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Emma Baker

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

"Is the world moving fast for you as well?" Loyle Carner asks the important questions at a wide-ranging and accomplished sold-out show at Brighton Dome.

Mar 6, 2023

After a five year wait, Simon Green aka electronic maestro Bonobo, returned to Brighton Centre for an epic show on the first stop of his UK tour.

May 5, 2022
Skunk Anansie on stage at Brighton Dome

Over 25 years after their first album release, Skunk Anansie still sound as fresh and relevant as they did back then.

Apr 14, 2022

Electronic maestro Bonobo returns to the Brighton Centre, after a five-year wait, as part of his worldwide 'Fragments' tour.

Apr 3, 2022

With talent and charisma in abundance, Little Simz is in her own lane and destined for greatness. Her show in Brighton was a masterclass in empowered hip hop.

Dec 11, 2021

Now scheduled for the first weekend after restrictions are lifted, Lodgefest is a family camping weekend with good vibrations, provided by 1BTN radio station.

Jun 24, 2021

If you’re missing The Great Escape and Brighton Festival, TogetherFest offers the next best thing and all for a great cause.

Apr 30, 2020

There is no other artist making music today who transcends the genres of dance and classical as skillfully as Jon Hopkins.

Mar 20, 2020

We had to strain to see him on stage at Patterns, but a musician as talented as Moses Boyd will have to emerge from the shadows eventually.

Mar 17, 2020

South London jazz drummer, producer and composer Moses Boyd brings his fresh new sound to Patterns as part of a European tour.

Feb 11, 2020

The eight-piece collective KOKOROKO came to the Concorde 2 to take a game Brighton crowd on a jazz-inflected Afrobeat journey.

Feb 9, 2020

Join local record label Tru Thoughts to celebrate their 20th birthday with a two floor takeover of Patterns.

Oct 2, 2019

Rag’n’Bone Man seemed genuinely thrilled to be headlining in his hometown as he delivered a powerful set at the racecourse including plenty of surprises.

Aug 5, 2019
Rag'n'Bone Man

Record crowds are expected for this unique hometown show from local lad Rag'n'Bone Man at Brighton Racecourse.

Jun 27, 2019

The London-based, Afrobeat/jazz collective are coming to Brighton's Concorde 2 in February - catch them now before they hit the big time!

Jan 4, 2019

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

Apr 18, 2018

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

Mar 30, 2018

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

Mar 30, 2018

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

Mar 13, 2018

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.

Feb 24, 2018

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.

Feb 9, 2018
Bonobo - Brighton Centre - Brighton SOURCE - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Luke Laurence

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

Nov 26, 2017

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

Oct 22, 2017

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

Oct 21, 2017
Tru Thoughts

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

Sep 18, 2017

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

Sep 12, 2017
Loyle Carner | Brighton Source

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

Oct 9, 2016
Party At The Races | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor | studio85uk.com

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

Oct 6, 2016

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

Sep 19, 2016
Party At The Races | Brighton Source

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

Sep 1, 2016

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

Aug 19, 2016
Wild Beasts |The Old Market | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor Studio85uk

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

Aug 1, 2016
Wild Beasts | Brighton Source

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

Jun 28, 2016
Wild Life Festival | Brighton Airport | Brighton Source

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

Jun 18, 2016

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.

Jun 3, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016
Wild Life Festival | Brighton Source

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

May 11, 2016
Funk The Format Festival | Brighton Source

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.

Apr 29, 2016
Moderat | Brighton Source

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

Apr 8, 2016
Notion | Brighton Source

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

Mar 22, 2016
Emma Baker - Contributor at Brighton Source