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There we were, sitting in Hove, lovers of music but too lazy to go out. So we thought 'why not use our newly-knocked-through front room to create an intimate space for musicians to perform?'. They can play their songs, sell their CDs and make a few quid - while we can bask in their reflected glory like the fame-whores we are. Mmmm...

So, we promise you:

  • an up-close-and-personal experience (it's big enough, but not that big)
  • some great singer-songwriter-instrumentalists
  • you'll get to see every slide and every hammer-on
  • and every penny of your donation will go to the performer

Coming Soon

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What's Next?
Having dipped our toes back into the water with Sally Barker in December 2023 and then nabbed Show of Hands for a February gig before they 'retire', it's been a busy time here at Hove House Concert towers. Rest assured, as soon as we've booked a summer guest, you'll be the first to know, so bookmark this page and pop back from time to time. While we're waiting, here's a photo of the venue and audience. See you soon!
Logo by Logologo. Now there's a mouthful.
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Thursday February 8th - Show of Hands

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About Show of Hands

Show of Hands have been at the forefront of acoustic music in the UK for more than 30 years, building a loyal audience who love their modern take on acoustic music and their contemporary songs crafted in the traditional style.

In the spring of 2024, music enthusiasts and folk fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer prepare to embark on a journey back to where it all began. With a rich history spanning three decades the duo are renowned for their unique ‘hands-on' cottage industry approach to touring, and this upcoming tour promises to be a celebration of their enduring legacy. Village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues are the very places where they honed their craft, building their following from the grassroots up.

Following this tour, Steve and Phil will be taking a well-deserved break from the limelight. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This indefinite hiatus marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians. Show of Hands' dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them is a testament to their enduring legacy.

Having sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times, they're now coming to play for you, at Hove's most exclusive (OK, smallest) concert venue.

'Tickets' - £30.00

“Startlingly good.”

“The Witness album is a beautiful portrait of modern rural Britain, intensely compassionate and filled with carefully contained rage.”

"A the top of their game."

"...they’ll leave a significant void, their music, daring spirit and altruism marked Show Of Hands as quietly impressive and influential."

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