2021 (the 21st 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 and early 2020 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,
The Real Thing, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, Keith James (Leonard Cohen), The Rhythm Kings, Steve Knightley and Martin Simpson

 

WEBSITE UPDATED 20 JULY 2021

 

Future Shows

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

 

The 2021 Season will not now begin before October and it is very probable that
tickets for this period will not go on sale before July or August

Information will be regularly updated on this site

 

2021 

Spyboy’s 21st Year and a 100 Years for the Hailsham Pavilion

2021 is the centenary year for the Hailsham Pavilion, for it was erected as a purpose
built ‘picture palace’ in 1921.

It was officially opened on Monday 28th November to a packed audience for a performance
of the The Kid starring Charlie Chaplin.

 

After a chequered history and some years of serious neglect it was reopened in its present
form on Tuesday 1st February 2000 – the first live Spyboy show was staged later that year
(Sunday 22nd October 2000) headlined by the Vigilantes of Love, from Athens Georgia USA.

 

In 2021 Spyboy was planning to present a series of select shows at the Pavilion.
However those scheduled to take place in the Spring and Summer were either cancelled or postponed

– FINGERS CROSSED FOR OCTOBER –

 

AUTUMN 2021 (Our New Season)

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

 

Friday 15th October
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

See here
Albert Lee & his Electric Band – Paris – March 6th 2018 – YouTube

 

Saturday 23rd October
The Sandy Denny Project
(Who Knows where the Time Goes) – Hailsham Pavilion

PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2022

 

Friday 29th October
Gary Stewart’s Graceland  Hailsham Pavilion

You can check the band out here
Gary Stewart’s Graceland at Shrewsbury Festival 2019 – YouTube

 

Sunday 31st October
Eliza and Martin Carthy – Hailsham Pavilion

Eliza and Martin last played at the Pavilion in 2018 when a live DVD was recorded
Click for this track John Barleycorn 
Martin & Eliza Carthy – Barleycorn  – YouTube

 

Saturday 6th November
Cara Dillon – Hailsham Pavilion

PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO
SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2022

 

Saturday 13th November
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Hailsham Pavilion

Many say this is the best live band on the circuit at the moment – come and check for yourselves
Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys – Guiding Light – YouTube

 

Saturday 4th December
Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

Some others say this band is the best – what do you think
Gigspanner Big Band – Awake Awake – YouTube

 

Saturday 18th December
St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Christmas Time’s a-coming/Jerusalem Ridge – St Agnes Fountain – YouTube

 

CANCELLED OR POSTPONED SHOWS 2021

Saturday 9th January - Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – Hailsham Pavilion 
Friday 19th February - The Blues Band – Hailsham Pavilion
Saturday 6th March - Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion
Saturday 20th March - The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan – Hailsham Pavilion
Saturday 3rd April - The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion
Saturday 17th April - Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion
Thursday 22nd April - The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion 
Saturday 30th May - The Strawbs (Acoustic) – Old Chapel Alfriston
Saturday 5th June - Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion
Sunday 6th June - Show of Hands – Hailsham Pavilion



– 2022 –

(Information as at 20/07/2021)

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Saturday 15th January – The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Thursday 17th February – Hailsham Pavilion
Double Header – Phil Beer & Miranda Sykes

 

Thursday 17th March – Steve Knightley – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Saturday 2nd April – Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion

Click below to see Feast of Fiddles at Cropredy in 2017
Three Legged Race-Feast of Fiddles-Cropredy 2017 – YouTube

 

Saturday 9th April – Hailsham Pavilion
Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

Click below to see Andy and some of the band in lockdown 
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders – Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Live From The Rehearsal Room) – YouTube

 

Saturday 30th April – Hot Club of Cowtown – Hailsham Pavilion
(Long awaited return of the award winning band from Austin Texas USA)

Click below to see the Hot Club of Cowtown in lockdown
Hot Club of Cowtown Plays Tchavolo Swing, by Dorado Schmitt | Austin, Texas, October 15, 2020 – YouTube

 

Sunday 8th May – Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

Click below to see the Gigspanner Big Band in lockdown
Earl Brand by the Gigspanner Big Band – YouTube

 

 

Sunday 15th May – Hailsham Pavilion
A Special Night with Show of Hands
Includes their friends from Madrid Spain – Track Dogs

Click below to see Show of Hands and Track Dogs
Show of Hands “Roots” – YouTube : Track Dogs – “Love & War” – YouTube

 

(28/05 – 03/06 : SPYBOY’S PLATINUM PERIOD)

(A Celebration)

Saturday 28th May – Hot Blues – Hot Jazz  – Hailsham Pavilion
Paul Jones & The Digby Fairweather All Star Band

 

Sunday 29th May – Hailsham Pavilion
Folk Family Giants from both sides of the Atlantic
Peggy Seeger, Martin Carthy and Friends

 

Thursday 2nd June  – Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Friday 3rd June – Albert Lee & Band – Hailsham Pavilion

 

 

AUTUMN/WINTER

(It’s the Final Countdown!)

 

Saturday 22nd October  – Hailsham Pavilion
The Sandy Denny Project
(Who Knows where the Time Goes)

 

Saturday 5th November  – Hailsham Pavilion
Cara Dillon

 

Saturday 12th November – Hailsham Pavilion
The Ballads of Child Migration

The Songs of Britain’s Child Migrants is a special show featuring many well known
singer-songwriters and musicians – it commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the first
post-war child migrants arriving in Australia in 1947

 

Saturday 17th December – Hailsham Pavilion
St Agnes Fountain

 

CANCELLED OR POSTPONED SHOWS 2020 (SPRING/SUMMER)

22/03 – Lindisfarne – St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
27/03 – Feast of Fiddles – College Theatre Eastbourne
29/03 - Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess – The Old Chapel Alfriston
03/04 - Lucy Wainwright Roche – The Old Chapel Alfriston
04/04 – Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – College Theatre Eastbourne
05/04 – Calan – The Old Chapel Alfriston
10/04 – The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion 
17/04 - Oysters 3 – Hailsham Pavilion
26/04 - Strawbs Acoustic – The Old Chapel Alfriston
 01/05 – The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion
02/05 – Albert Lee – Hailsham Pavilion
31/05 - Juan Martin – The Old Chapel Alfriston
04/06 – Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion
12/06 - Gigspanner (Trio show) – The Old Chapel Alfriston
20/06 – The State of the Union – The Old Chapel Alfriston
27/06 – The Blues Band – Hailsham Pavilion

CANCELLED OR POSTPONED SHOWS 2020 (AUTUMN/WINTER)

17/10 - Sandy Denny Project – Hailsham Pavilion
18/10 - The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion
25/10 - Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion
30/10 - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - The Old Chapel Alfriston
01/11 - Eliza and Martin Carthy – Hailsham Pavilion
07/11 - Los Pacaminos – Hailsham Pavilion
11/11 - The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion
14/11 - Strawbs Acoustic – The Old Chapel Alfriston
20/11 - Gary Stewart's Graceland - Hailsham Pavilion
21/11 - Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys - Hailsham Pavilion
28/11 - Belinda O'Hooley - The Old Chapel Alfriston
06/12 - Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion
11/12 - The Copper Family - The Old Chapel Alfriston
12/12 - St Agnes Fountain - Hailsham Pavilion
13/12 – Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band – St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
20/12 – Calan - The Old Chapel Alfriston

Spyboy and his supporters celebrated their 20th Birthday by enjoying a Virtual Concert
with Chris While & Julie Matthews on 23rd October 2020

 

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