2018 (our eighteenth year)

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

Many leading artists, have given us memorable performances over the past 17 years,
but if you have only just found us, don’t despair for undoubtedly there are many more to come.

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Future Shows…..

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

 

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 22nd April at 7.30pm

With a story that includes making music with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, The Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk and were recently rewarded by being voted Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.

Kathryn and Sean are delighted to have Sunjay supporting them at the Old Chapel

Seats £17.50 from 01323 841414

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman website

Sunjay website

 

KING KING

St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Thursday 3rd May at 7.30pm

King King are without doubt the most successful blues rock band on the circuit today .
In 2016 they won no less than five prizes at the British Blues Awards including Album of the year,
and best singer with Alan Nimmo, who with his big charisma is the driving force behind the band.

Support will be in the shape of the Blue Fingers who played a sensational opening set for us and Dr Feelgood in January
and from Canada the Maple Blues Award Winner – Steve Hill

General Admission – Standing & Seats £21.50
By telephone from the Hailsham Pavilion – 01323 841414
Hastings Tourist Information Sea Front Office – 01424 451111
and from Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill – 01424 552435

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

King King website : Steve Hill website : The Blue Fingers

 

Show of Hands

St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Friday 4th May  at 7.30pm

Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the enduring impact on roots,
acoustic and folk music that Show of Hands have had over the past thirty years.

Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, they bring
Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe, along as special guest.

Seats £21.50 and £24.50 by telephone – from the Hailsham Pavilion
– 01323 841414 –
also from Hastings Tourist Information Sea Front Office – 01424 451111
and from Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill on Sea – 01424 552435

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

Show of Hands website

 

Hans Theesink (Netherlands)

and Brooks Williams (USA)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm

(Opening Night of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

One of in Europe’s finest acoustic players is joined by the soulful Americana man for the Steady Rollin’ Blues tour

Seats £17.50 – 01323 841414

 


Chris While and Julie Matthews

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 20th May at 7.30pm

(Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

The musical partnership for these BBC Folk Awards Winners began almost twenty five years ago

Seats £17.50 – 01323 841414

 

Fairport Convention

Hailsham Pavilion

Friday 25th May at 7.30pm

Simply described as the most celebrated folk-rock band of all time and still able to attract over 20,000 music lovers
to their annual Cropredy Festival – So how wonderful is this….
Fairport Convention come to play for less than 200 of their supporters in the Hailsham Pavilion.

Seats £25.00 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

Fairport Convention website

 

Albert Lee and his band 

Hailsham Pavilion

Saturday 26th May at 7.30pm

Undoubtedly our most popular performer at the Pavilion, Albert brings his band along for what will be another sold out show

Seats £25.00 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

Albert Lee website


Juan Martin (Spain)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 3rd June at 8.00pm

(Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

Voted the top flamenco guitarist in the world by US magazine, Guitar Player, the great man fuses flamenco and gypsy jazz
with Arabic, Indian and classical influences.

Seats £19.50 – 01323 841414


Ray (Chopper) Cooper (Sweden)

& the India Electric Co (Cole Stacey & Joseph O’Keefe)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Friday 8th June at 8.00pm

(Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)
The former Oysterband man plays cello, guitar, mandolin, and piano
and its folk, gypsy, jazz and Irish reels from the India Electric Co

Seats £16.50 – 01323 841414

 

The Blues Band

St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Saturday 16th June at 7.30pm

Formed in 1979 by Paul Jones along with another Manfred Mann group member, Tom McGuinness,
The Blues Band also includes slide guitar ace Dave Kelly, Gary Fletcher on bass guitar and Hughie Flint,
who said farewell to John Mayall, behind the drum kit.

Seats £21.50 and £24.50 by telephone – from the Hailsham Pavilion
01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

also from Hastings Tourist Information Sea Front Office – 01424 451111
and from Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill on Sea – 01424 552435

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at St Mary in the Castle

The Blues Band website

 

The Alfriston International Summer Season (continues)

Klezmer-ish (Music of the Travellers)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 1st July at 8.00pm

Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound.

Have a listen – here they play Blue Drag by Django Reinhardt

John McCusker (Scotland) & Heidi Talbot (Ireland)

(The final night of the Summer festival)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 15th July at 8.00pm

Between them they have shared the stage with the likes of Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss
and James Taylor, but this is a rare duo show from two of folk music’s most celebrated musicians.

Seats £18.50 for each show from 01323 841414

 

Alfriston International Summer Season – Artists Websites

Hans Theesink : Brooks Williams : Chris While & Julie Matthews : Juan Martin : Ray Cooper : India Electric Co
Klezmer-ish : John McCusker : Heidi Talbot

 

 

And on to the Autumn

Spyboy supporting the Hailsham Festival

From Durban in KwaZulu Natal

ZULU TRADITION

Hailsham Pavilion

Saturday 22nd September
Children’s Dance & Drumming Workshop – Afternoon
Performance – Evening – (“Like Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks!”) 
Details available soon

ZULU TRADITION website

 

Spyboy co-promoting with Park Promotions

Steeleye Span

Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne

Saturday 6th October

Seats £23.00 & £25.00 from 01323 802020 and On line 

(Tickets not available from usual Spyboy outlets)

Steeleye Span website

 

 

Autumn 2018
(Programme currently being arranged)

Shows confirmed (subject to contract exchange)

20/10 – Hailsham Pavilion
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys
26/10 – Hailsham Pavilion
The Pretty Things
The iconic band’s last year on the road after a journey lasting 55 years
Sure to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the masterful album S.F. Sorrow
03/11-Hailsham Pavilion – Local showcase featuring
The Equatorial Group & Chalk Horse Music
09/11 – Old Chapel Alfriston
Ric Sanders Trio
10/11 – Hailsham Pavilion
Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young
17/11 – Hailsham Pavilion
Dave Kelly Blues Band and The Blue Fingers
24/11 – Hailsham Pavilion
Celtic Fiddle Festival
01/12 – Hailsham Pavilion
The Urban Folk Quartet
8/12 – Old Chapel Alfriston
The Copper Family at Christmas
15/12 – Hailsham Pavilion
St Agnes Fountain
16/12 – Old Chapel Alfriston
A Celtic Christmas with Calan
Against the backdrop of old traditions the show includes Plygain singing popular at Christmas in the chapels of Wales.
Step dancing also features and the seasonal tunes are played on a range of instruments
including fiddle, guitar, whistles, accordion, Welsh harp and Welsh bagpipes!

Autumn Artists Websites

Los Pacaminos : Celtic Fiddle Festival : Urban Folk Quartet : St Agnes Fountain

The Equatorial Group  : Chalk Horse Music : Ric Sanders Trio : Calan

The Pretty Things : Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys