Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – White Rock Theatre 12th June 1990

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ticket & cutting supplied by Iain Cobby

Peter Fairless… Made me smile!

Matt Thomas… I was working the bar that night

Andy Qunta… I did a tour with SH & CR in 1981. A really fun time! Great songs, great band! After that, we recorded a couple of songs, which Midge Ure produced. One of them, “I Can’t Even Touch You”, is the last track on the “Cream Of” album mentioned above. Just a bit of trivia for you!

Tony Davis… If I remember rightly Mr Cobby it was you and I that started the singing of Oh Dear Look What They’ve done to the blues. It was a good night. I think I also got hit by a small piece of falling ceiling.

Iain Cobby… Your memory serves you well, Mr Davis and if I’m correct, we were both in a video of his shot at Brighton Dome. More trivia, the bassist of his first Cockney Rebel band Paul Jeffery died on board flight Pan Am 103 with his bride on there honeymoon. Steve often would dedicate ” Sebastian” to him.

Tony Davis… Recently saw Cockney Rebel at the Leas Cliff in Folkestone. They were touring the album Best Years of Our  Lives for it’s 40th. Anniversary. Steve Harley and the band were fantastic that night. Instead of a support  act they incorporated it within the band. 2 sisters from Austria who were multi-instrumentalists and during Cockney Rebel’s set they played a couple of their own tunes. Really glad I went.

 

Paul Young 35 Years of No Parlez – White Rock Theatre Hastings 29th September 2018

Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

More details… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-paul-young-hastings-2018

Matt Thomas… Got my ticket 🙂

Dave Weeks… And me.

Dave Nattress… Saw Paul at the White Rock MANY years back, and very good too. Top backing musicians. Maybe Pino Palladino on bass. Must have been mid/late 80’s. For the encore his Wife and first little girl came on stage.

Hastings International Folk Festival 22nd May – 25th May 1987

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supplied by Mick Mepham

Also appeared Titus and Friends,  Blowabella, Ralph McTell, The Kipper Family, Barry Dransfield, Cecil Sharp, Ashley Hutchings, Bonnie Shalijean and loads more. Gigs at various venues and events took place throughout the town.

Robert Searle… Saw Tom Paxton at the Congress Eastbourne .The place was nearly empty ,so embarrassing for him and the audience. A really nice folky who i liked in the early sixties.

Will Cornell… I’d do anything to be able to see Blowzabella. They’ve played S.America a lot, but nary a nod to the ol’ USA. On my top 5 list of faves. Oh well, I do correspond with one of the guys quite a lot on matters re: Hurdy Gurdy!

White Rock Theatre – Easter 1991

Sandy Max… I’d love those ticket prices these days! They.get a half empty theatre because many locals are priced out. Why don’t they consider cheap standby tickets as the London theatres do to sell the empty seats? A.full theatre makes for a much better atmosphere

Dennis Torrance… I missed button moon and the moon monster lol

Daryl Perkins… Took my Button Moon obsessed 4 year old to this!!

Carol Ann Bolton… I’ve been to Button Moon, followed Mr Spoon to Button Moon…etc

Mick O’Dowd… Went to see The Commodores. Good band but Lionel had already left. They didn’t miss him though.

The Osmonds – White Rock Theatre 29th October 2018

The Osmonds have had a phenomenally successful recording career, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide and 59 gold and platinum award records to their credit. Their 1974 hit, Love Me For A Reason (written by 70’s hitmaker, Johnny Bristol) went global again over 20 years later, when covered to huge success by Boyzone…

more information and ticket details...

https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-the-osmonds-hastings-2018

Eugene Hughes… Can’t wait

Alan Esdaile… Let me in !

Eugene Hughes… let me out!

White Rock Theatre – summer 1985

Martin Richter… honey g ?

Alan Esdaile… All BIG names that you would see on Sunday night television at the time.

Jim Breeds…  Wayne King! Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink!

Jeff Belton… Oh no ! My mate Des O’Connor lol

Matt Thomas… I served 5 of them in the bar

Kev Towner… I’d have loved to have seen Hinge and Bracket!! I did see Chas & Dave in more recent times, mind you.

Matt Thomas… Hinge & Bracket put on a fantastic show Kev and no one recognised them when they came in the bar afterward lol

Jim Breeds… I saw Chas & Dave at Knebworth. They were one of the support acts for Led Zep. Needless to say they didn’t go down too well with a rock audience.

Paul Sleet… That was in the days when they made money by putting on decent shows. Nowadays they put on tribute acts and tribal dancers and wonder why they lose money.

Nick Prince… I saw five of those at the White Rock. Three of them on the left hand side. How amazing Max Boyce was….Wont pay good money to see a trubute band, with perhaps the exception of the official Bootleg Beatles.

Keith Cowper… I worked with Hinge and Brackett on a tour of Lettuce and Lovage they didn’t get on

 

Van Morrison – White Rock Theatre Hastings – 8th Dec 1991

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ticket supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk/index.html

Jim Breeds… I did see him at Glastonbury some years ago.

Mick O’Dowd… Was at this one! Look at the price. Bet you can’t see him at that price now!

Doug Prentice… Saw him in the mid 70s, expecting the dynamic outgoing performer from the Caledonia Soul Orchestra (Too Late To Stop Now) days but got a grumpy singer who didn’t get up from the piano all night and didn’t speak a word to the audience. Certainly took the show out of show business!

John Wilde… I went with Beverly Martyn. Van had a great band who were quite young. We were awestruck. Even though he barely spoke his voice resonated across that theatre.

Rick Baldwin… I was there….”van the man” was as awesome as always.

Gavin Martin… Brilliant Rick Baldwin and Mick Odowd what a great place to see the master and you appreciated the privilege. Hymns is ace, saw him in Belfast round this time when he played the single first time he sung title Why Must I Always Explain? The heckler near me posed the inevitable “What’s this one about , Van?” Grrr

Liz Dees Dianto… I was there ! The female session musicians were amazing too !

Gavin Martin… Set list details from the night here. Essential Van site.

http://ivan.vanomatic.de/shows/1991-12-08_regular.shtml

 

Kim Wilde – Here Come The Aliens Tour – White Rock Theatre 24th April 2018

Platinum selling female Rock ’n’ Roll star, Kim Wilde is back with her Here Come The Aliens Tour 2018! The Kid’s In America super-star will tour the UK with her band, this Spring. Expect a show packed full of brand new music and all of her hits, too! It’ll be out of this world.

More details: https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk