Lily Ramona with Nigel Wesson

UNDERGROUND LIVE – On The 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Following on from our regular Thursday Blues nights we kick off the new season under the banner ‘Underground Live’ bringing the best live music performances at the most affordable prices. Richard and Ron – aka R’n’R – are your regular show comperes.

All events, tickets are £6.50: includes a light buffet

Thursday 15th March 2018 – 7.30pm. Venue & Bar open at 7pm.



Lily Ramona’s dad Andy Allan played with the Sex Pistols, and her mum was in the original female punk band The Slits. Lily joined her dad in London Pubs singing Suzanne Vega’s classic ‘Lukas’ from 8 years old. Lily sang with Andy’s flatmate named ‘Piano’ at home and their iconic joined vocals were forged. Andy soon followed with his acoustic guitar and the band The Hank Dogs were formed with Lily on harmonies & drums, and a little accordion. The Hank Dogs enjoyed great success for 15 years, especially overseas and at their show at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Joan Baez asked them to support her US tour where they played to packed auditoriums all round America.

Lily Ramona

They performed at the Barbican alongside David Gray, The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, South by Southwest, and supported Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and Eliza Carthy on UK tours went on to release a second Album entitled ‘Half Smile’.

After a long break from the Hank Dogs, Lily’s passion for music drove her back to what she loves – singing, performing and writing. Lily Ramona has a unique Indie Folk/Acoustic sound with beautiful vocals and writes all her own songs. Just last week Lily was likened to a ‘female Nick Drake’ as well as Sandy Denny and Joni Mitchell.

This really is the start of something special and her popularity is gaining momentum with the release of her first EP titled ‘Into the Mirror’ recorded with Trevor Moss at the Anglophone Recording Company. The EP is available on Bandcamp.

Lily Ramona online

The show will be introduced by ‘R & R’ and features local folk legend Nigel Wesson as the supporting artist.

Nigel Wesson

Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7.30pm.  Venue and bar open at 7pm.

Tickets: £6.50 includes a light buffet

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Ticket booking fee may be payable on online purchases.

Want to avoid this? Then:

Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,

or from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

or whenever the theatre is open, or, if still available, on the door.

With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.

A Hearing loop is available.