Brighton’s Best Club Nights and Live Music in December 2014
Autumn and Winter are great months for music in Brighton but it can be tough to decide what to go to with hundreds of gigs each month! Never fear, we’re here with our guide to the best live music and club nights Brighton has to offer this December with everything from beatboxing to classical singers!
Beardyman – Concorde 2
Darren Foreman, better known as Beardy man is renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of looping technology. His music frequently contains elements of drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat, trance, techno and other associated forms of electronic dance music. Virtually all of his music is created using only his vocal cords to produce sounds, and incorporating music technology such as vocoders and software synthesis to alter the pitch of his voice, or to add various kinds of audio effects such as delays, reverbs or modulation effects.
Mon 1st December
7.30 pm | £12.50
Drill Festival Brighton 2014 – Various Venues
The four-day festival which will see a multitude of incredible artists descending on a multitude of Brighton venues, including Wire, SWANS, Savages, Toy, Courtney Barnett, Gold Panda, The Wytches, Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN, MONO (JPN), East India Youth and Telegram. Plus a host of artists, talks, & films and much more!
Thurs 4th – Sun 7th December
Various Times | £17.50 – £60
Jon Hopkins – Brighton Dome
Mercury-nominated Jon Hopkins is joined by the guitarist Leo Abrahams and Grammy-winning string arranger Davide Rossi for a stunning audio-visual show, conjuring a hypnotic blend of analogue synthesis and real-world sounds to create a unique brand of super sophisticated dance music.
Thurs 4th December
8 pm | £20.50, £18.50
Russell Watson & choir – St George’s Church
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers, Russell Watson was described by the New York Times as a performer “who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra” he’s since released ten studio albums, each one receiving more critical acclaim than the last.
Fri 5th December
7 pm | £43.45, £60.50
Madness – Brighton Centre
One of the most enduring groups British music has ever known and veterans of Ska, Madness achieved something only the very best pop bands manage consistently: they wrote songs that people mark their lives by.
Sat 6th December, 2.30 pm | £32.50 / £17.50
Sat 6th December, 6.30 pm | £35.00/£45.00
Neon Waltz – Green Door Store
There are some bands who come bursting out of the traps – no holds barred, straight onto the press/radio conveyor belt. Neon Waltz are not one of those bands. Here is a band who you can still catch playing incredible sets to clubs that are only two-thirds full, meaning you can tell your mates you were onto them before anyone else.
Mon 8th December
7 pm | £5
Godflesh – The Haunt
Emerging from the underground metal/grindcore scene of Birmingham in 1988, Godflesh quickly blazed their own trail with genre-detonating early albums which proved influential to emerging bands seeking to combine the sonics of metal with programmed beats emulating the booming drum patterns of early hip hop.
Tue 9th December
7 pm | £15
Saint Saviour – Komedia
Becky Jones, better known as Saint Saviour was formerly part of the electro band The RGBs and Groove Armada between 2009 and 2012, whilst also producing her own solo music as Saint Saviour from 2010. Saint Saviour will now be performing brand new material alongside Bill Ryder-Jones, who produced her forthcoming album InTheSeams.
Wed 10th December
7.30 pm | £10
Michael Chapman & James Blackshaw – The Prince Albert
Championed by John Peel in the 1970s, Michael Chapman has already been rediscovered in the US and now audiences here are now quite rightly giving him the wider recognition he deserves for his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style. James Blackshaw‘s music spirals gracefully across complex patterns, motifs and harmonics.
Wed 10th December – 8 pm | £12.50
Maybe She Will + Flood Of Red – Green Door Store
Maybeshewill stick to steadfastly to DIY ethics, self recording all of their material to date, they aspire to be as self-sufficient as possible. Their music is characterised by the use of programmed and sampled electronic elements alongside guitars, bass and drums. Support from Scottish rockers Flood of Red.
Fri 12th December
7 pm | £9
M.O.P – Coliseum
M.O.P. debuted in 1993, with the single “How About Some Hardcore?” which appeared on the soundtrack for the film House Party 3. Although they maintain a strong underground following, they have had mainstream success in the early 2000s with the songs “Ante Up” and “Cold As Ice”.
Fri 12th December
7.30 pm | £14.50
Janet Devlin – The Haunt
Flame haired Northern Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin is back, stronger than ever before with her debut album ‘Running With Scissors’, which was released on 9th June 2014. This 10-track, full of folk-driven pop songs and heart touching ballads, showcases Janet’s unique and enchanting vocals, which first caught the public’s attention on Series 8 of The X factor in 2011.
Sat 15th December
7 pm | £10
Fatboy Slim – Coliseum
An exclusive event hosted by the one and only Fatboy Slim! A charity fundraiser to help Coaching for Hope an innovative programme which uses football to create better futures for young people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities around the world.
Mon 17th December
8 pm | SOLD OUT (VIP Packages still available)
The GAME – Concorde 2
Signed to Dr. Dre in the early 2000s, Game exploded on the music scene in 2004 as the most dynamic member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit collective. A star in his own right and a performer whose razor-sharp lyricism and virtually non-stop output of top-shelf material makes him one of music’s most interesting artists.
Wed 20th December
7 pm | SOLD OUT
Status Quo – Brighton Centre
Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue, “Live In Concert” is a series of dates not to be missed. Rossi and Parfitt are undoubtedly one of British music’s most enduring partnerships, masters of the quick quip but also with an ear for a catchy tune, and a knack for writing hits, this duo have become part of the social fabric of the nation.
Wed 20th December – 7.30 pm – £39.50