International singer/songwriter, the legendary Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. 2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour completely solo. For more information contact… https://www.dlwp.com/event/joan-armatrading/
Andy Qunta… Beat Rave! What a great phrase that is!
Alan Esdaile.. from Wikipedia… Origin of ‘rave’ (1950s–1970s) In the late 1950s in London, England the term “rave” was used to describe the “wild bohemian parties” of the Soho beatnik set. In 1958, Buddy Holly recorded the hit “Rave On,” citing the madness and frenzy of a feeling and the desire for it never to end. The word “rave” was later used in the burgeoning mod youth culture of the early 1960s as the way to describe any wild party in general. People who were gregarious party animals were described as “ravers”. Pop musicians such as Steve Marriott of The Small Faces and Keith Moon of The Who were self-described “ravers”.
Andy Qunta… Thanks for that, Alan! All hail to the ravers!
Dave Nattress… As I’ve remarked before “Raves” – (Beat Raves) and Bexhill never seemed to make sense. Can you imagine much in Bexhill raving? But that’s what the concerts were called for years and I don’t think any of the bands that appeared there were exactly ravers either back then. I don’t mean this disrespectfully I promise as I started creeping in to raves at about 15 in 1968. There were certainly a few biggish names appearing for sure – mainly pop. I saw The Consortium – “All the love in the world” and I think Chickory Tip – “Son of my father” and others. Probably managed half a pint of Watney’s Red Barrel as well on occasions before getting sussed. For me, and I’ve said this before, undoubtedly the best band I saw there was T2 supported by Bexhill’s own Kult. Mesmerising stuff – I’m back there right now!!
supplied by Mick Mepham
Mick O’Dowd…….Brilliant band! Anybody got any pics/info on The Famous Rondini Brothers. They were so famous I can’t remember them!
Peter Pursglove……Did security for Osibisa at the De la warr ,excellent night but a sitting down concert just did’nt seem to work for me. We also did a gig for Paul Casson and Joe Devito up in Sussex or Kent with Curved Air they were really good.
Alan Esdaile…..That was Chatham Town Hall, Peter and you probably also did Baker Gurvitz Army at the same venue?
Peter Pursglove……One of the bands was either German or Dutch and they were good too.
Alan Esdaile….The dutch band your thinking of Pete, might have been Thijs van Leer, the guy that was in the band Focus? I remember seeing someone playing a hammond organ literally throwing it around the stage as he played it and panic set in a couple of times when it looked like it was going to roll into the audience.
Julie Morris… Even mentions Supertramp – one of my favourite shops. Talk about blast from the past! Think it was in Robertson Street.
Alan Esdaile… Well remember Julie. Yes it was in Robertson Street, a few doors along from what was Hall’s the shoe shop
English new wave/synthpop act, OMD, developed a strong fan base in the 80s, before returning to the fore in 2006, selling over 40 million records worldwide.
More information… https://www.dlwp.com/event/orchestral-manoeuvres-dark/
One of the best-known ska and rocksteady vocal groups come to DLWP this summer.
Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of Ska and Reggae music. The sound is a unique, original combination of Gospel, Ska, Soul, Reggae and Rock.
Nominated five-times for a Grammy award, Toots & the Maytals won Best Reggae album in 2005 with True Love. The album featured classic hits alongside popular and legendary artists including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots and Shaggy.
With support from Toots daughter, LEBA, she will sing a few songs prior to his set as well as support from new British talent, Captain Accident.
for more information… https://www.dlwp.com/event/toots-the-maytals/
Mike Mitchell… See you there!
Mick O’Dowd… Great band!
More information… https://www.dlwp.com/event/rick-wakeman/
Currently celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, keyboard player, songwriter and broadcaster, Rick Wakeman recently made chart history when his Piano Portraits album became the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10.
Initially inspired by the unprecedented reaction to his performance of David Bowie’s Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 in early 2016, Piano Portraits features instrumental versions of hits Rick originally performed on (Space Oddity, Morning Has Broken & Wondrous Stories) as well of others specifically chosen for their wonderful melodies, including Stairway To Heaven, Help andEleanor Rigby.
50 years on from the first Mothers Of Invention album release ‘Freak Out’, Frank Zappa’s son Dweezil and his amazing band hand-pick their favourite tracks from the extensive back catalogue.
for more information… https://www.dlwp.com/event/dweezil-zappa/
Mark Gilham… OMG! Can’t be missed!
Mick Knights… That’s me booked!!!
Jennie Tocock… Thanks for letting us know, Alan!! Woohoo!! That’s me booked too!!! 😀 😀