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 APRIL 2021

 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE DUE A REFUND  FOR TICKETS PURCHASED FOR A CANCELLED SHOW

THE BOX OFFICE WILL CONTACT YOU

(PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR THE HAILSHAM PAVILION IS WORKING LIMITED HOURS – THEY WILL GET TO YOU)

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM

IF YOU HAVE A QUERY PLEASE DIRECT IT THROUGH info@spyboy.co.uk

 

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
on Sunday 22nd October.

 

In 2021 Spyboy was hoping to present a series of select shows at the Pavilion 
but already those planned (see below) for the Spring and Summer have been cancelled or postponed

– FINGERS CROSSED FOR OCTOBER –

 

– Saturday 9th January (a rearranged show) – 
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a date in 2022

 

– Friday 19th February (a rearranged show) –
The Blues Band – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (which was originally planned to take place on 27th June 2020)
has been cancelled
At this stage we are unable to reschedule a new date so consequently the
box office at the Hailsham Pavilion will be making full refunds against tickets purchased

(Message posted 11/12/20)

 

– Saturday 6th March (a rearranged show) –
Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 2nd May 2020,
was then moved unsuccessfully to 25th October 2020 before trying again for March 2021)

HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the
box office will be contacting you to make a full refund

If Covid and other circumstances allow Albert and his Band will play at the Pavilion on Friday 15th October 2021
This will be seen as a “new show” and you need to keep checking www.spyboy.co.uk re further information
and booking dates (unlikely to open before 10th August 2021)
Please note tickets issued for the original show on 02/05/20 WILL NOT admit you to this “new show”
(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

– Saturday 20th March –
The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a date in 2022

 

Saturday 3rd April (a rearranged show) – 
The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 10th April 2020,
was then moved unsuccessfully to 18th October 2020 before trying again for April 2021)

HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the box office will be contacting you to make a full refund

If Covid and other circumstances allow the band will play at the Pavilion on Saturday 15th January 2022
This will be seen as a “new show” and you need to keep checking www.spyboy.co.uk re further information
and booking dates (unlikely to open before September 2021)
Please note tickets issued for the original show on 10/04/20 WILL NOT admit you to this “new show”

(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

– Saturday 17th April (a rearranged show) –
Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 27th March 2020 (at the Eastbourne College Theatre) 
HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the box office will be contacting you to make a full refund

If Covid and other circumstances allow the band will play at the Hailsham Pavilion on Saturday 2nd April 2022
This will be seen as a “new show” and you need to keep checking www.spyboy.co.uk re further information and booking dates
(unlikely to open before September 2021)
Please note tickets issued for the original show on 27/03/20 WILL NOT admit you to this “new show”

(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

Thursday 24th April (a rearranged show) 
The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 1st May 2020,
was then moved unsuccessfully to 11th November 2020 before trying again for April 2021)
HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
AND AT THIS STAGE WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND A NEW DATE

The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the box office will be contacting you to make a full refund
(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

Sunday 30th May (a rearranged show) 
The Strawbs (Acoustic) – Old Chapel Alfriston
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 26th April 2020,
was then moved unsuccessfully to 4th November 2020 before trying again for April 2021)
HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED 
AND AT THIS STAGE WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND A NEW DATE

The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the box office will be contacting you to make a full refund
(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

Saturday 5th June (a rearranged show) 
Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion
This show (that had originally been scheduled to take place on 4th June 2020,
before trying again for June 2021)

HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

The original show was almost sold out and those of you holding tickets the box office will be contacting you to make a full refund
If Covid and other circumstances allow the band will play at the Pavilion on Thursday 2nd June 2022
This will be seen as a “new show” and you need to keep checking www.spyboy.co.uk re further information
and booking dates (unlikely to open before September 2021)
Please note tickets issued for the original show on 04/06/20 WILL NOT admit you to this “new show”

(Message posted 02/02/21)

 

Sunday 6th June
Show of Hands – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled 
If Covid and other circumstances allow the band will play at the Pavilion on Sunday 15th May 2022

 

 

AUTUMN 2021 (Our New Season)

 – WATCH THIS SITE FOR BOOKING DATES & DETAILS –

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

Sandy Denny – A Look Back – YouTube

and below the Sandy Denny Project (in lockdown!)
London –  YouTube

And something to share with you – a “Spyboy” promotion before the days of Spyboy!!!
Below– Sandy with some friends at Alexandra Palace, London – 1972

 

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

See Cara and Sam (Lakeman) here “Live in Lockdown”
Cara Dillon – Live at Cooper Hall (Online Concert) – YouTube

 

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 – check for yourselves
Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017 – YouTube

 

Saturday 5th December
 The Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

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

 

Friday 18th December
 St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion

 

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

 

 

– 2022 –

(Information as at 16/04/2021)

 

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

 

Saturday 30th April – Hot Club of Cowtown – Hailsham Pavilion

Sunday 15th May – Show of Hands – Hailsham Pavilion

Thursday 2nd June  – Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion

 

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

Saturday 17th December – St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion


 

INFORMATION ABOUT SHOWS THAT WERE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN
22nd MARCH AND 27th JUNE 2020

The following shows were cancelled and full refunds were applicable

22/03 – Lindisfarne – St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
29/03 – Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess – The Old Chapel Alfriston
03/04 – Lucy Wainwright Roche – The Old Chapel Alfriston

