Music Events

Lloyd Cole – The Retrospective

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sunday March 4, 7pm

Tickets £20

Singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole, lead singer of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions whose hits including the 1984 single Perfect Skin, is celebrating the release of the 1983-1996 anthology on his Retrospective Tour. He performs songs exclusively from this period.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Monday March 5, 7pm

Tickets £27 and £37

Jazz pianist Scott Bradlee features a changing line-up of top-class musicians for his Postmodern Jukebox, with a choice of material that ranges from 80s hard rock to recent hits such as Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do. Postmodern Jukebox, which has a YouTube channel with nearly three million subscribers, bring a new spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

Moon River & Me: An Evening with Jimmy Osmond and his Band

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Tuesday March 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £27.50-£77

The only official Andy Williams tribute show comes direct from the USA and stars Jimmy Osmond, who began his performing career at the age of three on Andy Williams’s television series. Marking Jimmy’s 50th anniversary in show business, the youngest member of The Osmonds will sing some of Andy’s most beloved songs, including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Moon River and many more.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit

The Rat Pack

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday-Saturday March 6-10, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets £23.50-£33.50

The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas takes audiences back to the golden era of 1950s Las Vegas when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Mart were the hottest ticket in town at the Sands Hotel. Joining them are special guests Ella Fitzgerald, The Burelli Sisters and a big band. Hits include The Lady Is A Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, My Way, Mack The Knife, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and more.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit

John McCusker, John Doyle & Michael McGoldrick

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Tuesday March 6, 8pm

Tickets £16

Folk music triumvirate John McCusker, John Doyle & Michael McGoldrick are the masters of the flute, fiddle, song and guitar and have workers with Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller and Joan Baez. They perform classic folk songs and tunes with a dash of bonhomie.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

Brit Floyd

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Wednesday March 7, 8pm

Tickets from £32.90

Brit Floyd, the Pink Floyd tribute show, is on its Eclipse World Tour celebrating 45 years of the band’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. Fans can relish songs from Pink Floyd’s biggest selling albums, including Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell as well as The Dark Side of the Moon.

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit

Flight Brigade

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday March 7, 8pm

Tickets £8

The seven-strong band Flight Brigade have performed at 16 festivals including Bestival and Glastonbury and tonight bring their grand orchestral sweeps and crunching anthem guitars to the Ropetackle.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

A Brief History of Music

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings

Thursday March 8, 7.30pm

Tickets £12

This show takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes, beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century. It’s a fun whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Phone 01424 715880 or visit

Hazel O’Connor

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday March 8, 8pm

Tickets £22.50. Age 14+

Award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor teams up with Clare Hirst, who has performed with the Bellestars, The Communards and David Bowie, on sax and Sarah Fisher, who has performed with The Eurythmics, on keyboards to deliver the star’s songs from her iconic 1980 film Breaking Glass – Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother and If Only. This is a retrospective dip into her portfolio with some stories along the way. After two sets, there will also be a meet & greet.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit

The West End Musicals in Concert

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Friday March 9, 2.30pm

Tickets £13-£15

For fans of musicals, this is a must-see. A cast featuring Jason Lee, Keris Lea, Lisa Kelsey and Steve Shappell perform extracts from Fiddler On The Roof, The Lion King, Evita, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit

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