Future Shows

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Saturday 07 March 2015 7.30pm

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

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Steve Knightley

Saturday 14 March 2015 7.30pm

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, who with four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name are widely acclaimed as the finest and most popular Acoustic Roots duo in England.

Steve is known for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country, but beyond; and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues.

He is out on the road again with a brand new “Grow Your Own Gig Tour” and has chosen the Pavilion to stage a rehearsal show for the grand finale of his tour in April in Bristol, when all profits from the concert will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £19.50 - Now booking

Dr Feelgood with special guests the Spikedrivers

Sunday 22 March 2015 7.30pm

"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.

Their raw and uncompromising style helped to generate this popularity and to achieve a number one chart position with the album "Stupidity"

There was a string of hit singles, and in many countries, including "Down at the Doctors" (features the line above), "Milk & Alcohol", "Roxette" and the Dave Edmunds produced "See you later Alligator"

These days there are no original members in the line-up, but the nucleus of the current band (drummer Kevin Morris and bassist Phil Mitchell) have been there since the early nineteen eighties and spent many years alongside founder member Lee Brilleaux, who so tragically died some twenty odd years ago.

Guitarist Steve Walwyn joined them in the late eighties and the "new boy" is vocalist Robert Kane (pictured), who came from the reformed Animals band in 1999 and has now performed over 1800 shows with Dr Feelgood, who are still regarded as one of the most dynamic live acts in the world.

Support on the night comes from the Spikedrivers one of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around - expect gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass and infectious grooves.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 19.50 - Now booking

Comedy night with Jo Caulfield

Sunday 29 March 2015 7.30pm
St Lukes Centre, Stone Cross

Another spyboy comedy show

The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a good time.

Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (LAFTA Awards) and ‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards), Jo is one of the most popular and successful comedians in the country.

Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed It’s That Jo Caulfield Again and recently seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Best of The Comedy Store and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

Jo presents a brand new show for 2015, “Uniformed Opinions”, it is pure stand-up comedy. There are no gimmicks, simply Jo Caulfield and her biting tongue.

Expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners as she shares her opinions on everything from women who always pick the wrong partner and men who continually quote gangster films, to families arguing on trains and the growth of passive-aggressive corporate friendliness!

New venue for spyboy St Luke's Centre, Stone Cross

BOOKING DETAILS.....Seats £10.00 from 01323 767020 (AM Sunday, Monday, Weds, Friday) - Or order on info@spyboy.co.uk

(£12.50 on the night - if available)

Seats: See above.........

Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman

Friday 10 April 2015 7.30pm

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 the musical legend up close and for this very special concert Courtney will be accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman - Don’t miss it!

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 and £23.50 - Now booking

The Fureys

Saturday 18 April 2015 7.30pm

The Fureys , have been on the road for over thirty years and are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination.

During that time the band have regularly received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and some of their greatest admirers have ranged from the neighbours they grew up with in the Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot, to such eminent figures as Pope John Paul II, former Irish President Mary McAleese, and our own former Prime Minister, Tony Blair who publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time was the Fureys version of “The Green Fields of France” take a listen

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY PHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50 - Now booking

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

Saturday 02 May 2015 7.30pm

Albert Lee, who is stopping off for his regular annual Spyboy show, is a musician's musician with an impeccable pedigree achieved over many years of touring and recording with amongst others, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

Some of the best known Rock 'n Roll & Country musicians go to make up Hogan's Heroes and they have been playing together for almost twenty years, taking in such illustrious events as The Prince's Trust Concert, the Glastonbury Festival and a few "Late Night" shows with Jools Holland.

Eric Clapton said of Albert Lee "He is undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists in the world"......why not come along and see for yourself, but get your tickets quickly as the show is sure to sell out early!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50 - Now booking

Seth Lakeman with The Full English

Saturday 09 May 2015 7.30pm

In 2014 The Full English, a group of stellar musicians made up of Ben Nicolls, Fay Hield, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney and Seth Lakeman appeared at selected summer festivals and undertook a short sell-out UK tour in the Autumn.

Along the way they won a stunning double at the BBC Folk Awards, Best Group and Album of the Year.

.....here is the band performing at the Folk Awards

Another short tour is arranged for 2015, and this will be the last ever performance before the break-up of this award winning supergroup.

The singers (and Fay Hield gained a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year!) and musicians shake the songs into fresh new life with exciting instrumental textures and irresistible sing-along choruses. The material ranges widely through comic songs, broadsides, tragic ballads and dance tunes...some new takes on the well-known, others newly unearthed.

And Mercury Prize nominated, Seth Lakeman is in the thick of it, a seminal figure who has successfully helped to steer English folk into the musical mainstream with his high-energy performances.

