Zooberon Presents: 3 Bands

Capturing CAPTURE
Capturing CAPTURE

Zooberon – its all about the Live music

Zooberon supports local music. They are a great outfit based in Brighton and Hove and they organise professionally run events at selected venues. They place emphasis on promoting the fantastic musical talent that exists around the city and local area. The team treats each artist with respect – as well as creating a great night out for the audience.All of the bands and artists I have spoken to after they have appeared at an event speak highly of Zooberon, their aims and their people.

This event took place at The Railway Inn – in Portslade, Brighton and Hove. I was invited along by Mark Stack MusicEvents. ‘The Platform’ venue at The Railway is a fantastic venue set at the back of the pub with its own bar and brilliant mezzanine floor overlooking the stage. The Zooberon team only put on bands they personally believe in, so you are guaranteed a great night of live music. Try something new, you’ll love it!
The Railway Inn

First band of the night was

Outlaw State

When Outlaw State last played at the Railway the Zooberon team said when introducing them: “…we saw them once and they blew us away with their individualist yet collaborative performance, they just bedazzled us, we had no alternative than to offer them a slot there and then.” The band were back by demand.

The band is made up of very different characters. This Brighton based blues/rock band are so full of soul, charisma and dynamic riffs. This bluesy bunch are primed and ready to burst into in to life to fill your 2016 and 2017 with tasty riffs and soulful melodies. Influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Black Stone Cherry, The Forest Rangers and Alter Bridge, Outlaw State bring a fresh perspective to a classic scene.

This is a band you are not going to forget. They play so well, loud and fast at times and hauntingly quiet at others. Their cover of House of The Rising sun – was great, the song as you know it, but given an Outlaw State twist. Great set guys. They have an EP launch soon – so keep an eye out for live appearances.

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This Party

“A breath of fresh air on the Brighton music scene”
When the Zooberon team first saw This Party last year they were totally mesmerized by the band. Energetic, entertaining and frenetic, lead singer Matt MacNeil draws you into his world; madcap, exuberant and delightful. Alongside band members Hal, Marcus and Tom; he and the band have a likeability factor second to none. Musically they are a tour-de-force fusing sharp basslines with an instant melody to produce their own brand of drenched guitar-fueled pop. Their debut single “Movie Nights” was picked up by BBC Introducing and championed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC6 show.

A stunning performance from This Party. They are indeed great to watch and listen to. Vocals delivered  brilliantly and supported by a top class band. The set stormed along, and then just when you thought it was over they delivered a tour-de-force of Bowies Suffragette City. Stunning.

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Movie Nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULmLWT7lUdY


Capture’s performances make an impact with consistency throughout their seductive set. An infusion of energy, complex and stylish with that timeless sound you like to call rock ’n’ roll. Lose yourself to music filled with lucidity and love; a free formed alliance of musical expression packing a punch with a sound full of spirit. With a charismatic lead singer, scuzzy guitar tones and high octane performances Capture have been ripping it up through the South coast region leaving nothing but devoted fans in their wake. This is band that even Wallflowers dance to.

Born in the North, trained in Newcastle and established in Brighton, these guys know how it’s done, you’ll be hooked from the first track and rumbled through to the very last one. Their first single ‘PINK’ instantly attracted numerous hits online and gained radio time on stations such as ‘Amazing Radio’, ‘BBC Introducing’ and ‘Spark Radio’.

Don’t expect anything pre-produced, what you see is what you get and it makes you feel alive. With this in motion, Capture’s line up led to further support slots with bands such as ‘Palma Violets’, ‘King Charles’ & heavy weights ‘Allusondrugs’.

It was great to chat with the guys before their set. They have a vision of what they want to do and achieve. If the set I witnessed is anything to go by, then these guys will do it! They were great fun to watch,  Sam was superb on his vocals and guitar playing. The energy just crackled between him and the rest of this talented young band. They may be young, but their style and professionalism would give you the idea they had been playing for years. I loved this set and will definitely keep an eye out for future gigs in and around Brighton or Hove.

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CAPTURE are on Facebook

You should keep an eye out for any of these three bands for any future gigs in and around Brighton or Hove. I know I will. Great night of music – thanks guys!

All photos are copyright to IANB/MEDIA WORKS and Scene Sussex. If any of the artists or venues require any of these photos, or more if available, please get in touch.

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