Rockney pioneers Chas & Dave are back on the road to plug songs from their first studio album in 27 years.
Expect memorable songs, music-hall humour and rock ‘n’ roll when the Cockney twosome hit Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel on Friday, September 2.
In a career spanning 50 years and counting, they are without doubt one of Britain’s longest running and best loved rock acts.
Arriving on the music scene in the 70s with hits such as Gertcha, Rabbit,The Sideboard Song, Margate, and Ain’t No Pleasing You, they created a sound that was uniquely British and rockin’ to boot.
Chas & Dave’s appeal has never been greater or more varied. The audiences are getting younger and new bands such as The Libertines are citing them as a major influence.
Having played to thousands of delighted people at the Glastonbury festivals in 2005 and 2007 and at Bestival in 2012, their contribution to popular culture was recognised by BBC Four with an hour-long documentary detailing their career and influence. The hugely popular show featured input from Jools Holland, Phill Jupitus, and Pete Doherty among others.
Their latest studio album, That’s What Happens, sees Chas & Dave return to their roots with a collection of early r ‘n’ b, skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll classics alongside new takes on songs of their own and featuring Albert Lee, Martin Taylor, Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ drummer J. I Allison, Jools Holland and Hugh Laurie.
Tickets cost £31.50 and £29.50 (concessions) for their Chesterfield show which starts at 7.30pm. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk