Wish I Could Write A Lovesong – 40th anniversary.
4 Oct 2022
Another 40 year milestone! – 40 Years ago today Chas & Dave released “Wish I Could Write A Love Song”.
The song was inspired by Chas writing the words on an anniversary card for his wife Joan. To mark the 40 years we’ve released a recently-discovered alternative version of the song which you can download and stream here
Aint No Pleasing You – 40th anniversary.
20 Feb 2022
40 years ago this week Chas and Dave released what was to become their most successful and enduring single. “Aint No Pleasing You” was, at the time, seen as a departure from their established sound – a ballad about a relationship on its last legs. But the boys had been playing the song live for a while before releasing it and knew from the audience reaction that it could do well.
And do well it did, narrowly missing out on the top spot in the UK singles chart after spending over ten weeks in the top 40, hitting number one on various music weekly charts, and going on to be their first big overseas hit – resulting in a German language version being recorded!
To mark the occasion we’re releasing online a stripped-down strings version of the track. Have a listen and download here
Chas Hodges, Right At Home – the new album.
26 Feb 2021
Chas’s critically-acclaimed new album of unheard songs and recordings is out now. Featuring the singles “Magic Time of Christmas” and “Street Games”, as well as key tracks “Trigger (Is What I’m Known As)”, and Chas’s poignant version of the Beatles’ “I’m So Tired”. Order on CD or vinyl from the official Chas & Dave web shop here
Chas’s new single and video
8 Jan 2021
Chas Hodges album pre-order
04 Dec 2020
“Magic Time of Christmas” – the first single from the forthcoming Chas Hodges album “Right at Home – selected unreleased home recordings 2007-2017”.
“Magic Time of Christmas” was the first dedicated Christmas song that Chas wrote and recorded, and until now has remained largely-unheard.
When Chas wasn’t on the road (or on his allotment!) you’d find him in his living room recording music. “Right at Home” is a very special collection of that music – unreleased, and unheard songs recorded over a ten year period between 2007 and 2017.
These are not rough ideas but fully-realised and hugely-enjoyable songs that Chas would’ve wanted the world to hear, including ten original compositions and four covers.
“Magic Time of Christmas” is available now to download and stream on Spotify, and Apple Music here.
“Right at Home” will be released on the 26th February 2021 and is available to pre-order now on CD, 180g Black Vinyl and digital here.
May 14th 2020
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of legendary producer and record label boss Derek Lawrence. He produced huge-selling albums for the likes of Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, and many others.
Derek was the first person to give Chas & Dave a shot by releasing their debut album “One Fing ‘n’ Annuvver” on the Retreat label he’d set up with guitar ace Big Jim Sullivan, and he had faith in the boys to let them produce the album themselves – something almost unheard of for a label boss to do for a band’s debut album.
Rest In Rock’n’Roll, Del. You and Charlie keep the noise down up there!
Gertcha – official video
May 8th 2020
Even more surprising than “Wallop” never having an official video made back in the day, is the fact that C&D’s first hit single “Gertcha” didn’t have one either. But the genius of benpics does it again and we’re knocked-out to share the brand new official animated video for the “Gertcha” here
Wallop! – official video
April 25th 2020
Wallop! – released in 1981, but never had an official video clip…until now. The brand new official animated video by the excellent benpics (Bob Mortimer/Andy Dawson/Athletico Mince) is here, and it’s a corker. Have a look here.
January 16th 2020
We’re chuffed to hear that not only is the classic kids’ show “Crackerjack” returning to our screens, it also features a rather excellent new version of Chas & Dave’s classic theme tune from the 1980s. The first episode airs on CBBC, 17th of January at 6pm.
October 19th 2019
In memory of Chas & Dave’s former drummer Mick Burt on the fifth anniversary of his passing.
Keep giving it stick up there Burtie!