Bella Hardy 7.45pm - 8.15pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter 8.45pm - 10.15pm approx
“It’s a beautiful work. The voice. The words. The music. Sublime.”
Marilyn and Alan Bergman on Carpenter’s 2014 album Songs From The Movie
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Carpenter began playing guitar and writing songs early in life, and was playing her songs in D.C. clubs before she was out of her teens. Word of Carpenter’s talents eventually reachedNashville, winning her a deal with Columbia Records, which released her 1987 debut album, Hometown Girl.
Her debut disc set the stage for the success of 1989’s State of the Heart and 1990’s Shooting Straight in the Dark, each of which produced four Top 20 hits, including the Grammy-winning smash “Down at the Twist and Shout.”
Those releases were followed by the massive commercial breakthrough of 1992’s Come On Come On, which was certified quadruple platinum and yielded no less than seven charting singles.
More success followed with such albums as the platinum Stones in the Road, A Place in the World, Time* Sex* Love* and Between Here and Gone. Carpenter moved to Rounder/Zoë in time for 2007’s Grammy-nominated The Calling, which was followed by the seasonally themed Come Darkness Come Light: 12 Songs of Christmas, the Grammy- nominated The Age of Miracles and Ashes and Roses.
Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and in 2012 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and Jonathan Trebing (guitars)
Support Act: Bella Hardy
BELLA HARDY – With The Dawn
Released March 30 2015 on Noe Records (NOE08)
“Rare class and exceptional emotional depth” Mojo
“An aura of sophistication that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club” Sunday Times
“A fine, no-nonsense interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter” The Guardian
“One of the best songwriters of her generation” fRoots
“A natural ability to fashion catchy pop hooks in the forge of big, doom-laden folk songs” Songlines
Bella Hardy’s seventh solo album With The Dawn – her first since being named BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year in 2014– isn’t just the latest collection of songs from this prolific and ingenious artist. The album is an account of one year of her life. Where previously Bella has adapted and explored traditional ballads and fables to tell her contemporary folk tales, the stories that inspired these songs are her own experiences: good and bad, happy or sad.
Tickets: £26 in advance
Age suitability: U14s to be accompanied
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
Eat before the show
Gig Food Menu
This menu is subject to change on the day
All at £9.75
Freshly made to order
Char grilled steak burger with melted mozzarella, chunky chips and onion rings
Deep fried plaice filet sandwich with tartar sauce, mange tout salad, chunky chips and crispy calamari rings
Pan fried spicy bean burger on focaccia topped with grilled Portobello mushroom and a roasted vegetable salad V
Char grilled chicken tikka served in toasted pita bread with papadoms and a yogurt, mango and mint dip
Potato wedges with garlic, lemon and thyme mayo
Mixed leaf and crunchy vegetable salad with a French mustard dressing
Seasoned chunky chips
Please order & pay for food at the bar
Food service finishes 45min 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
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