Mike Scott (The Waterboys). Potraits in Dublin, Ireland by Dara Munnis.
Jarod Dickinson 7.30 – 8pm
The Waterboys 8.30-10.30pm Approx.
Seated tickets available for side terrace and balcony areas only. All other tickets standing.
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ magnificent eleventh album, Modern Blues, released in January.
A freewheeling rock and roll record with a southern soul edge, Modern Blues was recorded in Nashville by a line-up including Muscle Shoals legend David Hood on bass, Austin guitarslinger Zach Ernst, and Memphis keyboard wizard Brother Paul, all of whom feature in the 2015 touring line-up of the band. They join Mike Scott, Irish electric fiddle great Steve Wickham and ace drummer Ralph Salmins at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater.
In 2013 Ellie Goulding scored a top 3 UK hit with their “How Long Will I Love You” and earlier this year Prince performed “The Whole of the Moon”, while Waterboys songs have featured big in recent hit movies About Time, Dom Hemingway and What We Did On Our Holiday.
Modern Blues blows in on the back of the creative momentum built up by The Waterboys over the past few years. The band were at their potent, poetic best on An Appointment with Mr Yeats, the 2010-2012 album and tour of W.B. Yeats poems set to rapturous rock music widely acclaimed as a career peak. That was followed in 2013 by Fisherman’s Box, an astonishing seven-disc collation of The Waterboys’ epic Irish sessions between 1986 and 1988, released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fisherman’s Blues. Now with the Modern Blues album and tour the Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.
Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.
Hailing from Waco, now based in Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.
Jarrod’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Lonesome Traveler’ paved the way for him to tour the UK and Ireland extensively in 2013/2014, and support artists such as Laura Marling, David Bromberg, John Fulbright, Duke Special and David Ford.
After breakout performances at Glastonbury Festival and Larmer Tree this summer, Jarrod is returning to the British Isles in the autumn to support the legendary Don McLean in Ireland, followed by a 21 date tour of the UK with The Waterboys.
His new album is due for release early in 2016, which will coincide with his UK headlining tour.
“If you can catch him, you should…he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons” – Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
“A voice like a young Tom Waits…Jarrod Dickenson’s songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” – No Depression
“An incredible talent” – Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice…” – Country Music People (5 Star Review)
“Brilliant songs” – Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6
We are 5 min walk to Bexhill station for last trains to Brighton/Hastings/London.
Please check train times for summer timetable. At the time of writing the train times are :
- Last scheduled direct train to Eastbourne + Brighton 23.31.
- Last train to Hastings 23.40
- Last train to London St Pancras + Victoria 22.38
For taxi service call Parkhurst Taxis on 01424 733456
Taxis can take you to Battle (15 mins drive) for fast train from Battle to Waterloo East or Charing Cross.
Free parking along the sea front and in the Rother District Council car park next to the Pavilion after 8pm
Eastbourne to Bexhill to Hastings www.stagecoachbus.com/routes-98-99.aspx
A list of B+Bs in Bexhill and Hastings can be found here : www.discoverbexhill.com
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: £2 per transaction (applies if using credit card only) Debit card/Cheque/cash is free
Eat before the show
Gig Food Menu
This menu is subject to change on the day
All at £9.95
Freshly made to order
Char grilled steak burger with melted mozzarella, chunky chips and onion rings
Deep fried local fish filet sandwich with tartare sauce, mange tout salad and chunky chips
Grilled chicken tikka served in toasted tasca bread with a yogurt, mango and mint dip
Roasted vegetables, halloumi sandwich served with chips and salad V
Homemade hotdog with red cabbage coleslaw, tomatoes and jalapenos with a side of onion rings
Mixed leaf and crunchy vegetables with French mustard dressing
Seasoned chunky chips
Please order & pay for food at the bar
Food service finishes 45 min before the main act.
All our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order in our kitchen.
Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients supporting local suppliers.