Brighton is the perfect place to be if you’re a music lover. With a huge variety of clubs, societies and venues, there will definitely be something to satisfy your musical cravings. Here is a list of activities perfect for a music lover living in Brighton:
Join a choir
There’s nothing better than singing a great song with great people. Choirs are a lovely way to feel part of the community and de-stress at the end of a busy day. There are plenty of choirs to join in Brighton, and here are a few examples:
Brighton City Singers
The Brighton City Singers are a non-auditioning, all embracing choir, led by the dynamic composer and entertainer MJ. Go along to sing some ABBA, Gospel, Swing, Mozart, Musicals and new contemporary works. Their practice sessions are every Wednesday evening from 7-9 at Brunswick Primary School. Look on their website for more information.
The Good Vibe Choir
A non-auditioning, pop-based choir backed by live guitar and open to all. The choir practices from 7:30 to 9pm every Wednesday at the Unitarian Church Brighton. Expect to sing a range of pop classics such as David Bowie, Beach boys, Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder. Check their website for more information.
Renowned for their vibrant acapella music, Hullabaloo believe that ‘everyone, given the right technical and emotional support, can sing together in glorious, spine tingling harmony.’ Hullabaloo is a Natural Voice Choir, which means no auditions, sight reading and no limits. Their rehearsal space is at Brighton & Hove High school. Check their website for more information.
Go to a gig
There’s a great selection of live music venues across Brighton for you to enjoy. Whether you enjoy classical music, hiphop or rock, there’s something for everyone. Here is a list of some of the best:
Green Door Store
A mid-sized late-night bar and club, located under the Victorian railway arches near the train station. Since opening in 2011, the venue has put on a diverse range of live bands, and is one of Brighton’s best loved music venues. Go along for some live DIY music.
A seafront club, and one of the best live music venues on the South Coast. It’s great for Indie music, with bands such as Bloc party, Scissor sisters and the White stripes all performing here in the past.
A large theatre and concert hall, perfect for top quality classical music and renowned pop and rock acts.
The Brighton Centre
A large entertainment venue, this is a great place to see large arena-sized acts. Some performances to look out for in the coming months include: James Arthur, Rick Astley, elbow, McFly and Gerry Cinnamon.
The Hope and Ruin
A lively grassroots music venue and pub, that strives to support the independent music scene in Brighton. The 150 capacity venue hosts live shows from both local and international artists.
Sing some Karaoke
Karaoke is one of the best activities for a group of friends at the pub. So, get on stage and start singing Mr Brightside at the top of your lungs. Below are some venues in Brighton for you to try:
Lucky Voice Karaoke
Perfect for a large group of friends, Lucky Voice offer private rooms fitting up to 30 people, for your own private karaoke experience. Enjoy 2 hours of karaoke and let loose! Enjoy room service from their extensive cocktail menu or enjoy a selection of pizza. More info on their website.
The Prince of Wales
A Traditional village pub in the city centre, The Prince of Wales have karaoke nights on Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:30. Go along with your friends and have a couple of pints while singing your heart out.
Ye Olde King and Queen
Popular with students, Brighton’s largest public house does regular Karaoke nights on a Tuesday, starting from 9pm. Go along for some great drink deals and music.
Join a club / group
Playing music within a group can be fun and rewarding, and gives you the chance to brush up on your skills with some feedback from others. Check out this list for some interesting music groups to find in Brighton:
Brighton acoustic jam
A group of Brighton musicians wanting to jam acoustic music, playing instruments such as acoustic guitar / bass, percussion, harmonica, vocals and string instruments. All skill levels are welcome. The group meet on Wednesdays, and to find out more information click here.
Perfect for folk enthusiasts, these relaxed gatherings will give you the chance to play tunes with others and receive guidance and feedback. Click here to find out more information.
Brighton West African Drumming Meetup
This exciting group meet on Saturday mornings. They offer West African drumming for all, with Senegalese master drummer – Dou Cissokho. All levels of experience are welcome, and Djembe drums are available to use if you do not have your own. Click here for more information.