Today's Date

Chris has just finished the main part of his tour in Germany with the Hamburg Blues Band. After a well deserved break, he's back in the UK starting in April with the Norman Beaker Band.  May and June are then mainly taken up with a great 60's tour with other artists that I'm sure you will of heard of. There are also some gigs in Germany continuing the tour with the Hamburg Blues Band starting in April.

See below for dates and venue details.  

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TBA - To be Announced, TBC - To be Confirmed
* More info at the bottom of this page

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Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Sun Apr  6th St Albans Alban Arena 01727 844488
Fri Apr  11th   Rotherham Rudi's Blues Cafe 0845 2573140
Sat Apr  12th Eastney The Cellars 02392 826249
Wed Apr  16th Cheltenham Vonnies 01452 862332
Fri Apr  18th Selby   Town Hall 01757 213758
Tue Apr  22nd Norwich Playhouse 01603 598598
Fri Apr 25th Netherseale (S. Derbyshire) Pokey Hole 01283 760265
Sat Apr 26th Bury The Met 0161 7612216

Sun Jul 27th Maryport Blues Festival (* see below) 01900 817200

Sun Aug 3rd Hungerford Littlecote House (Warners R n B Festival) 0800 1382632

Sat Oct 4th Derby The Flowerpot (with Herbie Goins) 01332 834438
Sat Oct 18th Ashington (Northunberland) Fell'em Doon 01670 814166

Sat Nov 29th Torquay Princess Theatre (* with Friends *)
Madeline Bell, Jay Tamkyn Band & Norman Beaker Band
08702 414120

Derek Franks Proudly Presents:


UK tour, featuring Chris Farlowe, PJ Proby, Brian Poole and Mike Pender

It's said that if you remember the 60's, you weren't there! Strange then that these 60's artists are 
among the best remembered artists of all time. Who could forget hits such as :-

'Out Of Time' and 'Handbags and Gladrags' from Chris Farlowe.
'Twist and Shout', 'Do You Love Me' and 'Candyman' from
Brian Poole.
'Hitchin a Ride', 'Early in the Morning' & 'I Live For The Sun' from
Vanity Fare.
'Somewhere', 'Marie' and 'Hold Me' from
PJ Proby.
and the unforgettable voice of 
Mike Pender from The Searchers with 'Sweets For My Sweet', 'Needles and Pins', and 'Don't Throw Your Love Away'. 

Surely, an evening to remember from the ORIGINAL stars of the 60's.

Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Fri May 2nd Stevenage Leisure Centre 08700 131030
Sun May 4th Bolton Albert Halls 01204 334400
Sun May 11th Margate Winter Gardens 01843 292795
Thu May 15th Skegness  Embassy Theatre 0845 674 0505
Sat May 17th Felixstowe  Spa Pavilion 01394 282126
Wed May 21st Dunfermline  Carnegie Hall 01383 314000
Thu May 22nd Billingham  Forum Theatre 01642 552663
Sat May 24th Northampton  Royal & Derngate 01604 624811
Wed  May 28th Cheltenham  Town Hall 01242 227979
Fri May 30th Frome  Memorial Theatre 01373 462795

Sun Jun 1st Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029
Fri Jun 6th Shrewsbury Music Hall 01743 281281
Sun Jun 8th Lowestoft Marina Theatre 01502 533200
Thu Jun 12th Glasgow Pavilion Theatre 0141 332 1846
Fri Jun 13th Langholm Buccleuch Centre 01387 381196
Sun Jun 15th Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Wed Jun 18th Camberley Camberley Theatre  01276 707600
Thu Jun 19th Basildon Towngate Theatre 01268 465465
Tue Jun 24th Buxton Opera House 0845 127 2190
Thu Jun 26th Weston-Super-Mare Playhouse Theatre 01934 645544
Fri Jun 27th Chatham Central Theatre 01634 338338
Sun Jun 29th London The Millfield Arts Centre 020 8807 6680

Sun Jul 6th Ludlow Ludlow Festival  01584 872150

Thu Aug 14th Truro Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466


"Mad Dog Blues" Tour ...cont


A: Austria, D: Germany, CH: Switzerland

handmade concerts

Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel
Wed Apr 2nd D Aschaffenburg Colos Saal .
Thu Apr 3rd D Düsseldorf Michaelis (private event) .

