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Captain of the Lost Waves

Sep Sat @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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Captain of the Lost Waves

The Captain is a troubadour, storyteller and free thinking renegade. His musical offerings are inspired by the great songwriters and philosophers of yesteryear. This is visceral music for the mind and body, full of dreamy verses, life affirming choruses and sheer audacity. Where melodic invention meets alternative folk, progressive, world and ambient sounds.


The Captain makes his return nearly 22 months after a life-changing road traffic accident where both he and his family were caught up in a police car chase resulting in being hit by the stolen vehicle. During the challenges of such a stark rehabilitation, music was miraculously still being created, albeit in a very slow, laboured and somewhat sedate ‘late night fashion’. Where strong painkillers/opioids became ‘married’ to those rare and fleeting moments of energetic impulses that screamed out to be expressed – hence a reflective, healing, contemplative album emerged.

The first single/lead track Success In Failure was released on March 14th 2024. The 9 track album Beautiful Ugly is the 5th Captain album which will be released officially on bespoke American label Melodic Revolution Records on 12th Sept 2024. It was made with just 3 players, The Captain on Voice/Bouzouki/Guitar, Damian Clark on Keys/Synths and Wendy Ross on Violin.
Being a writer who follows such persistent whispers, prods and an almost other worldly invitation with a deep reverence to the process, The Captain felt compelled to realise this album into existence despite the circumstances that prevailed. 

Making music is a communion to the Captain and much of his work has taken place in a music therapy guise. Playing in secure units, prisons, mental health units and hospitals. The connection is always about the most authentic exchanges between an artist and his audience, based on a shared humanity.

The Captain was chosen by English Folk Expo as just one of 12 English artists to represent team England in the inaugural Global Music Match 2020, an exercise where 96 artists from 14 countries were featured world wide.


‘The Captain was born to be an entertainer, perhaps even a prophet…watching his show is a life altering experience, there are no words in the English language to describe him’. The Huffington Post

‘Sometimes something comes along that is so completely extraordinary that you just go yep, the Captain is a superstar, truly cinemascopic and epic’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Music

‘The Captain is a man born out of his time. Had this music been released in the mid to late 70’s he would have rightfully taken his place among those we now regard as Rock Gods. This is highly innovative yet accessible music, hugely quirky, with moments of sing a long amid the extremely fine instrumentation and arrangement. FATEA review of Mysterium Tremendum

‘This artist is a one off, but maybe consider as a prototype for his idiosyncrasy Zappa, Beefheart or the sensational Alex Harvey Band. A unique showman with a unique artistic vision.’ *****COLIN BAILEY RnR Magazine  



Sep Sat
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hailsham Pavilion
George Street
Hailsham, BN27 1AE United Kingdom
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