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Hatful of Rain @ Lewes Con Club 11th October 2014!

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Hatful of Rain are a Bluegrass/Old time influenced British folk/roots band based in East Sussex. Playing original material,  Hatful of Rain strive to combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity whilst retaining a strong traditional feel.

The Hatfuls make full use of the “single microphone” approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played.

They will be playing at the Lewes Con Club on 11th October 2014, so plenty of time to get your tickets.

The Very Beautiful Lewes is only a short Bus or train ride from Sea Spray Hotel in Brighton.

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Marc Almond & John Harle Brighton Dome Wednesday 5th March!

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Marc Almond & John Harle

 

Imagine the fog closing in, shadows coiling in murky alleys… London’s sinister past is the inspiration behind the new album from Soft Cell legend Marc Almond and the composer and saxophonist John Harle. From the gallows at Tyburn to chilling tales of Jack the Ripper and the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack, The Tyburn Tree takes you on an atmospheric, sometimes shocking musical walk through the London streets and among London’s ghosts — some real, some from the songwriters’ own imaginations. Whether dipping into tales of murder and execution, drawing on words by William Blake or forging a unique take on a classic nursery rhyme, these songs pack an emotional punch with quirkiness and humour.

We all know that Marc Almond can sing, but it still comes as a shock to hear his thrillingly drawn-out climax to Harle’s ‘The Arrival of Spring’, emoting words adapted from William Blake with operatic oomph’ The Independent

Some of the Sea Spray team will be attending this concert.

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Reverend and The Makers Tue 11 Mar @ Brighton’s Concorde 2!

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Sheffield’s finest Reverend And The Makers  will be performing at one of brighton’s coolest little venues on 11th March. They  will release their fourth album, entitled ‘Thirtytwo’, on 24th February 2014 on Cooking Vinyl Records. It was produced by James Welsh, Jon McClure and Ed Cosens from the band, and Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve) and heralds an exciting new sound for the band.

The Concorde 2 is about a ten minute walk from Sea Spray Hotel.

 

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Van Morrison Brighton Dome 17th February 2014!

 

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Van Morrison is a legendary artist with one of the most enduring and consistently impressive careers in musical history. His own distinctive blend of R&B, soul and Celtic influences has earned him many awards, including six Grammys, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a BRIT Award
for outstanding contribution to British music. Fans old and new should not miss this opportunity to see him live.

Exclusive pre-show dining

Take the last-minute rush out of your evening and soak up the atmosphere before the show by enjoying pre-show dining at Brighton Dome. Choose from a delicious menu of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, prepared on the premises by our Oliver Peyton-approved chef. View the menu >

Book pre-show dining for Mon 17 Feb >
Book pre-show dining for Tue 18 Feb >

Alternatively, email preshowdining@peytonandbyrne.co.uk stating the performance, date and your menu choices. Tables must be booked and menu choices received at least 48 hours in advance.

The Brighton Dome is only a short stroll from Sea Spray Hotel.

 

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And another one!!!

“Absolute Bliss…”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

3 days of Absolute Bliss, thanks to my wife of 21 years. We stayed in the Boudoir basement apartment and was perfect for all our needs. Bedroom was very large and cosy with a romantic bed, with lots of bounce…..!
The second room featured a day bed and facilities to make tea and coffee also TV and the radio playing welcomed you into the room which was a nice touch.
The bathroom was just right only down fall ways the plug did not hold water in bath for long.
And leading from the bathroom was a small courtyard which was a god sent as I am a smoker and there are not May hotels that allow smoking.
For a extra charge we had breakfast in bed and was delightful. Finally the staff where very helpfully, kind and considerate and greeted you with a smile with each encounter. Once’s again We would like to thank management and staff for there warm welcome and attention to detail, which allowed my wife & I to rekindle our love for one another. And of course we will be returning for a longer stay next time and have recommended the hotel to our family and friends who are planning a visit soon.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Lovely New review!

“Amazing!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

I booked a night in this hotel for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was wonderful and totally exceeded my expectations.

