2020 (the 20th year)

Spyboy presents folk, roots, blues and acoustic music at the Hailsham Pavilion and other special venues in East Sussex.

Many leading artists, have given memorable performances since our first show on the 22nd October 2000,
(when the Vigilantes of Love came from Athens Georgia USA to play at the Pavilion)
but if you have only just found us, don’t despair for undoubtedly there are many more to come.

If you would like up-to-date information sent to you, please click info@spyboy.co.uk and safely leave  your email address

 

In 2019 we saw The Counterfeit Stones, India Electric Co, Jack Cookson, Cara Dillon, Albert Lee, Steve Knightley, Edgelarks, Glenn Tilbrook, Feast of Fiddles, Larry Garner, Norman Beaker Band, Evelyn Glennie, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Richard Shindell, Gigspanner, John Spiers, Milton Hide, Martin Carthy, Digby Fairweather Band, Paul Jones, Rachel Newton, Saskia Griffiths Moore, Phil Beer, Fairport Convention, Ben Paley, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, James Smith and Tim Cotterell, Chris Leslie, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Arcelia, Mel Duffy & Steve Nieve & Chris Difford, Dave Delarre and Eliza Carthy, Matthews Southern Comfort, Tom Robinson, Courtney Pine, Faustus, Swinging at the Cotton Club, Steeleye Span, Gigspanner Big Band, Celtic Christmas Strings, Ian Kearey, Shirley Collins, The Copper Family, St Agnes Fountain, O’Hooley and Tidow

 

And in 2020, The Real Thing, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, Keith James (Leonard Cohen), The Rhythm Kings, Steve Knightley, Martin Simpson

 

 

Future Shows

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BUYING TICKETS WE ARE UNABLE TO EXCHANGE OR MAKE REFUNDS IF UNUSED 
(UNLESS THE SHOW IS CANCELLED)
 

 

– A message as at 18/03/2020 – 

Inevitably and sadly, thanks to the Government’s advice and our own wish
to keep our supporters and musicians safe we have no alternative but to halt proceedings
until this dreadful situation passes.

For the time being there will be no Spyboy shows between now and late June.
Those that were planned can be seen on this website with further information like
rearranged dates etc

The Hailsham Pavilion box office, where tickets have been sold for all these shows
will be contacting you about refunds and other options

PLEASE NOTE REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED ON ALL CANCELLED SHOWS

However – PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM – they will contact you

They have an enormous job to do, for it is not only Spyboy shows that they sell tickets for,
so please be patient – they will contact you as soon as they possibly can
(and please don’t worry if it is not until after the original date of the show).

To all our supporters, and colleagues we send our best wishes for your health and wellbeing
and like us we hope you may consider just how you are able to help our community during
this challenging time

If you have any questions or queries please contact info@spyboy.co.uk

 

– UPDATED FURTHER – 25th MARCH 2020 –

 

Sunday 22nd March at 7.30pm
Lindisfarne – St Mary in the Castle Hastings
THIS SHOW WAS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY 
THE MAIN BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT
Please note those patrons who obtained tickets from St Mary in the Castle and Hastings Tourist Information Office
will need to contact those points themselves for refunds

 

Friday 27th March at 7.30pm
Feast of Fiddles – College Theatre Eastbourne
THIS SHOW WAS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Sunday 29th March at 7.30pm
Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess – The Old Chapel Alfriston
THIS SHOW WAS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY 

THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Friday 3rd April at 7.30pm
Lucy Wainwright Roche – The Old Chapel Alfriston
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY 
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm
The Ronnie Scott’s Story – College Theatre Eastbourne
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world’s
most iconic music venues with The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW DATE AND A NEW VENUE 
(SATURDAY 9th JANUARY 2021 – HAILSHAM PAVILION)
(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS)


In this, the 60th Anniversary of one of the world’s most iconic music venues,
the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate the ‘Ronnie Scott’s Story’.

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz
alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take
you on a guided, musical tour of this iconic venue

Website – The Ronnie Scott’s Story and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
Preview the story of the show – The Ronnie Scott’s Story and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

 

Sunday 5th April at 7.30pm
Calan – The Old Chapel Alfriston

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 
 (5th APRIL TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE)

Calan breathe new life into old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes before melting into some of the most beautiful
and haunting songs from their Welsh homeland

Website – Calan

 

Friday 10th April at 8.00pm
The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER
(10th APRIL TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE)

After a few years as the Quarrymen and the Silver Beetles, they took on the name of The Beatles on 17th August 1960
Their story is brought to life by The Magic of the Beatles, one of the UK’s leading tribute shows
Take a trip down memory lane (and Penny Lane) with us!  

