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

Jilted John, Sun 7th October

Forty years on, Jilted John is back to give us the latest on Julie and Gordon.

Previews 4 days old

Brighton Festival Review: Brownton Abbey

The prim and proper Brighton Dome was transformed into a New Orleans night of glamour and fabulousness headlined by RuPaul and Beyonce collaborator Big Freedia.

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Brighton Festival Review: A Change Is Gonna Come

Carleen Anderson assembled a talented group to perform a set of protest songs old and new at a show that delivered on many levels.

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Lamont Dozier, Sunday 10th June

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

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Shonen Knife Review

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

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Shonen Knife, Saturday 7th April

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jack White, Tuesday 16th October

Jack’s back! The King of the Detroit Delta makes a long-overdue return to Brighton this Autumn.

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Brighton Festival Review: Kronos Quartet with Sam Green and Trio da Kali

There was a double helping of Kronos Quartet last weekend. We went along to watch them on screen and with their latest collaborators.

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Carleen Anderson interview

Carleen Anderson took time out from her busy schedule to answer some questions about her career, Brighton and her new show in this year’s festival.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brighton Festival Review: Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman’s headline set on the last Saturday of the Brighton Festival was a strange affair beset with technical problems and a voice that sounded in need of a rest.

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Brighton Festival Review: The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety

Spanish director Calixto Bieito combined two very different classical pieces with well-chosen texts performed by a stellar cast but did we leave feeling sexy or anxious?

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Mr Jukes Interview

Mr Jukes’ God First album was a funked-up bolt from the blue last year. We chatted to him ahead of his appearance at next month’s Love Supreme Festival.

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Brighton Vegan Summer Fest, Sat 2nd and 3rd June

The vegan takeover continues apace with a two-day festival on The Level this weekend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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