Future Shows

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

Friday 16 December 2016 7.30pm

Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior, joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory shows Carols at Christmas and Carols & Capers.

Together Maddy and the band mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare... take a look

A Christmas Party to remember in a venue never to be forgotten!

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS (£24.50) - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£24.50) AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£21.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill – 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: £21.50 and £24.50 - Now booking

St Agnes Fountain

Saturday 17 December 2016 7.30pm

St Agnes Fountain - affectionately known as the "Aggies" have become something of a seasonal institution, staging a series of sell-out Christmas shows across the country for the past fifteen years.

David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie together with Chris While and Julie Matthews bring festive joy, and a celebration of the season.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £22.50 - Now booking

New Year Favourites - Chris Farlowe with the Norman Beaker Band

Sunday 15 January 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Those of you who can cast your minds back to the mid sixties may well remember Chris Farlowe’s fine band , the Thunderbirds which featured amongst others the great guitarist Albert Lee and drummer Carl Palmer (later of Emerson - Lake and Palmer fame)

However success for Chris didn’t come until a few years later when he teamed up with Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ manager, and consequently got to record some Jagger/Richards compositions that included “Out of Time”, undoubtedly his biggest hit single as it raced to number one

A string of chart successes followed, notably the Mike d’Abo (Manfred Mann) penned (and revived for Ricky Gervais & The Office!) “Handbags and Gladrags”

During his career Chris Farlowe has fronted such celebrated bands as Colosseum and Atomic Rooster and today with the Norman Beaker Band you'll find “the white man with a black man’s voice” as he was once described, more soulful than ever

Here is Chris with the Norman Beaker Band "The Guitar Don't Lie"

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Slim Chance - still playing the music of Ronnie Lane

Friday 03 February 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Slim Chance have come together to celebrate the music of one of the shining lights of the '60s and '70s British music scene and the man who formed the band after leaving The Faces, Ronnie Lane, who tragically died in 1997 after his much-publicised twenty year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Over time there have been many musicians who worked with Ronnie, as part of Slim Chance and its offshoots.

The present line includes original members Steve Simpson, Charlie Hart and Steve Bingham who are joined by Geraint Watkins, John Lingwood, Des Horsfall, and Jim Russell, but this is merely the tip of the iceberg for over the years there have been contributions by such illustrious musicians as Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle, Henry McCullough, Ian McClagan, Ian Stewart, Pete Townshend and Mick Weaver.

Ronnie Lane believed in life, music, friends, and having a good time, sentiments that his band, Slim Chance have inherited and will undoubtedly bring to the Pavilion for this very special show.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £19.50- Now booking

Juan Martin (Flamenco)

Saturday 04 February 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Juan Martín, who is considered as one of the world's most brilliant musical performers, fuses flamenco and gypsy jazz with Arabic, Indian and classical influences creating a truly captivating musical experience that is not to be missed......

Voted one of the top three guitarists and the top flamenco guitarist in the world by US magazine, Guitar Player, the great man has performed alongside the likes of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, played at Picasso’s 90th birthday, appeared at all the world's major festivals, brought the Royal Albert Hall to its feet during a live BBC broadcast and was the first flamenco artist to record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The celebrated virtuoso is now based between his native Andalucia and London, although he spends much of his time touring the world and has recently played sell out concerts in New York, Toronto, Sydney and throughout Europe and Asia.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Clare Teal (duo show)

Saturday 18 February 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchanges

As much as she loves fronting her Big Band or her Hollywood Orchestra, multi award winning singer and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal still revels in performing in more intimate venues accompanied only by piano.

From swing to sublime ballads, Clare’s duo concerts are renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with her warm and witty storytelling guaranteeing the audience something personal and very special.

The rich, jazz-infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee, through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions including a selection of material from her new album Twelve O’Clock Tales.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £26.50 - Now booking

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Saturday 25 February 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Described as three of the finest folk violinists anywhere by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie's Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.

Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group.

Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quéméner from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace.

Celtic Fiddle Festival was originally conceived as a unique touring project in 1992, by Kevin Burke, now a resident of Portland, Oregan, but who had been a mainstay of several seminal Irish supergroups, from The Bothy Band to the all-star Irish group Patrick Street, and had toured and recorded with countless artists including Kate Bush, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Brady and Christy Moore.

Three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions. Jazz and rock musicians should take note: bravura, lightning-fast playing is rarely such exhilarating fun. Breathtaking! – The Boston Herald

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Albert Lee with his band from the USA

Saturday 04 March 2017 7.30pm

Albert Lee is bringing his American band to the Pavilion for what promises to be a very special show.

The band includes, Will McGregor, Jason Harrison Smith and the legendary John J.T. Thomas who has played in the bands of Captain Beefheart, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Tracey Chapman and Emmlou Harris.

Seats: Sorry - all sold

Phil Beer

Friday 10 March 2017 7.30pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the West Country’s award winning acoustic duo Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer.

With a professional career of almost forty years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience.

