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Here at Brighton Noise our aim is simple – to be the best live music listings site you could hope for. Listings, previews, sample tracks, reviews, band pages, venue details, interviews…. it’s all here for your perusal. Whatever your musical persuasion and whatever information you need, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for on the site.

Brighton Noise is a collective of writers, photographers, gig-goers, web wizards and musicians who volunteer their time for free through a common love of the Brighton music scene. We believe our local bands and venues are pretty darn special, and our goal is to get as many people out there going to gigs as possible. Brighton Noise is a non-profit making tool for fans, bands, venues and promoters. If you have information to share this is the place to send it and we will spread the word.

And we are here with open arms! If you would like to be involved, we are always on the look-out for new members to join our expanding team of music-loving contributors. Share your ideas, get creative, help us with our info gathering forays or flex your techy muscles; we could forever do with a helping hand! Just catch us at a gig or email info@brightonnoise.co.uk

Meet the team…

Putting the Noise in Brighton Noise www.agataurbaniak.com ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photography FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Hove, actually… Birds, bay windows, the sea, peace & quiet FAVOURITE VENUE: Sticky Mike’s, The Green Door Store, The Hope (that place is looooud) BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: At home, drinking coffee FIRST EVER GIG: Mazzoll in  [read more...]

Brighton bloke and cultural muck spreader

Writer/musician/work-in-progress living in Brighton. Whose round is it? www.alastairjreid.com https://twitter.com/AJReid ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE Contributor FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON Touring bands generally come through Brighton offering the wealth of local talent a decent support slot, great restaurants, a pub on every corner. And…..the sea? As far as living in England is concerned it’s  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Preview/Review Writer FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Great pubs and music venues. Resident. The Great Escape/The Alternative Escape. Duke Of York cinemas. 24hr convenience stores. Night buses. The beach. There’s always something going on, new random things to see and do, whether you have funds or not good times can always be found. FAVOURITE LOCAL  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Being by the sea, shopping in the North Laine and pretending I’m a tourist. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Brighton Dome for bigger gigs, the Komedia for smaller. FIRST EVER GIG: P!nk at the Brighton Centre. I was 11 years old but if she was  [read more...]

Email: andy@brightonnoise.co.uk Twitter: @SoulboyAndy ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Editor and writer Ex-raver, soulboy, mod, b-boy.  Started seriously going to gigs (and getting into less dance-y music) when I got tired of clubbing (and the 3 days it took to recover). FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: That it’s not London and you can walk everywhere  [read more...]

I’ve being going to gigs, on and off, ever since college and taking photos pretty much ever since i can remember, but it was only around about 2006 when i got my first SLR i started combining the two seriously. So far i’ve seen over 1000 different bands live and photographed about half of them.  [read more...]

www.facebook.com/FortuneFavoursThe www.fortunefavoursthe.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/DesignFFT ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: I do metal. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Beard and Tattoo culture, plus those moments when you turn a corner and something random and awesome is going on in the street! FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Concorde. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: The closest bar to the venue. Otherwise, the  [read more...]

I am at 18 year old music loving and photo taking teen. https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaTerryPhotography?fref=ts What I do @ BN: Gig Lister and Photographer! What I love about living in Brighton: The Gigs! The atmosphere, friendliness, acceptance. The first gig I ever attended: Oh dear, back in the dark days… The NEVER SAY DIE tour at Concorde  [read more...]

  Ben@FACEBOOK ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Reviewer/Tealady FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The regular train service to and from Worthing. The Downs. The fact that you don’t really ever need to leave. Most of the people. Resident. All the lovely coincidences. Nice beer. Night bus. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Dome, but on a more  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Freelance Writer FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: I love Brighton summers… the smell of BBQs and boozing on the beach. Actually, Christmas time too. People watching with a glass of mulled wine… then off to Bees Mouth! FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Completely depends on the music, there are so many great  [read more...]

Email: cat@brightonnoise.co.uk ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Everything and anything. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Being beside the seaside. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: I think the Green Door Store is the best all-rounder, but I also really enjoy the grand setting of St George’s Church. And I love the Tuesday night Irish folk session at Fitzherberts.  [read more...]

