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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".

The ever-experimenting Unthanks have ditched the band and are coming to Brighton next year, this time as an unaccompanied vocal trio.

November 15, 2018

New soul-jazz soon-to-be superstar singer songwriter Yazmin Lacey is playing the great new space upstairs at Patterns. You don't want to miss this one.

November 1, 2018

Showing what a proper rock star should be, Jack White was back in town with a scorching set of old and new, all bathed in blue.

October 21, 2018

Is Gordon still a moron? Jilted John was the surprise hit of 1978. Forty years later he came to Brighton on the band's first UK tour.

October 11, 2018

We speak to the man behind the Trojan Records 50 year celebration show.

September 18, 2018

Shining lights of Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings label line up some Brighton shows. Your chance to see Skinny Pelembe and Joe Armon-Jones.

August 26, 2018

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

August 7, 2018
Burt Bacharach - Brighton Dome - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

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

July 13, 2018

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

July 6, 2018

With her classic 'lost' album finally released and an autobiography on the way, the soul legend spoke to SOURCE before her main stage set at Love Supreme.

July 6, 2018

Forty years on, Jilted John is back to give us the latest on Julie and Gordon. Plus support from another tongue-in-cheek one-hit-wonder, John Otway.

June 14, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

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

June 9, 2018

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

May 29, 2018

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.

May 29, 2018

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.

May 26, 2018

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

May 25, 2018

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?

May 24, 2018

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

May 23, 2018

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

May 21, 2018

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.

May 20, 2018

Legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier is going back to his roots and reinventing his classic hits with a special unplugged show at The Old Market.

May 10, 2018

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.

May 8, 2018

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

May 2, 2018

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

April 10, 2018

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

March 22, 2018

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

March 7, 2018

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.

March 4, 2018

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.

March 4, 2018

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.

March 3, 2018

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.

March 3, 2018

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

February 24, 2018

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

January 28, 2018

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.

January 10, 2018

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

December 20, 2017

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.

December 1, 2017

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.

October 4, 2017

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

September 28, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

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

August 30, 2017

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

August 8, 2017

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.

August 4, 2017

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

July 10, 2017

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

July 8, 2017

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.

July 6, 2017

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

June 17, 2017

We talked to Moon Hooch about jazz heroes, vegan buns and dragons.

June 11, 2017

Love Supreme 5 prepares for lift off with another stellar line up of music legends.

May 30, 2017

Funk heavyweights celebrate good times and bring some Summer Madness to Brighton Dome.

May 14, 2017

She is jazz, she is soul, she's a superstar in the making. Kandace Springs' return to Brighton was an evening to treasure.

May 3, 2017

A great line-up performs to raise funds for an important local charity. Have fun and help make a difference.

May 1, 2017

He wanted us out of his dreams and into his car. We went along for the ride.

April 27, 2017

If you want real old school cool look no further than Swingin' Dick's 78 Social and Shellac Shakers.

April 22, 2017

Seun Kuti showed many of his late father's traits at the Concorde 2 but proved he is very much his own man. Superb support came courtesy of Lakuta.

March 26, 2017

Legendary underground artist and Throbbing Gristle member comes to town for a chat about her extraordinary life and work.

March 22, 2017

After wowing audiences last year, Nashville's jazz-soul superstar-in-the-making returns with a headline show.

March 2, 2017
Seun Kuti | Brighton Source

Fela Kuti's youngest son continues his legacy with an amazing Afrobeat double-bill.

February 22, 2017

One of Europe's largest events celebrating a cruelty-free lifestyle returns to town with talks, films, music and loads of tasty nosh.

February 11, 2017

Love Supreme is back with a dream line up comprised of soul legends, superstars and the cream of global jazz talent.

February 9, 2017
Scott Capurro | Brighton Source

Fearless stand-up Scott Capurro makes a welcome return to Brighton with his new show 'Gay Turnaround'. Brace yourselves.

February 5, 2017

The festival season starts early this year with the third South Coast Jazz Festival taking place in Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea from 16th to 29th January.

December 16, 2016

The Damned have been together for forty years and came to town to play their debut album in full before a career-spanning greatest hits set.

November 27, 2016

Punk rock's 40th birthday is celebrated with a new exhibition of iconic and rare images from two legendary music press photographers.

November 23, 2016

Brighton bucks the trend again with the opening of another new record shop.

November 22, 2016

We spoke to Jim Jones about politics, piano players and people power ahead of his return to Brighton in December.

November 22, 2016

Paul Weller and Robert Wyatt headline the first in a series of fundraisers in support of Jeremy Corbyn.

November 16, 2016
The Damned | Brighton Source

Punk rock royalty The Damned have booked The Dome to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a gig featuring their first album played in full plus a greatest hits set.