Expect a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Thursday 16 March 2017 7.30pm

Bringing together English folk, American blues and Indian classical music, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin create a sound that is textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating.

Phillip plays slide guitar, dobro, harmonica, beatbox harmonica and chatturangui (a Hindustani slide guitar) and has studied the Delta blues bottleneck for many years, developing a touch reminiscent of Ry Cooder, while his astounding harmonica technique is inspired by Sonny Terry.

Completing and complementing this feast of music is Hannah Martin, who is a fine fiddle and banjo player, as well as being a gifted vocalist and songwriter.

Her interest in the traditional music scene around Devon (where she grew up) has led to a beautiful catalogue of songs that innovatively blend old traditions and new melodies.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £17.50 - Now booking

Strawbs (full electric show)

Saturday 25 March 2017 TBC

The Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, & The Moody Blues.

The band emerged out of the British Folk Movement of the mid-1960s, starting life as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass.

Their 1967 debut, "All Our Own Work," featured singer Sandy Denny a year before she joined Fairport Convention.

The current Strawbs line-up comprises Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of the band, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s.

They are joined by keyboard virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of the group Iona.

The Strawbs' album "Hero & Heroine" has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the fifty greatest prog rock albums of all time” and they will undoubtedly play tracks from this album along with all other Strawbs favourites.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £21.50 - Now booking

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Friday 31 March 2017 xxxx

Led by Steeleye Span's long serving bowman, Peter Knight, probably one of this country's best known and loved fiddle players, Gigspanner seems custom built to support the more fluid side of his musical personality.

Backing him here is talented rock guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Vincent Salzfaas, a two-man engine room that produces the revs.

There’s Irish folk in the shape of slipjigs, there’s French style Jazz, and there’s African beats and rhythms that pushes Senegal trained Salzfaas to the fore for stunning solos, playing with hands on a collection of Conga’s and Djembe Drums.

But whatever the style, Peter Knight is the star, skipping and slipping with the bow or seamlessly switching to pizzicato finger picking.

Sharpe Goes Walkabout - courtesy of Peter Knight's Gigspanner

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

Saturday 29 April 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Voted Folk Singer of the Year at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards, influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr brings her Sweet Visitor Band that includes, James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros), Tom Wright (Albion Band, and Eliza Carthy Band), Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery) and top bassist Tim Yates (Blackbeard’s Tea Party) to the Pavilion.

Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £19.50 - Now booking

Fairport Convention

Saturday 06 May 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Fairport Convention are celebrating a big birthday for they were co-founded way back in 1967 by Simon Nicol and Ashley Hutchings.

Such distinguished musicians as Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Iain Matthews and Dave Swarbrick have all done their bit over the years with the band, which is now in the safe hands of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie, and the superb percussionist, Gerry Conway.

Fairport Convention are recipients of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and their seminal album Liege & Lief was recently voted as the Best Folk Album of All Time.

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS (£23.50) - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£23.50) AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£20.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill – 01424 552435 and Hastings TIC (on the seafront) - 01424 451111

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Seats: Booking details to be confirmed

Steve Knightley

Thursday 11 May 2017 7.30pm

As well as a fine singer and musician, Steve Knightley is the the songwriting force behind the phenomenally successful acoustic roots duo Show of Hands.

From a rock background, he is known for his strong narrative songs (many inspired by people and places in his native West Country) and cogent, inventive lyrics.

His rock style rant "Country Life" and anthemic rally call "Roots" were both nominated for Best Original Song in the BBC Folk Awards, and his widely acclaimed "Arrogance Ignorance and Greed" finally lifted the prize.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Daphne's Flight (Helen Watson, Melanie Harrold, Chris While, Julie Matthews & Christine Collister)

Saturday 13 May 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Twenty one years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne’s flight is set to return to the theatres and festivals in 2017.

Daphne’s Flight are all contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic covers such as the Beach Boy’s ‘God Only Knows’ and Elvis Costello’s ‘Ship Building’.

With a complete line-up of all five original members (Helen Watson, Melanie Harrold, Chris While, Julie Matthews, and Christine Collister) and a brand new studio album, this is the tour that fans have been waiting for since their first impromptu performance at Cambridge festival in 1995, when they took a packed club tent by storm and decided the time was right to join forces.

Drawing on their collective wealth of talent and varied styles, each of them accomplished songwriters, musicians and renowned singers, it was the combination of all five voices, a powerhouse of harmonies that left audiences breathless and brought them much critical acclaim.

Seats: Booking details to be announced

Shakespearean Theatre, The Festival Players present The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sunday 21 May 2017 2.45pm

Tickets on sale online at Cornish Riviera Box Office - CRBO Yes you are reading it right!

Seats: £16.50 (£13.50 seniors and juniors)

Chris and Kellie While

Saturday 03 June 2017 TBC

Subject to various confirmations and contract exchanges

Seats: Booking details to be announced

Martyn Joseph

Sunday 04 June 2017 TBC

Subject to various confirmations and contract exchanges

Seats: Booking details to be announced