Music – Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, World

Chichester music events

Saturday, June 13, 7pm.

LITTLE MACHINE, BINSTED ARTS FESTIVAL, ST MARY’S CHURCH, BINSTED LANE, BINSTED, BN18 0LL.

LiTTLe MACHiNe, a band of three players, performs well-known poems to music in a cocktail of musical styles and projected images. ‘The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world’ – Carol Ann Duffy. An event in the Binsted Arts Festival. The small 12th-century church venue adds to the atmosphere. Tickets £12. There is flat access on a short path from the road and a ramp to enter church, suitable for wheelchair users.


Sunday, June 14, 3pm.

ROBB – THE MUSIC OF TREES, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Music of Trees features original guitar music inspired by nature with tree stories and folklore. Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and his compositions blend his classical training and his love of Spanish and Celtic music. Don’t miss this award-winning show. www.geoffrobb.com Tickets £10. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 16, 4.30pm.

GUITAR IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitar in the Garden play café music, a genre ranging from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary. The venue is the lovely walled garden of St Martin’s Café which is located in the centre of Chichester. Tickets include a hot drink.

Tickets £9.60.

No disabled access.


Wednesday, June 17, 7.30pm.

HATFUL OF RAIN, BLAKEFEST, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Hatful of Rain are revered for their Americana-tinged acoustic folk music that combines powerful song-writing with instrumental artistry and incredible harmonies. Established radio artists, they perform live using a 1940s-style single microphone, an approach that captures the glowing warmth and communal style of their playing. Support: Sophie Hodgson and Sedge. Tickets £14; students/children £7. Disabled access.


Wednesday, June 17, 7.30pm.

JAM STUDIO PRESENTS LIVE MUSIC, ZEE BAR, UCSU, COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER. PO19 6PE.

An eclectic night of live acts drawn from Chichester’s vibrant music scene. The evening will be presented and curated by Jam Studios AKA Britonica and will feature some of the artists currently using their rehearsal facilities. Tickets £4.99; seniors £4; students £4. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 18, 7.30pm.

POETRY & JAZZ CAFÉ WITH GRACE NICHOLS AND JOHN AGARD, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Internationally acclaimed poets Grace Nichols and John Agard team up with jazz stars the Charlotte Glasson Trio with legendary guitarist Chris Spedding, to entertain and inspire. Grace and John will read from their multi-award winning collections. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music with complimentary home-made cake in the atmospheric setting of grade I listed St John’s Chapel. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Friday, June 19, 1.15pm.

AT THE TURNING OF THE WORLD, EMILY BURRIDGE – MELLOW CELLO MUSIC, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge incorporates looping technology whilst performing. Touring her new release At The Turning of the World. ‘Emily Burridge lifts the subtle art of cello to new dimensions… This is cello to lift the spirit, harmonise with the emotions and take you on a journey’ – recent review. Tickets £10; children £7. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 21, 7.30pm.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN GREECE 2, PLASTIKES KAREKLES ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER. PO19 1UR.

Plastikes Karekles return with songs from their new album. They reflect a musical map of Greece, taking you through different eras. These songs still resonate through every household. The soulful melodies and catchy rhythms are filled with joy, emotion and a glowing nostalgia. Tickets £12; students £6; children over 12 years £6. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 23, 4.30pm.

GUITAR IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitar in the Garden play café music, a genre ranging from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary. The venue is the lovely walled garden of St Martin’s Café which is located in the centre of Chichester. Tickets include a hot drink.

Tickets £9.60.

No disabled access.


Wednesday, June 24, 7.30pm.

TICKLIN THE PICKLE – LIVE JAZZ-FUNK NIGHT, ZEE BAR, UCSU, COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6PE.

A night of live jazz-funk mayhem from Chichester-based band Ticklin The Pickle, featuring guest performers, live acts and DJs. TTP are celebrating 25 years since they formed the band while studying music at the University of Chichester in 1995. Join us for a mid-week ‘shake everything you got’. Tickets £4.99; seniors £4; students £4. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, 7.30pm.

HOEDOWN SHOWDOWN, CAOS MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS, ASSEMBLY ROOM, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QL.

Award-winning CAOS musical productions bring you an evening of western favourites at the Showdown Hoedown. Live music and square and line dancing comes to the Festival of Chichester.

Tickets £15; seniors £11; students £11. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, 7.45pm.

GAZ HUGHES – TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS, CHICHESTER JAZZ CLUB, THE PALLANT SUITE, FREEMASONS HALL, 7 SOUTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SY.

