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What music can you hear at Chichester Fringe 2023?

In this post, you'll find out what music shows we have on at Chichester Fringe. The answer? A lot!

An evening with Joseph Williams at Chichester Fringe 2023 (PHOTOGRAPHER: Kasia Kasperkiewicz)

We started the music offerings last week at a new venue for 2023, Chichester City Arts Centre with an An evening with Joseph Williams. His evening of Jazz Standards were fantastic and feedback has been amazing, but don't worry if you missed out - there's plenty more to come!

Whatever your taste, there's something for everyone at Chichester Fringe.

A night of cabaret!

Chichester Fringe takes over Draper's Yard for the night on Wednesday 07th June, bringing the yard to life with music and fun. The line-up is awesome and it's sure to be a night of entertainment! The yard will be open from 6pm to have a drink and some dinner before the show begins at 19:30. Tickets are £5.

Missed our first Jazz performer?

On Friday 09th June at 730pm we will be welcoming Annette Gregory on her first stop of her 2023 ‘Believe Tour’ at the Chichester Canal Cafe. The new tour ‘Believe’ focuses on the reflecting on the changing landscapes in jazz. Annette wants to share her musical heritage of reggae and soul music, giving some of her favourite songs a jazz feel, but still leaving room for those classic jazz standards. Tickets are £8 and you can get a preview of Annette’s work on her website.


Hannah changed her Facebook job description to 'Singer Songwriter'...

in 2020 and moved her dusty untouched-for-years old keyboard out of the loft and into her bathroom - a room with a view and a door she could lock. With as yet not one word on paper, she began writing songs and sharing them on social media. For Hannah, song-writing represents solace, connection and survival. Come see her live!

Hannah: Songs that began in the Bathroom” on Saturday 10th June at Chichester Canal Café. Tickets are £5.

A specialist in West African music...

Stuart Ironside returns to Chichester Fringe as he performs a continuous, completely improvised set inspired by his recent work in West African and experimental music. Stuart began his studies at Cardiff University, majoring in classical guitar performance while also studying Javanese Gamelan, West African guitar and Folk music. In 2021 Stuart began a Masters degree in performance at SOAS to dive further into this mix of musics. Stuart has been sharing his arrangements and compositions with audiences for the last three years to an incredibly positive reception and we can’t wait to welcome him back again. Tickets are £10 and you can hear Stuart’s debut album ‘Wallace Line’ on Spotify and YouTube.


Self-written and re-written historic maritime working songs

(PHOTOGRAPHER: Charlie Allison)

The Estuary Men will be joining us this year for a Night of Ocean & River music at Chichester Canal Café on Friday 16th June. The Estuary Men are a five piece vintage folk band of vocal harmonies, backed with whistle, harmonica, banjo and guitar. Tickets are £8 and can be booked below.

Our final day of Chichester Fringe 2023, Sunday 18th June, hosted at Graylingwell Chapel brings lots of musical offerings, Alice Applewood will be performing A Day to Remember, the life and songs of Doris Day, the face of romantic comedies throughout the 1950s and 60s. This is a relaxed, accessible performance and hearing loops will be available.

Following this, ‘Fat Club: A Comedy Musical’ by Chloe Hodgson will be taking the stage. Welcome to the town of Piccalilli, a relaxed neighbourhood in the British countryside, full of bakeries, pubs and all of the sweetest treats on offer. But not for long - as nutritionist Lillian Loafett, plans to take over the town with her very own ‘Fat Club."

Enjoy a smorgasbord of jazz and roots music, song and poetry to inspire and entertain; celebrating the lore of the road and encounters on life’s journey, you can expect the unexpected.

And closing off Chichester Fringe 2023 we cannot wait to welcome Rob Johnston with Tim Gower, two experienced and creative performers with an eclectic blend of new and exciting acoustic music. Rob Johnston's virtuoso acoustic guitar playing fuses many styles and influences with powerful rhythms to drive the music. Together with percussionist, Tim Gower, expect a supercharged, acoustic event!

There are so many more new faces we can’t wait to welcome to Chichester Fringe 2023.

We have new venues, new events and amazing line upsnow we just need you.

You can browse all of our events including comedy, music and more on our website. #chifringe23

- Written by Emily Doye

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