International Songwriting Competition November 2014



UK Premiere of Front by Kevin Wright, starring Jamie Sives (Game of Thrones) and Toby Hemingway (Black Swan). With Q&A by Kevin Wright and co-star Holly Holsta. Music by Dave Barnard and Kevin Wright.

The film is a fictional account based around the Brighton punk scene of the late seventies. Here's a link to the trailer


OCTOBER 2014

International Songwriting Competition


Hi, I want to let you know that the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended its deadline until November 4, 2014, and any help from Punk Brighton in distributing this news would be greatly appreciated.
A press release is attached.

Called "the songwriting competition to take note of," by the New York Times, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $40,000 in prizes.

Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Sarah McLachlan, Bastille, J. Holiday, Sara Evans, DJ Snake, Avicii, McCoy Tyner, Garbage, John Hiatt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gerald Casale (Devo), Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more.

We sincerely appreciate your support and hope you can help spread the word about the extended deadline for ISC.

Best Regards,
Jim Morgan,
Marketing Director

MOCKINGBIRDS
Thanks to Dave King for sending us these ancient recordings of the Mockingbirds, now added to the punkbrighton jukebox

Read our mail

Browse all our free mp3's

Dick Damage T-shirts

Exceptional live gig at the Albert 2013
Helen McCookerybook + Nightingales


Old Brighton Punks - new music

Stuart Jones' RADIO OBSCURE

British Music Archive & punkbrighton bands

Brighton Bands make it onto Messthetics CD

punkbrighton 10th Anniversary gig at the Albert, October 2010

Buy the Dodgems and Parrots/Volsec CD's

The Prince Albert - What's On

Wreckless Eric at the Albert 16 Dec

Read our Archives

Poster Gallery

Attrix Memoirs

The Vault




Old Brighton punks join forces to make new album

Mr Chill meets punkdaddy

Mr Chill, former Dodgems front man Gary Turner and punkdaddy, ex-Flesh/Lillettes/April & The Fools guitarist Phil Perfect joined forces back around 2010 and the result is the eagerly awaited debut album Devil's Music.

These two had known each other since about 1972. During the heyday of punk they frequently shared the stage with their respective bands at The Vault, The Richmond and The Buccaneer.

They first got together to record I Blame Rock n Roll under the banner of The Dodgems feat. punkdaddy. This was put together almost entirley by sending each player's part as an mp3 attached to an email and then mixed and recorded at punkdaddy's.

The other Dodgems were far flung around the globe since the heady days of Lord Lucan (have they found him yet?) with drummer Charlie Zuber out in Tasmania, Paul Birchall in South Africa, Doug Potter up in Manchester and Gary the only remaining Brighton connection.

punkdaddy had made a solo album, Retard In The White House (2006), a mash up of samples and his own guitar work and having got that out

of his system wanted to work with a singer and get back to his punk rock roots.

Enter Dick Damage, who contacted punkdaddy through this very website, the pair hadnt clapped eyes on each other for something like 25 years,

punkdaddy: "Me and Dick made an album from his words and my tunes, we called it TSDS after his song The Shit Dont Stick (2007). We had a lot of fun making it and it was all done upstairs at mine just using a mic, a mac and a guitar."

Dick sadly passed away in 2011, which is well documented elsewhere in this site.

Wanting to continue working with a singer and lyric writer, punkdaddy hooked up with Mr Chill, who himself was on the lookout for a tunesmith to turn his words into music.

Mr Chill: "The first song we wrote was Angie. Really the whole album came out of that one song. It's a sad song about losing the person you love to an incurable disease, but punkdaddy came up with a melody that was so well matched to the lyric that we knew there was more to come..."

Visit their website



• The album Mr Chill meets punkdaddy is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify



British Music Archive • Music downloads • Radio Obscure

BMA logo

The British Music Archive is a non-profit music and heritage website that features an audio streaming library of commercially unreleased recordings (demos) with associated biographies. It celebrates the less-established bands that define the real story behind the British rock underground.

