MUSIC: Soulful show at Pavilion

Chris Farlowe
Chris Farlowe

CHRIS Farlowe Blues and Soul Band will be performing at the Hailsham Pavilion on February 19 (7.30pm).

Those of you who can cast your minds back to the mid sixties may well remember Chris Farlowe’s fine band, the Thunderbirds which featured amongst others the great guitarist Albert Lee and drummer Carl Palmer.

However, success for Chris didn’t come until a few years later when he teamed up with Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ manager, and consequently got to record some Jagger/Richards compositions that included Out of Time, undoubtedly his biggest hit single as it raced to number one.

A string of chart successes followed, notably the Mike d’Abo (Manfred Mann) penned (and revived for Ricky Gervais & The Office) Handbags and Gladrags.

During his career Chris Farlowe has fronted such celebrated bands as Colosseum and Atomic Rooster and today with the Norman Beaker Band you’ll find him more soulful than ever.