2022 (the 22nd and Final Year)

 

WEBSITE UPDATED 12 AUGUST 2022
(Information will be regularly updated)

Spyboy has been regularly presenting 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

 

Future Shows

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

 

– 2022 –

– WATCH THIS SITE FOR BOOKING DATES & DETAILS –

So far in 2022 – Thank You to
The Magic of the Beatles : Phil Beer : Miranda Sykes : Steve Knightley
Feast of Fiddles : Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders

The Hot Club of Cowtown : The Gigspanner Big Band
Show of Hands : Track Dogs
Paul Jones : The Digby Fairweather All Star Band
Peggy Seeger : Calum MacColl : The Copper Family
Long Man Morris : Fairport Convention : Albert Lee

 

AUTUMN/WINTER

(It’s the Final Countdown!)
Spyboy’s next & last series of shows

 

SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER
SPYBOY AT THE JPK PROJECT, EASTBOURNE
(The JPK is just up the road from the Lamb & almost opposite the church)

SykesMartin

ALL SEATS NOW RESERVED

Presenting a new collaboration from two of the UK’s finest folk singers,
Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bass player with Show of Hands, is one of UK folk’s most respected musicians
Her crystalline voice has established her as a leading interpreter of song, whether performing solo or in a larger line up.

Hannah Martin is best known for her work in the BBC Folk Award winning duo Edgelarks (who played at the JPK in March)
Playing fiddle, banjo and tenor guitar, Hannah has been described as having “one of the finest voices on the planet”
She has toured from Japan to South Africa, written for theatre shows, was part of Steve Knightley’s Wake The Union band,
that previewed at the Hailsham Pavilion, where she has played on many occasions with the Gigspanner Big Band

TICKETS (£17.50) – ORDER NOW – PAY ON THE NIGHT

ALL SEATS NOW RESERVED
 ENQUIRIES RE RETURNS ETC  CONTACT
info@spyboy.co.uk

– INFORMATION ABOUT PRE SHOW DINING WILL BE POSTED SOON –

Please note tickets for this show WILL NOT be sold at the Hailsham Pavilion
and the staff there are unable to help with any enquiries

 

Saturday 15th October at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion 

Eddi Reader 

NOW BOOKING

2022 sees Eddi Reader going on the road with her “40 Years Live” concert tour and we are privileged to stage
the final night of that tour at the Hailsham Pavilion

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe
(like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi’s path soon led her to a professional career
in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four

Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with “Perfect” and debut album
“First of a Million Kisses” which stormed the charts in the late 1980s

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums
such as “The Songs of Robert Burns” and last year’s “Cavalier”

She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s
greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including
Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras

The “40 Years Live” tour promises to be something special, for as with any Eddi Reader show,
the magic is being made in the moment, no two performances are ever the same

Now Booking – Seats £30.00 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Friday 21st October at 7.30pm
Hailsham Pavilion

Albert Lee & Band
with special guests
Chris Jagger & Charlie Hart

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN

We are delighted to announce that we are able to stage, what will be a
Farewell Show
from Pavilion favourite
Albert Lee

The two-time Grammy Award winner, guitar legend and all round good guy has over the years
played with a “who’s who” of musicians, including the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton,
Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker and Jackson Brown

His first Spyboy show was in 2004 and he again brings his latest hand-picked band of stellar musicians
to play in the intimate setting that he loves so much

Opening the show with their mix of rock, country, blues and cajun are two further Pavilion favourites,
Chris Jagger (Mick’s brother) and Slim Chance’s Charlie Hart,
now an integral member of the current WHO band with Daltrey & Townshend

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN – £30.00 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm
Hailsham Pavilion

It Was 22 years Ago Today
(The first Spyboy show at the Pavilion was on 22nd October 2000)

“Who Knows Where the Time Goes”
A celebration of two journeys
aided by
The Sandy Denny Project

NOW BOOKING

“Who Knows Where the Time Goes” 
 A celebration of two journeys

The 31 Years of one of folk music’s most influential and best loved singer-songwriters,
Sandy Denny
(06/01/1947 – 21/04/1978)

AND
The 22 Years (to the day) of Spyboy Music at the Hailsham Pavilion (22/10/2000 – 22/10/2022)

The celebration is led by The Sandy Denny Project a six piece band that includes Marion Fleetwood, 
Sally Barker, Anna Ryder, PJ Wright, Mat Davies
and Mark Stevens – their interpretation of Sandy’s songs
is as fresh, poignant and as beautiful today as the time that they were penned

Sandy’s most memorable composition was probably “Who Knows Where the Time Goes”,
recorded by so many artists, including Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone

At the Pavilion The Sandy Denny Project will be assisted by local favourites,
and show openers , Milton Hide
 and the

Who Knows Where the Time Goes Choir to perform their version of this iconic song

We hope you will come along and join in

All seats (are appropriately) £22.00

Now Booking – Seats £22.00 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 29th October at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

Steeleye Span

ALL SEATS NOW SOLD 

Way back in the 1970’s folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever,
taking it out of small clubs
and introducing it to the world of gold discs, festival stages and international tours

Members have come and gone over the years, but the band has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped
to define, and, today the band with a line-up of old and new players has become an institution in British music

Maddy Prior, the voice of the band since day one is still there, and “local lad” and drummer Liam Genockey
is well on his way to a long service medal.

