Future Shows

Martin Simpson

Saturday 25 October 2014 7.30pm

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson has been a professional musician for 35 years.

He has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Folk Awards and twice won musician of the year; his latest album Vagrant Stanzas was co-produced by Richard Hawley and includes original compositions alongside classic songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

We are pleased to announce that local favourite and former “Guitarist of the Year” Terry Lees will get the evening underway.

Terry has shared the stage with such luminaries as Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Martin Carthy....

Expect a full range of styles, Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and more!

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £18.50 - Now booking

O'Hooley & Tidow

Saturday 08 November 2014 7.30pm

As well as high praise for their beautiful, interweaving harmonies Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are seen as one of the strongest song-writing partnerships on the contemporary folk scene.

Their new album The Hum, produced by Mercury nominated Gerry Diver, reveals the pulsing undercurrent of optimism, grit and mettle in migrating people, the oppressed and the disenfranchised.

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: 15.50 - Now booking

The Dylan Project

Sunday 09 November 2014 7.30pm

Veteran rocker Steve Gibbons, in the company of Fairport Convention’s legendary rhythm section – Gerry Conway (drums) and Dave Pegg (bass) – join Phil Bond (keyboards) and PJ Wright’s pedal steel and slide guitars to form the The Dylan Project, and bring to life the songs of rock’s unofficial Poet Laureate, Bob Dylan.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 19.50 - Now booking

"Insights and Anecdotes" – An Intimate Evening with (Swarb) Dave Swarbrick

Saturday 22 November 2014 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

A rare chance to get up close and personal with hugely influential folk icon Dave Swarbrick, or Swarb as he is affectionately known

To some, the name Dave Swarbrick is synonymous with innovation and he is indeed credited with heralding the ‘Second Folk Revival’ whilst a member of the seminal Folk/Rock band Fairport Convention.

To others he is the fiddler’s yard stick to which they aspire.

Here is your chance to hear not only the mesmerising fiddle of Swarb, but also anecdotes and insights from his extraordinary life (and death - his obituary appeared in the Telegraph in 1999!!!) and ask those questions which are on the tip of your tongue.

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: 17.50 - Now booking

(Almost) The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Saturday 06 December 2014 7.30pm

Special Gala Christmas Reunion with Roger Ruskin Spear (his very last but one performance as a Bonzo), Rodney Slater, Sam Spoons, Legs Larry Smith, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell and distinguished guests that include Dave Glasson and Andy Roberts.

Diabolical mayhem and scenes like this from the largest number of Bonzos still playing together anywhere on the surface of the earth is guaranteed.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50- Now booking

St Agnes Fountain - A Celebration of the Season

Thursday 11 December 2014 7.30pm

It is St Agnes Fountain that come to the Pavilion again for our Christmas show.

The "Aggies" have become something of a seasonal institution, staging a series of sell-out Christmas shows across the country for the past thirteen years.

David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie together with Chris While and Julie Matthews present a feast of superb musicianship and inventive arrangements.

This is music with all the festive joy, and celebration of the season with familiar Carols such as Once in Royal David's City, In the Bleak Mid Winter, Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Little Town of Bethlehem and their classic version of I Saw Three Ships.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 20.00 - Now booking

Carols & Capers - Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

Friday 19 December 2014 7.30pm

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

Together they 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 SEATS (£23.50) - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

BOX SEATS (£23.50) AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£19.50) BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

Unreserved Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill on Sea

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

Seats: £19.50 & £23.50 - Now booking

Chris Farlowe with the Norman Beaker Band

Sunday 18 January 2015 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

Spikedrivers

Saturday 31 January 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Guitarist Ben Tyzack was born in London but raised in the deep south of the United States, Constance Redgrave who plays bass comes from Los Angeles, whilst drummer Maurice McElroy grew up in Belfast.

Together they make up one of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around, combining gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass and infectious grooves with highly distinctive vocals.

The Spikedrivers will take you on a journey, from southern juke-joints and lazy front porches to the huge open spaces of dust bowls and railroad tracks.

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Phil Beer

Saturday 07 February 2015 7.30pm

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: 16.50 - Now booking

Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

Sunday 08 February 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our time.

He has won countless awards and performed the world over with his longstanding musical compatriots The King Snakes.

Inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall and Alexis Korner) he continues to bring his infectious brand of music to fans around the globe.

Chad Strentz who started out as a rockabilly hound at the age of fifteen is today recognised as one of the finest blues singers in Europe.

He got together with Paul Lamb in 1991 and since then they have toured extensively with The King Snakes and as a duo playing a blend of music ranging from blues, soul, rockabilly and a whole lot more.... a bit like this!

