Emma Baker

Honest reviews of live music and spoken word events in and around Brighton, ranging from indie to hip hop; reggae to electronic.

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  • Loves: Sunny days by the sea
  • Hates: Dreary days in the office

Afriquoi Review

Despite being short and sweet, Afriquoi created a fun, infectious atmosphere with a sound unlike any other.

Reviews 2 months old

Afriquoi, Fri 13th April

Afriquoi bring their inimitable blend of live African dance music to an all night party at Patterns, supported by Tuckshop residents and Baloo.

Previews 3 months old
Bonobo - Brighton Centre - Brighton SOURCE - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Luke Laurence

Bonobo Review

An epic treat for the senses, complete with laser beams and confetti shower, from Brighton’s best-loved electronic artist.

Reviews 6 months old
Tru Thoughts

Tru Thoughts Interview

We asked Tru Thoughts to share the secrets of their success, ahead of their 18th birthday party at Brighton Dome.

Features 9 months old
Party At The Races | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor | studio85uk.com

Party At The Races Review

Party At The Races was like Butlins on acid with a DJ set from Basement Jaxx and a stage of live local talent.

Reviews 1 year old

Julian Marley Review

“Catching up all a fire” at Concorde 2, Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Marley brought a touch of Marley magic to Brighton.

Reviews 1 year old
Wild Life Festival | Brighton Airport | Brighton Source

Wild Life Festival 2016 Review

Despite the underage casualties, Shoreham’s second Wild Life Festival brought the noise with a diverse musical line-up.

Reviews 2 years old
Wild Life Festival | Brighton Source

Wild Life Festival, 11th-12th June

Disclosure and Rudimental’s dance music festival returns for another big weekend on the runways of Shoreham’s airport.

News 2 years old
Notion | Brighton Source

ANSYS, 22nd April

A new clubnight kicks off at Sticky Mike’s with the latest generation of UK garage from Mordecai, Conducta, Notion and Lolingo.

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George FitzGerald Review

A spine-tingling live show at The Haunt from an electronic producer at the top of his game.

Reviews 2 months old

Amp Fiddler + Abi Flynn, Sat 24th March

The ‘Ghetto Fly’ flies in from Detroit for an exclusive live show in Kemptown’s stunning St Mary’s Church, with support from local songstress Abi Flynn.

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Tru Thoughts 18th Birthday Party Review

Tru Thoughts celebrates a milestone with a special show at the Dome, featuring Quantic, Alice Russell, Hot 8 Brass Band and more.

Reviews 7 months old

Hacienda Classical Review

Hacienda Classical reinvent dancefloor classics for old ravers at Brighton Racecourse, with support from Groove Armada and Stereo MCs.

Reviews 9 months old

Boundary Brighton Review

With Craig David smashing it out of the park and DJ sets galore, Boundary Brighton had a decent start.

Reviews 1 year old
Wild Beasts |The Old Market | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor Studio85uk

Wild Beasts Review

While ‘Boy King’ may not be to everyone’s taste, diehard fans will appreciate Wild Beasts evolving sound.

Reviews 1 year old

Funk The Format Review

Chilled vibes, friendly crowds and a great headline set from Soul II Soul – Funk The Format looks set to become an annual fixture on the festival calendar.

Reviews 2 years old
Funk The Format Festival | Brighton Source

Funk The Format Festival, Sun 29th May

Bringing that Notting Hill Carnival vibe to Hove Park, Funk The Format is an adults-only festival with Norman Jay, Soul II Soul and DJ sets.

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Amp Fiddler Review

With a show that didn’t quite fit the venue, Detroit’s Amp Fiddler took us to church.

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Get Down Symphony: Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits

Bringing the King of Pop’s greatest hits to Concorde 2 for the very first time, this is an exclusive opportunity to get down to MJ as you’ve never heard him before.

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Bonobo, 21st November

Former Brighton local and dance music mastermind Bonobo, plays a very special one-off show at the Brighton Centre.

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Loyle Carner | Brighton Source

Loyle Carner Review

Loyle Carner celebrated his 21st birthday at a sold out Concorde 2 by doing what he does best: confessional, heartfelt hip hop.

Reviews 1 year old
Party At The Races | Brighton Source

Party At The Races, Sat 1st Oct

Party At The Races sees out the summer festival season in style with top DJs and some great local bands.

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Wild Beasts | Brighton Source

Wild Beasts + Throws, 28th – 29th July

Wild Beasts play an exclusive two-day residency at The Old Market to mark the announcement of new album ‘Boy King’.

Previews 2 years old

Haçienda Classical Review

Even some dodgy tech hiccups couldn’t stop the children of the 80s revelling in the sounds of the ‘Second Summer of Love’, recreated by legendary Haçienda DJs.

Reviews 2 years old
Moderat | Brighton Source

Moderat Review

With punters dancing in the balconies of Brighton Dome, this electronic supergroup sure know how to work a crowd.

Reviews 2 years old