Top 10 Brighton Gigs in January

Published On December 19, 2013 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Features

This year why not make a New Year’s Resolution that is actually something that you want to do?! For 2014, our resolution here at WeLoveBrighton is to go to as many gigs as we can, so why not join us and check out our Top 10 list for January and see how many tickle your fancy too. With this month’s selection ranging from folk to vintage rock and electronic music to ska, we are sure that there will be something to suit every taste, so scrap the new gym membership, go on a detox from reality TV and get out to see some live music this January to ease yourself into the new year. Make it a good one!


Mark-Morriss_guitarMark Morriss with Dan Shears & the Velveteen Orkestra and Fingers & Thumbs

Sounding slightly like an ever-so-slightly country version of The Feeling, Mark Morriss leaves behind his group The Bluetones to play this solo show at one of Brighton’s busiest venues.

Sat 11th January – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
7:30pm – £8.80 


saturdaysunBrighton Noise Presents Saturday Sun with Creaking Chair

If intricate acoustic guitar riffs, sweeping melodies and heartfelt lyrics are your forte, then you will not want to miss Saturday Sun performing at this intimate venue. For fans of John Martyn, Nick Drake and other old-school folkies.

Weds 15th Jan – The Prince Albert
8pm – 


stop pressLout Present Stop Press!

Soul-pop-ska quartet Stop Press! are a high energy south coast intermediary between Will and The People and The Ting Tings: slightly less frantic than the former and a tad less commercial than the latter. Fun, fresh and funky!

Fri 17th Jan – Green Door Store
7:30pm – 


The-OthersThe Others

If you would like to see some original R&B from a group that were amongst the early pioneers of the UK 1960’s music scene then The Others are not to be missed! With decades of gigging experience, the show is sure to be a top-quality performance from these golden relics of British music.

Fri 17th Jan – The Brunswick
8pm – £6/£5


hundredth anniversaryPut It On Presents The Hundredth Anniversary with The Grafham Water Sailing Club and I Like The Go Go

Shimmering guitars, ethereal vocals and rigorous percussion are all promised by the Brighton headliners, The Hundredth Anniversary. This brooding outfit combines Florence+The Machine style vocals with a swirling vortex of guitars.

Sat 18th Jan – The Hope
8pm – £5


American Indie rock group Warpaint support the release of their new self-titled album with two dates in the UK, starting of course with every international artists’ favourite seaside city before jetting off to play a string of dates in Australia. Gentle, sedate and hypnotic music in the beautiful setting of the Dome concert hall.

Thur 23rd Jan – Brighton Dome
8pm – £17.50


oh captainOh Captain! with Fox In The City and Jipsy Magic

Formed by Brighton promoter Hope Rudd and drummer/vocalist Sadie Brown, they were joined by Jamie Jolley on bass/vocals and became Oh Captain! Managed by local promoters Overhead Wires, this raw sounding trio remind me of an early Biffy Clyro, before everything became quite so polished.

Fri 24th Jan – Green Door Store
7:45pm – £4 


meow meows

Brighton Unsigned Presents The Meow Meows with Kitten & The Hip, Fresh Like Dexie and The Monroe

Brighton ska-soul collective The Meow Meows combine an eclectic mix of garage, pop, rocksteady rhythms, bold brass riffs with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and impressive vocal harmonies to offer a night that is sure to not be forgotten!

Sat 25th Jan – The Hope
7:30pm – £5


SAMANTHA CRAINMelting Vinyl Presents: Samantha Crain

Folksy Samantha Crain crosses the Pond to begin her European Tour in support of the UK release of her third studio album, Kid Face. You can expect interesting arrangements and a relaxed not over-the-top country vibe.

Tue 28th Jan – Brighton Komedia
- £8



In this intimate gig, the quintessentially British modern electo-pop quartet Metronomy will preview tracks ahead of the release of their new album Love Letters, out March 14th. Expect infectiously simple grooves and top-quality pop!

Wed 29th Jan – The Old Market
7pm – SOLD OUT

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!