Future Shows

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

Sunday 18 October 2015 7.30pm

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.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Tom Robinson (full band show)

Sunday 25 October 2015 8.00pm – please note this

Songwriter, musician, LGBT rights activist, broadcaster and early supporter of Rock Against Racism & Amnesty International, Tom Robinson has recorded 14 albums since 1978 and is possibly best remembered for his hits "Glad to be Gay", "2-4-6-8, Motorway" and "War Baby".

In 2015, inspired by the vibrancy of today's new artists, Tom has returned to the recording studio with award winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver to make his first album in almost 20 years.

Gerry who will be part of Tom’s band at the Pavilion has quite a CV - Shane McGowan, Van Morrison, Laurie Anderson, Christy Moore, The Beautiful South and The Housemartins to name but a few.

Tom's new songs are as vibrant and edgy as any he's ever written, the sound of a veteran craftsman, drawing on his long rich fund of experience, with a renewed energy and purpose.

This will be the first time in thirteen years that Tom has toured, and that was with Steve Knightley and Martyn Joseph in a one-off project known as "Faith Folk and Anarchy" – who knows it might be another thirteen – don’t miss it!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £22.50 - Now booking

The Unthanks

Friday 30 October 2015 7.30pm

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.

BOOKING DETAILS.....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM STALLS SEATS (£23.50) – Now all sold....

RESERVED AUDITORIUM BOX SEATS (£23.50) AND UNRESERVED BALCONY SEATS (£20.50) AVAILABLE 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: £20.50 and £23.50 - Now booking

Chris Leslie

Saturday 31 October 2015 7.30pm

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!

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Eddi Reader

Saturday 07 November 2015 7.30pm

A new venue for Spyboy - it is beautiful!

Five successful years with Fairground Attraction followed by an enduring solo career, Eddi Reader is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts – Perfect!

She started her career as a session backing vocalist for such artists as Alison Moyet, Annie Lennox, Eurythmics and The Waterboys, before meeting Mark E. Nevin and going on to form Fairground Attraction, whose album “The First of a Million Kisses” won the best album award at the 1989 Brits......it also spawned the No 1 hit single “Perfect”.

Since then, she has recorded ten solo albums, including the 2003 classic "Songs Of Robert Burns", collected an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts in 2006 and has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

BOOKING ONLY AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION.....

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

Seats: £23.50 - Now booking

Fisherman's Friends

Friday 13 November 2015 7.30pm

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 Stage at Glastonbury and picked up the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

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 (£19.50) 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: 19.50 and £23.50 - Now booking

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.

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

Seats: £16.50 - Now booking

Toyah - up close and personal

Saturday 21 November 2015 7.30pm

From punk princess to high priestess .........

British punk icon Toyah Willcox gained a reputation as a rebellious extrovert throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Now more mellowed but no less talented or charismatic, the much-loved singer and actress comes to the Pavilion with guest guitarists Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, to present a lively unplugged/storytellers style gig.

It is a unique opportunity to see Toyah, performing an acoustic set of her most loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, thirty-five year career that amongst everything else, has seen 13 top 40 singles, 20 albums, 40 stage plays, and 10 feature films.

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50 - Now booking

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 05 December 2015 7.30pm

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, who will take you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain, performing a mixture of seasonal carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

The perfect way to start your festivities!

BOOKING INFO - IN PERSON AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION

BY TELEPHONE - 01323 841414

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £21.50 - Now booking

Steeleye Span at Christmas

Thursday 10 December 2015 7.30pm

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.

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 (£19.50) 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: 19.50 and £24.50 - Now booking

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

Thursday 17 December 2015 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 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.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: 21.50 - Now booking

Blues Band favourites - Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Saturday 16 January 2016 7.30pm

Start the new year with a rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues courtesy of Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, the long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band.

Paul Jones career began with Manfred Mann in the '60's, and today along with his live work with The Blues Band and The Manfreds, he also presents BBC Radio 2's Rhythm and Blues show, and his Jazz FM programmes.

Dave Kelly followed his very talented sister, Jo Ann, into the world of professional music in 1966.

He was soon to cross paths with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House and Buddy Guy to name but a few; ultimately Dave has played with them all and has toured with Wolf and Hooker.

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

ONLINE - www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

Seats: £20.00 - Now booking

Steve Knightley - "All At Sea"

Thursday 21 January 2016 8.00pm (7.00pm for supper)

Following on from his highly successful ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour of 100 rural village halls Steve Knightley will be presenting ‘All At Sea’ - a tour that will find him at venues within sight and sound of the tide!

......and the Pevensey Bay Aqua Club could not be any nearer for it is right on the beach!

Steve says “With so many original and traditional songs with maritime and nautical themes this will give me a unique opportunity to perform them in similar settings."

The show starts at 8.00pm and seats are £18.50

However for an additional £11.50 - you can buy a “Supper Ticket” (includes)........

Fish and Chips (the best on the coast!) (or a vegetarian alternative) plus a glass of wine or a pint of the finest ale - your table reserved from 7.00pm............

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

BY PHONE - ONLY ON 01323 841414.

Seats: £18.50 (£30.00) - Now booking

Strawbs (Acoustic)

Saturday 30 January 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

As the Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound (originating in English folk music, rather than rock) that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.

Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk, who together formed the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up, are still there, as is Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of the band.

Seats: Details to be confirmed

From Austin Texas, The Hot Club of Cowtown

Saturday 16 April 2016 7.30pm

Subject to contract exchange

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 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.

Seats: Details to be confirned