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Paul Carrack - Thursday 26th August 2021



A special opportunity to see Paul Carrack at an intimate outdoor socially distanced beachside setting.

Paul Carrack remains Britain’s best blue-eyed soul singer, writer and purveyor of songs that are deep in the DNA of pop history. Dubbed “The Man with the Golden Voice” in a BBC documentary about his phenomenal 50-year career, Paul, whose vocals have graced million-selling songs such as ‘How Long’ by ACE, ‘Tempted’ by Squeeze and the GRAMMY Award nominated ‘Living Years’ by Mike + the Mechanics, is now firmly established as one of the hardest working, independent musicians on the scene.

Since the turn of the century, Paul has been gaining real, independent momentum since he formed his own Carrack-UK label in 2000 with the landmark ‘Satisfy My Soul’ release. He has quietly built a huge, loyal fan base, the audience that not only devours his albums, but turns out to see his frequent, extensive tours in their thousands.

He’s done that the only way he knows by making high-quality, accessible pop-soul with unmissable hooks and lyrics that say something about all of our lives. His solo catalogue boasts much-loved signature songs such as ‘Satisfy My Soul’, ‘Eyes Of Blue’ and ‘That’s All That Matters To Me’.

Gabrielle - Friday 27th August 2021



A special opportunity to see Gabrielle at an intimate outdoor socially distanced beachside setting.

You can expect to see her perform songs from her impressive career that have made her a household name, including Rise, Dreams, Give Me A Little More Time, Out Of Reach, and songs from her sixth studio album ‘Under My Skin’ released in August 2018.

25 years since her debut single Dreams reached No.1 in the UK, Gabrielle’s voice remains pure, seductive, and gloriously unique, one of the most compelling, natural voices in British pop history. In a world of beats-driven electro-pop and synthesised auto-tune, my, how we’ve missed it.

With five million albums sold, 2 Brit Awards, 2 Mobos, an Ivor Novello in 2008 for Outstanding Song Collection (after five previous nominations), Gabrielle is acknowledged today as not only a stunning award-winning vocalist but a writer of instantly memorable melody.
In October 2019, Gabrielle celebrated the 20th anniversary of the smash hit album ‘Rise’, which was released on 18 October 1999 in the United Kingdom. The album became a major commercial success and spent three weeks at number-one on the UK albums chart, achieving 4× Platinum status. The title track also went to number one on the UK singles chart.

Celebrating The Best of British Jazz - Saturday 28th August 2021



An all - day festival event celebrating the best of British Jazz Funk, Soul, Contemporary, Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz.


This special afternoon and evening event provides the wonderful opportunity to see a highly respected and acclaimed British line – up on one day. Incognito one of the giants of Acid Jazz & Funk headline the day and is led by Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick is one of the great stories of UK music - their uniquely British sound has endured as a global phenomenon for almost four decades.

You can expect to hear Incognito’s hit’s such as ‘Always There’, ‘Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing’ and ‘Still a Friend of Mine’ and a whole raft of the bands extensive previous and more up to date repertoire.
British Legendary Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine performs with his incredibly band ‘House Of Legends’.

In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards.
Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.

MF Robots combines the talents of Brand New Heavies founder, drummer and main songwriter, Jan Kincaid with vocalist and fellow ‘Heavy’, Dawn Joseph, who has sung backing vocals for everyone from Rod Stewart to Phil Collins, Michael Buble to Craig David.

Together the duo aims to create a brand - new sound that draws inspiration from across the spectrum of musical styles and influences. “We want to provide a little escapism for the soul,” explains Jan Kincaid. “Providing exciting energy and music that is both current and able to stand the test of time.”

Snowboy & The Latin Section are Europe’s leading Afro Cuban Jazz group. From their debut release in 1985, they have released 16 albums and played concerts and festivals in over 22 countries, from Holland to Australia, from Japan to Scotland.

Their music draws on Salsa, Mambo and Latin Jazz, and captures the block party feel of 1970’s New York, inspired, as ever, by the greats such as Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.

Their latest album ‘New York Afternoon’ reached Number 1 in the Latin Jazz chart and Number 6 in the Jazz chart on Amazon. It was the Number 1 Salsa album on the Colombian radio station ‘Salsa Exitos Del Mundo’ for two weeks.

Rumer - Sunday 29th August 2021



A special opportunity to see Rumer at an intimate outdoor socially distanced beachside setting.

Rumer will be performing with her band of exceptionally talented musicians; expect to hear songs from her fantastic new album Nashville Tears and favourite songs from her impressive back catalogue of hits. Not to be missed!

Rumer had most certainly experienced dramatic life changes since her 2010 debut album, Seasons of My Soul, was certified platinum in the UK and Ireland and earned her a MOJO Award for Best Breakthrough Act.

Since her first album Seasons Of My Soul landed in the Top 3 of the UK Albums Charts in 2010, achieved Platinum sales status and garnered her a MOJO Award for Best Breakthrough Act as well as two BRIT Award nominations, British singer-songwriter Rumer has gone on to forge an acclaimed career both as a highly regarded songwriter, penning global hits such as “Slow” and “Aretha,” and also a peerless interpreter of the work of others, as evidenced on her follow-up album Boys Don’t Cry – an album of classic covers from the 1970s – plus Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas and This Girl’s in Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook.

“Warm, effortless and instantly familiar “- The Guardian
“A cosy blend of sentimentality and sophistication” The Telegraph

Mica Paris, The Kingdom Choir, Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll - Monday 30th August 2021




A unique and intimate outdoor concert celebrating some of the finest voices in British Soul, Gospel and Jazz. An outstanding vocal line-up headlining British Soul Queen Mica Paris, plus The Kingdom Choir and award-winning UK jazz vocalists Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll.

An incredibly special opportunity to hear live some of the most talented and distinctive voices in British Soul, Gospel and Jazz music at an iconic beachfront setting. These world-class British performers promise an evening of uplifting sounds – just what our souls need!

The range, power, and sheer soulfulness of Mica Paris’ singing made an immediate impact on the UK music scene in 1988 when she released her debut, double platinum-selling album, ‘So Good’ from which she had her first top ten hit, ‘My One Temptation’. Mica will be performing all her hits and repertoire from her new album ‘Gospel’.
Following their show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding on 19 May 2018, The Kingdom Choir signed a major record deal with Sony Music UK.

The Kingdom Choir released their debut album ‘Stand By Me’ on 26th October 2018. The album included the choir’s much-loved rendition of Stand By Me, which went straight in at Number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Songs Chart and showcased the pure joy and spiritual essence that runs through all their performances.

Multi Award – winning Jazz singers and songwriters, Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll come together for incredibly special performance. Ian Shaw has amassed several highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US.

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years and has amassed a multitude of awards over the years. she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility, and ability to truly interpret a song.

Rye Jazz Festival - Beachside Concerts Dates & Tickets



26 Aug


Paul Carrack in Concert

De La Warr Pavilion

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27 Aug


Gabrielle In Concert

De La Warr Pavilion

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28 Aug


British Jazz Funk & Soul

De La Warr Pavilion

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29 Aug


Rumer In Concert

De La Warr Pavilion

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30 Aug


Mica Paris, Kingdom Choir, Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll

De La Warr Pavilion

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