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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.

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

Boomtown Fair

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

The Rockney Box!

We are pleased to announce The Rockney Box! It features our 4 studio albums Mustn’t Grumble, Job Lot, Well Pleased & Flying plus The 3 Jamboree Bags all in mini replica LP sleeves plus bonus ‘A sides, B sides & Buried Treasure’ and DVD discs and a 28-page booklet.
The bonus CD featurs loads of unreleased recordings and demos, B sides, live performances and TV theme tunes for the very first time on CD!As part of the box set you also get a DVD with a load of our promo videos plus live performances from Top Of The Pops.

The full track list of A sides, B sides & Buried Treasure is below…treasure indeed!

01. You Won’t See Me* (with Lonnie Donegan) 3.01
02. That Old Piano (with Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry) 3.19
03. I Miss Ya Girl* (with Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry) 4.21
04. Every Little While** (with Mike Berry) 3.11
05. Uneasy Feeling** 3.09
06. Melancholy Baby 2.16
07. You’re Just In Love 2.46
08. When Days Were Long (But Far Too Short) 4.43
09 Yesterday’s News 2.58
10. Halley’s Comet 2.26
11. In Sickness & In Health Theme Tune 2.15
12. Bangers & Mash Theme Tune** 2.21
13. Crackerjack Theme Tune* 1.44
14. Auld Lang Syne** (from the soundtrack of the film ‘Party Party’) 3.52
15. I Miss Ya Girl* (first version) 4.00
16. Turn That Noise Down* (first version) 3.12
17. Behave Yourself* (first version) 3.55
18. Ain’t No Pleasing You** (recorded at Sun Studio, Memphis) 3.53
19. Banging In Your Head** (recorded at Sun Studio, Memphis) 2.20
20. Harem** (B side to ‘Stars Over 45) 3.45
* unreleased
** unreleased on CD

Order The Rockney Box here

Chas & Dave back at Knebworth

In one of our more unlikely appearances we’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be playing at the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth this year. The last time we played at the Knebworth festival it was 1979 supporting Led Zeppelin on what was to be their final UK show with the original lineup. We must have gone down well as 35 years later we’ve been asked back!. We’ll be playing on Saturday July 5th. More details to follow..

Chas and Dave To Perform At The Royal Variety Performance

Chas and Dave will join a host of talented celebrities as part of this years Royal Variety Performance, and if the rumours are to be believed, the boys are set to perform a VERY special show….

The Royal Variety Performance will be screened on ITV in December.

‘That’s What Happens’ Out Now

That's What Happens

Chas and Dave’s highly anticipated new album ‘That’s What Happens’ is out now!

Recorded at the end of June 2013 at Abbey Road, with Grammy-winning bluesman Joe Henry on production duties, ‘That’s What Happens’ sees Chas and Dave return to their musical roots with a collection of early R&B, skiffle and rock n’ roll classics – alongside new takes on songs of their own. The album is set to highlight their finely-honed, versatile musicianship and intricate vocal harmonies and features a crack team of musicians and special guests including guitarists Albert Lee and Martin Taylor, Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ drummer J. I Allison and on keys Jools Holland and Hugh Laurie.

Pick up your copy from Amazon, iTunes or iTunes Deluxe.

‘When Two Worlds Collide’ single

Due to phenomenal demand on Twitter ‘When Two World’s Collide’ has now been released as a single! The track is due for release on 27th October. You can pre-order your copy now here and see the brand new promo video here.