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The Other Side of Chas & Dave

What is “The Other Side of Chas & Dave”?
Over to Dave to explain:

“It had been on Chas’s mind for quite some time to showcase our more laid-back numbers. A lot of people had never heard this side of what we do even though our biggest hit – “Aint No Pleasing You” – was a ballad, as well as “I’m Going Back” being used on the teddy bears Heathrow ad. So when the opportunity came to put together this compilation, it became a labour of love for Chas. In fact, it was the last release that he was involved with and wrote sleeve notes for.
Enjoy listening to our “other side”.
Dave Peacock.

This wonderful collection of songs is released digitally, on CD and coloured vinyl and is out now. Order from our official webstore here https://chasanddave.tmstor.es/

Chas’s memorial show raises thousands for WaterAid

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that Chas’ memorial show raised over £40,000 for WaterAid. This will pay for clean water and sanitation for life for thousands of people. Thank you again to all the fantastic artists who donated their time and talent, and of course the fans for making the event a sell-out as well as your many generous donations. Chas would have been overjoyed with the result.

The show itself couldn’t have gone better – with old friends Eric Clapton and Gary Brooker joining what was already an amazing array of talent to create a memorable finale to a memorable show.

Chas Hodges – a celebration

An evening of music and entertainment in memory of Chas Hodges.

Anyone who knew him would tell you Chas Hodges lived for playing shows.

So there’s no better way of honouring his memory than putting on a show for him featuring artists from across the entertainment world who he shared friendship, history, and admiration with.

The whole evening will be presented by Chas’s long-term friend and musical partner Dave Peacock, and will also feature musical contributions from Chas’s family.

Proceeds from the show will go to Chas’s favourite charity WaterAid.

To quote Dave Peacock:

“It’ll be very strange for me playing a show without my mate. But I’m sure he’d have been well-pleased with the line-up that will be paying tribute to him”.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 19th of October.



Thank You

Chas’ wife Joan, his children, and Dave have been overwhelmed by the many thousands of messages of love and support and would like to thank everyone for those.

For the record, we would like to clarify that Chas did not die of cancer. The doctor’s final diagnosis was pneumonia and the cancer was under control at the time of death.

We feel this is important to state as Chas wanted to bring comfort and hope to people suffering with cancer through his own experience with the disease, and it would mean a lot to him that the hope remains.

Chas Hodges 1943 – 2018

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.

Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday September 22nd.

We would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support and goodwill at this difficult time.

Chas & Dave Gold

Chas & Dave’s ‘Gold’ brings together their greatest hits on 180g heavyweight gold vinyl with original artwork. Includes ‘Rabbit’, ‘Gertcha’, ‘Margate’, ‘London Girls’, Snooker Loopy’, ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’ and many more. The CD version also features recently-discovered vintage live recordings from the London Palladium.
Available to pre-order now! Also available on CD and download: HERE

Tour cancellations

It is with great regret that, following doctor’s advice, we’ve been left with no alternative but to cancel all forthcoming Chas & Dave shows. Chas is on the mend but progress is slow and he needs time to get back to fitness after a difficult year. We thank all our fans for the fantastic support and understanding you’ve shown in regard of the postponements and cancellations we’ve already had to make this year. We will see you all soon. Ticket holders will be informed via the respective venues regarding refunds.

Below is a statement from Chas:

In my life as a musician/entertainer I would say the most depressing thing to have to do is to have to cancel a gig or gigs. Fortunately, throughout my career of thousands of gigs with Dave or in other bands these times have been very few & far between, and only extreme illness in the past (and I mean extreme) illness has prompted me/us to have to make this decision.

So it is because of extreme illness on my part that the forthcoming gigs are going to have to be cancelled.
Briefly, recent check-ups have seen no sign of cancer but the treatment has left me well below par and it will be a slow but sure process getting me back to full strength.

Advisors say the beginning of next year should reveal a New Chas!
Hope those who are disappointed this year will come to see us sometime then.

Chas
(Chas & Dave)

Bournemouth show

Chas & Dave have been forced to cancel this weekend’s show in Bournemouth.

After playing a short set at Hyde Park on Sunday it was apparent that Chas is still some way from being fit to play a full show and has been advised to rest.

Ticket holders can contact their point of purchase for refunds.

Chas would like to thank you all for your support and understanding during this time.

Ramblin’ Man Fair

It’s with regret that Chas & Dave won’t be able to appear at Ramblin’ Man Fair this weekend.

Chas is slowly recovering from the knock-on effects of a particularly nasty bout of flu but sadly won’t be fit by the weekend and his doctors have advised extra rest.

Chas and Dave would like to send their regards to their fans and all who were looking forward to seeing them at Ramblin’ Man – they themselves were very much looking forward to playing at such a great festival and hope to have another opportunity to play there in the future.

Blackburn show

Although on the mend, Chas is still not fully-fit to play a show, and on medical advice we will unfortunately have to re-schedule this weekend’s Blackburn show.

The new date is September 29th and tickets for the original show will be valid for the new date.

As before, Chas and all of us would like to send our regards and thanks to all fans affected by these postponements for their understanding, support, and good wishes.