Jo Brand & Friends – Comedy For Cancer Care – White Rock Theatre 29th September 2019

Jo Brand, Robin Ince and Andy Robinson come together on Sunday 29th September 2019 at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings to raise money for local charity The Sara Lee Trust.

More information and tickets... https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-jo-brand-and-friends-hastings-2019

 

Johnnie Walker Sounds Of The 70’s – White Rock Theatre Hastings 20th February 2020

Johnnie Walker’s long-running BBC Radio 2 show is set to tour the UK in 2020 featuring a full live band. Following the success this year of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020

More information and tickets… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-sound-of-the-70s-live-hastings-2020

Clive Garrard… Is Johnnie still having evenings talking about his autobiography? I would love to go to one of them,as I really enjoyed his autobiography.

Alan Esdaile… I have read it as well Clive. Its a good read.

 

Slade – White Rock Theatre Hastings 5th December 2019

⭐️ Now on sale! ⭐️ Slade return to Hastings this December as part of their ‘Rockin’ Home For Christmas Tour’. With their unique blend of perfect poprock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles (of which 6 were No-1 smash hits), plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.

Look to the future now, it’s only just begun! Book your tickets here: bit.ly/2YKZnwt

 

Francis Rossi of Status Quo – White Rock Theatre Hastings. Sunday 3rd May 2020

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

For tickets and details… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-francis-rossi-hastings-2020

Sarah Harvey… That’s quite a lot of notice for a gig…. over a year away

Alan Esdaile… I thought the same and doubled checked it.

Jack Irving… It’s only 13 months!

Wendy Weaver… Wont mention his age but his insurance premiums would be mega

Dave Nattress… Could be a good night! Entertaining interview in Q or Mojo quite recently – I should remember these things. Long and coloured life and all that stuff. Saw Quo on the pier and also at Lewisham Odeon – about 76? Rocking all over the world tour maybe. Got the dusty old album or and a couple more somewhere.

 

Hastings Beatles Day 20 – White Rock Theatre Sunday 7th April 2019

Pete Prescott… Someone has generously donated this guitar to Beatles Day to raise more money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s been signed by Chris Farlowe, Mike d’Abo, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fourmost, The Dakotas And the new Amen Corner. We will put it on E Bay but If anyone is interested in buying it please contact us.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192878734712?ul_noapp=true

The Animals and Friends – White Rock Theatre Hastings – Friday 31st May 2019

The Animals & Friends w/ original Animals John Steel & Micky Gallagher. Fantastic support from The Troggs Steve Ellis (Love Affair) & Vanity Fare.
For tickets and more information… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-animals-and-friends-hastings-2019

Showaddywaddy – White Rock Theatre Hastings 11th January 2019

The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

More info and tickets

https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-showaddywaddy-hastings-2019

Julie Findlay-jones… Used to love going to see them , brilliant live.

Dave Nattress… Used to see them play at the Sundowners MANY years back before they had any chart hits, and they were extremely good. Not many of the original members are still with them but no doubt it’ll be a spectacular show if it’s anything like it used to be. I think they’ve been mentioned before on SMART. Back at The Sundowners there were 2 separate bands called Choice or Choise and Golden Hammers I think, (based in or from Leicester), each band did a pop covers set and they then changed their clobber into , crepes and drapes and did the Showaddywaddy Rock and Roll Show.

Robert Searle… Was there that night,the singer actually mentioned it when he last played the Congress Eastbourne,i was there that night too. I saw Showaddywaddy at Southend a few weeks ago,still good.

Barry Newton… Three groups appeared and good nights had by all at the Sundowners

Jeff Belton… Great music ! Great ones for singing a long. Have a LP and and a double cd. Played alot of music on my radio shows.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw them a few times in the 70s at The Sundowners too & have got my ticket to see them in January! Got to be done..love a trip down Memory Lane!

Dave Nattress… Hi Leigh, Yes, Jane D and I were often at the Sundowners.  GREAT days and many great bands on there

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Dave – think I went with you & Jane a couple of times!

Dave Nattress…Hi Leigh – Indeed you did. Such a long time ago – great times!! For me, hideous patterned shirts from Huckles in Hastings, long shirt collars worn outside the Black velvet jacket with the incredibly awful wide lapels, flares as wide as possible flapping in the wind, platform soles and stacked heels, God almighty, oh yeah and long hair way past my shoulder. Girls, mini’s and halter neck tops and platform shoes.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… the fellas really dressed up in those days – I loved the styles back then. I had a lot of denim & velvet!

 

Spyke – White Rock Theatre1968

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SPYKE – 1968 L-R Paul Burton – Peter (Ginger) Millington, Chris Sayer – Playing in support of Bob Miller and the Millermen – ITT Annual Christmas Dance – White Rock Theatre.

John Storer… My Mum and Dad went to this

Robert Searle… Was Terry on drums Pete

Peter Millington… No, Robert .We were a trio for about a year then a duo after Paul left then I managed to convince Chris that a drummer would be a good idea. Spyke played without a drummer for about 2 years. I have to say, playing bass and holding a consistent beat in front of the ITT dancing crowd of 1000+ was testing. Good training though.

Yvonne Cleland… Lovely Chris x

John Kingdon… What a memory, dear old Chris, God Bless him and Henry both sorely missed.