I’m very sorry to announce that I have just heard that Chris Sambrook has died. Very sad news.
John Wilde… Oh no. This is very sad, he wasn’t very old, sincere condolences to his family.
Mike Curtis… Awful news.
Wendy Weaver… So young to have passed. R.I.P. Chris.
Liane Carroll… Oh no. So sorry to hear this.
Reg Wood… So sorry hadn’t seen him for some time but really nice guy.
Steve Cooke… So sad. R.I.P. Chris
Phil Gill…. Very sorry to learn this, he was a really nice guy. My condolences to his family.
David Kent… R.I.P. Chris. Really nice bloke.
Margaret Trowell… Oh noooo. How very sad. Such a lovely guy and a real gentleman. Condolences to his family he will be very much missed
Martin Richter… sad news – RIP Marvin x
Kevin White…Sad news, he was a lovely guy, I haven’t seen him for a while. Condolences to his family.
Sue Strong… Sad news remember him in the 70s
Nicola Rytlewski… My dad’s drummer, played at my wedding, sad news
Steve Kinch…Very sad news, indeed! I remember Chris being a regular on Hastings pier during the 70s whenever there was anything half decent on. A true music lover! RIP Chris
Andy Qunta… So sorry to hear this! Chris was a lovely guy! When Tony Qunta & I first moved to the Hastings area in 1969, we advertised for a drummer. Chris answered and joined our band, which was called Static Emotion. Every Saturday we rehearsed all day at a youth club. We would bring sandwiches & records to play at the lunch break. Chris brought a lot of great music I heard for the first time, including Led Zeppelin II. We played quite a few fun gigs over the next several months of the band’s existence. Thanks for the great memories, Chris! Gone, but not forgotten. RIP, old friend.
Angela Frances Gardner… Andy, he looks familiar. Such a sad loss to the music scene of Hastings
Huggy Leaver… Sad news, roll in peace x
Colin Norton… RIP Chris
Tim Moose Bruce… Sad news. I remember Chris with Cracked Mirror. Great drummer. R.I.P
Tony Qunta… Very sorry to hear of this. Chris was one of the first musicians Andy and I got to know when we moved to Hastings in 1969. Every week Chris would turn us onto the new albums he had bought that week. We will miss you
Steve Burt… Sad news.
Andy Knight… Really sorry to hear this news, being drummers we didn’t play together but bumped into each other a lot in the early fun days around Hastings and Battle RIP Chris
Alan Esdaile… errible news.I knew Chris going back to my teenage years, at gigs, record shops and seeing him playing in many groups. So sad.
Pete Prescott… Very sad.a lovely guy. Condolences to his family.
Pete Fisher… Rock In Peace Chris. He turned me on to a lot of great music. Also many happy memories of playing with him – we had a band late 1971/early 1972, but it never got past the jamming stage. He had a wonderful sense of humour and we had many a lengthy pub crawl of a Saturday when we laughed so much together. My condolences to his family.
Bernard Goffredo… I remember him from my younger days, sad news
Paul Sleet… Sad news indeed. Have known him a long time. RIP
Phil Thornton… Terrible news ! RIP Chris. One of the first band gigs I ever did was supporting ‘Bracken’ (sp ?) at the Manor Barn in Bexhill – very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about bands/music and an all round nice guy, I will miss him !!
Phil Little… What sad news, he was a lovely bloke RIP Chris.
Jacquie Hinves… Dearest Sam RIP my friend . As the masters Fleetwood Mac would say “then play on” Join the greats of Hastings musicians. RIP
Christine Giles… Lovely guy very sad news
Willie Wicking… Sad news great drummer lovely guy R.I.P Chris
Jon McCallion… So sorry to hear that such a lovely man I have some very fond memories of him￼. RIP Chris
Neil Cartwright… Chris? Totally unexpected. What happened? Played with him many times. Lovely guy !!
Jack Irving… Sorry to have lost such a good buddy.
Chris Meachen… Bloody nice bloke, shared some good times back in the day.. Sad news indeed…
Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Rip Chris…..
Graham Howe… Very sad news. Spent a lot of time together in the early 70s.
Roger Carey… Very sorry to hear about Chris, sad news indeed… when I first tried to form a band Chris was the drummer I asked and I’d wanted to join his instrumental duo ” Bracken”. We did eventually play together in Joe Rytlewski’s band “The Pullbacks” and had some good gigs and laughs…Chris was a good player and very knowledgeable about the music scene….
Tony Court-holmes… r.i.p old mate
Paul Durrant… Very sorry to hear this. Chris had such a great sense of humour as others have said. You’d always bump into him on the pier at just about every gig. He was also the master of “Danger Will Robinson” impersonations from Lost in Space!
Sandra Francis… Chris and I lived together for several years, and bought a house on the West Hill. He was drumming with the Pullbacks when I met him, headed by Joe Rytlewski. He was in at the beginning with Hastings Rock; a lot of the music played in the early days was due to his loan of his albums, of which there were hundreds! I remember accompanying him to his sessions on Hastings Rock; I manned the phones in the dairy a few times ….I remember the damp basement on Trinity Square too. Chris was only 68, too young to die. My youngest was quite upset to hear that he’d died; Shannon was really little when we met Chris; Chris’s parents doted on him! Happy days, a long time ago now. R.I.P Chris, we won’t forget you
Richard Turner… Sad to hear Chris has passed remember him drumming with my uncle Chris Turner always seemed a nice fella
Colin Winn… I too, am very sorry to hear this news. Chris took over Cracked Mirror drumming duties following Barry Wood’s departure to The States (Joe Rytlewski, Steve Smile, and myself as vocalist. I knew him only a relatively short time, but liked him a lot. Condolances to his family & other, clearly, living, friends.
Cathie Murphy… So sorry to hear that Chris had died – also remember well his “Danger Will Robinson” impersonations! Happy memories of the old town in the 70’s.
Iain and Jo Cobby… So sorry to hear this, by just posting a tribute to Ruth, Chris was a real nice guy , always around the scene in the seventies onward, never got to play with him, RIP and the same age as me…………
Nick Prince… I am very sorry to hear this. Chris was one of the guys that used to take over from on the very first Hastings Rock
The funeral service has been announced for Tuesday 23rd August at 2.15pm at Hastings Crematorium. All friends of Chris welcome. Casual dress. Donations rather than flowers please to St Michael’s Hospice or the RNLI. Arranged by Arthur C Towner Ltd https://towners.co.uk/funeral-announcements
Stephen Winterbottom… Martin Luckhurst and I played in a band with Chris. He was a top drummer and a good guy. RIP Chris
Nigel J… So sad – such a lovely guy.
Sandra Francis… Chris’s funeral is on Tuesday 23rd at Hastings Crematorium at 2.15pm and afterwards at the Harrow Inn. He died in the Bannow Care home. I have no idea why he was in there; doubtless we shall find out on Tuesday
John Wilde… So long Chris, he will be playing heavenly beats alongside our late buddy bass player Chris Turner. Remembering our 80s old town carnival band “The Mysteries” soar high Brotherman.