The website is presently dominated by underground acts from the 1960s that barely made it out of their respective suburbs, but unwittingly contributed so richly to our youth culture and music history and yet sadly, disappeared largely unrecognised.

With your help, we would like to broaden our musical content so that we can portray the underground music scene post 1970. To do this, all we would be asking for is your permission for your music (as featured on punkbrighton) to appear simultaneously on a website that has a similar theme, but with music drawn nationwide.

If you would like to know more about this website, please visit: www.britishmusicarchive.com





Regular punkbrighton contributor and the man who wrote the Attrix Memoirs, Stuart Jones is back on the radio. Sort of. He's put together a webpage of podcasts which you can play or download, one-hour programmes stuffed with the head-spinning variety of music normally found on his very popular Mr.Obscure webpage.

There are rarities, archive treasures, original demo recordings of famous stuff, bizarre comedy items and much more.

The new page is called Radio Obscure and you can get to it here.



punkbrighton is an online museum created and maintained by it's creator and curator, punkdaddy. I started off with a tatty old box file supplied to me by one Rick Blair, an amiable fellow, a man of integrity and a personal friend. That was in February 1999. I asked Rick if he could let me have any old photos and press cuttings from his days as creator and boss of Attrix Records, Brighton's first truly independent record company, set up in 1977, and as ever, he was obliging.

Rick offered to write the first article for the spawning punkbrighton site and I was about to lend him my old Olivetti typewriter when he died suddenly in May 1999. It was such a blow to everyone who knew him, but it made me all the more determined to get all his Attrix Records stuff online so that it wouldn't die with him. Over the years, site visitors have supplied hundreds of additional photos, press cuttings, mp3's and their own recollections to help make the site what it is today.

Launched in January 2000, punkbrighton was pretty soon nominated for a Yahoo Web Award, which was a bit of a surprise, because although the site functioned properly and had quite a bit of content, I thought the layout was shite. I've tried to improve it over time but it wasn't until ten years later, in 2010, that I finally felt able to let rip with some artistic input.

I hope punkbrighton does justice to all the bands and everyone else who was involved in the mighty upheaval that kicked off with the advent of punk. if you've got stuff, send it in.
Ta!

Punkdaddy

DICK DAMAGE RIP
- tributes still coming in

It was in January 2011 we announced the death of DD but tributes are still coming in. See Read Our Mail or go directly to the Dick Damage page



Vaultage 78 | Vaultage 79 | Vaultage 80
the gold standard of Brighton punk

punkbrighton Jukebox mp3s from 35 bands

Ammonites Rehearsal - 15 tracks

Birds With Ears Youth In Asia entire LP

Dick Damage & punkdaddy - TSDS

Joe Cool & the Killers - 3 tracks

Messthetics #108 - 24 tracks, 10 mp3's and a video

Midnight & the Lemon Boys (JSD) - 8 tracks

Molesters Peel Sessions 1 & 2 - 7 tracks

Nicky & the Dots Peel Session - 4 tracks

The Numbers EP - 5 tracks

Piranhas Peel sessions 1, 2 & 3 - 12 tracks

Jamie Barnard Special Patrol - 2 tracks

Stuart Jones check out his many blogs
tons of music freebies +

Stu's post-punk compilation: - free mp3's

Visit the last archived page:
punkbrighton Alldayer Archive

Check out the Archives to find all the old front pages right back to Year 2000

More free downloads

CD's you can buy from punkbrighton






A couple of excellent CD's are available from this website. Pay by credit or debit card or through secure PayPal gateway.