October 24, 2016
John Carpenter | Brighton Source

The master of horror chose Brighton to make his UK concert debut. We were very brave and went along to see him in action.

October 24, 2016

Master of Horror John Carpenter brings his eerie soundscapes to town for his first ever UK live show.

September 20, 2016

Northern Soul legends came to The Concorde 2 to get the Bank Holiday weekend off to a stomping start.

August 29, 2016

Dave Mumbles' annual Brighton Rumble has events scattered throughout Brighton this Bank Holiday, with the best in live rock 'n' roll bands plus top DJs.

July 27, 2016

Relive the legendary nights of Wigan Casino with the DJ that started the allnighters and some of the stars of the scene performing live.

July 26, 2016

Psychobilly fans get two chances to see the Death Valley Surfers over the next couple of weeks. Shirts optional.

July 20, 2016

Love Supreme was a funky affair with three of Prince's female collaborators on the bill and two legends in the headline slots: Grace Jones and Burt Bacharach.

July 10, 2016

Blue Note recording artist Kandace Springs has worked with both Gregory Porter and Prince this year. We caught up with her before her debut set at Love Supreme 2016.

July 9, 2016

Are vegans taking over the world? If you've not tried it yet there are free samples, cookery courses and awareness talks at this year's Viva! sponsored event.

July 6, 2016

The Stay Sick boys have put together another top-notch line-up of international rhythm and blues rockers. Get dressed up then get messed up.

May 16, 2016

The jazz singer it's okay for everyone to love was back in town for a sell out show with a new band and a ridiculously talented support act.

April 21, 2016
Jack Hues And The Quartet | Brighton Source

Jack who you ask? The man that gave 'Dance Hall Days' to the world of 80s clubs brings his respected jazz combo to town.

April 4, 2016

We were intrigued to see the King of Kung Fu piano in action and were surprised to get a lecture in religious philosophy for no extra charge.

March 17, 2016

Reggae star Natty has been away for a while but we caught up with him ahead of his sold out show at The Haunt.

March 17, 2016

Natty returned to Brighton with a sell-out show at The Haunt. We went along in the hope of feeling some good vibes.

March 10, 2016

Punk rock original Andy Blade of Eater plays a rare Brighton show to showcase tracks from his forthcoming album alongside some 70s classics.

February 28, 2016

Ukranian piano master returns with a solo show to perform his new album of hypnotic continuous music.

February 15, 2016

2016 sees a bigger pop presence at Love Supreme but there are still some top-flight jazz stars in the initial line-up announcement.

February 11, 2016

Promoters Dictionary Pudding have assembled a great double bill of catchy female punk bands to shake off the Winter blues.

December 16, 2015

On only the second date of her world tour, Joanna Newsom cast a spell over the Brighton Dome with a magical, career-spanning show.

November 3, 2015

The CD may not have been ready but Octopuses certainly were - and enlisted some friends to help get the launch party started.

November 1, 2015
Octopuses | Brighton Source

Brighton's much-loved cephalopod oddballs have made an album, which they'll be performing in full at the celebratory launch party.

September 29, 2015

With their 19th album featuring a killer single just released to rave reviews, the South London post punks play a rare Brighton show this weekend.

September 24, 2015

A strange pairing reaps rewards for early arriving art-rock fans at Paul Smith's final UK show to promote his new solo album.

September 13, 2015
We Shall Overcome | Brighton Source

Help yourself to a weekend of free gigs and help others by donating some food at the Brighton arm of a weekend aimed at raising awareness of food charities.

September 2, 2015

Maximo Park's frontman presents his new solo album ahead of the band's tenth anniversary tour.

August 9, 2015

Despite a delayed start, the 25th anniversary of Brighton Pride was a resounding success that both celebrated the city's diversity and made for one hell of a party.

August 3, 2015

David Gedge's Bank Holiday shindig returns with a strong line up including The Nightingales and an early peek at Jake Shillingford's reformed My Life Story.

July 29, 2015

We spent the weekend with the likes of Neneh Cherry, Dianne Reeves and Van Morrison at the third instalment of Glynde's jazz and soul festival.

July 9, 2015

Three years in and still going strong, it's time to get on the jazz bus and head to Glynde for great soul, funk and jazz acts and friendly vibes.

June 12, 2015

Pelirocco Platters have put together a groovy line-up with Northern Soul fanatics Stone Foundation headlining and local upstarts Dirt Royal in support.

May 5, 2015

There are two punk rock fundraisers happening this weekend with some great bands playing in support of some very worthy local causes.

April 30, 2015
Marc Almond | Brighton Source

Marc Almond returned to the Dome with a great new album and a set rich with hits and back catalogue favourites.

April 24, 2015
Get On With It | Green Door Store | Brighton Source

Proving that punk isn't dead the GDS hosted a weekend of DIY anarcho bands from back in the day alongside newer and local acts with a similar outlook, if not sound.

