Explain') to sassy swing ('All Or Nothing At All')... 

The ‘Bubbles at Bedtime’ Puppet Show

The ‘Bubbles at Bedtime’ Puppet Show

Following a sell-out run at last years Brighton Fringe and described as "one of the highlights of The Brunswick's Fringe programme for the 2013 Festival", TPTPC are back with more songs, magic and puppets... 

The Treason Show

The Treason Show

Brighton's legendary Treason Show,now in its record breaking 12th year,is back in cabaret style at Latest Music Bar. Led by founder (and occasional nudist) Mark Brailsford. Early booking advised. 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Brighton's finest writers read their stories and then you get to have your say. We even provide rattles so you can make some noise. Loud rattling fun! 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Live storytelling… and you’re in the show. Back for our third Brighton Fringe show, this year Rattle Tales presents the winners of the first Brighton Short Story Award plus guest judges (authors Bethan Roberts and Laura H... 

Straight No Chaser Big Band: Navigation

Straight No Chaser Big Band: Navigation

Hear the thrilling big band sound of 18-piece jazz ensemble Straight No Chaser as they perform original music from their latest CD: Navigation alongside a new piece commissioned for this festival... 

Z-Star / Zee Gachette

Z-Star / Zee Gachette

Z-Star (Sat) - rock with raw funk, sexualised soul and psychedelic blues passion. With tunes from their new album 16 Tons of Love, expect to rock the funk out! Dirty basslines, phat blues beats, rock'n'roll guitars, soulsoaked keys and the wildest Blueswoman on the planet! The Mixtape Songbook Vol 1 (Thu) is an evening of acoustic downtempo performed by Zee and guests... 

South Coast Soul Revue

South Coast Soul Revue

Following their highly acclaimed sell-out Fringe shows in 2013, Brighton's very own funk and soul powerhouses return to Brighton Fringe for another knock ‘em dead performance. Their unique and amazing male and female vocals, powerful rhythm section, electrifying horn section and their own take on popular classics from greats such as Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Sisters, Otis Redding and Luther Vandross really put the Soul into Soul and your feet on the dance floor; you have been warned! 

Rue Royale + Guests

Rue Royale + Guests

Rue Royale set off on their self-propelled adventure in 2008 and have not looked back since. Currently promoting their third album ‘Remedies Ahead’, they are an Anglo-American acoustic duo with hushed, evocative melodies that are rich in sound and wider in scope... 

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Brighton's premier Jazz Jam. The Brunswick's professional house band lead the way for gifted amateurs and regular unannounced world class soloists to come down and get on stage. With candlelit tables and soft lighting creating an old jazz club atmosphere. 

Tonight at Noon with Tony Kofi

Tonight at Noon with Tony Kofi

'Tonight at Noon' is a powerball of a group comprised of world-class musicians. Explosively dynamic drummer André Sumelius, virtuosic saxman Mikko Innanen, the fiery and soulful trumpeter Jukka Eskola, as well as the swinging Mikko Helevä holding court at the Hammond organ, will be joined by special guest saxophonist Tony Kofi... 

More Bubbles for Breakfast Puppet Show

More Bubbles for Breakfast Puppet Show

Following a sell-out run at last years Brighton Fringe and described as "one of the highlights of The Brunswick's Fringe programme for the 2013 Festival", TPTPC are back with more songs, magic and puppets... 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! Family Ticket available for 2 adults and 2 children. 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

11-piece urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

The not-so-silent clown Mr Pineapple Head had children in stitches this Saturday afternoon. Tentatively, peeping onto the stage Mr Pineapple Head welcomed his eager audience, who were mainly age five and under, and began his one man show...