Hey guys, my name is Charles and I’m a photographer from Worthing, West Sussex! I’ve been doing photography for the best part of 5 years, with my main focus being on music photography. Be sure to like me on facebook: www.facebook.com/RoomCPhotography www.roomcphotography.com ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The music  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Punk/hardcore/emo gig reviews. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Having decent venues 5-10 minutes away from my house. Having decent places to eat 5-10 minutes away from my house. The fact it means I live in neither London nor Didcot anymore. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Haunt for bigger bands, Volks for  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: previews/reviews writer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Stowford Press on tap everywhere, Cyber Candy on Gardner Street and the fact that I live within a 15 minute walk of every venue! FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: To play it has to be The Prince Albert, but as a punter definitely Green Door  [read more...]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thirdeyephotographyuk/ thirdeyephotographyuk@gmail.com ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The people, the beach & all the gigs. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Haunt pulls in some awesome acts. FIRST EVER GIG: Slipknot at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on their first UK tour – I came out of that gig a very broken 13  [read more...]

At any one time I can normally be found either at a gig, talking about going to a gig, frantically searching for gigs to go to, or creating my own gig in my front room complete with air guitar and remote control used as a microphone! I was raised on rock, and heavy metal but  [read more...]

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ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: At the moment, previewer and reviewer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Dolphin derby, Pompokos, the annual ‘Great Escape Festival’, Mashtun and Stephen Grant. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Concorde 2 for its intimacy and live sound. For up and coming bands, I would say Green Door Store. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: Depends  [read more...]

Writer, Music Journalist (Metal Hammer, The Guardian, Prog and Classic Rock) . Musician (http://www.myspace.com/oafuckoff)  . Metalhead. Dad. Twitter: @Dom_Lawson ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Previewer, Reviewer  

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer   FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The bands, the people and the sea. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUES: The Green Door Store, The Haunt, Concorde2 and Sticky Mike’s. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: I’ll usually just get a drink at the venue if I want one. FIRST EVER GIG: I saw Gomez at the Irving Plaza in  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Gig Lister   FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The amount of music venues, and the amazing bands that tour here! Also, all the cool little shops dotted around town, I’m pretty sure if there is anything you ever want to buy Brighton will have it.   FAVOURITE VENUE: Hmm… There  [read more...]

BEST PRE GIG DRINKING HOLE: The White Rabbit in the lanes, their Old Rosie cider is a cheeky bitch also the Fountain Head does great student discount on Tuesdays, 3 for 2 on Tuaca lovely. FIRST EVER GIG: Aerosmith in Dubai, not too shabby for a 14 year old. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: The new Alt-J  [read more...]

Gemma is our videographer with loads of live event and journalism experience. She’s a bit of a rocker into the likes of ACDC, Van Halen and Fighting With Wire. Always up for going to gigs, filming live music and helping to get good bands noticed. Ask if she’ll film your band sometime and get a  [read more...]

Started going to gigs just after the dinosaur became extinct. The first ones were at the old Top Rank watching bands during the punk years including The Ramones, The Clash & The Damned. Although living in Worthing attend around 50 gigs a year in Brighton. Started taking a camera with me soon after I saw  [read more...]

Freelance journalist, living and working in Brighton. ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: All its weird little scenes – and the fact that on a quiet day it still feels like a quirky, English seaside town. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Basement. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: The Basketmakers. FIRST EVER GIG:  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: I’ve only been living down here for about a month but I love the fact that there’s always something to do. There’s an abundance of pubs and music venues so there’s always something going on. Plus there’s a really great music scene in Brighton.  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Very amateur photographer! FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The sea, the people and the pubs. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Green Door Store (subject to the volume of music between bands!). BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: The Great Eastern. FIRST EVER GIG: Pink Floyd. BEST RECENT GIG: Suuns. 3 TOP BANDS/MUSICIANS: Sunshine  [read more...]

FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN (NEAR) BRIGHTON: Having the option to go to the beach, even though I don’t very often at all. Also the charity/vintage shops are to die for! FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Concorde 2 or The Haunt. I love the more intimate shows. FIRST EVER GIG: Fall Out Boy at The Brighton Centre,  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Reviewer FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The constant flow of live music, vinyl shops, real ale pubs, the open mindedness of people and the beautiful Downs just outside. FAVOURITE BRIGHTON VENUE: Green Door Store BEST PRE GIG DRINKING HOLE: The Albert FIRST EVER GIG: I think it was the Foo  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE Writer FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON Definitely the people I’ve met whilst living here. The beach is a key factor (in the summer) and obviously the music scene. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE I mostly end up finding myself at The Haunt, they generally put on what I like, although I’ve been  [read more...]

I am a writer and enthusiastic music fan, often spotted at gigs talking photos for Brighton Music Promotions, my blog. I love all kinds of music but am a particular fan of intimate gigs that smell of incense and sweaty musicians. I’m a huge fan of open mic nights and dabble in the piano. http://brightonmusicpromotions.com/  [read more...]

Gig listing Guru, proud full time mum and undercover Rock chick. I love live music and Brighton, which is very handy as the scene here is astoundingly good. Music Highlights for 2013 (so far),  Rival Sons in April, Download in June, End of the Road Festival in August, Steve Vai September, Furyon September, Jim Jones Review October  [read more...]

Editorial team, writer and occasional photographer.

https://www.facebook.com/lqhardy  

@Liam_McMillan1 https://www.facebook.com/visualantemusic https://soundcloud.com/visualante-1 ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer, interviewer, think tank. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The gig scene is awesome, as is the night life in general. I also like being able to be this close to London without actually having to live there. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: I usually go wherever the music  [read more...]

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Twitter: @markdishman Blog: www.folkwitness.co.uk ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer, folk person FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The mixture of Regency, Victorian and modernist architecture. Also I like it when the sea mist rolls in and makes the street lights glow. And okay, yes, the many gigs and all the lovely people I’ve met. FAVOURITE  [read more...]

I’ll get the word right out there… I’m the geek. Geek for computers and a geek for gigs. My favourite three days of the year are The Great Escape because there’s so much new music you nearly drown in it… that’s if you don’t drown in cans of red stripe first. I’m scared of thrash/death/pain  [read more...]

A lot of my life revolves around music, I go to at least one gig a week on average, do an open mic maybe once every couple of weeks and play a gigs at least once a month. I’m currently playing with 5 bands, The Unmentionables, Joan, Dead Whisky, Simonne & The Darks Stars and  [read more...]

Email: matt@brightonnoise.co.uk ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Gig finder monkey. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The size, the music scene and Chris Eubank . FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: I like little venues, so The Hope and The Albert are amongst the best for me, but currently, I’m more often or not to be found at The  [read more...]

www.iso400.com ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Listings. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The vibrancy, and the close proximity to London! FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Blind Tiger. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE Anywhere! FIRST EVER GIG: B*Witched at Sheffield Arena, November 1999 – loved a bit of ‘Rollercoaster!’ BEST RECENT GIG: Either Robbie Williams at o2 academy Leeds,  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Reviewer and general collaborator in getting lots of people together at gigs. Check out my Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Brightongigbuddies/ FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Loads to do all in walking distance, the fact that you feel ever so slightly nervous about leaving in case you miss something. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Green  [read more...]

Fanatical music fan + sometime DJ, I attend loads of gigs and clubs and am always looking for the next new band/tune. Love all sorts of music, indie, electro and techno.

Mighty Productions https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Productions/496851220337792?fref=ts https://twitter.com/Mighty_Prods  

Role At Brighton Noise: Photographer    Favourite Thing about living (near) Brighton:  Brighton has a great live music scene, the friendly people and its next to the sea!…   Favourite Local Venue: Concorde2 , The Haunt and Green Door Store.   First Ever Gig: Motorhead at Crawley Leisure Centre in about 1983…   I love  [read more...]

