STRAWBS 50 YEARS ON –
A 50th ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC CONCERT
The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Massive coast to coast American tours swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa. From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks from Rick Wakeman followed by his son Oliver moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple. The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.
"The songwriting was phenomenal, and the way the trio embellished sublime melodies with supreme harmonies and incredible instrumentation made their performance unforgettable. In fact, I repeatedly thought "music just isn't this good anymore" (Philadelphia Examiner)
"Hearing the brilliant Strawbs was like a tutorial in UK folk music from the past 40 years"
"Never to rest on their laurels, this excellent band continue to produce classic tracks and spectacular live performances"
"Dave Cousins shows himself as a brilliant and original songwriter"
ALL SEATED AT TABLES Tickets £18
VENUE LAYOUT FOR THIS GIG:
THIS IS AN ALL SEATED SHOW ON A VERY SPECIAL
50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The seats will be at tables for approximately ten people, so couples and small groups will be required to share a table with others.
Seats/tables are allocated in the order that the tickets are purchased, so the earlier purchases will be seated near the front - unless you contact us to request otherwise.
TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE:
- Online at WeGotTickets (10% booking fee payable)
- In person at Hockley Community Centre OPEN Mon - Fri 7pm to 10pm and Sun 3pm to 7pm - CLOSED on Saturday. Please note CASH ONLY please. We would recommend that you ring first on 01702 201515 to check availability
AS THIS IS AN ALL SEATED SHOW,
WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT RESERVATIONS
FOR TICKETS TO BE PAID FOR ON THE DOOR.
PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AS ABOVE.
Please ensure that you contact us if your booking includes any wheelchair users or disabled customers, or if there are bookings made under different names that
wish to be seated together.
UNDER 18's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
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WeGotTickets charge a
10% booking fee
Other ticket options are available - please see the individual pages for the options for each gig.
We offer a limited number of seats at tables for most gigs. These are allocated to the Seated Ticket holders to save having to arrive early
to ensure a seat.
The seats always sell out very quickly, so if you need or prefer a seat we would recommend that you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Only Seated Ticket holders will have a seat - so PLEASE... avoid disappoinment and
do not buy a Standing Ticket, expecting to be able to find a chair at the gig.
A link to full details of our Seating system is below.
Standing tickets are usually still available once the seats are all sold.
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