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Cara Dillon (A Valentine Day's special)

Saturday 14 February 2015 7.30pm

Like Kate Rusby, who she took over from in "folk's supergroup" Equation, Cara Dillon has established herself firmly amongst the leading lights of the new generation of young traditional artists emerging into the mainstream, and in the course of her relatively short career performed regularly to sell-out audiences all over the world.

With one of those rare talents you only come across a handful of times in life, Cara’s staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with a profound sweetness, poignancy and depth.

"....a stunningly beautiful voice" Mojo

".....young, Irish, gorgeous and blessed with a voice of unearthly beauty"The Observer

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50 - Now booking

Comedy night with Lucy Porter

Thursday 19 February 2015 Start time tbc

Subject to contract exchange

Every now and then we take ourselves away from music to let our hair down and enjoy a night of laughter, and there is no doubt that we will be doing this when Lucy Porter stops off at the Lamb in Eastbourne.

Since 2001 Lucy has been a huge hit with audiences up and down the country with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy, and as well as stand up she is a regular face and voice on TV and radio with shows that include, 'Mock the Week', 'Have I got News for You', 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and many BBC Radio 4 favourites.

Seats: Details to be announced

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Saturday 21 February 2015 8.00pm - please note this

Subject to contract exchange

Whilst Tex-Mex band Los Pacaminos is led by Paul Young one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists he is not the only luminary in this seven piece 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), Matt Irving, (Squeeze, Chris Rea, Jools Holland and Manfred Mann), 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 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

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Saturday 07 March 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Bringing together English folk, American blues and Indian classical music, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin winners of this year’s BBC Folk Awards for Best Duo, 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.

"Phillip Henry is one of the most extraordinary musicians around" Steve Knightley.

"Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo" Seth Lakeman. Take a listen

Seats: Details to be announced

Steve Knightley

Saturday 14 March 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Seats: Details to be announced

Dr Feelgood

Sunday 22 March 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Seats: Details to be announced

Courtney Pine

Friday 10 April 2015 7.30pm

Awaiting final confirmation and subject to contract exchange........

We are delighted to be able to present the most celebrated and exciting jazz saxophonist on the planet, the mercurial Courtney Pine

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty years than this ground breaking, multi-instrumentalist.

Awarded an OBE and CBE for services to music, Courtney is a professor of Music at Westminster University and has a doctorate from Leeds College of Music.

His recordings and live work have been recognised throughout his career, with numerous awards including BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO and Mercury Music Prizes.

This is a rare opportunity to see a musical legend - up close. Don’t miss it!

Seats: Details to be announced

The Fureys

Saturday 18 April 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Seats: Details to be announced

Hazel O'Connor (Here She Comes Tour)

Saturday 25 April 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Coinciding with the release of her new album, Here She Comes, and the publication of her acclaimed autobiography, Breaking Glass Barefoot, award winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor teams up with saxophonist Clare Hirst (Communards, David Bowie) and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics)

Seats: Details to be announced

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

Saturday 02 May 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Seats: Details to be announced

The Full English

Saturday 09 May 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

The last ever performance from the award winning folk supergroup, Ben Nicolls, Fay Hield, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney and Seth Lakeman.

Seats: Details to be announced

Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band

Saturday 16 May 2015 7.30pm

Geno Washington, born William Francis Washington in December 1943 in Evansville, Indiana, is one of the all time great soul singers and along with the Ram Jam Band will once again get everyone at the Pavilion in party mood!

Right from the start Geno was "our" soul man......

His level of touring and the high energy of his gigs was, and still is (as immortalised by Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 1980's number one hit 'Geno') the stuff of legends.

The beat was continuous and the hits were incessant, Geno pioneered a Go, Go style of performing and the audiences could not get enough of him.

Today, Geno Washington and the super-tight Ram Jam Band are as exciting as ever and you know from the moment this ultimate showman steps onto the stage you are in for a rocking good night!

It's Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Funky-Butt..Live!

Seats: Details to be announced

Fairport Convention

Saturday 30 May 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Co-founded way back in 1967 by Simon Nicol and Ashley Hutchings, Fairport Convention is the most celebrated folk-rock band of all time.

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 voted as the Best Folk Album of All Time in a recent BBC readers poll.

Fairport Convention almost 50 years on - "Who knows where the time goes"

Seats: Details to be announced

Peter Knight's Gigspanner will play our Summer "picnic" show

Friday 05 June 2015 8.00pm

Subject to contract exchange

Seats: Details to be announced