Website – The Magic of the Beatles
 The Magic of the Beatles on Youtube

 

Friday 17th April at 8.00pm
Oysters 3 – Hailsham Pavilion
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY 
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Sunday 26th April at 7.30pm
Strawbs Acoustic – The Old Chapel Alfriston

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER
(26th APRIL TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE)

The Strawbs 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 line-up for this trio show features Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of the band
since day one, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and on the bass , Chas Cronk

Website – The Strawbs

 

Friday 1st May at 7.30pm
The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO WEDNESDAY 11th NOVEMBER
(1st MAY TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE)
 Legends of Irish Music and Song, The Fureys are responsible for some of the most
stirring music ever to capture the public imagination
They have received standing ovations in some of the largest concert halls of the world.
and their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, – sadness and joy.
A Fureys concert is always a night to remember

Website – The Fureys

 

Saturday 2nd May at 7.30pm
Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER
(2nd MAY TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE) 

Albert Lee, a two-time Grammy Award winner is a living guitar legend and over the years has played regularly with a “who’s who” of musicians,
including the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker and Jackson Brown.

Once again he comes from his US home with a hand -picked band of superb musicians to play in the Pavilion’s intimate setting that he loves so much

Website – Albert Lee

 

Sunday 31st May at 8.00pm
Juan Martin – The Old Chapel Alfriston
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Thursday 4th June at 8.00pm
Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
(4th JUNE TICKETS WILL ADMIT TO THE NEW DATE)

Simply described as the most celebrated folk-rock band of all time,
Fairport Convention has regularly gained critical acclaim
and is still able to attract over 20,000 music lovers to their annual Cropredy Festival.

Website – Fairport Convention

 

Friday 12th June at 8.00pm
Gigspanner (Trio show) – The Old Chapel Alfriston
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS
AND OTHER OPTIONS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ARRANGE A GIGSPANNER BIG BAND SHOW AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION
ON SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER –
WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Website – Gigspanner

 

Saturday 20th June at 8.00pm
State of the Union – The Old Chapel Alfriston
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
FULL REFUNDS APPLY
THE BOX OFFICE (HAILSHAM PAVILION) WILL CONTACT PATRONS ABOUT REFUNDS – PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

Saturday 27th June at 8.00pm

The Blues Band

Hailsham Pavilion

NOW BOOKING 

Formed almost forty years ago by the now legendary Paul Jones together with another Manfred Mann group member, Tom McGuinness, the Blues Band
included slide guitar ace and vocalist Dave Kelly, who brought in Gary Fletcher to play bass guitar, while Hughie Flint, said farewell to John Mayall to sit on the drum stool.

Rob Townsend replaced Flint in 1982, and the line-up remains the same today.

The Blues Band members are still regarded as Britain’s finest and most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues and when Paul Jones
and the band step onto the stage you know you are in for a rocking good night!

Website – The Blues Band

Seats £27.50 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

 

 

LATE SUMMER/AUTUMN

PLEASE WATCH THIS SITE FOR BOOKING DETAILS

 

Friday 18th September
Rearranged show
Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion

Simply described as the most celebrated folk-rock band of all time,
Fairport Convention has regularly gained critical acclaim
and is still able to attract over 20,000 music lovers to their annual Cropredy Festival.

 

(Spyboy 20th Birthday Weekend)

A celebration of time – of 20 years and more……… 

Our first show was on the 22nd October 2000
(when the Vigilantes of Love came from Athens Georgia, USA to play at the Hailsham Pavilion)

 

Saturday 17th October
 (Who Knows Where the Time Goes)
The Sandy Denny Project – Hailsham Pavilion
(Sally Barker, PJ Wright, Marion Fleetwood, Anna Ryder, Mark Stevens and Mat Davies)

The Sandy Denny Project was formed in 2017 to celebrate the music of the late Sandy Denny, who died in 1978

Recognised as a founding member of the British folk-rock movement, and perhaps its most important female singer, her songs remain as fresh, poignant
and as beautiful today as they were when penned and the repertoire of The Sandy Denny Project reflects the amazing legacy of what she left behind

 

Sunday 18th October
Rearranged show
The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion

(It Was Sixty Years Ago……!)
After a few years as the Quarrymen and the Silver Beetles, they took on the name of The Beatles on 17th August 1960
Their story is brought to life by The Magic of the Beatles, one of the UK’s leading tribute shows
Take a trip down memory lane (and Penny Lane) with us!

