Steve Clements

Steve has been a SOURCE contributor since Summer 2010 and also writes for Latest 7 magazine. He moved to Brighton in 2006 after working in London at the Royal Albert Hall, Our Price Music and Teletext. Favourite quote – “There’s no such thing as a sold out gig”.

Loves / hates

Shonen Knife Review

They came, they rocked, they made us hungry. Shonen Knife played a storming set which saw the Yamano sisters reunited.

Reviews 1 week old

Love Supreme Festival, 29th June – 1st July

Another year, another amazing line-up of jazz, funk, soul and international music legends shows that Love Supreme is looking better than ever.

Previews 1 month old

Jonathan Pie Review

His exasperated off-camera rants are a social media joy but can Jonathan Pie pull it off in a live setting? We went to Brighton Dome to find out.

Reviews 1 month old

Lamont Dozier, Sunday 10th June

Legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier is going back to his roots with a show that reinvents his classic hits.

Previews 1 month old

Hollie Cook, Thursday 1st March

The new queen of Lovers Rock brings her sweet-sounding tropical vibes back to Brighton for a rare show to blow away the winter blues.

Previews 3 months old

Lee Scratch Perry Review

Still going strong at 81, the dub pioneer remains a vital and eccentric performer, putting in a blazing set at the Concorde. It’s amazing what music legends can get away with on stage.

Reviews 6 months old

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Saturday 30th September

The Dubmaster General beams himself into Brighton for an early doors show with a full live band.

Previews 7 months old

Asbo Derek Album Review

Garage rocking, mischief making, Tory baiting bunch of cheeky rascals release their debut album on punk legend’s label.

Reviews 9 months old

Kool & The Gang Review

The funk veterans played a rare Brighton show this week. We brought our good times and laughter to celebrate with them.

Reviews 10 months old

Burt Bacharach, Monday 9th July

You name it, he probably wrote it. The master of the classic pop song makes a rare appearance to perform his legendary songbook.

Previews 1 week old

Shonen Knife, Saturday 7th April

Japan’s legendary pop punk trio are coming back to Brighton. Do yourself a favour and buy a ticket.

Previews 1 month old

Hollie Cook Review

The queen of tropical lover’s rock made a welcome return to Brighton, after last month’s cancellation, and warmed the cockles of a weather-beaten crowd.

Reviews 1 month old

VegfestUK Brighton 2018

Veganism has finally gone mainstream and is now a lifestyle choice of many. Brighton is known for its vegan-friendliness and is about to host its biggest ever vegan festival.

Food 1 month old

South Coast Jazz Festival 2018

The South Coast Jazz Festival kicks off 2018 in style with a strong international line-up and lots of free events.

Previews 4 months old

Heavy Load Reunion, Saturday 28th October

They’re back for one night only and you could win the chance to sing with them.

Previews 6 months old

Brighton Racecourse Live, 8th and 9th Sept

A new event at the racecourse brings 80s synth pioneers and 90s ravers to town.

Previews 8 months old

Love Supreme Festival 2017 Review

Bigger. Stronger. Funkier. Love Supreme did it again with a blend of firebrand upstarts and seasoned campaigners enthralling a sell out crowd.

Reviews 9 months old

Captain SKA: Protest Party, Sun 22nd April

Captain Ska present their infectious dance sounds, infused with a little bit of politics, to ACCA. Bring an open mind and dancing shoes.

Previews 3 weeks old

Zara McFarlane Review

The multi award-winning jazz star and her amazing band came to the Komedia and played a thrilling set of jazz and reggae classics and originals.

Reviews 1 month old

Zara McFarlane Interview

Jazz FM vocalist of 2018 nominee Zara McFarlane took time out from her UK tour to speak to Brighton Source ahead of her gig at The Komedia.

Features 1 month old

Zara McFarlane, Weds 28th February

Leading jazz vocalist, who has worked with Shabaka, Binker and Moses Boyd makes a welcome return in support of her excellent third Brownswood album.

Previews 2 months old

Paul Richards/Gig Buddies interview

A lot of people with learning disabilities have to end their night outs at 9pm. Gig Buddies is helping them to stay up late. Paul Richards told us how.

Features 4 months old

Downtown Boys, Weds 11th October

Rhode Island’s activist punks return with a new album and an incendiary stage show.

Previews 7 months old

Scalarama Film Festival

From the brilliant to the bizarre, whatever your taste you’re sure to find something to feast your eyes on at this year’s Scalarama Film Festival.

Previews 8 months old

Lee Fields interview

We met with soul legend Lee Fields just after his dynamic set at Love Supreme to discuss music heroes, dearly departed friends and that man Trump.

Features 9 months old