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A Little Bit Of Us – brand new Chas & Dave album


Bona fide national treasures Chas & Dave return with a new album ‘A Little Bit of Us,’ their first in over thirty years to feature brand-new Chas & Dave songs. The album, released on April 20th on the duo’s rejuvenated ‘Rockney’ label via Cooking Vinyl, is available on 12” vinyl (COOKLP704), CD (COOKCD704) and digital download. New single ‘A Little Bit Of Me’ is available now when you preorder the album from:

Says Chas Hodges: “The bloke who owns the studio where we recorded much of this album is Brian Juniper. He introduced me to Dave back in 1963 – Dave was at Junior School with him. I was at Senior School with him when, as 13 year olds, we started a Skiffle group over 60 years ago.”

The album features a mix of new Chas & Dave originals and live favourites, including the following (with wry comments courtesy of Chas):

‘Sling Your Hook’ “I wrote a special introductory verse to this – my message to cancer.” (Hodges was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer in 2017)

Come On Charlie’ “A couple of London ‘Laurel & Hardy’ removal men. What are they moving? Could it be a Sideboard?”

When You Wore A Tulip “An old song we rocked up. Done it to a few old songs in our time.”

Modern Robin Hood “Written with a Del Boy/Arthur Daley character in mind”,

‘Roses of Picardy’ “First World War song rocked up.”,

‘Last Kiss’ “Like to think that Carl Mann or Jerry Lee would have done this, had it been around in the 50’s.”

Why Not Me? “This one is from my daughter Kate – a great piano player & singer/songwriter.

The full track listing of ‘A Little Bit Of Us’ is:

  • A Little Bit of Me
  • Come On Charlie
  • When You Wore A Tulip
  • Wonder Where He Is Now
  • Nagasaki
  • Dry Bones
  • Nothing You Can Do
  • Modern Robin Hood
  • Last Kiss
  • My Little Grass Shack
  • Roses of Picardy
  • Sling Your Hook
  • Why Not Me?

Chas again: “This is our first Chas & Dave-produced album for over thirty years. Tell you what, though, we ain’t waiting another 30 years before we do the next one. The older you get, it seems time goes quicker. Yet as soon as we got in the studio it seemed like yesterday that we were producing our last album. My mum used to say the same thing in 1960: “30 years ago I was 17 & it seems like yesterday.” “How can 30 years ago seem like yesterday?” says I, slightly mockingly. “Well it bloody well does”, says mum, getting the deserved last word, and that’s that.”

Chas & Dave – All Seasons live 2018

*Update. The Wolverhampton Civic Hall show – which had been cancelled due to the venue’s closure -  has now been moved to the Wolverhampton Diamond Suite. This is on the same date as the original show and tickets bought for the original show will be valid.

In the 45+ years that Chas & Dave have been together they’ve never been off the road – averaging at least one show a week in that time.
In 2018 they’ve decided to do something a little different.
To that end they’ve joined forces with AEG Presents and will be playing just a handful of very special seasonal shows around the country throughout the year – starting with the spring show at the Royal Albert Hall in April.
These shows will be the classic Chas & Dave live experience – featuring Aint No Pleasing You, Rabbit, Margate, Gertcha, and all the favourites as you know and love them, plus many more songs spanning their entire career together.

Don’t miss these unique opportunities to catch Chas & Dave live.
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 24th of November.

April 20th – London, Royal Albert Hall
June 10th – Liverpool, Empire Theatre
June 23rd – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
October 26th – Wolverhampton Diamond Suite
October 28th – Leicester De Montfort Hall
December 15th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
December 16th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall

As Chas says; “Looking forward to these very special seasonal shows. We’re playing better than ever!”

Chas & Dave return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2018

Chas & Dave return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2018
The Rockney legends will appear at the famous venue for the first time since their sold-out debut show there in 2014.
After being off the road for most of 2017 while Chas received treatment for cancer, the boys made a triumphant return to a Summer Stage record crowd at ‎British Summer Time, Hyde Park – with Chas back on top form.
They can’t wait to get back to the capital for a “Spring Beano”.
Tickets are on general sale from  9am on July 14th.

Don’t miss it!

Show postponements

Chas recently underwent hospital tests which revealed cancer of the oesophagus. Luckily this has been spotted at an early stage and he’ll be undergoing treatment immediately.
Chas expects to be back out on the road with Dave again soon, but in the meantime, the Potters Bar, Norwich, and Milton Keynes dates on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of February will need to be rescheduled. Apologies to ticket-holders for the inconvenience. The venues themselves will advise regarding re-scheduling/refunds etc.