The rest of the band includes Julian Littman on guitars, top bass man and Hasting’s own, Roger Carey,
Spud Sinclair, guitars and keyboards, new boy and former Bellowhead front man Benji Kirkpatrick and Jessie May Smart,
a young and vibrant fiddle player who replaced long-standing stalwart, Peter Knight.

So the future of this famous band is still well and truly in capable hands and is sure to get a big welcome
when making its first appearance at the Hailsham Pavilion

ALL SEATS  NOW SOLD
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 5th November at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

Cara Dillon

NOW BOOKING 

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your life
Her wonderful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and deliver it with profound sweetness, poignancy and depth

Born in Dungiven in 1975, she was brought up in a close musical family immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry
She was soon to sing with De Dannan, one of the most influential bands in Irish traditional music and then to folk music’s
super group Equation, where she took over from Kate Rusby

Since then Cara has regularly been performing to sell-out audiences all over the world and comes to the Pavilion
with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman

An evening to savour, try not to miss it

Seats £27.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 12th November at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN

You are invited to this tequila fuelled Tex Mex party, with the cactus sharp, stetson wearing, Paul Young led band, Los Pacaminos,
whose music will no doubt remind you of The Texas Tornadoes, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion

Alongside Paul, Los Pacaminos boast some of our finest musicians, including the most sought after pedal steel player, Melvin Duffy
and ace guitarist Jamie Moses who over the years has been
a regular member of Queen and the Tom Jones band

Tex-Mex music is somewhere between the Mariachi and Norteno styles of Mexico and the Country/Blues/ Rock ‘n’ Roll
sounds of South-West America.

You’ll get such favourites as ‘Wooly Bully’, ‘La Bamba’ and sometimes, if enough tequila is flowing, ‘Speedy Gonzales’.

So put your blues on cruise and head on down to the Pavilion Party

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN – £27.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm
Hailsham Pavilion

NEW SHOW ADDED – NOW BOOKING

From their formation in 1971, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving rock & roll behind, and their love
of the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base and cult status by the
early 1980s.

Their raw and uncompromising style has helped to generate this popularity and to achieve a number one chart position
with the album “Stupidity” and a string of hit singles that include, Roxette, Back in the Night,
Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right
and Going Back Home

Drummer Kevin Morris and bassist Phil Mitchell have been with the band since the early eighties and spent many years
alongside founder member Lee Brilleaux, who so tragically died some thirty years ago

Guitarist Steve Walwyn joined them in the late eighties and the “new boy” is vocalist Robert Kane,
who came from the reformed Animals band at the turn of this century and has now performed over three thousand shows
with the “Doctors” who are still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic live acts in the world

with very special guest
Robb Johnson

Opening the show is  Robb Johnson, whose music career also goes back to the early ‘70s

Described as “one of Britain’s most challenging songwriters,” he has delved into the annals of political history
and his performances are charged with an intense passion and energy,
even after all these years

Applauded by such luminaries as Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson and Richard Thompson,
his latest album, “Minimum Wages”, adds more
chapters to his contemporary history of the UK

NOW BOOKING – Seats £26.50
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 26th November at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

The Counterfeit Stones

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN

The Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they are a complete  re-enactment;
the repertoire, instruments and clothes faithfully match those of the originals
….and there is a healthy smattering of ‘Spinal Tap’ humour!

The band have shared stages with amongst others Joe Cocker, Iggy Pop, Blur, ZZ Top, Bryan Ferry, Oasis,
Motorhead, Phil Collins and Status Quo and this might be the last
time
to really let your hair down to live music at the Pavilion

All the hits and more, including, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Brown Sugar, Under My Thumb,
Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,
Honky Tonk Women
and Street Fighting Man

ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN – £27.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

It’s “Phoney” Rock ‘n Roll BUT You’ll like it (we know you will!)
Check out this short film
The Counterfeit Stones promo – YouTube

 

Saturday 3rd December at 8.00pm 
Hailsham Pavilion

(Promoters Pick)

Oysterband

NOW BOOKING

Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career

Oysterband, the five times BBC Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion,
and power to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital

and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk
canon to their name

They still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives
all those years ago, but the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting,
coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship,
has lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era

Seats £27.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
SPYBOY AT THE JPK PROJECT, EASTBOURNE

 A Traditional Sussex Christmas
with
The Copper Family
and very special guests
Chalk Horse Music

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE SOON
(Please DO NOT contact the Hailsham Pavilion for tickets or information)

 

Saturday 17th December at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

St Agnes Fountain

ALL SEATS NOW SOLD

Our Christmas show will be more special this year for this will be the final Spyboy show
and possibly the last live show at the Hailsham Pavilion (for some time at least!)

And there could not be anyone more special to play us out than our good friends who call themselves St Agnes Fountain

Christmas would not be Christmas without the “Aggies” Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention)
and BBC Folk Award Winners Chris While and Julie Matthews.

They have brought joy, laughter, a few tears, sparkling musicianship and heartfelt renditions of your favourite
seasonal tunes to the Pavilion for the past 20 years or so

“Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne”

ALL SEATS NOW SOLD
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

(WEBSITE UPDATED 12/08/2022 – WATCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)