I had originally booked the Little Venice suite however received a call from Neil saying that unfortunately there was a problem with the shower which wasn’t able to be rectified by the time of our visit. He offered me the Renaissance suite along with another (cannot remember which one) instead and I went for Renaissance as the style was similar to Little Venice. I was quite disappointed as I picked the hotel solely for that room but Neil was very lovely on the phone and as I work in property I understand these kinds of things happen sometimes. He offered us complimentary breakfast in bed for the trouble so I tried not to worry.

From the outside it doesn’t look too glam or like there will be much behind the door(!) but as soon as we entered the reception I was bowled over. The décor was great and service wonderful, all so helpful and really willing to go the extra mile for customers.

Entering our room I was so pleased, it was spacious and beautiful. I had ordered balloons for on the bed and specially requested Happy Birthday balloons which they accommodated and it looked great. The bathroom was on the smaller side but very clean so no complaints really.

Overall we had a great stay, bed was super comfy and we made use of their DVD library (in the reception) and a few snacks from the mini bar – not too pricey. Breakfast was good and all the staff we came across were a delight.

Would absolutely recommend!

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Derren Brown: Infamous at TheTheatre Royal Brighton 11th-15th of February

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage in 2013 with his new one-man show Derren Brown: Infamous. The show promises to demonstrate once again why Derren is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.

From Tuesday 11th until Saturday 15th of February

Let’s book a room at The Sea Spray Hotel, it’s only 10-15min walking distance from The Theatre Royal.
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Kemp Town Carnival on Friday 7th of February

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The Kemp Town Carnival is one of Brighton’s largest free community street festivals. This year’s Carnival will have something for the whole community with a brand new children’s parade, circus skills, street theatre, break dancing. The performing line-up represents the very best of Brighton’s lively music scene with a diverse range of bands and performers, Samba bands, Tea dancing… Other entertainment includes magicians, children’s entertainment, Arts, Crafts and other great market stalls, foods and the annual Parade of Flowers.
 After,  a little break at The Sea Spray Hotel, why not to continue the party at The Concorde 2 Featuring:
Carnival Collectiv, Cozinha (Brazilian roots music with an enchanting blend of Samba), Barulho (Samba Reggae Funk  Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian roots, Maracatu Cruizeiro Do Sul Dance Troup & Critical Masquerade, DJ Eggs Legs + Radio Giromundo + DJ Robin D’Rich : Afro funk…

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The Presidents of The United States of America at the Concord 2 on the 23rd of February

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The Presidents of The United States of America (also known as PUSA) were formed in Seattle in the wake of the early nineties post-grunge era by childhood friends Chris Ballew (vocals, “basitar”) and Dave Dederer (“guitbass” and backing vocals), who were joined by drummer Jason Finn before their self-titled debut album hit double-platinum in 1994. 

Their style was a refreshing antidote to the grungy angst Seattle had become a byword for, consisting of short and humorous punk-rock songs, which proved popular with critics and audiences alike and earned the band two Grammy nominations.

PUSA’s enormously successful debut included such legendary hits as “Peaches”, “Lump” and “Kitty”, and was followed by worldwide tours and a second album “II” in 1996.  By the end of 1997 the band had split up, followed by a rarities album “Pure Frosting” and a farewell concert in 1998.  The band had a brief reunion in 2000 under the shortened moniker of “The Presidents” and third album “Freaked Out and Small”, followed by another longer hiatus.  

Two more albums followed (2004′s “Love Everybody” and 2008′s “These Are The Good Times People”) with Dederer’s replacement Andrew McKeag, and this tour will be a very rare chance to catch the band in the very intimate surroundings of Concorde2.

The Sea Spray Hotel is only 10-15mins walking distance from the Concorde 2 !

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Brighton Tattoo Convention on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th at Hilton Metropole Hotel

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Celebrate Valentine’s by being “inked” with the love of your life? The 7th BTC has grown to include 300 world class artists from across the globe. Historical seminar, workshops in both watercolor painting and lettering, and taxidermy taster lessons are available as are a plethora  of retail stalls. With live music every night this is a winner.

Why not spend a lovely night at The Sea Spray Hotel, only 15mins walking distance from The Hilton Convention Center ?

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