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

CHAS & DAVE
NEW ALBUM
‘A LITTLE BIT OF US’
THE FIRST IN OVER THIRTY YEARS TO FEATURE NEW CHAS & DAVE SONGS
TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 20TH 2018
&
NEW SINGLE
‘A LITTLE BIT OF ME’ (AVAILABLE NOW)

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: https://CnD.lnk.to/ALBOU

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.

Spring
April 20th – London, Royal Albert Hall
Summer
June 10th – Liverpool, Empire Theatre
June 23rd – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
Autumn
October 26th – Wolverhampton Diamond Suite
October 28th – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Winter
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!”