Britain's foremost (some might say only) proponents of "rockney", a genre that jumbles together pub singalong, music-hall humour, boogie-woogie piano and pre-Beatles rock'n'roll, are coming to Brighton this August for a bank holiday knees up!
Chas & Dave began writing and performing songs together in 1972, having been friends since the early sixties. They just celebrated their 50th Anniversary by recording their first original album in 27 years - a mixture of vintage rock & roll songs and new renditions of their own rockney classics, and features special guest stars Jools Holland, Buddy Holly's drummer Jerry Allison & Hugh Laurie.
Chas & Dave wrote and recorded exceptionally witty songs about life in London, performed with a strong affection for all things English reminiscent of many of the great Music Hall artists. In their case, however, the musical accompaniment to their sharply observant material was neither rock nor punk but solid, no-nonsense Rock’N’Roll style which had been their background and inspiration.