Coffee and rock at the Under Ground Theatre

City of Ashes
City of Ashes

THERE’LL be a very different sort of music at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre at its Saturday coffee morning on Saturday, September 15 with two hours of acoustic rock.

Onstage from 10am until noon will be two members of local band City of Ashes, who got together three years ago and have gained a reputation as one of the most energetic and exciting groups on the circuit.

The band have recently taken a short break to write new material, but hit the ground running over the summer – with a string of live performances, including their debut appearance in July at the prestigious Guilfest music festival, at Guildford in Surrey.

The full City of Ashes line-up consists of vocalist Orion Powell, bassist Dan “Freddy” Frederick, guitarist James MacDonald and drummer Dan Russell.

At the Under Ground, it will be Orion and James who’ll be onstage, with acoustic versions of some City Of Ashes’ original songs, combined with the duo’s own take on other modern tracks.

For this unplugged gig, they cite their influences as bands such as American rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars and English alternative rock group Deaf Havana.

Entry is free.