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 16 OCTOBER 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 began in October 

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

 

AUTUMN 2021 (Our New Season)

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

THIS SHOW WENT AHEAD (SOCIALLY DISTANCED WITH A REDUCED CAPACITY AUDIENCE)

 

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 at 8.00pm
Gary Stewart’s Graceland  Hailsham Pavilion
(Celebrating the music of Paul Simon)

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD (SOCIALLY DISTANCED : REDUCED CAPACITY)

This spectacular group of international musicians have chosen the Pavilion to come together to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album
released (can you believe it) some 35 years ago.

After Graceland there’s a swift raid on Simon’s catalogue with Gary Stewart claiming the stage for himself.
The Sound of Silence is played with gravity and love, before the band return for The Obvious Child from the Rhythm of the Saints album
with trumpet accompaniment from the effervescent  Kirsty Rogers.

lYou can check the band out here Gary Stewart's Graceland at Shrewsbury Festival 2019 - YouTube
Now Booking - Seats £25.00 from 
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Sunday 31st October at 8.00pm
Eliza and Martin Carthy – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD (SOCIALLY DISTANCED : REDUCED CAPACITY)

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.
Collecting an MBE and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, her father, Martin Carthy was born in 1941 and for the past fifty years has remained
one of music’s most influential figures inspiring a generation of artists including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson.

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

Now Booking - Seats £25.00 from 
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 6th November
Cara Dillon – Hailsham Pavilion

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

 

Saturday 13th November at 8.00pm
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD – NOW BOOKING

Many say, including Seth Lakeman and Mark Radcliffe, this is the most exciting band to enter the UK folk 
scene in the past twenty years. 
The Lost Boys is the brainchild of BBC Award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Kelly 
and the band he has assembled has gained the reputation of being one of the best live acts on the circuit.

Expect uplifting melodies, soaring harmonies and high-octane instrumental performances,
all lead by Sam’s stunning vocals.

Is this the best live band on the circuit at the moment –  check for yourselves
Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys – When the Reivers Call – YouTube

Now Booking - Seats £25.00 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 4th December at 8.00pm
Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD – NOW BOOKING

Beginning life as a trio with legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet 
and guitarist Roger Flack, the line-up has expanded to include acclaimed multi-instrumental and Folk Award winning duo Edgelarks 
(Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers.

Characterised by riotous inventiveness, technically gifted individual playing and subtle collaborative 
interaction, this coming together of several of the biggest names on the folk-roots scene, combines a deep
 knowledge of roots traditions with a ceaselessly boundary pushing approach.

Gigspanner Big Band - Awake Awake - YouTube
Now Booking - Seats £25.00 from 
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414

 

Saturday 18th December at 8.00pm
St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD – NOW BOOKING

Christmas would not be Christmas without St Agnes Fountain Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and BBC Folk Award Winners
Chris While and Julie Matthews stopping off at the Pavilion.

They have brought joy, laughter, a few tears, sparkling musicianship and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes,
both original, and those you know so well (or thought you did!) for the past 20 years.

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
Saturday 23rd October - Sandy Denny Project  – Hailsham Pavilion
Saturday 6th November - Cara Dillon  – Hailsham Pavilion



– 2022 –

(Information as at 16/10/2021)

– WATCH THIS SITE FOR BOOKING DATES & DETAILS –

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON

Friday 14th January at 8.00pm
The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WILL GO AHEAD – NOW BOOKING

The Magic of The Beatles, who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world is considered to be one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows.

Using authentic guitars and amps to ensure every note is just the way you remember,  the stars of this lavish production not only look and sound like John, Paul, George and Ringo, they also generate the same incredible excitement.

This magical mystery tour will transport you back to the golden era of pop with all the hits you know and love.

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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!)

 

Friday 21st October – Hailsham Pavilion
Show to be announced

 

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

 

Saturday 5th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Cara Dillon

 

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

 

(WEBSITE UPDATED 16/10/21 – WATCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)