Good music and good times are set to brighten your Friday evenings in 2021 with a series of brand-new Cabaret Club nights at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The socially distanced, relaxed evenings offer live entertainment from some of the region’s most talented artists for just £8.

Tonight features popular band Scarlet Town, which was formed in 2015 by a group of local musicians who have vast experience over several decades of playing and recording. The band’s sound is rather more amplified acoustic, than ‘electric’ and the material is diverse ‐ playing original material, including all the songs on their first album Dark Outside (2019), covers of songs by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and Steely Dan, and traditional instrumental pieces and songs.

The band is led by songwriter and guitarist Denis Reeve‐Baker who has played for many decades with Dave Allen (vocals, harmonica) in Portsmouth based bands like Reet, Petite & Gone and the Reds. Dave Jordan is on double bass, Paul Hookham on drums, and their instrumental front‐line, their ‘SAS’, is Sue Dobbyn (tenor & soprano sax; clarinet; violin); Adam Smith (alto sax; clarinet, flute) and Sue Ryder‐Morgan (flute).


Due to continued uncertainty The Cabaret Club with Scarlet Town due to take place on 18th June has been rescheduled to 11th Novmeber 2021.

Consequently, the event has moved to the Guildhall Studio and we are now unable to offer dining prior to the performance. Customers who purchased tickets before this move have been contacted by their point of purchase.

Event details

Festivals & Events Music

Age: 12+


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.

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