Evening Performance


It’s show time!

Until new year’s day, show tickets are available as part of our workshop & show package only. This is to guarantee daytime workshop attendees first option on evening tickets. Show tickets are on general release from 2nd January.

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen
Our evening performance takes place in The Brunswick’s main auditorium. Doors open at 7.45pm, and the show commences at 8.00pm. There will be short intervals between acts and our programme finishes at 11.00pm.

Please be aware that seating is limited and cannot be reserved. Please arrive early if you need seats. Standing room and WCs are at the rear of the auditorium.

A little bit of hush
We would ask all guests to refrain from conversation while the show is in progress, as this is  discourteous to our performers and prevents others from enjoying the show. Anyone persisting in voluble conversation during our performance will be asked to leave the auditorium.

Food and drink
Drinks may be brought into the auditorium, however access will only be permitted between songs. Food is nor permitted in the auditorium at any time.

Age restriction
We regret that nobody under the age of 18, accompanied or otherwise, is permitted in our evening performance.

Who’s playing?
Our featured artists are experts in their style of harmonica music. With our birthday theme Bring it on Home, we are showcasing two of the UK’s pre-eminent blues harp specialists, plus the US’s celebrated proponent of vintage unplugged harping.

Topping the bill from the Leigh-on-Sea, we bring you Steve ‘West’ Weston and his fabulous band. Steve has been one of the UK’s most admired harmonica players for decades, delivering his perfect take on classic electric blues. Think Chicago, think West Coast jump blues and swing, think full-toned, wailing harp, think style, think Little Walter, then prepare to be dazzled.

From the badlands of Joliet, Illinois, we are delighted to once again welcome the harmonica genius that is Joe Filisko. Joe is universally regarded as the best exponent of pre-war acoustic harmonica, a style in danger of being lost to the ravages of musical climate change. Be in awe as we turn the clocks back to a forgotten time of musical invention, mischief and moonshine.

And to get our anniversary evening underway, like a bat out of Hove, we bring you the return of Will ‘Harmonica’ Wilde and his pile-driving payload of blues-rock harp. Brace yourselves – this is no Portslade popinjay; it’s your genuine Hangleton handful! Will is busy touring Europe, the US and CBeebies, and we are absolutely thrilled he has been able to join us this evening.