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Chas and Dave bring their cockney magic to Charnwood Theatre

CHAS and Dave treated Loughborough to a 'larf and a good old knees up' at the Charnwood Theatre last week.

CHAS and Dave treated Loughborough to a 'larf and a good old knees up' at the Charnwood Theatre last week.

With their special blend of sing-a-long of rock and cockney humour (Rockney) they make an audience feel as though they are in company of mates the minute they take to the stage.

Having played together since 1972, pianist Chas Hodges and guitarist Dave Peacock perform in their own accents about subjects they feel for and their debut album One Fing 'n' Annuver was released in 1975 to critical acclaim. The first half of the show was a mixture of questions from the audience and a musical retrospective of their main career influences.

Chas's mum (herself, a brilliant pianist) Lonnie Donegan and Jerry Lee Lewis were all given due credit and Chas, who is the talkative one, recounted their musical beginnings up to the present day, dedicating the last song of the half to his four-week-old grandson Harry!

Accompanied by their superb drummer, Mick Burt, who they quipped 'has been on trial since 1975' the second half was a showcase of their 30 years of song writing.

Hit after hit was performed for the eager long standing fans including Margate and Rabbit with the riotous applause going to Ain't No Pleasing You.

A great night of infectious cockney humour and the singing, foot-tapping and hand clapping Loughborough audience loved it!

A great night of infectious cockney humour and the singing, foot-tapping and hand clapping Loughborough audience loved it!

 

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