For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly
earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues".
John’s early band John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers counted amongst its members Eric Clapton, Peter Green, John McVie & Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Andy Fraser (Free) Mick Taylor (The Stones). Still a prolific writer and performer, he has recently released the album ‘Nobody Told Me’ that also features Todd Rundgren & Joe Bonamassa.
Born in 1933 near Manchester, England from an early age John was a fan of Jazz and Blues, passionate about the Boogie Woogie piano giants, learning to play the piano, guitar and harmonica in his teens whilst at Manchester Junior School of Art. Sometime after National Service in the South Of England & Korea, John Moved to London in the swinging 60’s where he formed The Bluesbreakers and provided backing for some of the Blues Greats such as John Lee Hooker, T Bone Walker, Eddie Boyd and Sonny Boy Williamson on their first English club tours.
Eric Clapton joined John & The Bluesbreakers after quitting The Yardbirds and they created the classic album ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton’. Due to his increasing popularity Stateside, John moved to Laurel Canyon, LA in the early 70’s and enjoyed a revered music career throughout the decades that followed. John has also collaborated over the years with the likes of Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Steve Miller, Gary Moore, Jeff Healey, Mavis Staples, Greg Rzab (Black Crowes) and many respected Blues musicians.
John’s current live band are: John Mayall, Greg Rzab, Jay Davenport & Texas blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+
Customers should be aware that accessible seating is only available if requested through the Box Office.
The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumors album.
“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release.
Mayall’s last release, 2018’s Three for the Road, features cuts drawn from two exuberant concerts recorded live in Germany in 2017. “Sounding like a man half his age, Three for the Road is a heady cocktail of originals and ‘favorites’.” – Goldmine Magazine. The title is a nod to the trio format featured on Mayall’s 2017 world tour, which includes long time bassist Greg Rzab and drummer Jay Davenport.
As we roll into 2018, John is now embarking on yet another new direction. Noted Texas blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland will be joining the band for a dynamic new chapter in John’s ongoing adventures. She will also have the distinction of being the first female guitarist to hold that position so watch out for some fresh excitement as the year progresses.
In addition to the live touring there is also a new studio album in the works which features a full blown lineup with guest contributions from an impressive list of extraordinary, well-known guitarists. We’ll have more information on that release soon.
So with the usual full calendar of live shows booked from coast to coast and all over the world, John Mayall’s prodigious musical saga continues, as vital as it has ever been.
Why not begin your evening with a bite to eat? Buy your gig meal in advance and choose your menu options at the bar.
MUSIC’S NOT DEAD
Bexhill’s independent record store Music’s Not Dead will be open in the Café Bar before the show and until the start of the main act.
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Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.
Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.
All online bookings include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.
The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.
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Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.