April 2, 2015

1960s enfant terrible playwright and public library botherer Joe Orton gets a back-to-back revival with two of his best loved plays.

March 31, 2015

Living proof that you can't keep a good man down, Marc Almond swerves the revival circuit to promote his dramatic new album.

March 31, 2015

The night tripping Louisiana legend returned to town with a dazzling set of standards, originals and Satchmo classics.

March 15, 2015

The New Orleans legend marches in to the Dome with a tribute to Louis Armstrong alongside his own voodoo classics.

March 4, 2015

Donning their Charro suits, but leaving their punk alter-egos behind, Mariachi El Bronx hit town to get drunk and raise hell.

February 17, 2015

Chaka Khan and Van Morrison among the first acts announced for this year's local jazz festival.

February 12, 2015

It's five years since they played The Hope. Could the folky Swedes transfer their brand of Americana to Brighton's grand concert hall?

January 26, 2015

They may have lost a couple of founding members since their last visit but the Two Tone legends can still deliver.

November 18, 2014

The best loved soul jazz singer on the planet finally makes it to Brighton after two successive years as the King of Love Supreme.

November 13, 2014

The legendary punk poet returns to deliver another sermon of soliloquies, side-stepping the sticky floor venues in favour of the classier Theatre Royal.

November 4, 2014

The original and greatest Two Tone band make a welcome return with a sold out Dome show.

October 30, 2014

On the road to promote their first new album in eight years, Manchester's punk originators made a welcome return to The Concorde.

October 19, 2014

The Grammy award winning soul jazz superstar makes his Brighton debut this Autumn.

September 2, 2014

The original DIY punks return to town with a new album and a fistful of orgasmic classics.

September 2, 2014

The soul jazz pioneer brought some good vibes to The Concorde 2 for a UK exclusive sell out show.

August 23, 2014

After everyone raved about last year's new jazz festival, right on Brighton's doorstep, we returned to see if Love Supreme could do it again.

July 10, 2014

With last year's inaugural event given a unanimous thumbs up, it's time to see if they can keep up the momentum for year 2.

June 4, 2014
5.6.7.8's Review @ Concorde | Brighton Source

Kill Bill's Japanese garage rockers were a perfect finale to Stay Sick's annual sleaze-up at the Concorde.

July 8, 2013
UK Subs

Their back catalogue of socially-aware, three chord classic songs is perfect for a moshpit of sweaty, shirtless blokes looking for middle-age kicks.

April 9, 2013
Asbo Derek | Brighton Source

Brighton's self-proclaimed 'kazoo-driven double garage rockers' are back.

March 10, 2013

Caitlin Rose swaggers into town again with a maverick attitude to rival any of her male outlaw counterparts and a selection of songs designed to break your heart.

December 25, 2012

She has covered a lot of ground in her time from the post-punk Marine Girls to being half of Everything But The Girl, and she'll be discussing all this and much more.

December 11, 2012

With the balloon-cheeked bebop trumpeter long gone, this legacy band with a fine pedigree hit town.

December 7, 2012

Brighton’s finest exponents of skifflebilly return with a new drummer to continue their domination of Brighton’s juke joints.

December 6, 2012

Prior to becoming a 70s rock god, Ginger paid his dues on the London jazz scene and tonight sees him playing with an influential set of jazz musicians, namely James Brown's sax blower Pee Wee Ellis.

September 13, 2012

Steve Clements got a crash course in old time Americana from the anachronistic banjo-wielding showman.

September 3, 2012
Woodpecker Wooliams

A specially curated night of blissful yet haunting harp, scratchy backgrounds and homemade honey mead.

September 3, 2012
Jeffrey Lewis

Anti-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis is a master of his craft whilst remaining a captivating, wryly funny outsider.

September 3, 2012
The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present are playing are best album ever, in it's entirety: 'Seamonsters'. Yes, it is the best album ever. Shut up.

August 13, 2012
Sham 69

Jimmy Pursey’s back on board so lace up your Docs and get down the front. No gobbing though, please.

July 11, 2012
Jason Ringenberg

He’s a funny, compelling storyteller, providing a poignant history lesson along with the cornball hokum.

July 11, 2012

Brighton will most definitely be Funkytown if Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings have their way. Now we're off to learn the horn.

March 7, 2012

Witty songs, acting in French films, and scrapping a completed double album – we're already so in love with Soko it hurts.

January 16, 2012

Late January sees a variety of spectacular French bands setting anchor in Brighton. Vive La France, for two days only, will be a great insight into the current French music industry as well as a celebratory cultural event.

December 5, 2011

The phenomenal Canadian country-rockers The Sadies shook the foundations at Coalition last month, Steve Clements heads down to see the brothers Good in action.

January 7, 2011
Steve Clements - Contributor at Brighton Source