B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival: Disability Pride Band Night

Besi Besemar February 24, 2018

Raising Funds for Disability Pride 2018 at the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival as part of LGBT History Month.

The first Disability Pride Brighton in July 2017 was a fantastic success, with over 2000 disabled people attending.

This years event will take place on Hove Lawns on Saturday, July 14.

The team from Disability Pride are holding this fundraiser so that Disability Pride Brighton, 2018 is even bigger and better.

All of the acts appearing have at least one member who has an impairment or disability, as was the case at last year’s festival.

The acts include:


ONE EYED JACKS – seven musicians who burst onto the music scene in 2015 and are one of the hottest live bands in the city at the moment. They crafted their powerful blend of classic Funk/Rock influence with modern RnB and pop songwriting creating a unique and captivating live sound. They mix soulful melodies, screaming guitars, punchy rhythms and sexy harmonies to create music which is as distinctive as it is powerful. Their energetic live performances are guaranteed to have audiences grooving from the first track.

SAM HUGHES – at only 20, Sam Hughes is the youngest Sir Elton John Tribute Act. Sam’s show features songs from four decades of Elton’s career – including Crocodile Rock, Pinball Wizard, Candle in the Wind and Your Song. Sam recreates Sir Elton’s moves, mannerisms and trademark sparkly costumes and glasses and he wowed the crowds at the Disability Pride Brighton festival last year.

PAPER DRAGON – a young local band whose lead singer and guitarist, Michael Jones, is insulin-dependent. They have previously played and headlined Concorde 2, Hove Market, The Dome Theatre and the Haunt. Michael has additionally written a couple of songs he felt he needed to write about disability – Disablism and Mountain – which the band performing at the fundraiser.

TORI AND ELLIOT – a talented Duo who are just 18 have been performing at live venues across the city and beyond for many years as a duet (acoustic sets) and also as part of a local Blues Band Lee Ainsley’s Blues Storm. Elliot Young is a former student of BIMM Brighton where he successfully studied guitar. Tori Mai Hobbs is currently studying for a degree in singer/songwriting at BIMM. They have written many original songs and recently recorded their first EP. They recently performed at the iconic 100 club in London and more locally at the Komedia as part of the Blues Band.

The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

Event: Embracing Diversity

Where: Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Brighton

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Cost: £10

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