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Brighton photos: zebra on keyboards, night scenes and the Monochrome Set at the Hope and Ruin

I returned to Brighton last weekend to play a show with The Monochrome Set at the Hope & Ruin pub in Queens Road, a short walk down from the station.

It was something of a flying visit as we arrived in the late afternoon from our show at Newport in the Isle of Wight, but I’ve photographed Brighton so many times in the past, it was just a relief to come along and mainly play and drink!

I captured a few shots between soundchecking, gigging and partying, including this street art by the prolific Detroit-born Minty, who has now settled in the town.


Nice again.

Mr Minty’s doing his thing.

And here’s that zebra keyboard player again.

Early evening view.

Clock tower.

Almost exactly a year ago, I travelled to Brighton to see the Monochrome Set play the Hope & Ruin, but then I was a mere spectator – who could have guessed that I’d soon be thumping the tubs for them all over Europe!

I liked the support band, Pog. The singer designs great record sleeves too!

Look at that mirror ball. It’s bloomin’ mahoosive.

Monochrome Set live shots courtesy of the talented Viola Spanu.

The wizard of the keys.

Some jokes were exchanged on stage.

Not everyone found them funny 🙂

Some wag had changed the name of the band ‘Inbreeding Clan’ to the ‘Inbreeding Clams.’ This amused me more than expected.

Later on, we repaired to the wonderful Green Door Store in the Lower Goods Yard by the station.

It’s a great bar with two rooms, laid back security and regular DJs, and the gaff stays open till till 4am and it’s free to get in all night. Highly recommended.

Last tune of the night.

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