For Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June, The University of Brighton have teamed up with Hastings Pier and local music festival Fat Tuesday to programme a free weekend of DJs and live music. Here is what's in store for you across both days:
After a series of successful shows in Hastings - the town best known for crafting sophisticated sounds - Someone Anyone is branching out.
The 6-piece band’s energy and passion on stage show they have something special that cannot be cultivated; it seems their hard work has paid off.
They're set to headline Brixton Hootananny this Summer, as well as playing festivals including Beautiful Days and Standon Calling. Each show will be individualised by frontman Harry Osborne’s eccentric character, which is revealed with his comedic one-liners between songs. With a fresh line-up, Osborne will be joined on stage by James Gulliver (Drums), Jamie Thomas (Bass), Lewis Todd (Guitar), Dan McConkey (Saxophone) and Poppy Prescott (Backing Vocals).
“this is the best work we've written, everyone is getting more involved and coming together” says Osborne. “We've managed to harness more on the melodies in these new songs and when we go in the studio, we won't be gambling. We know what we want.”
Someone Anyone are set to record and release a new EP this summer, partly fundraised by fans and the remaining from shows. They're also offering gifts of unreleased music and merchandise for donations of £10 and more." You can see their Go Fund Me page here."
As an artist, Boyd is known for surreal storytelling through a blend of rap and folk. Having performed around the world, including tours with UK Hip Hop legends Task Force, Dan has settled in Hastings and is a regular on the scene.
After an epic 36 hour DJ marathon over the May Day bank holiday weekend, Hastings Pier's unofficial resident DJ is back, providing a reggae lunch on Saturday, followed by a full day of music on Sunday with collaborations and guests.
Rushbrooke music is made up of Gavin O'Brien and Jeff Higgins who grew up together in Cobh, Co.Cork, Ireland... Rushbrooke to be more specific.
In 2012 the pair moved to London and formed Phonoma, a downtempo electronic band. For the next 5 years they toured the U.K. and Europe, performing a mixture of live gigs and DJ sets before eventually setting up Rushbrooke Music in 2016, a promotion company with a focus on South American and Central African funk and soul music. Having recently moved to Hastings, Rushbrooke is now their primary focus, promoting the unsung heroes of world music. Performing as the mid summer sun sets behind the Pier, this will be a set not to miss.