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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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 2 weeks 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.

Previews 1 year old
Bonobo

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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Boundary Brighton Review

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

Reviews 11 months 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 1 year 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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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 10 months 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.

Previews 11 months old
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year old