Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Rabbit duo planning right royal knees-up

HAVING just released their first studio album in 27 years, Rockney pioneers Chas and Dave kick-start their

HAVING just released their first studio album in 27 years, Rockney pioneers Chas and Dave kick-start their 2016 UK tour at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, on Friday, February 26.

With a welter of five-star reviews on Amazon,

That’s What Happens
embodies the duo’s trademark blend of memorable songs, music hall humour and all-round rock’n’roll vibe.

It sees them return to their roots with a collection of early R&B, skiffle and rock’n’roll classics alongside new takes on songs of their own — with a little help from their friends including Albert Lee, Martin Taylor, Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ drummer JI Allison, Jools Holland and Hugh Laurie.

In a career spanning 50 years and counting, Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock are without doubt one of Britain’s longest running and best loved rock acts. Arriving on the music scene in the Seventies 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.

And it’s those songs that have ensured that the boys have continued to tour into their fifth decade to audiences across the world, enchanted by their down-to-earth charm.

Chas and Dave’s appeal has never been greater or more varied, with bands such as The Libertines citing them as a major influence.

That recognition was enhanced when they were invited to play the finale of the 2013 Royal Variety Performance with a rousing sing-song featuring the likes of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mary J Blige, and Jessie J singing along to

London Girls
.

Tickets for Chas and Dave’s Theatre Royal, Windsor, show are priced £27.50 to £35. For further details or to book, visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk



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