2021 (the 21st Year) – 2022 (the 22nd and Final Year)

(Information will be regularly updated)

Spyboy has been presenting 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


Future Shows



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


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.

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

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



– 2022 –

(Information as at 05/12/2021)



Friday 14th January at 8.00pm

The Magic of the Beatles – Hailsham Pavilion


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 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 at 8.00pm

Phil Beer & Miranda Sykes – Hailsham Pavilion

(Double Header)


It was way back in 2004 when we first saw Miranda Sykes at the Hailsham Pavilion – as part of the Phil Beer Band

That same year she played some Summer Festivals with Phil and Steve Knightley ie Show of Hands : Seventeen years later….the rest is history

She was back with us a few years later with her own band that included two of the finest musicians (sadly no longer with us) to play
at the Pavilion, 
Pete Zorn and Maartin Alcock

There is not room here to say all that Miranda has been up to during the past fifteen years but in that time she has in one way
or another played alongside
Phil Beer and we welcome them here for this special “Double Header” show

Best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s foremost acoustic duo Show Of Hands, he delights in his solo
and band shows 
delivering a unique blend of ‘folk and roll’ drawn from his love of traditional tunes and American country rock.

Guess we’ll get some of that when he once again teams up here with Miranda

Now Booking – Seats £22.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Thursday 17th March at 8.00pm

Steve Knightley – Hailsham Pavilion


Steve Knightley is the frontman of our most celebrated acoustic folk/roots outfit, Show of Hands and many of his songs address contemporary
social issues and often illustrate current concerns through historical narratives.

Rooted in the English tradition the songs, are set within diverse musical influences from across the world, including the blues,
Americana and Latin rhythms.

Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts,  Show of Hands have throughout their thirty years
and thirty album career earned a huge reputation, resulting in being voted triple winners at the BBC Folk Awards, headlining major festivals
from Glastonbury 
to WOMAD and playing all over the world.

This is a rare chance to enjoy and applaud the songs composed by Steve Knightley as he searches through his extensive back catalogue
and introduces new and unheard material

Now Booking – Seats £22.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 2nd April at 8.00pm

Feast of Fiddles – Hailsham Pavilion


A joyous three hours of pure magic from this celebrated twelve piece collective that includes Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie,
Steeleye Span’s brilliant bowman for many years, Peter Knight and a host of our finest fiddlers
who stand in front of a sizzling back-line of rock guitars, keyboards, saxophone, accordion and drums
(played by the legendary Dave Mattacks)

Feast of Fiddles, it is not just folk, it’s not just fiddles it’s entertainment…….
If you love live music, come to the feast – you won’t be disappointed.

Now Booking – Seats £29.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 9th April at 8.00pm : Hailsham Pavilion

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders


Andy Fairweather Low : The Musicians Musician
Bringing you Sweet Soulful Music and a Rockin’ Good Night

Since all of those hits of the early Amen Corner days, Andy Fairweather Low has become something of a musical Legend,
as he has consistently performed with more artists than most people can name, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan,
Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, BB King, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, The Who and Bill Wyman…to name just a few.

And the band, the Low Riders, they too have a similar pedigree, for there’s Eric Clapton and Paul Carrack’s right hand man,
a drummer who’s been around the block, even spending some time with the Waterboys,
a saxophonist who has played alongside such blues giants as BB King, Albert King and Albert Collins,

and the man on bass (wait for it) amongst many others, Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Jools Holland, Van Morrison,
Mick Fleetwood, Paul Rodgers, Chrissie Hynde, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Mark Knopfler.

Now Booking – Seats £29.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


Saturday 30th April at 8.00pm

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


From the bright lights of the Grand Ol’ Opry to Glastonbury and festival stages worldwide, touring with Bob Dylan
and Willie Nelson, the multi award winning Hot Club of Cowtown have become the premier ambassadors
of Hot Jazz and Western Swing through the unstoppable power of their breath-taking live show.

Click below to see the Hot Club of Cowtown in lockdown
Hot Club of Cowtown Plays Tchavolo Swing, by Dorado Schmitt | Austin, Texas, October 15, 2020 – YouTube

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


Sunday 8th May – Gigspanner Big Band – Hailsham Pavilion

Booking Opens 06/12/21 – Seats £26.50 from
www.hailshampavilion.co.uk & 01323 841414


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, Eliza Carthy,
The Copper Family and Friends


Thursday 2nd June  – Fairport Convention – Hailsham Pavilion


Friday 3rd June – Albert Lee & Band – Hailsham Pavilion





(It’s the Final Countdown!)


Friday 21st October – Hailsham Pavilion
Show to be announced


Saturday 22nd October – Hailsham Pavilion
The first Spyboy show at the Pavilion was on 22nd October 2000

(Who Knows where the Time Goes)
The Sandy Denny Project


Saturday 5th November – Hailsham Pavilion
Cara Dillon


Saturday 17th December – Hailsham Pavilion
St Agnes Fountain