Friday 5th April

The Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street,
Brighton BN1 4ED

(Doors 8:00   Starts at 8.15)

Solid Birds Flying


Bee and Jackrabbit


                                      Bella Kardasis


Tickets available from We Got Tickets here


Poetry and art fuel this enigmatic fusion of genres ranging from free jazz to modern classical. Extended chords sit with surreal lyrics whilst avant garde melodies morph into extended improvisation. With influences ranging from Ornette Coleman to Arthur Rimbaud, this Brighton based post rock trio attempt to synthesize left-field rock and free jazz – with a heap of poetic metaphor thrown in. Psychedelic dreamscapes morph into darker, more involving dissonance and tension. Solid Birds Flying will be performing as a quartet with the addition of keyboards specially for this gig.


Also from Brighton, Bee & Jackrabbit are a chamber-pop band combining elements of folk, punk, indie and classical music. Key members Piper Murray (guitar and vocals) Robin Squirrell (cello and vocals) and Nick Williams (synths and vocals) create layered harmonies, intricate arrangements and powerful melodies alongside sharp, witty and observant lyrics. Over the years they’ve been gaining recognition on the UK scene most notably on a Scotland and Northern England tour with indie legends The Wedding Present. They released their first two singles “Dream House” and “Sugar” in 2021 which were launched at a sold-out headline show at St Nicholas’ Church in Brighton.

“With that natural song-crafters’ feel for the pulse, Bee And Jackrabbit create music full of rich melody and understated drama. Their song ‘Dream House’ makes for that perfect snapshot: the arcing cello phrase, the braided fingerpicking, the big chords, the drum rolls, and a resonant vocal singed with sadness. It’s a song with the emotional rush of The Magnetic Fields at their most heartfelt and melancholic.” – Brighton Source Magazine

“Recalling Simon and Garfunkle, divine vocal harmonising, authentic and heartfelt songs” – G Scene


Bella, who describes herself as a “purveyor of tappy-tappy-hitty-hitty guitary niceness”, says “A while back, I got into percussive fingerstyle guitar playing and I began, effectively, to re-learn the guitar (and waved goodbye to the social life!) I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for textures and always wanted to stretch my instrument beyond its conventional uses, composing in this way has opened up a new door of creativity for me and I can see my music evolve each day”.

With influences including Thomas Leeb, Newton Faulkner, Preston Reed, Kaki King, Don Ross, Erik Mongrain, The Shadow Orchestra, Yul Anderson, Thomas Newman, Pixar, Paulo Coelho, Hawaii, Richard Linklaker, Justin King, Seasick Steve, her friends and family (and random people on trains) and interests involving playing, creating, adventuring, interacting, reminiscing, laughing, travelling and chillin’, this fascinating young artist is very welcome to our stage.

About the RMC

The Real Music Club has been promoting gigs in Brighton & Hove since 2004 when Judge Trev (Inner City Unit), Stuart McKay (Sumerian Kyngs) and  Slim Tim Slide decided to bring the eclecticism and community spirit of the Festival scene into intimate Brighton music venues. Trev and Tim have now passed away but the spirit carries on and on!

We tend to have a gig, either at the Brunswick in Hove or the Prince Albert in Brighton, about once a month so do come back here to keep up to date. We are currently looking at other venues and occasionally host a larger gig at the Con Club in Lewes.

As a non profit organisation we are all about the music, seeking the best music we can find that we hope will inspire as well as entertain, giving a platform to original, creative music and performers. Each show is different, and each act at each show is often very different with eclecticism at the heart of what we do.

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