The music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is featured in this event. Led by Gaz Hughes, the line-up includes some of the most influential musicians in the UK jazz scene – Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Dean Masser, Andrezej Baranek and Ed Harrison. Tickets £15; students £5. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, doors 8pm.

RUBY & THE REVELATORS, THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Now one of the UK’s most sought after blues-fuelled soul bands, they return for their annual local Revelators style party. With grooves to move the feet and emotion-filled torch songs to move the heart, Ruby shows just what a versatile artist she is, pouring joy and passion into every song. Tickets £12.50; students £11. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 27, 7.30pm.

ROB JOHNSTON, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, THE JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Rob Johnston makes a popular return to the Festival with his eclectic, vibrant acoustic guitar music and songs, formed blending many styles and influences. His classical background has led to his own unique world, folk and roots fusions, using powerful rhythms and guitar percussion to drive the music. Tickets £10. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 28, 3pm. Picnics from 1.30pm.

THE LATIN BRIDGE, AMICI CONCERTS, HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE, FAR END OF PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QH.

A summer’s afternoon with top Cuban band Latin Bridge: sizzling classic bossa nova, jazz standards, boleros, Cuban son and original compositions. Dance to irresistible Latin beats or sit back and soak up the remarkable musicianship from this exceptional trio. Tickets £17; under 25s £10. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 28, doors from 7.30pm.

LADY & THE DUKES VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Join the fantastical Lady & the Dukes and special guests for a trip down memory lane and back again. With an eclectic mix of live music, old and new, performed in a quirky vintage style with tempos that are sure to get your feet moving, Lady and the Dukes are set to fill the dance floor. Tickets £12. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 30, 12-2pm.

FANTASTICALLY GOOD FOLK – QUICKSILVER, BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ.

Grant Baynham is one of the funniest songwriters ever to have put pen to paper. His side-splitting rhymes make Quicksilver an outstandingly entertaining duo, along with the extraordinarily flexible voice of Hilary Spencer. Free entry. Booking advisable on 01243 756170 or email [email protected] Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 30, 4.30pm.

GUITAR IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitar in the Garden play café music, a genre ranging from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary. The venue is the lovely walled garden of St Martin’s Café which is located in the centre of Chichester. Tickets include a hot drink.

Tickets £9.60.

No disabled access.


Friday, July 3, 8pm.

THE BOY WONDERS + SUPPORT, LA HAVANA, 3 LITTLE LONDON, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PH.

The Boy Wonders bring their infectious, intelligent, energetic pop music to Chichester. It’s a big sound for a four-piece, with hints of Clash, Killers and Cure. Joe Butt’s songs are sharp and subtly complex and the band plays them drawing on long experience with acts like The Jam and The Cure. Tickets £4.


Tuesday, July 7, 4.30pm.

GUITAR IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitar in the Garden play café music, a genre ranging from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary. The venue is the lovely walled garden of St Martin’s Café which is located in the centre of Chichester. Tickets include a hot drink.

Tickets £9.60.

No disabled access.


Wednesday, July 8, 7.30pm.

TOBIAH IN CONCERT, THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Known for her ‘beautiful, thoughtful songs’ (Johnny Coppin, BBC) and for a voice described by BBC’s Doug Welch as ‘outstanding’, Tobiah returns to Sussex for a magical evening of uplifting songs and stories from her acclaimed new album Are We Angels with foot-tapping interludes from her band, including Simon Callow on keyboard and award-winning piano accordionist Colette O’Leary. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 8, 7.30pm.

ANDY BEAUMONT AND HIS MUSICIANS PLUS SPECIAL GUEST, BERSTED ARTS, ASSEMBLY ROOM, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1LQ.

Andy and his band come to Chichester with an evening of toe-tapping music paying tribute to Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Sir Patrick Moore and other light classics. With guest artist Christopher Beaumont on xylophone and vibraphone. Tickets £12.50; seniors £10.50; students £8; children £5. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 11, 8pm.

CLANDESTINO: A JAZZ FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE, THE SHOWROOM, UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER, BISHOP OTTER CAMPUS, COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6PF.

A fiery and evocative mix of Flamenco music and dance, jazz and world music led by Flamenco singer Fernando de Triana and arranged by jazz/flamenco guitarists Pete Lorenz and Fergusito. They come from their recent successes at Love Supreme Festival and The Brighton Fringe for their debut show in Chichester. Tickets £12; seniors £10; students £8. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 14, 12-2pm.

JAZZ IN THE RESTAURANT, BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ.

Enjoy top artists from around the world playing the finest jazz live on stage. All guest artists are accompanied by other well-known musicians such as Bobby Worth playing the drums. Free entry. Booking advisable on 01243 756170 or email [email protected] Free parking. Disabled access.


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