Russ Slater is a freelance writer and editor. He writes for The Quietus, Songlines and Brighton Noise, and is the editor of Sounds and Colours, an online magazine and print publication about South American music and culture. This last role highlights his ongoing obsession with music from South America, a condition that has led him  [read more...]

Originally from France, I moved to Brighton in October 2013. I’m a freelance graphic designer & illustrator during the day, and gig photographer at night. I’ve been going to gigs since the end of highschool, and started doing photograhy seriously in 2012,  when I got my first DSLR camera.   HYPERLINK “http://sandielevent.com/gig-photography/”http://sandielevent.com/gig-photography/   ROLE AT  [read more...]

A proud gig reviewer for Brighton Noise, Sarah does lots of things – writing, spoken word and music making (one of ‘those arty types’) – none of them ostensibly useful. Fortunately no one minds. She runs music blog Chickens are Dinosaurs hence the quizzical chicken. Connect with Sarah’s musical taste and scrawlings at “Sarah is a Music Journalist“  and  [read more...]

Festival addict and sometime writer, moved to Brighton for a year round music fix. ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Making some noise about Brighton Noise………….in real life and on Facebook. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Music, my brilliant friends, the sea, the seagulls (birds not the team), great venues, cheap gigs, The Pavilion, Brighton Noise  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Manager. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The people, the music and the beach. FAVOURITE VENUE: Wherever the music is. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: The Prince Albert or The Green Door Store. FIRST EVER GIG: Guns N’ Roses @Wembley Stadium, 1992. BEST RECENT GIG: AK/DK Album Launch CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Nordic Giants, Man Ray Sky, Dog In The  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE. I like cameras. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT BRIGHTON. Multicultural dynamics, city-living convenience and a Naturist Beach attitude. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE. Any and all Venues and/or Promoters who do not charge me to work. Top choices are those with focused lamps, replaced bulbs and motivation driving their lighting desk. FIRST EVER GIG. The  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer/Social media. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The music scene, the pubs, the people, the sea, angel food bakery (i LOVE cake) and being able to walk everywhere! FAVOURITE VENUE: Concorde 2 BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: The reservoir or the white rabbit FIRST EVER GIG: Busted at the NEC Birmingham  [read more...]

ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Writer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: Lots of small venues and good promoters; being able to walk anywhere you need to go; the beach; the murmurations; and more recently, the ping pong tables all around town. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Green Door Store. FIRST EVER GIG: Can’t remember exactly, Senseless Things  [read more...]

Sometimes I write, sometimes I run, sometimes I just sit and watch The Fall Guy www.thisisbarefoot.com All twittered @timsmillie ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Contributor FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: It’s by the freaking sea. It’s not Crawley. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: Albert, Green Door Store, Haunt BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: I’m not allowed to consume  [read more...]

Musician. Tweetaholic.  Beard, tattoo and beverage enthusiast. Favourite bands: Megadeth, Melvins, Nirvana, Huey Lewis & The News. Biggest fears: Spiders, hornets, Jedward  

www.tonyjupp.com @TonyJupp ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer. FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT BRIGHTON: The eccentric people, the eclectic music scene – both always good for photo opportunities. And Bagelmans… FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: A tie between the Green Door Store and the Haunt! FIRST EVER GIG: Sinead O Connor – The Lion and the Cobra tour in ’87  [read more...]

http://www.willbarnesphotography.co.uk/   ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photography FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON: The people, music and nightlife FAVOURITE VENUE: Probably the Green Door Store BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: Anywhere that sells cider FIRST EVER GIG: [SPUNGE] in Cheltenham BEST RECENT GIG: Only Joe at the Blind Tiger 3 TOP BANDS/MUSICIANS: Early SOAD, Ghostpoet and  [read more...]

http://ztreharne.blogspot.co.uk/ ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE: Photographer FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON:  There’s always something to do in Brighton, I’m never bored. FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE: The Prince Albert. BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE: I don’t drink before a gig because I’m usually photographing it. FIRST EVER GIG: My brother used to take me to a lot  [read more...]

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