With Special Guest – Henry Gross
The stories and music from over 50 years in the business!
Joe Brown is a one off, no question about it. The cheeky chappie with the cockney accent has forded the tides of change, weathered the decades and bridged assorted musical genres with a stellar aplomb unrivalled.
His capacity to impress and amaze never falters. And now, following a mega successful trial run last year, Joe embarks on a major outing by HIMSELF, his first National solo tour. No band, no supplementary backup musicians, no dancing girls – just Joe Brown, unadulterated, solo, upfront and personal.
Kicking off in October this year, the tour runs until March 2018 encompassing a staggering 70 dates. Not bad for a man in his mid seventies and testament to his enduring popularity over the years.
Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he’s become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. His history is unique and remarkable.
From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock’n’roll, Joe’s seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him…the man is unique. He’s been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement – and on this tour he’s going to tell them!
Anecdotes and the odd joke or two will be interspersed with some of the great music that has made Joe such a sought after performer today. And, if that weren’t enough, he’s got an old friend along too.
Special Guest for the night will be guitar maestro Henry Gross. No slouch himself at the odd drollery and raconteuring (think Jackie Mason of the beat age), Henry was the lead guitarist, singer and founder of hit US group Sha Na Na. He was also the youngest musician to appear at Woodstock. To say he’s a superlative musician would be an understatement.
And as a special bonus the show last year was recorded, all the highlights – the stories, the music, the jokes, warts and all. A double album produced by Henry is out now and will be available at all live dates as well as all usual outlets, a great tribute to a truly memorable night.
Full tour dates are as follows and tickets are on sale now from all venues priced £27.50 – £35. www.joebrown.co.uk
JOE BROWN ‘JUST JOE’ UK TOUR 2017 / 2018
Thursday 2nd Chelmsford The Civic Theatre 01245 606505
Friday 3rd Bromley Churchill Theatre 0203 285 6000
Saturday 4th Birmingham Town Hall 0121 780 3333
Monday 6th Yeovil The Westlands Centre 01935 422 884
Tuesday 7th Torquay Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023
Wednesday 8th Truro Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
Thursday 9th Wimborne The Tivoli Theatre 01202 885566
Saturday 11th Worthing Pavilion Theatre 01903 206 206
Sunday 12th Woking New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645
Thursday 16th Barnstaple Queens Theatre 01271 316063
Friday 17th Weston Super Mare Playhouse Theatre 01934 645 544
Saturday 18th Port Talbot Princess Royal Theatre 01639 763214
Sunday 19th Basingstoke The Anvil 01256 844244
Tuesday 21st Crawley The Hawth 01293 553636
Wednesday 22nd Eastbourne Devonshire Theatre 01323 412 000
Friday 24th Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811
Friday 19th Swindon The Wyvern Theatre 01793 524481
Saturday 20th St Albans Alban Arena 01727 844488
Sunday 21st Dartford The Orchard 01322 220000
Tuesday 23rd Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 01743 281281
Wednesday 24th Stoke On Trent The Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649
Thursday 25th Sale Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616
Friday 26th Blackpool Grand Theatre 0844 856 1111
Sunday 28th Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Tuesday 30th Halifax Victoria Theatre 01422 351158
Thursday 1st Gateshead The Sage 0191 443 4661
Friday 2nd Southport Southport Theatre 0844 871 3021
Saturday 3rd York The Opera House 0844 871 3024
Sunday 4th Billingham Forum Theatre 01642 552663
Monday 5th Ilkley Kings Hall 01274 432000
Thursday 8th London Cadogan Hall 020 7730 4500
Friday 9th Clacton West Cliff Theatre 01255 433344
Saturday 10th Lowestoft The Marina Theatre 01502 533200
Sunday 11th Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 01553 764864
Thursday 15th Stafford The Gatehouse Theatre 01785 619080
Friday 16th Buxton Opera House 01298 72190
Saturday 17th Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Sunday 18th Preston The Charter Theatre 01772 804444
Monday 19th Runcorn The Brindley Theatre 0151 907 8360
Wednesday 21st Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 0844 871 3015
Thursday 22nd Gravesend Woodville Halls 08442 439 480
Friday 23rd Dorking Dorking Halls 01306 881717
Saturday 24th Isle Of Wight Shanklin Theatre 01983 868000
Sunday 25th Southend The Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351135
Wednesday 28th Bury St Edmunds The Apex 01284 758000
Thursday 1st Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210
Friday 2nd Hayes Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
Saturday 3rd Fareham Ferneham Hall 01329 231942
Sunday 4th Bournemouth The Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000
Wednesday 7th Newbury Corn Exchange 0845 5218 218
Thursday 8th Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 01902 429212
Friday 9th Brierley Hill Civic Hall 01384 573381
Sunday 11th Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652
Monday 12th Solihull The Core Theatre 0121 7046962
Tuesday 13rd Solihull The Core Theatre 0121 7046962
Thursday 15th Epsom The Playhouse 01372 742555
Wednesday 21st Herne Bay Kings Hall 01227 374188
Thursday 22nd Harlow The Playhouse Theatre 01279 431945
Saturday 24th Skegness Embassy Theatre 01507 613100
Sunday 25th Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre 01438 363200
Wednesday 28th High Wycombe The Swan 01494 512 000