Future Shows

Chris and Kellie While (Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

Saturday 03 June 2017 7.30pm

It might well cross your mind why mother and daughter duo Chris and Kellie While don’t take to the stage together more often.

Chris who is recognised as one of the finest singers on the acoustic circuit, is always busy with various projects and came to the Hailsham Pavilion last Christmas with St Agnes Fountain, but Kellie hasn’t played a Spyboy show since December 2015; then as part of the Albion Christmas Band.

She has, however, found time to provide guest vocals for some of the most respected names in folk including Eddi Reader, Fairport Convention, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Martin Simpson.

Kellie says finding time to sing with mum is important and a real pleasure....“It comes almost as naturally as breathing, and something we have done ever since I was small”.

“There’s no ego, no competition - just two women who love to sing together - wish we could do it every day!".

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £17.50 - Now booking

Martyn Joseph (Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

Sunday 04 June 2017 7.30pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.

He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, and this along with a powerful show stopping voice and a mesmerising live performance has seen him compared to Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews.

A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many.

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Otis Gibbs (Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season) with Far From Carolina

Sunday 11 June 2017 7.30pm

Otis Gibbs, who hails from Wanamaker, Indiana, currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and with his full beard streaked grey and his horn-rimmed glasses, he might be mistaken for one-time Nashville resident Steve Earle, had the latter not grown tired of the big city and moved back to Texas, leaving Nashville to Gibbs.

Nonetheless, the comparison stands, with lyrics about the downtrodden, the misfits, and the victims of injustice, his songs get compared to Earle’s, as well as to those of Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, Billy Bragg, and Bruce Springsteen.

The songs are full of social and political issues, earthy, intimate, bittersweet, and yearning; the imagery vivid and the attitude uncompromising.

Here Otis visits Kansas City

Opening the show – our local favourites Far From Carolina

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: 16.50 - Now booking

ZULU Tradition (Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

Saturday 17 June 2017 7.30pm

From Durban in KwaZulu Natal, to the world's stage, ZULU Tradition is a company of young Zulu singers and dancers who rekindlle their culture and heritage and deliver a heady mix of African harmonies (traditional songs as well as Afro-Gospel) with drum-rhythms and high-energy, athletic dance.

"Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks!"

Festival favourites, they hit national TV in the UK and in South Africa when performing for the first officially sanctioned Mandela Day at the British Museum in July 2010.

As a troupe they have performed at Buckingham Palace and the South African High Commission, whilst individual members have performed in the UK as part of The Mighty Zulu Nation and on the West End stage in The Lion King as well as in various bands and groups.

See Zulu Tradition here - in the Jungle!

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: 17.50 (U15 £13.50) - Now booking

Ric Sanders Trio (CANCELLED)

Sunday 09 July 2017 8.00pm

WE REGRET THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED PLEASE CONTACT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION FOR REFUNDS - 01323 841414.

Seats: CANCELLED

Juan Martin (Flamenco) (Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

Sunday 16 July 2017 8.00pm

Following his sell-out performance at the Old Chapel in February we welcome back 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: 19.50 - Now booking

Faustus (First show of the Autumn season)

Sunday 15 October 2017 7.30pm

This exciting young band consists of three of the most pivotal players in the English roots revival of the past decade.....

Benji Kirkpatrick was a key member of folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead.

He also featured in Seth Lakeman’s Band who shot to fame when they were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, and has also performed with numerous other artists including Oysterband, Maddy Prior, Eliza Carthy, Jim Murray and Cara Dillon.

Saul Rose has also appeared in the Bellowhead line-up and was a long time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Folk Awards. More recently you'll find him alongside Eliza Carthy in her mighty Wayward Band.

Considered by many as the finest melodeon player in the country, he has been nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the BBC Folk Awards and played the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse.

Paul Sartin is a hugely versatile and classically trained musician who has played with such varied ensembles as (yes you’ve guessed it) Bellowhead, Jon Boden’s Remnant Kings, Belshazzars Feast and the Christchurch Cathedral Choir!

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

Dave Kelly - when the blues come to call!

Sunday 22 October 2017 7.30pm

If there is such a thing as a British 'blues pedigree', then Dave Kelly sets the standard. He is a blues craftsman, a journeyman and one of the very best vocalists and slide guitarists this country has produced.

It was Dave's big sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, who in the 1960’s first opened his ears to the blues and in those early years he played with the best, including Muddy Waters, while Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker, both felt the benefit of his playing in their touring bands.

Dave, however is probably best known for the thirty odd years he has spent with Paul Jones and The Blues Band, where his guitar and vocals form the very backbone of their distinctive sound.

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £17.50 - Now booking

Martin Carthy

Saturday 28 October 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

For almost fifty years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial.

His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many awards and admirers, including the BBC Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

With a back-catalogue that includes trailblazing musical partnerships with Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, The Imagined Village and his award-winning daughter Eliza Carthy, Martin brings his ground-breaking music style to the beautiful setting of the Old Chapel in Alfriston.

Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

From Austin Texas, The Hot Club of Cowtown

Wednesday 01 November 2017 7.30pm

From the bright lights of the Grand Ol' Opry to Glastonbury and festival stages worldwide, touring with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and opening seven nights of Roxy Music’s sold-out “For Your Pleasure” U.K. stadium tour, the multi award winning Hot Club of Cowtown have become the premier ambassadors of Hot Jazz and Western Swing through the unstoppable power of their breathtaking live show.

This time they leave their home in Austin, Texas to take a short tour of the UK (and we are naturally delighted that they will be once again playing at the Pavilion) to give us glimpses into Romany music and culture that capture the sophistication and sizzle of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt's Quintette du Hot Club de France.

Here The Hot Club of Cowtown share Hogmanay with Jools Holand!

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Curved Air

Saturday 04 November 2017 8.00pm - please note

Founding members Sonja Kristina and Florian Pilkington-Miksa are joined by Kit Morgan, Yehudi Menhuin-schooled violinist Paul Sax, Chris Harris and Robert Norton.

Curved Air was originally formed in 1969, a ground-breaking progressive art-rock band known for a unique and powerful combination of a remarkable female vocalist and virtuoso musicians.

Reformed in 2008 after a sabbatical of 18 years, Curved Air’s concert and festival appearances in the UK, Japan, Italy, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Holland and Belgium continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans. Their experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion.

The band is still fronted by Sonja Kristina, who topped the British Music Female Vocalist polls throughout the 1970s.....she has been the constant flame, leading Curved Air through the decades.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Fisherman's Friends

Sunday 12 November 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Since the release of the Fisherman’s Friends eponymous debut album on Island Records in 2010, the group have had a tremendous amount of success reaching gold status in album sales, performing at festivals all over the country, including the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and picked up the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

The original buoy band are back with a vengeance!

BOOKING DETAILS - THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.......

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

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£24.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£21.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Sunday 19 November 2017 7.30pm

Whilst Tex-Mex band Los Pacaminos is led by Paul Young one of the UK’s finest vocalists he is not the only luminary in this fun loving and rocking outfit.

Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of Tex-Mex classics, Spanish songs and original material.

There’s Drew Barfield (Joe Jackson and Level 42), Melvyn Duffy, possibly the finest young pedal steel guitar player in Britain, Steve Greetham (from the Joan Armatrading band), Mark Pinder (Alison Moyet), and Jamie Moses who has worked with The Pretenders, Mike And The Mechanics, Chaka Khan, Gary Barlow, Mica Paris, Pete Townsend, Paul Rodgers, Curtis Stiegers, Dave Stewart, Tom Jones and is now a regular member of the current Queen set-up.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings

Tuesday 21 November 2017 7.30pm

BELLOWHEAD REVISITED!

Lead singer and frontman of the now defunct all conquering band Bellowhead, Jon Boden stopped off for a Spyboy Remnant Kings show during their last tour in 2013.

The band are on the road again for a short tour and this time is eleven strong with a string and brass section to celebrate the launch of Jon’s new album “Afterglow”.

It also features fellow Bellowhead band members Paul Sartin and Sam Sweeney, Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren of King of The Southseas.

BOOKING DETAILS - THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.......

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

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£24.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£21.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

Saturday 25 November 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner way back in the 1960's and since those early days has gone on to work with (WAIT FOR IT) Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend, and hundreds more....

2013 saw Andy & The Low Riders opening the shows on Eric Clapton’s European tour, headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with eight shows in Tokyo.

The following year there was a landmark appearance at Bluesfest at The Royal Albert Hall and since then they have appeared at the Celtic Connections Festival, toured the UK, Germany and Japan, but perhaps the highlight was when the band was chosen as the opening act for Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday tour starting at Madison Square Garden, NYC and ending with a run of seven shows at London's Royal Albert Hall.

BOOKING DETAILS - THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.......

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

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£24.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£21.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Celtic Christmas Strings

Sunday 03 December 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Features Chris Newman (Guitar)

& Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harp)

One of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists joins up with the doyenne of Irish harpers, a recipient of the prestigious Irish Traditional Musician of the Year Award and Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016.

The duo have brought their unique musical vision to venues large and small in 22 countries on five continents and their Christmas show features a breath-taking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice

The arrangements are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and are performed in their characteristically spellbinding treat for mid-winter

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON BUT ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION - BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £17.50 - Now booking

St Agnes Fountain

Saturday 09 December 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and the BBC Folk Awards winners, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have staged a series of sell-out Christmas shows each year across the country.

St Agnes Fountain - affectionately known as the "Aggies" have become something of a seasonal institution, and have endeared themselves to an ever-growing audience (tickets were again being sold for this year’s tour as the curtain fell last year).....Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain - 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

Steeleye Span

Thursday 14 December 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

An evening with Steeleye Span at any time of the year is a treat, at Christmas it becomes something really special!

Steeleye Span has been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Pioneers of folk-rock, they changed the face of folk music forever, taking it out of small clubs and into the world of gold discs and international tours.

Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye with Maddy Prior at the helm has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped to define.....and some five decades later the band has become an institution in British music.