05/04 – Calan – The Old Chapel Alfriston – rearranged for Sunday 20th December but that too has been cancelled

17/04 – Oysters 3 – Hailsham Pavilion
26/04 – Strawbs Acoustic – The Old Chapel Alfriston (NB see 14th November below)
31/05 – Juan Martin – The Old Chapel Alfriston
12/06 – Gigspanner (Trio show) – The Old Chapel Alfriston
20/06 – The State of the Union – The Old Chapel Alfriston

The following shows were cancelled and full refunds were applicable
(But please note the rearranged dates and the new venue – the Hailsham Pavilion)

27/03 – Feast of Fiddles – College Theatre Eastbourne
A new show is arranged – 17th April 2021 at the Hailsham Pavilion
(Watch this website for booking news/dates)

04/04 – Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – College Theatre Eastbourne
A new show was arranged – 9th January 2021 at the Hailsham Pavilion)
 but that too has been postponed/cancelled (Watch this website for booking news/dates)

The following shows were postponed – you had the option of retaining your tickets for the rearranged date
(if so you were asked not to do anything, for after 27th June
or you were able to apply for a full refund (via the Hailsham Pavilion)
This option was only available until 27th June 2020 – after which refunds would not be available unless there are further postponements or cancellations

10/04 – The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion – New date = Sat 3rd April 2021
(We tried unsuccessfully to arrange 2020 Autumn date)
01/05 – The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion – New date = Thurs 22nd April 2021
(We tried unsuccessfully to arrange 2020 Autumn date)
02/05 – Albert Lee – Hailsham Pavilion – New date = Sat 6th March 2021
(We tried unsuccessfully to arrange 2020 Autumn date)
04/06 – Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion – New date = Sat 5th June 2021
(We tried unsuccessfully to arrange 2020 Autumn date)
27/06 – The Blues Band – Hailsham Pavilion – rearranged for Friday 19th February 2021
but that too has been cancelled and full refunds are applicable 

These shows were either sold out or almost sold out and seats that become available for the new dates
will go on sale later in the year – keep watching www.spyboy.co.uk for up to date news.

The Hailsham Pavilion is dealing with refunds and if you need to contact them please do so……..
but please by email only at info@hailshampavilion.co.uk

(Please note re the Lindisfarne show – 22nd March, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings,
…….you needed to contact SMITC or Hastings TIC if you purchased tickets
through either of these points rather than through the Hailsham Pavilion)

If you need any further information on the above please contact me at info@spyboy.co.uk

 

INFORMATION ABOUT SHOWS THAT WERE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN AUTUMN 2020

Saturday 17th October – Cancelled
Sandy Denny Project (Who knows where the time goes) – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – rearranged for 23rd October 2021

Sunday 18th October – Postponed
The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been postponed – rearranged for Spring/ 2021

Sunday 25th October – Postponed
Albert Lee Band Show – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been postponed – rearranged for Spring 2021

Friday 30th October – Cancelled
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar – The Old Chapel Alfriston
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a future date

Sunday 1st November  – Cancelled
Eliza and Martin Carthy – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – rearranged for 31st October 2021

Saturday 7th November  – Cancelled
Los Pacaminos – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a future date

Wednesday 11th November  – Postponed
The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been postponed – rearranged for Spring 2021

Saturday 14th November – Cancelled
Strawbs Acoustic – Old Chapel Alfriston
(Planned as a rearranged show with tickets valid from the original date of 26th April)
THIS SHOW WILL NOT NOW TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER AND THE BOX OFFICE AT THE HAILSHAM PAVILION
HAS CONTACTED TICKET HOLDERS TO ARRANGE FULL REFUNDS

A New Date (for which we were unable to hold over original tickets) was arranged for 2021 – Sunday 30th May 

Sunday 15th November – Cancelled
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – The Way of the Drum
Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a date in 2021

Friday 20th November – Cancelled
Gary Stewart’s Graceland – Hailsham Pavilion
This show has been cancelled – they will play the Pavilion on 29th October 2021

Saturday 21st November – Cancelled
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Hailsham Pavilion
The band have cancelled their 2020 tour – they will play the Pavilion on 13th November 2021

Saturday 28th November – Cancelled
Belinda O’Hooley – Inversions  – The Old Chapel Alfriston
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a future date 

Sunday 6th December – Cancelled
The Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion
Gigspanner have cancelled their 2020 tour – they will play the Pavilion on 5th December 2021

Friday 11th December – Cancelled
A Traditional Sussex Christmas with the Copper Family
and some Very Special Friends – The Old Chapel Alfriston
This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a future date 

Saturday 12th December  – Cancelled
St Agnes Fountain – Hailsham Pavilion
St Agnes Fountain have cancelled their 2020 tour – they will play the Pavilion on 18th December 2021

Sunday 13th December – Cancelled
Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band – Carols and Capers
St Mary in the Castle Hastings
This show has been cancelled

Sunday 20th December – Cancelled
(Rearranged show)
Calan – Old Chapel Alfriston
This show (which was originally planned to take place on 5th April 2020) has now been cancelled
(Box Office making Full Refunds)

 

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

 

(WEBSITE UPDATED 16/04/21 – WATCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)