Update 16/2/17; Chas has now begun his cancer treatment and has been advised to take a long rest period between treatment sessions. Unfortunately as a result of this we will also have to re-schedule all March dates apart from Blackheath on the 31st – which he should be ok for. As with the February shows the venues will advise on ticketing and refund options. We thank you for your understanding.
Chas’ treatment is going well and he’s in high spirits. He’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank you all for your incredible support and good-will and he’s looking forward to getting back on the road soon once his cancer has “slung its hook”(!)

Update 8/3/17; Chas’s treatment is progressing and he’s responding well. In order for him to be properly ‘gig-fit’ & in top form on his return Chas’s doctors have advised a longer recovery period which will put him out of action until June. Unfortunately this will mean re-scheduling all April and May dates of the current tour. As with previous postponements the venues will advise all ticket-holders on refunds or re-scheduled dates. And again, we thank you for your understanding and messages of support.
Chas says; “I’m really missing the gigs but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter all the time & it will soon be shining its beam down on me & Dave on stage come summer”.

Update 29/4/17; Chas is now at the half way point of his cancer treatment. Everything is going to plan so far and he’ll begin a five week course of radiotherapy shortly. This will require a four week convalescence period which unfortunately will mean him being unable to fulfill all dates in early to mid-june, with the return live date now being Hyde Park on June 30th. Apologies to ticket holders for those dates – especially as some of them are themselves re-scheduled dates, but it’s obviously unavoidable if Chas is to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible.
As ever, we appreciate your understanding and the venues will advise ticket holders.

Update 10/5/17; As you can imagine, Chas has been advised by his doctors to ease back slowly and to reduce his workload once his treatment is complete. This means we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel a proportion of the shows that were scheduled over the coming months. The shows affected will be Wimborne, Isle Of Wight, Hastings, Cheltenham, Kettering, Salisbury, Wakefield, Stafford, Glasgow, Dorking, Peterborough, Chester, Carlisle, Bridlington, and York. Any additional shows that are yet to be re-scheduled will also be cancelled unfortunately. We’ll be publishing a full, revised tour list for the rest of the year shortly.
The support and understanding of our fans has been brilliant as ever, and has been a great boost to Chas in his ongoing battle.
We will see you soon.

“I’m Going Back” – single release

Due to huge demand “I’m Going Back” – our song from the Heathrow Christmas campaign is out now as a single. You can download from itunes here or choose all options here

Heathrow Airport – Coming Home For Christmas campaign

The Chas & Dave song “I’m Going Back” has been used for Heathrow Airport’s major new Christmas advertising campaign. The ad is currently trending all over the world and it’s a wonderful piece of work. You can see it here

New live CD/DVD – Not Just Anuvver Beano

We’re well-pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our first new live album/DVD in well over a decade.
Previously only available as a strictly limited fan edition at the show “Not Just Anuvver Beano” was filmed and recorded at our Xmas Beano at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2015. It marks the 40th anniversary of the debut Chas & Dave album “One Fing ‘n’ Anuvver”.
The 2xCD/DVD package features a storming live set with all your favourite songs. And for this occasion we welcomed back our horn section, who were such a memorable part of our live shows back in the 1980s. The package also features a brand new studio recording of the track “One Fing ‘n’ Anuvver”.
We’re chuffed to finally fully release this new version through the excellent Cooking Vinyl label.
Pre-order a signed copy from our webstore here

Enjoy Yourself!

Chas & Dave present ‘Enjoy Yourself’ – the complete collection of the three Jamboree Bag albums which consist of the Christmas Jamboree Bag, Knees Up Jamboree Bag Number 2, Jamboree Bag Number 3, and also a bonus album Street Party – including the medleys the boys played at this year’s VE Day 70 concert.
This four disc collection is presented in a clamshell box with keepsake album wallets and is an essential for any Chas & Dave fan. The booklet contains the original LP artwork and new images of Chas & Dave who helped curated this boxset. Available to pre-order now from our webshop here

VE Day 70 – A party to remember

We’re delighted and proud to be asked to take part in the 70th anniversary of VE day celebrations. We’ll be performing on the BBC/Royal British Legion ‘party to remember’ concert at Royal Horseguards on May the 9th alongside the likes of Status Quo, Gregory Porter, Catherine Jenkins, and many more. Full details here

Mick Burt

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our original drummer Mick Burt. Mick played with the band from our debut album in 1975 up until his retirement in 2009. Mick will be fondly remembered not only by us, but by all who heard him play or met him. Our thoughts are with his family.