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

Andy Ellison… Sat that gig. He was brilliant at Brighton Dome last Tuesday with the tightest band I have ever heard.

 

The Glitter Band – White Rock Theatre – date?

supplied by Willie Wicking

Willie Wicking… From the White Rock Theatre, when they were on the same bill as The Rubettes and Alvin Stardust.

Alan Esdaile… Anyone confirm the date?

Daryl Perkins… There was a group of us who made a scrapbook for them…had our picture in the Observer. Think it was around 1975/76. Looking at picture again..different line up. Gerry Sheppard, John Springate, Tony Leonard, Harvey Ellison and Pete Phipps.

Willie Wickings… Loved them back then

Mick O’Dowd… Remember playing football in front of the stage in The Park where they were playing at the Hastings Carnival do with GG. Great guys.

Cheryl Baker, Bill Pertwee & Steve Johnson – Cinderella pantomime – White Rock Theatre December 1991/January 1992

Matt Thomas… This was the panto the following year after I went ill, I went to the panto party and Cheryl Baker had heard of me lol One of claims to fame

Paul Crimin… I worked with Cheryl Baker once, in a studio in St Johns Wood, London. My job was to drop pancakes on her head from an out of shot step ladder. Oh the glamour of it all…

Monsters of Glam Rock Sweet and Mud – tour programme – White Rock Theatre Hastings 1990’s

Supplied by Colin Bell

Anyone remember this, or the year? Colin thinks The Glitter Band were also on the bill.

Matt Thomas… 91 or 92 I was in the Yelton sitting next to Les Gray.

Ian Mantell… it was just Sweet and Mud, Brian Connolly was in a bad way but his voice was still strong. A clue to the date is the use of the expression “Brian Connolly’s Sweet” he and Andy Scott had been in dispute over the name and so agreed to identify which band was playing in the early 90’s

Karen Sweatman… I was there dancing like a prat! Think it was around 91. You might be interested to know around 1990 I saw a band at The Crypt called The Wandering Crutchless with two ex members of Sweet in. They were brilliant

Jan Warren… Sweet are playing at The dlwp, Bexhill on The 21st December!

Ralph Town… I think the story of Sweet Mk1 is one of the saddest in music.

Hastings International Piano Festival – 26th February to 8th March 2020

Hastings International Piano Festival will feature global musical talent performing on Hastings biggest stages, including very special events;
 
An Evening with Guy Chambers
Ruben James & Band plus support from Marie White
Rufus Wainwright with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Concert with Martin James Bartlett

For more information and tickets... https://www.hastingsinternationalpiano.org

 

John Lydon – I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right – White Rock Theatre Hastings Thur 24th September 2020

Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, and take audience questions during a pyrotechnic, one-off tour. More information and tickets…

https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-john-lydon-hastings-2020

 

Hastings Fat Tuesday 2020 – Le Grande Mardi Gras Ball – White Rock Theatre Sat 22nd February 2020

Featuring The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, The Funking Bar Stewards, MZZ Kimberley & Loud Noises

Time to unleash the carnival spirit for a full-on night of fantastic revelry at Le Grande Mardi Gras Ball.  Embrace the spirit of New Orleans, add a touch of Venetian splendour and join in the spectacle that awaits.

More information and tickets… 

https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-fat-tuesday-le-grande-mardi-gras-ball-hastings-2020

From The Jam – Setting Sons 40th Anniversary tour – 11th April 2020

From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s fourth studio album Setting Sons. From The Jam features Bruce Foxton, original Jam member along with Russell Hastings who will be performing all the Jam’s greatest hits. Support from The Vapors.

More information and ticketshttps://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-from-the-jam-2020