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Tuesday 08 June 2021

Lissie's Current Retrospective Campaign Delivers Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album & Highlights From Formative Songbook

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to step back: to reflect on who you are, where you've come from, and where you'd like to go next.

That spirit is very much a part of Lissie's current retrospective campaign, which will see her release an Anniversary Edition of her breakthrough debut album Catching A Tiger, later this month. 

The release of the edition will be followed by a collection of highlights from her formative songbook with Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009) on July 23rd. 

Lissie continues her voyage of rediscovery by sharing the previously unreleased song All Be Okay. 
"'All Be Okay' is such a delightful song," says Lissie. 

"About two years into my time in LA, I found myself in a very warm and welcoming community of musicians. 

"We had our Beachwood Rockers crew and our weekly residency at Crane's Hollywood Tavern. 

"There was levity in just believing that everything would work out in the end!"
With a loose, live feel, the song's blend of country-rock and '60s tinged pop is a suitably warm-hearted accompaniment for the purity of its message.

And for a lyric which expressed the hope and defiance of an aspirational young artist, it again feels timely today - a shot of positivity to help counteract these challenging times. 

Whether you're in the first flush of youth or deep into adulthood, as the song states we're all in the process of "working it out."
The Illinois-born and Iowa-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lissie unassumingly established a reputation as a global voice with the release of Catching A Tiger in 2010. 
After four albums, multiple EPs, and countless gigs, Lissie still derives the strongest connection from music. 

She manages to consistently connect, whether on tape, on-screen for David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Peter Farrelly's Loudermilk, at rallies for Senator Bernie Sanders, or during one of her sold-out shows. 

And now she continues to make strides forward, telling her story like never before by going back to where it all began.

by: Mike Cobley


Midsummer Day, 21st June, sees the return of Make Music Day; a worldwide celebration of music in person, online and beyond. 
Credit Karina Barberis

In a world where we're taught to aspire to unattainable levels of perfection, Brighton-bound Dublin singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartland's unfiltered honesty is a breath of fresh air. 
Credit Mike Hoban

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 continues in June with further performances of Kát'a Kabanová and Il turco in Italia and a concert from Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra that explores ancient and modern English music.
Credit Danilo Moroni

Lost Dog's award-winning performance, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) is to be revived and re-staged at Brighton Dome, on Saturday 26th June.
Credit Edward Gilroy

Saving Grace will be visiting De La Warr Pavilion on next month, featuring Robert Plant OBE on vocals. This will be the singer's first time performing at the East Sussex venue based in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Arriving on the scene in summer 2019, the Brighton Comedy Garden enjoyed a hugely successful first year with thousands of comedy fans flocking to the festival.
Credit Steph Wilson

Lump – the product of London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng – return with a new track from their upcoming sophomore album Animal, as well as announcing a date in Brighton, later this year.

In March 2020 character comedy duo Horseplay (Kathy Maniura and Derek Mitchell) were poised for a big summer. Kathy had just won Leicester Square Sketch Off. Derek had been granted an 'Exceptional Talent' visa by the Home Office.
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Brighton-based award-winning art documentary filmmakers, David Bickerstaff & Phil Grabsky, announce the release of their latest film, Sunflowers, which will be in UK cinemas from 8th June 2021.

Something mysterious, sensual and exotic has arrived in town from now until 26th June 2021, especially for the Brighton Fringe 2021
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The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of its world-renowned opera house. 

Fifteen months of darkness have passed. No parties. No funding. But no worries: it might have been the bleakest ever period in the long and storied history of Brighton's The Arch, but the club never gave up hope. 

As one of the organisations in Brighton and Hove in receipt of a grant from the government's Culture Recovery Fund, Brighton Early Music Festival are delighted to be playing a part in bringing live music back to the city with a Midsummer Season of eight outdoor events.
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Stand-up comedian and actor Chris McCausland - He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command - will be coming to Komedia Brighton, next year, with his new show Speaky Blinder.

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