2020 (the 20th 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 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

 

And in 2020, The Real Thing, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, Keith James (Leonard Cohen), The Rhythm Kings, Steve Knightley, Martin Simpson

 

WEBSITE UPDATED 09/11/2020

 

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

Click here to see the concert again

 

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 is arranged – 9th January 2021 at the Hailsham Pavilion)
(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
your booking would automatically be transferred to the new date )

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 – New date = Friday 19th February 2021

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 do not hesitate to contact me at info@spyboy.co.uk

 

 

AUTUMN

PLEASE WATCH THIS SITE FOR BOOKING DETAILS AND UP TO DATE NEWS

Please note some shows that were previously listed in this period have been moved to 2021 and some have been cancelled altogether

 

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

 

Friday 30th October – Cancelled

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar – The Old Chapel Alfriston

This show has been cancelled – trying to arrange a Spring 2021 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 an Autumn 2021 date

 

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 WILL BE CONTACTING TICKET HOLDERS TO ARRANGE FULL REFUNDS

A New Date (for which we are unable to hold over original tickets as new booking arrangements are being made) can now be confirmed for 2021 – Sunday 30th May (keep watching this site for updates) 

(The above information was posted on 27th July 2020)

 

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 date in 2021

 

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 date in 2021

 

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

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 28/08/20)

 

 

2021

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 will be presenting a series of select shows at the Hailsham Pavilion
and already booked to appear are
The Blues Band (19/02) – Albert Lee (06/03)

The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan (20/03)

The Magic of The Beatles (03/04) – Feast of Fiddles (17/04) – The Fureys (22/04) – Show TBA (22/05)

Strawbs Acoustic (NB at the Old Chapel Alfriston)  (30/05)

Fairport Convention (05/06) 

Show of Hands (06/06)

The Sandy Denny Project (23/10) – Gary Stewart’s Graceland (29/10) – Eliza and Martin Carthy (31/10)
Cara Dillon (06/11) – Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys (13/11)

 The Gigspanner Big Band (05/12) – St Agnes Fountain (18/12)

 

 

 

Future Shows

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

 

Saturday 9th January
Rearranged show  
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – Hailsham Pavilion

This show has been cancelled again – trying to arrange a later date in 2021

 

Friday 19th February
Rearranged show 
The Blues Band – Hailsham Pavilion

Formed some forty years ago by the now legendary Paul Jones together with another Manfred Mann group member, Tom McGuinness, the Blues Band
included slide guitar ace and vocalist Dave Kelly, who brought in Gary Fletcher to play bass guitar, while Hughie Flint, said farewell to John Mayall to sit on the drum stool.
Rob Townsend replaced Flint in 1982, and the line-up remains the same today.
The Blues Band members are still regarded as Britain’s finest and most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues and when Paul Jones
and the band step onto the stage you know you are in for a rocking good night!

THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 27th JUNE 2020
FINGERS CROSSED FOR THIS 2021 DATE!

(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Saturday 6th March
Rearranged show
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

THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 2nd MAY 2020
AND WE HAD HOPED TO REARRANGE IT FOR SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER 2020
HOWEVER THAT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE BUT FINGERS CROSSED FOR THIS 2021 DATE!

(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Saturday 20th March
The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan – Hailsham Pavilion

 

Saturday 3rd April 
Rearranged show
The Magic of The Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion

(It Was Sixty Years Ago……!)
After a few years as the Quarrymen and the Silver Beetles, they took on the name of The Beatles on 17th August 1960
Their story is brought to life by The Magic of the Beatles, one of the UK’s leading tribute shows
Take a trip down memory lane (and Penny Lane) with us!

THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 10th APRIL 2020
AND WE HAD HOPED TO REARRANGE IT FOR SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2020
HOWEVER THAT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE BUT FINGERS CROSSED FOR THIS 2021 DATE!
(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Saturday 17th April
Rearranged show  (moved from Eastbourne College Theatre to Hailsham Pavilion)
Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion

(Replaces the cancelled Friday 27th March 2020 show that would have taken place at the Eastbourne College Theatre)
(It will be necessary to make a new booking for tickets for this new date)

(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Thursday 22nd April
Rearranged show
The Fureys – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 1st MAY 2020
AND WE HAD HOPED TO REARRANGE IT FOR WEDNESDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2020
HOWEVER THAT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE BUT FINGERS CROSSED FOR THIS 2021 DATE!
(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Sunday 30th May
Strawbs (Acoustic) – The Old Chapel Alfriston

 

Saturday 5th June
Rearranged show
Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion

THIS SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 4th JUNE 2020
AND WE HAD HOPED TO REARRANGE IT FOR FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2020
HOWEVER THAT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE BUT FINGERS CROSSED FOR THIS 2021 DATE!
(WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

Sunday 6th June
Show of Hands – Hailsham Pavilion