Photo by Polina Belehhova

2011 is certainly a heatwave year for the venue Jam when it comes to club nights. Jam is run by a devoted team bringing not only, the best emerging, but also – well-established talent to its stage. One of these acts is Man Like Me.

Yes, oh my gosh, you can really groove to the music coming from Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy that makes up Man Like Me. And it’s not just me. The audience was jumping or slightly bouncing along to some well-rehearsed, yet spontaneous, exotic carnival beats. One can understand where they’ve got inspiration for the tropical rhythms. Since Man Like Me had been entitled the “best damn live act in the UK” (Loud & Quiet) they embarked on a never ending World Tour. From L.A. to Estonia, Cape Town to Stoke, Man Like Me arrived pockets filled with their music.

At Jam, the men had two additional members added to the band and started off with the question: “Do you want a man like me?” With hands in the air and occasional robot moves, the band was jamming out their quirky hot stuff. They delivered songs like “Oh My Gosh”, “Donut”, “London Town”, “Single Dad”, “You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen”, “Carny” and “Lovestruck”. They finished off with a Man Like Me medley: mixing all the songs played during the night.

There were two options to continue the night. With 2 minutes walk to Brighton’s famous seafront, the night continued at Life for a midweek bashment. Dagger was back with their first rave of 2011 with London’s hottest Bashment outfit…The heatwave! The launch party in December was a road block event with over 600 people braving the snow and making it out for one The heatwave’s unmissable sets!

However, you could easily have stayed at Jam to join Club NME. NME Brighton has moved to this Live Music Hotspot. The team is making sure that there is something new every week to come back to. Tonight you could catch the popular and unescapable headline act Nimmo and the Gauntletts together with The Tenth View, Poor Little Pierrette, and Fiasco Thieves. This is just an example what awaits Jam’s basement venue this year. You can begin your night here and move on. Or you can stay for the whole evening in to the early hours of next morning.

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