Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival – 27-31 August 2015



full line up and further details https://ryejazz.com

RYE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ….launch of the new website today https://ryejazz.com/. Many artist announcements including James Tormé, Wilko Johnson, Liane Carroll, The Blues Band, Avery* Sunshine, Ian Shaw, GoGo Penguin, Herbie Flowers and a series of cinema screenings. Tickets will go on sale for these events on Tuesday. Many more headline acts, including the late night sessions at The Jazz Lounge to be announced and on sale over the coming week.

Yvonne Cleland… Wilko Johnson and Herbie Flowers sound good! Who’s going?

Rakesh Solanki… The fab Second Line at the Rye Jazz fest!

Mark Gilham… This is so cool

Pete Shaw…  Man, that band has funk streaming through it!
Thoroughly got wrapped in their groove boogie-ing behind them…snare drummer played great and had a great sound!

Chris Meachen… Wonderful and eccentric..

Tony Davis… Went to see Wilko Johnson last night. A short (70 min) and sweet set. Full of energy and some old Feelgood numbers. Support was really interesting and enjoyable. A guy called Joe Corbin with a blues/set. Great version of Jimi Hendrix Red House. Could be one to watch.

Hastings Rock Music Fest – 31st May 2015

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

The schedule for the day …. times are approximate.

1.00 – The Ruffians – They will get things off to a rocking good start for sure.
2.30 – Coldshot – Good old RnB and Good time Rocking…… always a fantastic band to see and hear.
3.45 – Like A Glove – Time to get you fix of original music with an acoustic trio. Hastings Rock supports local music.
4.30 – Voice Squad Hastings – Your going to be rocking and a rolling in a pleasantly different way. Don’t miss them.
5.15 – Barbed – From AC/DC through to Led Zeppelin. These guys rock.
6.45 – The Chandeliers – Its time to finally bid goodbye to Hastings Rock for 2015 and celebrate in party style.

Tony Davis… What a great afternoon/evening of music. It has been great to be part of Hastings Rock this year. Long may it broadcast!!

Sarah Harvey… Thank you ….. each and every one of you for ending Hastings Rock 2015 in such a spectacular way at the Hastings Rock Music Fest. Thank you Coldshot, The Ruffians, Barbed, The Chandeliers, Like A Glove, Voice Squad Hastings……. thank you John Morris and Rick for working tirelessly on the stage management and PA…..thank you Jim for the barbecue…….thank you Nastassja Kaschevsky for photographing the event…….thank you all the helpers that helped out behind the scene…..thank you Stevie Beale for providing the venue…….. and if I have missed anyone else, my sincere apologies but thank you. Finally thank you Hastings Rock fans for making Hastings Rock what it is. You all give Hastings Rock the best reason it ever has for returning year after year. We Rock…… we always will! 🙂 xx

Alan Esdaile… Well done Sarah.

John Wilde… Thank you Sarah for all you do. Best wishes to everyone, it was great.

