The Rock House
The Rock House is a monthly accessible and integrated gig in Brighton.
A unique event that is breaking down barriers for musicians with and without learning disabilities to play together in front of enthusiastic, integrated audiences. It always strives to be different and as forward thinking as anything else you might see in Brighton.
The Rock House started in 2010 by Richard Phoenix and Tom Cook, organising monthly accessible and integrated gigs in Brighton as a response to the lack of opportunities for musicians with learning disabilities to perform their music live. Between 2012 and 2017, Carousel teamed up with Richard and Constant Flux to produce The Rock House, holding regular events in two venues in Brighton and increasing the number of artists who perform at events.
In July 2017, Carousel held our first all-dayer Rock House Festival. The event sold out and featured performances from Sabien Gator, Sauna Youth, Seadog, Zombie Crash, Daniel Wakeford Experience, 2Decks, Patioland, Prince Vaseline, The Carbonators, Dog Chocolate.
As of January 2018, over 25 different learning disabled artists from around the UK have performed at a Rock House and over 5000 people have come to events. We are pleased to have had support from Brighton Council, Youth Music, Tesco Bags Of Help, Pride Social Impact Fund and Arts Council England for The Rock House.
“Top acts, top atmosphere, best music night in Brighton”Rock House Audience member, Oct 2015