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…..



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 

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 

Albert Lee website

Juan Martin (Spain)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 3rd June at 8.00pm

(Part of the Alfriston International Summer Season)

After last year’s two sell-out concerts, the Spanish virtuoso guitarist, (voted one of the top three guitarists, and the top flamenco guitarist in the world by a US magazine) makes a welcome return to the Old Chapel.

Get ready to be transported to the Spain of Málaga, Granada , Córdoba and Jerez, on a journey through the diverse cultures of Andalucia, with its Byzantine chants and Moorish laments, to the Rumba, Guajiras and Milonga sounds of Argentina and Cuba

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


Hailsham Pavilion

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



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)

Saturday 20th October – Hailsham Pavilion
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys


Friday 26th October at 8.00pm

The Pretty Things

Hailsham Pavilion


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

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

The Pretty Things Website


Saturday 3rd November – Hailsham Pavilion
Local Showcase featuring
The Equatorial Group & Chalk Horse Music


Friday 9th November – Old Chapel Alfriston
Ric Sanders Trio


Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Hailsham Pavilion


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

Los Pacaminos Website


Saturday 17th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Dave Kelly Blues Band and The Blue Fingers


Saturday 24th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Celtic Fiddle Festival


Saturday 1st December – Hailsham Pavilion
The Urban Folk Quartet


Saturday 8th December – Old Chapel Alfriston
The Copper Family at Christmas


Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm

St Agnes Fountain

Hailsham Pavilion


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

St Agnes Fountain Website

Sunday 16th December – 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