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: Seats: £19.50 and £23.50 - Now booking

Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band

Saturday 16 May 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

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!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 20.00 - Now booking

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"

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: Seats: £19.50 and £23.50 - Now booking

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

Friday 05 June 2015 8.00pm

Subject to contract exchange

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: 17.50 - Now booking

Spooky Men's Chorale

Sunday 09 August 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Hailing from Australia's remote Blue Mountains, the fifteen strong Spooky Men's Chorale are a fearsome bunch of larrikins who seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male through tight harmonies, a sly collection of hats and facial hair and most importantly a cheeky twinkle in their eyes.

Despite their hilarity, the Spooky men are a class act, with perfectly executed vocals, a theatrical delivery, savvy lyrics and imaginations that run riot!

Wave goodbye to choirs as you know them.....this one is a macho juggernaut; zany, black-clad, big as a behemoth and sounding as sacred as a high church choir one minute and wickedly off the wall the next.

Here the Spooky Men join Show of Hands at the Shrewsbury Festival and here they are on their own with “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM SEATS (£19.50) - BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414 AND ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

BOX SEATS (£19.50) AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£17.50) 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: Seats: £17.50 and £19.50 - Now booking

The British Blues All-Stars play the first show of our Autumn season and of our Fifteenth Year!

Sunday 18 October 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

The five musicians who make up the The British Blues All-Stars have over the years played together in various combinations, but until recently have not played together in the same band.

Their collective professional experience amounts to 250 years of playing blues and rock music and over the years they have performed with some of the greats, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Son House, The Allman Brothers, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bob Dylan, The Animals, and Nina Simone, to name just a few......

Pick Withers the drummer from Dire Straits – played on the band’s first four albums and their monster hit singles Sultans of Swing and Romeo and Juliet.

Gary Fletcher has been The Blues Band’s bass player since they formed in 1979.

Dave Kelly, a founder member of The Blues Band, is regarded as one of our finest slide guitar players and is blessed with one of the best Blues voices this side of the Mississippi.

As a British Blues All Star Pete Emery stands well alongside Dave Kelly, because Pete honed his craft over many years on the club circuit with his legendary partner and soul mate, Dave’s much-missed sister, Jo Ann Kelly.

Zoot Money has been one of the great names of British R&B scene for half a century and with his Big Roll Band he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Alexis Korner, Pink Floyd, The Police, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and a Pavilion favourite, Chris Farlowe.

Seats: Details to be announced

The Unthanks

Friday 30 October 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres), The Unthanks have an army of notable fans – Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, to name but a few......

The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer, Adrian McNally.

Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s seven albums to date.

Chris Price on guitars and bass, and Niopha Keegan on fiddle join Rachel, Becky and Adrian for this long awaited show at St Mary in the Castle.

Seats: Details to be announced

Chris Leslie

Saturday 31 October 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Chris Leslie first picked up a fiddle some forty odd years ago and modelled himself on the likes of Dave Swarbrick, Peter Knight and Barry Dransfield.

In those early days he was also a member of Adderbury Morris and was to meet with Dave Pegg, who he later teamed up with in Fairport Convention, after spending some time with such bands as Whippersnapper, the Albion Band and All About Eve.

These days Chris is still very much part of the Fairport set up and you can also catch him on the road with the Feast of Fiddles ensemble and at Christmas with St Agnes Fountain (who will be with us at the Hailsham Pavilion again this year – 17th December)

This very rare solo performance from Chris deserves to be staged in a very special setting.....that is why we have chosen the Old Chapel at Alfriston!

Seats: Details to be announced

Fisherman's Friends

Friday 13 November 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Since the release of the Port Isaac’s 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 Stag at Glastonbury and picked up the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

Seats: Details to be announced

Rory McLeod

Saturday 14 November 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Rory McLeod , ex-circus clown and fire eater, whose solo sets combine virtuoso harmonica and spoon playing, great lyrics, rhythm generated by the use of the tap board and a percussive guitar style which at times echoes reggae and blues and other times folk and South American Music.......

A one man soul-band, poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller and modern day travelling troubadour, who weaves yarns between his songs that so often have a cultural or political significance.

Seats: Details to be announced

Toyah - up close and personal

Saturday 21 November 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Toyah, the charismatic award-winning rock legend, comes to the Pavilion to perform an acoustic set of her best loved hit singles and classic songs.

Seats: Details to be announced

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 05 December 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

Four years without Kellie While, Simon Nicol, Simon Care and the guv'nor himself, Ashley Hutchings has been far too long! - we welcome back The Albion Christmas Band

Seats: Details to be announced

Steeleye Span at Christmas

Thursday 10 December 2015 7.30pm

Subject to confirmation and contract exchange

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

Maddy Prior, the voice of the band for 40 years, leads a line-up featuring Rick Kemp on bass, Julian Littman on guitars, Richard Thompson's right hand man, and multi-instrumentalist, Pete Zorn, "local lad" Liam Genockey on the drum stool, and their brand new fiddle player, Jessie May Smart.

Seats: Details to be announced

Christmas at the Pavilion would not be the same without St Agnes Fountain.....

Thursday 17 December 2015 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

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 fourteen 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.

Seats: Details to be announced