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”.

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Kitfest, Saturday 15th September

An incredible line-up, including Fujiya & Miyagi and Alice Russell, has been assembled to raise funds and awareness of a hugely important cause.

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PP Arnold Interview

With her classic ‘lost’ album finally released and an autobiography on the way, we met up with the soul legend before her set on the Love Supreme main stage.

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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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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, Wed 13th Feb

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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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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Burt Bacharach Review

Forever tanned, forever cool, the master of the classic pop melody gave a masterclass in musical perfection at The Dome.

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Jilted John, Sun 7th October

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

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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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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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Love Supreme Festival 2018 Review

Over a scorchingly hot weekend, the big names delighted while London’s finest new jazz warriors took Love Supreme to a higher level.

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Disability Pride Brighton 2018, Sat 14th July

Following last year’s successful inaugural event, Brighton Disability Pride is back for its second year to celebrate the disabled community.

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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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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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