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‘Kovak’ interviewed before Brighton free music session

Brighton electropop tunesters Kovak are getting noticed way beyond the Brighton manor.

So, with a free gig on Saturday, and before it all gets out of hand and the majors start chucking chunks of cash around, we thought it was time we caught up with them.

Here’s Darren, Kovak’s drummer:

Q: You’ve been busy, and tongues are definitely wagging. So, what’s the masterplan?

The plan?? To be come rich and famous and tour the world playing music! Or something like that. Maybe the odd Rolls in a swimming pool too..

Kovak Photographer: Elliot Nicol

'Kovak' Image: Elliot Nicol

Q: The band: who’s from where?

Me (Dazza Drums) and my Brother Karl (Guitar) are from Maidstone, although Karl was actually born in Cornwall, but we’ve been in Brighton a few years now! Martin (Keys/Bass) is from Kidderminster (up north right?), and Annelies (the voice) is actually from Belgium.

Q: Brighton’s packed with bands. Does that make it easier for musicians or more difficult?

Well… hhmmm, tough one that… to be honest i suppose the more bands there are the trickier it is to get noticed, but we don’t mind a bit of competition!!!

I suppose if there were only 100 bands in the world, yes would be a lot easier to get noticed!!

Q: We’re still hooked back into 80s culture, which bands really defined the period for you?

For me personally i wasn’t really a fan of the 80’s!!! But i suppose looking back now i would say Duran Duran, Pixies, Joy Division/New Order, AH SOO MANY!! …Can I say The Police??? Kinda late 70’s i suppose!!! And i love a bit of Indie and Grunge, but that was more late 80’s early 90’s.

Q:The guy who plays the wheelybin/watercooler drum kit  around Brighton: drummer or nutter?

Ah yes i know the one… eeerrr NUTTA! But he is quite good

Q: When you leave town for a while, which part of Brighton do you take with you?

THE BEACH!!!!!

You’ve been busy, and tongues are definitely wagging. So, what’s the masterplan?
The plan?? To be come rich and famouse and tour the world playing music! Or something like that. Maybe the odd Rolls in a swimming pool too..
The band: who’s from where? (areas of Brighton, or if they came here to study just say).
Me (Dazza Drums) and my Brother Karl (Guitar) are from Maidstone, although Karl was actually born in Cornwall, but we’ve been in Brighton a few years now!
Martin (Keys/Bass) is from Kidderminster (up north right?)
Annelies (the voice) is actually from Belgium
Brighton’s packed with bands. Does that make it easier for musicians or more difficult?
Well… hhmmm, tough one that… to be honest i suppose the more bands there are the trickier it is to get noticed, but we dont mind a bit of competition!!!
I suppose if there were only 100 bands in the world, yes would be a lot easier to get noticed!!
We’re still hooked back into 80s culture, which bands really defined the period for you?
For me personally i wasnt really a fan of the 80’s!!! But i suppose looking back now i would say Duran Duran, Pixies, Joy Division/New Order, AH SOO MANY!! …Can i say The Police??? Kinda late 70’s i suppose!!! And i love a bit of Indie and Grunge, but that was more late 80’s early 90’s
The guy who plays the wheelybin/watercooler drum kit  around Brighton: drummer or nutter?
Ah yes i know the one… eeerrr NUTTA! But he is quite good
When you leave town for a while, which part of Brighton do you take with you? (which memory – location, moment etc)
THE BEACH!!!!!

Catch Kovak live this weekend in Brighton during White Night@ The Blind Tiger Club (formerly Hector’s House) 7pm till 4am, with Kovak on at midnight.

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Nights out in Brighton: It’s White Night

Everybody knows this town parties all night – but usually it’s an experience you only get on weekends in Brighton that feature either a stag or a hen, or booze-crazed summer beach benders.

White Night

White Night: all-night culture

Well, one night of the year this all changes. On October 29th one of the city’s most celebrated cultural events; White Night aims to keep us up long past the wee wee hours, with a programme of arts and entertainments.

Set to coincide with the end of British Summer Time, it’s a celebration of an extra hour of darkness. Strange and wonderful things happen at night – as you shall see…

A mix of indoor and outdoor events fills the witching hours. As the saying goes, there’s something for everyone – and something for everyone who’s a little weird…

Urban Future Golf has got our attention, as has Pedal Cinema -an event running at the Fortune of War where you’ll get the chance to generate enough power to keep the movies showing.

But, if you like full-on, interactive art experiences, with DJs and cocktails, take a gander at ‘Like Shadows: A Celebration of Shyness’, which runs at the Phoenix Gallery.

And if you are arriving at the train station and just passing through on your way to your accommodation in Brighton, pop your head into the window of the BBC offices on Queen’s Road there’s an all night screening of rare archive footage.

Visiting Brighton for the first time? White Night proves what us lucky residents already know: this is a town of delights and truly memorable nights.

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Right, it’s White Night!

Let’s get this party started!

Up for a night out, it’s rare you’ll be returning to your hotel in Brighton before 2 am! Well, this weekend there is a night organised that’s guaranteed to keep you up till dawn. White Night is a celebration of the last day of British Summer time and it’s packed with arts events – and goes on all night!Picture 10

From family friendly events in the Sea Life Centre to sensory light installations in the Pavilion Gardens, there’s entertainment of the oddest and maddest sort.

With a programme that runs from 18:00 on the Saturday to 07:00 on the following morning, it’s a late one…

Every landmark in town is involved: West Pier, Jubilee Square, Prince Regent until it all finishes with a jazz quartet in the Birdcage bandstand ( something to tweet about then -badoom, splash!)

Our pick of the events:

Dream Machine, in Marlborough House 20:00 – 02:00

White Light in the Brighton Dome 23:00 – 02:00

The truly bonkers Illumination Station & the Enlightenment Machine, at the Latest Music Bar 23:00 – 02:00

and the absolutely foolish Midnight Half Marathon.

Please take a look at their site. If you are thinking about booking a hotel in Brighton because you’ve been told there’s loads to do, then this is the night for you!

White Night

And for more local info about entertainment for children, try our child friendly page

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