Tickets £10 in advance – available behind the bar, via Smugglers Records Shop (Deal) and online:
(Tickets £12 on the door – subject to availability)
In 1967, nearly 100,000 free-spirited adventurers congregated in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, USA to join a cultural revolution that created some of the era’s most memorable music, art, fashion and literature.
Wearing flowers in their hair, people danced through the streets, promoting peace in a war-ravaged world. Their legacy remains, and five decades later Cocos Lovers will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a live performance at the lighthouse.
Operating well beyond the remit of alt-folk, Cocos Lovers (pronounced Co-Coss) are a distinctive musical force, seamlessly channelling influences from Africa, the US Deep South and several other real and imagined corners of the globe, while staying ever faithful to their Kentish roots. Hailing from the small but musically rich town of Deal, they are a close-knit 7-piece band of family, friends and former au pairs. Their music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they’ve earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion.
The latest incarnation of their sound sees a healthy step into more electric realms.
Funke And The Two Tone Baby
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.