The Parrots/VolSec
PARSEC • 19 tracks

ON SALE NOW
PARSEC
Parrots VolSec CD




The Dodgems Anthology
1978-1980 • 17 tracks

ON SALE NOW
Dodgems Anthology CD 1978-80

MORE FREE DOWNLOADS

The Attrix Calender 1981
by David Roughton
PunkBrighton CD sleeve
Print your own
Watch punkdaddy's interview with the BBC
or listen to my music, if you can be arsed

Read our Archives to see how the site has evolved since it's launch in Y2K

Coming eventually...
Look out for Situation Butane No.2, featuring the second part of Joe Strummer's interview with Stuart Jones. In the meantime, have a read of Situation Butane No.1


back to top


The Albert pub and venue • October listings 2014

The Prince Albert
48 Trafalgar Street
Brighton BN1 4ED

01273 730499

email
the Albert

1 1 TERMINAL CHEESECAKE +LOWER SLAUGHTER + MOCATA 8.pm £6.50 adv £8 on door
2 2 TIGER BITE + SUPPORT 8.pm £5
3 3 BLACK MARKET THREE + MUDLOW + RED RAUCOUS 8.pm £5
4 4 SKIPPY THE FRIDGE + TOO MANY CROOKS 8pm £8
5 5 SLIM SHACK + MASSIVE ORGAN TRIO 8.pm £5
6 6 LADY LUCK AND THE LATE NIGHT PLAYERS + Phoenix Club + 8pm £5
7 7 LENTIC WATERS + WE CAME OUT LIKE TIGERS + ME AND GOLIATH+ THE PLAGUE PPOJECT + BROKER 8.pm £5
8 8 SLIP JAM : Hey!Zeus with Strange U / Kashmere The Iguana Man, Zygote, Evil Ed & Open Mic. 8.pm free
9 9 TUBBA 3 PLY + Discordance and The Academy of Sun 8.pm free
10 10 BLACK BUNKER PRESENTS… See website for details 8..pm
11 11 TALL SHIPS + support 8.pm £10 adv
12 12 T.B.C 8pm
13 13 TOMORROWS TULIPS + support 8pm £6adv
14 14 CLOWNS + RED RAUCOUS + THIEVES BY THE CODE 8pm £5
15 FIRE RECORDS PRESENTS…see website for details 8pm £7
16 16 FLASH BANG BAND + DREAMING SPIRES + JACK HARRIS 8.pm £7
17 17 THE SNAKES + TRENT MILLER AND THE SKELITON JIVE + SUGAR MAGNOLIA 8pm £7
18 18 Oxjam 1-5pm with Lady Luck + guests 8pm Lenna and the Snakemen + support 5pm see website
19 19 in the main bar Mini Jack 8pm free
20 20 SARAH BORGES + GIRLS GUNS & GLORY 8pm £12
21 21 HYDE AND BEAST + Support 8.pm £10
22 22 BERNIE TORME + support 8pm £12 adv
23 23 ZOE MUTH AND THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS + support 8.pm £8 adv
24 24 DEAF FROM BEHIND + KERELA + support 8pm £5
25 25 SEA BASTARD + ANACONDAS + LIMB 8.pm £8
26 26 IN THE ROUND 8.pm £7
27 27 CHALK Album release show + support 8pm £4
28 28 Terry & Gerry + Bad Bad Whiskey 8.pm £8
29 29 THE FICTION AISLE + STUART WARWICK 8pm £5
30 30 SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS 8.pm £5
31 31 THE DAUNTS + PHANTOM RUNNERS + TREASURE 8.pm FREE


back to top


This site is dedicated to the memory of Rick Blair
The Punk History of Brighton © punkdaddy 2000-2014
All Rights Reserved


The Punk History of Brighton Acknowledgements
Rick & Julie Blair, Stuart Jones, Suzy Horne, Dave Barnard, Ken Hogg, Barb Wilson, James Byford, Mark Walling, Mike Dunford, Robin Banks, Terry Newbery,
Rod Johnson, ComputerBox, Jay Derrick, Mick Perrin, Alan St.Paul, Paul Bonham, Paul Kaczmarek, Paul Martin, Alex Ogg, David Roughton, David Peacock, Dick & Mary Chapman,
John Pender, Simon Woolven, John Betteridge, Bexhill News, Brighton & Hove Gazette, The Leader, The Argus, Sounds, NME, Surrey Daily Advertiser, Daily Mirror