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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Orville Peck - Brighton (the Green Door Store)

Had a night in Brighton last Sunday which brought back many memories having lived there for a period of approx 6 years back in the mid 70's to early 80's. I have been back a few times to watch the Speed Trials / Sunday Ace cafe gathering but this time more memories were triggered.
    Anyway I'd guess that some people would be immediately put off  by Orvilles 'masked' look but what a great gig it was with a excellent band / sound - 3 guitars, bass and drums. They only played for an hour but I expected that as he only has one 40 minute album but did a couple of great 'covers' duetting with guitarist/singer Bria Salmena. Brilliant also that the venue is very intimate and old fashioned/basic  - a pair of thick black heavy curtains divide the bar from the music area. The floor is like a cobbled street, a couple of very high up huge big girders supporting a concrete slab ceiling which in turn is some part of Brighton Railway station flooring as that is where the venue is situated  - under the station. 
The Green Door Store

The Prince Albert and nice pub to have a pint
-just across the road from the venue.
The mural is excellent with great likenesses

The Prince Regent was obviously happy to spend a few quid!

Including the stable block!
I saw The Cure and Bauhaus play here back in the 70's

If you need a car park there's a Council one under here at £18 for 24 hours
which is significantly cheaper that the NCP a five mins walk away at £31!

The British Airways i360 tower / viewing pod

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