BOOKING DETAILS - THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.......

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

AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£24.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£21.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Seats: £21.50 & £24.50 - Now booking

Christmas Party Time - "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" The Blockheads......

Sunday 17 December 2017 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Reasons to be Cheerful and a party to remember for The Blockheads are coming to us for Christmas - yes the same Blockheads that used to back Ian Dury and who, since the great man's death in 2000, have been touring regularly with most of the original line-up, performing both an awesome back catalogue and their own new material.

Dury’s front man vocal role is taken by his minder in the band's heyday, Derek the Draw, (Derek Hussey).

Joining Derek on stage are Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher from the original band and this line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon.

Alongside Hussey’s new material you can expect all the familiar hits, Reasons to Be Cheerful, Billericay Dickie, What a Waste, Clever Trevor, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Sweet Gene Vincent, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and so many more.

This is the kind of gig where the audience is encouraged play its part, to join in with those well known songs.....some of the arrangements might be different from the original vinyl issues, but if you are able to adjust, we’ll undoubtedly have a night that Mr Dury will look down on - and smile!

BOOKING DETAILS.....

DANCE FLOOR/STANDING (with some unreserved seats) = £21.50

BALCONY - RESERVED SEATS = £24.50

IN PERSON & BY TELEPHONE from the Hailsham Pavilion - 01323 841414

Please note - Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at Eastbourne College Theatre

Seats: £24.50 : Standing £21.50....Now booking

2018 - Shows already placed

Monday 01 January 2018 .....onwards
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Shows already placed......

Dr Feelgood - Saturday 13th January

Martin Simpson - Saturday 27th January

Remembering Swarb - Saturday 3rd February

Courtney Pine - Saturday 17th February

Eliza & Martin Carthy - Saturday 24th February

Knight and Spiers - Friday 2nd March

Steve Knightley - Saturday 10th March

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine - Saturday 17th March

Feast of Fiddles - Saturday 14th April

The Fureys - Saturday 21st April

Fairport Convention - Friday 4th May

Seats: xxxx

Dr Feelgood

Saturday 13 January 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Its New Year Party Time and........

"Everybody needs a shot of R 'n B so come on down to our surgery"

Formed on Canvey Island, Essex some forty odd years ago Dr Feelgood has become one of the most popular rhythm and blues bands of all time.

Seats: xxxx

Martin Simpson

Saturday 27 January 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Martin Simpson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving, and he has been rewarded by being nominated an astounding twenty three times in the eleven years of the BBC Folk Awards.

Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.

Seats: xxxx

Remembering Swarb, a celebration of Dave Swarbrick – his life and his music

Saturday 03 February 2018 7.30pm

Dave Swarbrick (or Swarb as he was known to so many) very sadly passed away in 2016.

He left clear instructions that there was not to be a funeral....so there wasn’t. However, before he died, he did talk about one last bash with all his friends making great music and having lots of fun.

He may not have wanted a funeral but he didn’t say anything about a Wake!....so, we are giving him and his friends that party and a chance to share many very happy memories of the great man.

Already confirmed at the Pavilion to pay tribute to Swarb’s matchless career is Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Simon Swarbrick (Swarb’s maestro fiddling nephew and protégé), plus the sensational “folk/reggae” Jason Wilson Band from Canada, who will hopefully have within their ranks the legendary saxophonist, Pee Wee Ellis who spent all those years with James Brown before joining up with Van Morrison.

And there is plenty of time between now and February for other old pals to come on board!!!!!

Seats: xxxx

Courtney Pine presents Song (The Ballad Book)

Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Tickets for Courtney’s show two years ago soon sold out, so for those who missed seeing him (and those who will undoubtedly want to see him again) we are delighted that we are able to stage this concert.

Courtney Pine is probably the most celebrated and exciting jazz saxophonist on the planet, and this is a rare opportunity to see the musical legend up close.

Seats: xxxx

Eliza and Martin Carthy

Saturday 24 February 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

We are thrilled to see Father and Daughter, Martin and Eliza Carthy return to the Pavilion after a four year gap.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most engaging performers of her generation.

Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable accolades over a career that has seen her performing and recording with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Nick Cave and Joan Baez.

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures.

As well as all those years of train journeys and solo performances there have been trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, The Imagined Village, and his award-winning family, Waterson Carthy.

Seats: xxxx

Peter Knight and John Spiers

Friday 02 March 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

What a combination, Peter Knight, all those years as bowman with Steeleye Span and now the main cog in the Gigspanner wheel and John Spiers, former member of Eliza Carthy’s Ratcatchers and co founder with Jon Boden of the mighty and all conquering band, Bellowhead.....

Seats: xxxx

Steve Knightley

Saturday 10 March 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

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.

Seats: xxxx

Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine

Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist Chris Difford, has with his partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time, Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love to name but a few.

Glenn takes a back seat here and Chris is joined by acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated and musician’s musician Boo Hewerdine, who is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters.

His songs have been covered by over fifty artists including Eddi Reader, Kd Lang and Natalie Imbruglia.

Seats: xxxx