• British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens first picked up a guitar at the age of two and has since learnt cello, piano, banjo, ukulele and mandolin. Playing the majority of the instruments on her albums herself, Emma has achieved four consecutive play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2, extensive international radio play in the UK, Europe and Australia, an iTunes single of the week with her song "Riptide", sold out headline shows and supported The Feeling, Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Train, Albert Lee and Simply Red to name a few! Emma music has also been used on a TV show in China which was broadcast to 75 million people! Support from Joe Dolman and Lisa Wright
  • We are proud to welcome back ‘The best Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute band in the world’ - what a perfect night to help celebrate our 1st year birthday month. In fact, this is no ordinary night, this is a 2 hour show!!! A tribute to The Rolling Stones focusing on the early part of their career from 1964 - 1969 including 'Jumping Jack Flash', 'Paint It Black', 'Not Fade Away' and 'Satisfaction'.
  • Tonight The Rec Rooms in association with The Eel Pie Club pay tribute to the legendary sounds of Joe Cocker. An original project with a 5-piece band plus backing singers, led by the charismatic voice of Paul Cox who has a reputation as one of Britain’s finest Blues/Soul singers. Paul has worked or recorded with the likes of RAY CHARLES, ERIC CLAPTON, PAUL RODGERS, GARY BROOKER, SNOWY WHITE, SAM BROWN & BONNIE TYLER.
  • They're back at The REC Rooms after an amazing session in 2018 History of House are a live band that recreate some the funkiest dance anthems from the 90's to today. Mixing feel good vibes and infectious beats from artist's like Bassment Jaxx, Mousse T, Crystal Waters and Daft Punk. Brighton based funkers who will get you moving with smooth vocals from Jody Findley and Tobias Ratcliffe backed by a class band. Some will have seen them at The Rec Rooms before and those that did know just how good they are. This terrific band are no strangers to huge gigs and festivals and will have you up and dancing for sure!
  • The Blunter Brothers have over 25 years’ experience in supplying reliability and top class performance to suit your Event. The band has been filling dancefloors since 1989 (Yes, that’s right!) and has become established in the events entertainment industry as one of the premiere Classic Funk, Motown & Soul acts in the country. Alongside headlining with The Blunter Brothers ‘Funk, Motown & Soul Revue’ the band has supported many major acts including Edwin Starr, Sister Sledge, Ruby Turner, Rufus Thomas, Geno Washington as well as collaborating with members of George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic and gigging with James Brown’s MD and Tenor Sax man Mr Pee Wee Ellis
  • We are transforming The Rec Rooms and decorating it for one night only - ‘An Evening in Paris’ will transport you to the busy streets of the French capital for a cabaret night of the best French Chanson, Parisian Tango and Jazz, all in the company of French/Belgian singing star Gabrielle Ducomble and her band. A tour de force of French music in the heart of West Sussex! Sit back and relax as included are Parisian canapés served directly to your seats from our own (almost!) French waitresses...... 🇫🇷🎤🇫🇷🎤
  • Paying tribute to these legends of rock are VOODOO ROOM, a stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as: Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze, Layla etc.
     
  • "The finest meshes of Soulful Blues and melodic Pop you will hear this year" - The Blues Mag​ Best of British: Critic's Choice Award winners, Eddy Smith & The 507 kicked off 2018 with their debut US tour, from Denver CO to Austin TX, where they played during the SXSW music festival. The 5-piece recently played their biggest show to date, supporting The Milk at a sold out Islington Assembly Hall, where they performed for over 800 people. ​ "Fun, Soulful grooves that won't fail to put a smile on your face" - Gig Soup​ The London-based Country Soul & Blues band, who's lead vocalist has been compared to the likes of Joe Cocker, Don Henley and Ray Lamontagne, will be releasing their debut album after a successful Crowd-Funding campaign. ​ "The Soul in Eddy's voice is where I want Music to be at." - Huey Morgan, Fun Loving Criminals, BBC 6 Music. Support for the evening will be Livi in the Middle
    Advance £5 on the door £7
     
  • Dynamic. Different. Unique. Known for their world class musicianship and high energy performances, Bamboozle seamlessly combine the vibe of the swinging 1950's with the sounds of today, in a way that mesmerises both retro loving and modern audiences. ​ The band combines internationally renowned singer/guitarist/songwriter Jim Knowler (The Keytones, Gotz Alsmann), injecting his exciting and instantly recognisable guitar riffs, with new face on the scene, singer/bassist/songwriter Serena Sykes, lighting up the stage with her dynamic performances, electric vocal and daring double bass stunts, backed by the slick, thrumming grooves of drummer/vocalist Les Curtis (Imelda May, Darrell Higham, Wanda Jackson). A night packed with jivers, strollers and boppers, with Bamboozle and DJ Steve Silver hitting the vinyl to open the show and close it late!
    Advance £10 on the door £12
  • Corduroy

    £15.00
    The fantastic Corduroy are coming to The Rec Rooms.
     
    Corduroy are a four-piece acid jazz outfit based in London, formed around twins Ben Addison (drums/vocals) and Scott Addison (keyboards/vocals), who were previously in Sire Records act Boys Wonder (Scott had been guitarist with Boys Wonder, while Ben had been the lead vocalist).[1] Joining the twins in the band are Richard Searle and guitarist Simon Nelson-Smith. Searle had been bass player with Doctor and the Medics, who topped the UK Singles Chart in 1986 with a cover version of "Spirit in the Sky". Searle had joined the Addison twins in the final incarnation of Boys Wonder, before the band gradually evolved into Corduroy in 1991, initially forming for a one-off New Year's Eve party.
  • Hosted by Akila Richards, this lively line-up of poets will bring you writing that will appease and unease you, comfort and stir you.
     
    Grace Nichols has written widely for both adults and children. Her first collection of poetry, I Is A Long-Memoried Woman won the 1983 Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Among her other books are the popular The Fat Black Woman’s Poems, Sunris - winner of the Guyana Poetry Prize, I Have Crossed an Ocean and Picasso, I Want My Face Back, inspired by her residency at the Tate Gallery, London 1999 -2000. She is among the poets on the current GCSE syllabus and received the Cholmondeley Award in 2000, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hull. Her latest adult book is The Insomnia Poems (Bloodaxe 2017).
  • Two fine Blues Bands coming together for one very special 'double header' night! The Mike Ross Band and Voodoo Sheiks.... The Mike Ross Band Passionate and intoxicating, Mike blazes his own unique trail - fusing his love and command of blues and roots music to create his own unique union. Since his re-emergence to the circuit in 2015 he has charged up the ranks to stand with the best known names in the UK blues and roots rock scene. Fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin', southern soul!
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