Beat Rave – The Coloured Raisins and Unabridged Telephone Directory – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill 13th September 1967

Geoff Peckham… Should have been “Unabridged Telephone Directory”, shouldn’t it? I saw them a couple of times at the Sailing Club; great band. I wasn’t allowed to go to the DLWP Beat Raves as my folks heard that purple hearts were being flogged there. As if!

Jim Breeds… Perhaps they were pre-empting the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Yvonne Cleland… Wot. In the De La Warr?

Colin Fox… I never saw them, but heard they were very good. I later played in a band with the bass player Roy Sanderson.

Mick O’Dowd… The Coloured Raisins were a very good band and had an LP out on Major Minor Records. I think it was their only one.
Pacman… As mentioned before, it was definitely “Unabridged” telephone Directory. I worked with Roy at Drallims” & they were regularly playing at The Regent Hotel in St Leonards. Great band.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Christmas Show – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill – 13th December 2020

Steve Harley celebrates his 47th year in music in 2020 and continues to play concerts around the world. He says that playing Live is more than a job, it’s almost his life’s blood.

Considered one of the most charismatic Live performers at work today, the original Cockney Rebel tours with a full 6-piece rock band and also fronts the Steve Harley Acoustic Band.

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The Robert Cray Band – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill 30th April 2020

Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Spring 2020 to support the release of his new album, That’s What I Heard, celebrating the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs.

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Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Seconds Out & More UK Tour 2020 – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill 21st November 2020

Off the back of his most successful solo tour yet, selling over 30 thousand tickets for his 2019 UK dates, Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus More!

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Dave Weeks… What a coup !!

Sarah Harvey… I saw this show a few weeks back….. not to be missed! And its right on our doorstep!!

Chris Cozens… I just hope it doesn’t impact on DLWP hosting Fol-de-Rolls!

Iain Cobby… Saw him and his fantastically accomplished band at the Leas Cliff Hall, 3 weeks ago doing the whole of “Selling England by the pound” and his own “Spectral Mornings”. Wow. Check out lead singer, Nad Sylvan, what a great singer reproducing every nuance of Gabriel’s original vocals. Hackett/Genesis fans, do not miss.

Mick Knights… Saw him a couple of weeks ago at The Dome doing selling England, the sound level was threshold of pain!!!!

Dave Nattress… Wonderful stuff. I have all the Steve Hackett and Genesis Revisited CD/s and DVD’s. Marvellous reproduction and truly great musicians. Just missed Selling England by The Pound at Brighton and Folkestone. Whilst a lot of Selling England is on the albums it would have been great to see it all through as one. Hopefully they’ll release it as an album. Just bought the orchestral version CD recorded at the Royal Festival Hall. Great that Genesis lives as Steve’s old stuff without a tribute band as such being In attendance although I’ve heard Musical Box are good?

Mick Knights… Was at the Festival Hall but the dvd doesn’t really do justice to the onslaught of sound on the night. The couple I was sitting next to said they always go to see The Musical Box when they are touring the UK and so I’m looking forward to The White Rock in February.

Mike Curtis… With so many great acts being booked at DLWP, if you become a member you get priority booking – best seats guaranteed on the day before box office opens to all.


The Lightning Seeds – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill 20th March 2020

the 25 year anniversary reissue of Jollification, The Lightning Seeds have today announced they will be performing the seminal album across a 6 date UK tour in March 2020. The tour will see Ian Broudie and co. perform Jollification in its entirety.

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The Sweet – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill – 21st December 2019

Following their sold-out “Still Got the Rock” European Tour legendary 70’s rock band SWEET embark upon the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, a 16-date nationwide tour.

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Lance Collins… Saw them in Minehead January Really good live

Will Cornell… I imagine many people with my name caught flak for the song in the ’70s like I did. I did not like being called “Little Willie” by the hot girls on the college tennis team. Nosireebob.

Pete Fisher… here seem to be two Sweet bands around, this one with Andy Scott, and another with Steve Priest, who has to play sitting down. I think I’d rather remember them like this…

Ian Mcgilvray… I’ve seen this Band in Australia and They were brilliant. Wish I could be back in My hometown to see them in December.

Stuart Moir… Christ we played with them years ago, looking very aged now but I’m sure the music is better than ever

Colin Gibson… Lord help us

Robert Searle… Saw the original Sweet at the Aquarius and they were fantastic. Saw Andy Scott’s Sweet at the Congress a few years ago,they looked good and sound good, even though Andy was having trouble with his voice, he still got those high notes, a real trouper.

Paul Huggett… New singer, Paul Manzi from Cats in Space – great voice. Bit of a loss for the Cats though….

Lance Collins… saw cats in space at same venue. They were mega !!!!

Paul Huggett… Only fairly recently (last year or so) picked up them Lance, thanks to Radio Caroline playing Clown In My Nightmare a lot

Merv Kennard… also saw them at the Aquarius, if I recall it was a new years eve. have just booked ticket for the dlwp.