 

Sunday 25th October
Rearranged show
Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Albert Lee is a two-time Grammy Award winner and a living guitar legend who over the years has played with a “who’s who” of musicians,
including the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker and Jackson Brown.

Our first show with Albert was in December 2004 and we are delighted that he regularly chooses
to play for us in the Pavilion’s intimate setting that he loves so much

 

Friday 30th October

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar – The Old Chapel Alfriston

A welcome return to the Old Chapel for Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar who have risen through the ranks of the UK folk scene in double quick time
and picked up a string of BBC Folk Awards along the way 

They’re both talented multi-instrumentalists with Greg playing guitar, bouzouki and English concertina, while Ciaran (an All-Ireland fiddle champion
at the age of eleven! and a mighty member of Sam Kelly’s Lost Boys) plays fiddle, guitar and bouzouki

Expect a mix of material from the folk tradition with contemporary compositions that are masterfully inciteful

 

Sunday 1st November

Eliza and Martin Carthy – Hailsham Pavilion

Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a twenty
year career, Eliza Carthy is a truly inventive and innovative fiddle player and singer and has
performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Rufus Wainwright,
Nick Cave and Joan Baez.

Her father, Martin Carthy was born in 1941 and for the past fifty years has remained one of the
most influential figures in music, inspiring a generation of artists including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon
and Richard Thompson.

With a back-catalogue that includes trailblazing musical partnerships with Steeleye Span, the Albion
Band and the Watersons, he has been rewarded with an MBE and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Saturday 7th November

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young – Hailsham Pavilion

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses
and Melvin Duffy (possibly the UK’s premier pedal steel player).

Celebrated as one of the UK’s most popular live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best
in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion.

Join us for a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party in the perfect cantina setting of the Hailsham Pavilion for a great night’s rocking
with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, Stetson wearing, Los Pacaminos!

 

Wednesday 11th November
Rearranged show
The Fureys  – Hailsham Pavilion

Legends of Irish Music and Song, The Fureys are responsible for some of the most
stirring music ever to capture the public imagination
They have received standing ovations in some of the largest concert halls of the world.
and their emotive songs stir many emotions – tears and laughter – sadness and joy
A Fureys concert is always a night to remember

 

Saturday 14th November
Rearranged show
Strawbs Acoustic – Old Chapel Alfriston

The Strawbs 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 line-up for this trio show features Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of the band
since day one, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and on the bass , Chas Cronk

 

Sunday 15th November

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – The Way of the Drum
Hailsham Pavilion

Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show of primal rhythm, energy and choreographed movement

After years of appearing at some of our most prestigious venues, touring across continents, and collaborating with musicians from countless genres,
members of Mugenkyo now return to the roots of Taiko drumming with a lively and powerful

performance of traditional Taiko whilst revealing its history, culture and background
in a dramatic but intimate show

 

Friday 20th November

Gary Stewart’s Graceland – Hailsham Pavilion

Led by the legendary Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart and backed by his incredible seven piece band, this spectacular group of musicians
come together to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory

Magical songs (including The Boy in the Bubble, Gumboots, Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes, You can call me Al and Homeless)
with captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life with no detail spared,

from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and token dance moves!

Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you’re basking “Under Hot African Skies!”

 

 

Saturday 21st November – Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Saturday 28th November – Belinda O’Hooley – Inversions – The Old Chapel Alfriston

Sunday 6th December – The Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Friday 11th December – A Traditional Sussex Christmas hosted by the Copper Family – The Old Chapel Alfriston

 

Saturday 12th December – St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Sunday 13th December – Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band – Carols and Capers
St Mary in the Castle Hastings

Sunday 20th December – Rearranged show  – Calan – The Old Chapel Alfriston

 

 

2021

Saturday 9th January
Rearranged show  and please note New Venue
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – Hailsham Pavilion
In this, the 60th Anniversary of one of the world’s most iconic music venues
the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate the ‘Ronnie Scott’s Story’

(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)