2022 (the 22nd and Final Year)

(Information will be regularly updated)

Spyboy has been 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



– 2022 –



Thursday 17th February at 8.00pm

Phil Beer & Miranda Sykes – Hailsham Pavilion

(Double Header)


It was way back in 2004 when we first saw Miranda Sykes at the Hailsham Pavilion – as part of the Phil Beer Band

That same year she played some Summer Festivals with Phil and Steve Knightley ie Show of Hands : Seventeen years later….the rest is history

She was back with us a few years later with her own band that included two of the finest musicians (sadly no longer with us) to play
at the Pavilion, 
Pete Zorn and Maartin Alcock

There is not room here to say all that Miranda has been up to during the past fifteen years but in that time she has in one way
or another played alongside
Phil Beer and we welcome them here for this special “Double Header” show

Best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s foremost acoustic duo Show Of Hands, he delights in his solo
and band shows 
delivering a unique blend of ‘folk and roll’ drawn from his love of traditional tunes and American country rock.

Guess we’ll get some of that when he once again teams up here with Miranda

Now Booking – Seats £22.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 12th March at 8.00pm

The JPK Project, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne
(NB the Venue – Just up the road from the Lamb & almost opposite the church)

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – Edgelarks

NOW BOOKING AND ONLY AT info@spyboy.co.uk

Edgelarks are the BBC Award winning duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, who these days are very much
an integral part of the Gigspanner Big Band

For the past decade or so they have toured the world with their unique offering of world music, fusing strong British
folk roots with influences from Indian classical music to
the blues of the Deep South

They combine it all in their blend of original song writing and storytelling

Led by dobro, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, and many different styles of guitar, their sound is like no other

For the time being Phil and Hannah are seeing this as their last duo tour and we are  delighted
that they have chosen us to stage one of their final performances

Seats are specially priced at £16.50 and can ONLY be reserved at
info@spyboy.co.uk (make your reservation now and pay on the night)


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

For further information please email info@spyboy.co.uk


Thursday 17th March at 8.00pm

Steve Knightley – Hailsham Pavilion


Steve Knightley is the frontman of our most celebrated acoustic folk/roots outfit, Show of Hands and many of his songs address contemporary
social issues and often illustrate current concerns through historical narratives.

Rooted in the English tradition the songs, are set within diverse musical influences from across the world, including the blues,
Americana and Latin rhythms.

Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts,  Show of Hands have throughout their thirty years
and thirty album career earned a huge reputation, resulting in being voted triple winners at the BBC Folk Awards, headlining major festivals
from Glastonbury 
to WOMAD and playing all over the world.

This is a rare chance to enjoy and applaud the songs composed by Steve Knightley as he searches through his extensive back catalogue
and introduces new and unheard material

Now Booking – Seats £22.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 2nd April at 8.00pm

Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion


A joyous three hours of pure magic from this celebrated twelve piece collective that includes Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie,
Steeleye Span’s brilliant bowman for many years, Peter Knight and a host of our finest fiddlers
who stand in front of a sizzling back-line of rock guitars, keyboards, saxophone, accordion and drums
(played by the legendary Dave Mattacks)

Feast of Fiddles, it is not just folk, it’s not just fiddles it’s entertainment…….
If you love live music, come to the feast – you won’t be disappointed.

Now Booking – Seats £29.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 9th April at 8.00pm : Hailsham Pavilion

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders


Andy Fairweather Low : The Musicians Musician
Bringing you Sweet Soulful Music and a Rockin’ Good Night

Since all of those hits of the early Amen Corner days, Andy Fairweather Low has become something of a musical Legend,
as he has consistently performed with more artists than most people can name, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan,
Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, BB King, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, The Who and Bill Wyman…to name just a few.

And the band, the Low Riders, they too have a similar pedigree, for there’s Eric Clapton and Paul Carrack’s right hand man,
a drummer who’s been around the block, even spending some time with the Waterboys,
a saxophonist who has played alongside such blues giants as BB King, Albert King and Albert Collins,

and the man on bass (wait for it) has been called upon by, Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Jools Holland, Van Morrison,
Mick Fleetwood, Paul Rodgers, Chrissie Hynde, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Mark Knopfler.

Now Booking – Seats £29.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 30th April at 8.00pm

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


From the bright lights of the Grand Ol’ Opry to Glastonbury and festival stages worldwide, touring with Bob Dylan
and Willie Nelson, 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 breath-taking live show.

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

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


Sunday 8th May at 8.00pm

The Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion


Ex Steeleye Span bowman Peter Knight is joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet, guitarist Roger Flack,
the Edgelarks duo (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers.

This coming together of several of the most respected names on the folk-roots scene,
a deep knowledge of roots traditions with a ceaselessly boundary pushing approach.

Now Booking – Seats £26.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Sunday 15th May at 8.00pm
Hailsham Pavilion

A Special Night with Show of Hands
and friends that include from Madrid Spain – Track Dogs


With five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows in a thirty years career, Show of Hands, have earned a huge reputation,
resulting in being voted triple winners at the BBC Folk Awards, headlining major festivals
from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world.

For this special show they will be joined by some of their friends including the Madrid based band Track Dogs,
whose vocal harmonies are on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Eagles
……but mixed with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues!

– Click below to see Show of Hands and Track Dogs –

Show of Hands “Roots” – YouTube:Track Dogs – “Love & War” – YouTube

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



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

(A Celebration)


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



Sunday 29th May – Hailsham Pavilion
Folk Families from both sides of the Atlantic
Peggy Seeger, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy,
The Copper Family, Friends and Special Guests



Thursday 2nd June – Hailsham Pavilion
Fairport Convention



Friday 3rd June – Hailsham Pavilion
Albert Lee & Band


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.

Our first show with Albert was in December 2004 and we are delighted that he again brings
hand-picked band of stellar musicians to play for us in the Pavilion’s intimate setting that he loves so much.

Booking Opens 24/01/22 – Seats £29.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414




(It’s the Final Countdown!)


Friday 21st October – Hailsham Pavilion
Show to be announced


Saturday 22nd October – Hailsham Pavilion
The first Spyboy show at the Pavilion was on 22nd October 2000

(Who Knows where the Time Goes)
aided by
The Sandy Denny Project


Saturday 29th October – Hailsham Pavilion
Steeleye Span


Saturday 5th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Cara Dillon


Saturday 12th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young


Saturday 10th December – Hailsham Pavilion
Show to be announced


Saturday 17th December – Hailsham Pavilion
St Agnes Fountain