Hastings Rock – Top 100 – 2015


Hastings Rock – Top 100.
100: Aqualung – Jethro Tull99: Blame It On The Boom Boom – Black Stone Cherry98: Hush – Deep Purple97: Sonne – Rammstein96: Still Of The Night – Whitesnake95: Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones94: Thunderstruck – AC/DC93: 2 Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden92: Hall Of The Mountain King – Savatage91: Hotel California – The Eagles90: In Too Deep – Sum 4189: Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd88: Touch Too Much – AC/DC87: Wishing Well – Free86: Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden85: Breadfan – Budgie84: Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden83: Now – Def Leppard82: Phantom Of The Opera – Iron Maiden81: Sheep – Pink Floyd80: Wind Of Change, Scorpions79: Dr Feelgood, Motley Crue78: Dude (Looks Like A Lady), Aerosmith77: Children Of The Grave, Black Sabbath76: Heaven And Hell, Black Sabbath75: Long Live Rock N Roll, Rainbow74: Love In An Elevator, Aerosmith73: Teenage Kicks, Undertones72: Behind Blue Eyes, The Who71: Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath70: Bridge Of Sighs, Robin Trower69: Eyes Of A Stranger, Queensryche68: Fade To Black, Metallica67: The Devil’s Answer, Atomic Rooster66: 21st Century Schitzoid Man, King Crimson65: All Along The Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix64: Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd63: Bring Me To Life, Evanescence62: Layla, Derek And The Dominoes61: Rockin’ In The Free World, Neil Young60: Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin59: Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits58: Burn – Deep Purple57: Killing In The Name Of – Rage Against The Machine56: Sloe Gin – Joe Bonamassa55: Caroline – Status Quo54: Rime Of The Ancient Mariner – Iron Maiden53: Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses52: The Chain – Fleetwood Mac51: Knights Of Cydonia – Muse50: Zombie – The Cranberries49: Master Of Puppets – Metallica48: Mr Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne47: Holy Diver – Dio46: She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult45: Alright Now – Free44: Back In Black – AC/DC43: Since You’ve Been Gone – Rainbow42: Blackbird – Alterbridge41: Wasted Years – Iron Maiden40: Hysteria – Def Leppard39: Parisienne Walkways – Gary Moore38: Emerald – Thin Lizzy37: Doctor Doctor – UFO36: Nothing Else Matters – Metallica35: Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden34: Highway Star – Deep Purple33: Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden32: Highway To Hell – AC/DC31: Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd30: Carry On My Wayward Song – Kansas29: Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin28: Iron Man – Black Sabbath27: Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi26: Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones25: 21 12 – Rush24: One – Metallica23: Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses22: November Rain – Guns N’ Roses21: Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana20: Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd19: Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen18: Paranoid – Black Sabbath17: Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix16: Spirit Of Radio – Rush15: The Trooper – Iron Maiden14: War Pigs – Black Sabbath13: Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses12: Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple11: Ace Of Spades – Motorhead10: Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC9: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult8. Child In Time – Deep Purple7: Stargazer – Rainbow6: Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who5: Kashmir – Led Zeppelin4: Enter Sandman – Metallica3: Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin2: Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd1. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd.

source: https://www.facebook.com/hastingsrockradio

Jenny Tyler… Thanks to Hastings Rock, for some brilliant rock.

Alan Esdaile… some great classic. Not many new bands and the bands that changed our youth are still at the top.

Wendy Weaver… What no WASP? I”m getting the DTs

Jim Breeds… Some duffers in that list! Six by AC/DC for starters.

Alan Pepper… Thanks for that ! Didn’t hear it all on Friday night. I had three in the top ten on my list that was entered . Won’t get fooled again was top of mine.  Hasn’t changed much over the years has it ? but loads by sabbath and AC/DC I notice !! By the way where do you draw the line in this genre Does new wave count –  Jam / Ian Dury / Pistols etc. ? Great music nevertheless  ROCK ON TOMMY !!

Alan Esdaile… I thought they would have had a lot of younger listeners voting for Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Black Veil Brides etc. but perhaps they agree that early rock is better.

Hastings Beer & Music Festival 2015 – 3rd & 4th July

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hastings beer and music festival 2015

So this is how the 2015 Hastings Beer and Music Festival Line-up is looking….       Friday Night – Doors Open at 18:00 – Snakebyte, Loose Moose, Dead Rabbits and The Cavaliers.                                                                                                                              Saturday Night – Doors Open at 18:00 – The Freedom Riders, The Do Theys and Sam Calver.

Alan Esdaile… Trying to remember who played for the Wednesday night firework evenings in the park in the summer in the 70’s? Was it Ted Crouch, Gordon Ryder? Here’s Sarah Harvey video. happy hastings east sussex 1970’s  Anyone got any posters or photos of Status Quo playing the park in 2006? Still use my beer mug from 1987 everyday, mind you it only gets filled with water nowadays!



Giants Of Rock – 9th February Butlins Minehead 2015

Thanks to Terry Pack for finding this..


Terry Pack… When I saw this, I thought it was from 1976. It’s next month.

Nigel Ford… just looked at Eddie & Hotrods website & found they’d been down here 3 times last year at the Forum, Carlisle & Ypres Castle Inn…..and I didn’t know!! Saw them twice on the Pier in the 70′s and hope they’re back this way later in the year(?)

Yvonne Cleland… But… some of the Giants Of Rock aren’t alive, are they?

Terry Pack…Don’t tell them that!

Jim Breeds… Astonishing! Shall we all book a chalet each? Do they still have red coats?

Mick Mepham… Hahaha Yvonne, they just haven’t stopped moving yet ….