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”.
“I’m Going Back” – single release
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
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
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.
Chas & Dave – live in Germany. In 1983 Chas & Dave toured Germany for the first time. On that tour they recorded a live set for the legendary TV show Rockpalast which has been unreleased until now. ‘Chas & Dave live at Rockpalast’ is a two disc DVD/CD set featuring all the favourites plus rare live outings from the ‘Joblot’ album (which was being promoted by this tour) such as ‘Stop Dreaming’ and ‘Word From Anne’. The audio CD of the pack also features a special version of ‘Aint No Pleasing You’ with German lyrics which was released as a single. A great package and something a bit different. Pre-order from our webstore here http://chasanddave.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=24484
We were extremely disappointed not to be able to play at the Boomtown Fair this afternoon. We arrived on site only to be told that health and safety had closed off the stage as it was structurally unsound due to storm damage. We waited for three hours hoping they could get the stage fixed but it wasn’t to be. Sorry to anyone who waited around to see us.
Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Icon award
We’re incredibly honoured and not to mention very chuffed to be awarded the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Icon award for 2014. Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic organisation that helps so many people through music therapy. Other 2014 award winners include Pharrell Williams, Paloma Faith, Sir Tom Jones, and Giorgio Moroder so we’re in good company! Find out more about the great work Nordoff Robbins does here