How songwriting gave Ben strength to get through the darkest times

Sing Like Your Life Depends On It is the title of the debut album from a local musician who knows exactly what that means.

Sussex Song Makers at the Under Ground Theatre

Ambitious offering from local singers

Elizabeth Muir-Lewis seems to have the energy of at least ten normal folk. She teaches singing. She is vice chair of the Eastbourne Arts Circle. With husband Terry Pridmore she runs an after-dinner speakers’ agency. At London’s Royal Academy of Music she made possible the annual singing competition in memory of her former husband, international tenor Richard Lewis. And on February 12 at the Under Ground Theatre we saw her in action as conductor of the singing group she founded, the Sussex Song Makers.

Love Supreme comes to Sussex from Friday June 30 to Sunday July 2

Stellar names added to line-up for this Summer's Sussex Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017

The Jacksons (50th anniversary show), Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Robert Glasper and many more join Herbie Hancock and George Benson on line-up for 5th edition of UK’s only greenfield jazz festival
Soloist Sam Evans with Phoenix Choir SUS-170802-095315001

Triumphant Elijah from local choir

They were putting out extra chairs at All Saints Church last Saturday, for Mendelssohn’s Elijah is always one of the best loved works in the choral repertoire. And Phoenix Choir, under director Michael Fields, re-created it triumphantly in all respects.

Ladies With Hats entertaining Eastbourne

Hat’s the way to sing in cabaret

The sun may have got his hat on – but he’s not alone. A congenial band of minstrels, similarly attired, is definitely coming out to play.

London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Devonshire Park Theatre SUS-170602-142646001

Major performance by LPO in new residency

Eastbourne music-lovers have for years enthusiastically supported the performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Congress Theatre, and at Glyndebourne.

Cilla Black show at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-170602-104828001

Remembering a British icon and her sparkling personality

The much-loved Cilla Black was one of our most successful entertainers of all time.

Delta 7 band from Eastbourne launches new single and inclusive festival at Lewes SUS-170130-143209001

How music and positive energy has been an inspiration for Delta 7

A band that found limelight as the focus of the winning entry in a short film competition has been supported to take further steps in their music career.

Money For Nothing, Dire Straits tribute, at Winter Garden in Eastbourne

How a passion for Dire Straights became a widely successful tribute

Tribute band Money for Nothing bring the music of Dire Straits to the Winter Garden on Sunday March 12.

A Celebration of John Denver by Wayne Denton comes to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre SUS-170123-133005001

Keeping music of John Denver alive

John Denver, who died in a plane crash in 1997, was one of the world’s best loved performers who earned lasting acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian.

Celtic Fiddle Festival at Hailsham Pavilion

The Celtic Fiddle Festival in local gig

The Celtic Fiddle Festival band celebrates the violin in all its glory with a date at Hailsham Pavilion on Saturday February 25 at 7.30pm.

Phoenix choir SUS-160217-085653001

The drama and energy in Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Phoenix Choir members have “thoroughly” enjoyed rehearsing Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful oratorio, Elijah over the last few months.

Concorde 2 Brighton SUS-151017-143121001

Local volunteers wanted for UK-wide music venue ‘census’

Britain’s live music scene is to be measured in a world first ‘Springwatch’ style census.

British singer Tom Chaplin on Beachy Head road, East Sussex, England Derek Hudson

Former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin on his new sound

Charlotte Pearson catches up with the former Keane frontman about his new sound.

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The Central Band of the Royal Air Force featuring Sqn Ldr Matthew Little SUS-160911-154451001

Appreciative audience welcomed Lyn and RAF band’s Best Of British

Last week saw the welcome return of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the usual loyal followers of this brilliant bunch of musicians were again treated to a variety of music ranging from the classics to the popular.

Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage to Love Supreme is from Friday June 30th to Sunday July 2nd

Music icon Herbie Hancock confirms Love Supreme 2017 as UK Summer festival exclusive

Visionary pianist, composer and bandleader Herbie Hancock is announced today as the second artist confirmed for next year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.
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Musician Ben Westwood releases new single

How life experiences and Bob Dylan have combined to influence artist

Eastbourne singer/songwriter Ben Westwood has released debut single release Falling from his upcoming album Sing Like Your Life Depends On It due out in early 2017.

COUNTY NEWS: Olly Murs heading to Sussex

COUNTY NEWS: Olly Murs heading to Sussex

To say Olly Murs is excited about touring in 2017 is probably an understatement.

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Carols at Bailiffscourt

REVIEW: Carols by Candlelight at Bailiffscourt Chapel

Arguably one of the most beautiful Christmas choral anthems of the 20th century was scribbled in a day to fund a happy evening’s beer drinking.

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