JP Cooper 8pm – 8.30pm
One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced, John Butler is a maestro — he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand.
His latest album, Flesh & Blood, is a testament to his talent, and to a man who has finally found himself. On some songs he sounds simply reborn. “I wanted the songs to be a lot more guttural and fleshier,” says a newly humble JB. “I wanted to smell it and feel it a bit more. And I wanted my voice, now and always, to be more convincing.”
"The thing to note about the John Butler Trio is that they are first and foremost crazily talented musicians. Each of them is a master of their craft, and there is nothing better than watching someone play an instrument with such expertise and passion … These guys are currently at their peak." Melissa Redman, Renowned for Sound
"Modest simplicity that has earned them gold records galore and a legion of fans across the globe. This isn’t a show, it’s showmanship." David Straw, Nottingham Post
Support Act: JP Cooper
Following on from a sold-out UK tour and supporting soul singer Angie Stone in 2014, JP Cooper returns with When the Darkness Comes EP.
The 4-song project explores a journey of love, longing and loss.
Combining folk, blues, soul and gospel, this follow-up to Keep the Quiet Out showcases Cooper’s talent for both songwriting and lyricism which releases true emotion – not only for himself but also the listener.
This Cooper particularly shows in the EP’s title track, When the Darkness Comes, which discusses the need to escape reality and gain clarity from the silence of darkness, and the breathtaking Satellite.
Hailed as a Future Sound of 2015, the dreadlocked, blue-eyed singer-songwriter from Middleton, north Manchester, is touring again.
Influenced by Donnie Hathaway, Bill Rivers and Stevie Wonder, Cooper was also a singer with Manchester's finest gospel choir, The Manchester Sing Out Choir.
Tickets: £20 in advance
Age suitability: U14s to be accompanied
We are 5 min walk to Bexhill station for last trains to Brighton/Hastings/London.
Please check train times for summer timetable. At the time of writing the train times are :
- Last scheduled direct train to Eastbourne + Brighton 23.31.
- Last train to Hastings 23.40
- Last train to London St Pancras + Victoria 22.38
For taxi service call Parkhurst Taxis on 01424 733456
Taxis can take you to Battle (15 mins drive) for fast train from Battle to Waterloo East or Charing Cross.
Free parking along the sea front and in the Rother District Council car park next to the Pavilion after 8pm
Eastbourne to Bexhill to Hastings www.stagecoachbus.com/routes-98-99.aspx
A list of B+Bs in Bexhill and Hastings can be found here : www.discoverbexhill.com
Eat before the show
Gig Food Menu
This menu is subject to change on the day
All at £9.75
Freshly made to order
Char grilled steak burger with melted mozzarella, chunky chips and onion rings
Deep fried plaice filet sandwich with tartar sauce, mange tout salad, chunky chips and crispy calamari rings
Pan fried spicy bean burger on focaccia topped with grilled Portobello mushroom and a roasted vegetable salad V
Char grilled chicken tikka served in toasted pita bread with papadoms and a yogurt, mango and mint dip
Potato wedges with garlic, lemon and thyme mayo
Mixed leaf and crunchy vegetable salad with a French mustard dressing
Seasoned chunky chips
Please order & pay for food at the bar
Food service finishes 45min before the main act.
All our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order in our kitchen.
Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients supporting local suppliers
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: £2 per transaction (applies if using credit card only) Debit card/Cheque/cash is free