Sat May 3rd D DK-Odense Posten .
Fri May 9th D Kassel Königsplatz .
Sat May 10th D Mützingen Alte Ziegelei .


Wed Jun 4th D Ulm Ulmer Zelt .

Fri Jul 4th D Wangen lJazzclub - Open Air .
Sat Jul 5th D Rottach-Egern Cactus .
Thu Jul 10th D Salzgitter Schloß Salder .
Sat Jul 12th D Hamburg Landhaus Walter Open Air Blues & Rock in Park .
Sun Jul 20th D Breitenbach/Hessen Herzberg Festival .

Sat Aug 9th CH Lichtensteig Jazztage/Kronensaal .
Sun Aug 17th D Giessen Stadtfest/Kirchenplatz .
Mon Aug 25th CH Winterthur Musikfestwochen (with Paul Camilleri, Pete Brown, Gert Lange...) .

Fri Oct 10th CH Winterthur Salzhaus
Sat Oct 11th D Baden-Baden Bluesclub
Fri Oct 24th D Kiel Pumpe
Sat Oct 25th D Kassel Fiasko
Thu Oct 30th D Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus
Fri Oct 31st D Plauen Ranch

Sat Nov 1st D Worms Brauhaus Zwölf Apostel
Sun Nov 2nd D Nürnberg Hirsch
Fri Nov 7th D Ensdorf (near Saarlouis) Stormwind
Sat Nov 8th CH Rubigen Mühle Hunziken
Thu Nov 13th D Leipzig Spizz
Fri Nov 14th D Wolfenbüttel KuBa
Sat Nov 15th D Berlin Quasimodo
Tue Nov 18th D Zwönitz Heartbeat
Thu Nov 20th D Augsburg Spectrum
Fri Nov 21st D Wetzlar Franzis
Sat Nov 22nd D Rheinberg Schwarzer Adler
Fri Nov 28th D Hamburg-Bergstedt Senator Neumann Heim

Fri Dec 5th D Flensburg Roxy
Sat Dec 6th D Rheine Eddy´s Lounge/City Kino
Fri Dec 12th D Cloppenburg Bebop
Sat Dec 13th D Dresden Tante JU
Fri Dec 19th D Oldenburg Charly´s
Sat Dec 20th D Worpswede Music Hall


Sat Jan 3rd D Neukirchen Sägewerk
Mon Jan 5th A Greifenburg Gemeindehaus tba
Fri Jan 9th D Garching Gasthaus zum Bräu
Sat Jan 10th A Ried KiK
Fri Jan 16th D Koblenz Café Hahn
Sat Jan 17th D Lorsch Rex
Thu Jan 22nd D Bonn Harmonie
Fri Jan 23rd D Melle Kulturwerkstatt
Sat Jan 24th D Schwerin Speicher
Fri Jan 30th D Hamburg Landhaus Walter
Sat Jan 31st D Forst Manitu

Fri Feb 6th D Rostock Pumpe
Sat Feb 7th D Kellinghusen Ulmenhofschule
Fri Feb 13th D Kirchheim/Teck Bastion
Sat Feb 14th D Kirchheim/Teck Bastion
Fri Feb 20th D Hannover Blues Garage
Sat Feb 21st D Soest Alter Schlachthof


Other Bands

Gigs of Interest

Europe - 2008


with CHRIS FARLOWE'S Manager 'KRIS GRAY' on bass 
and 'PAUL BURGESS' on drums
Miller Anderson Website

Date Country Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Thu Apr  17th UK Great Bardfield High Barn 01371 811291
Fri Apr  18th   UK Whetstone Real Music Club 020 8445 2165
Sat Apr  19th UK Southend Riga Bar 07960 442331
Sun Apr  20th UK Portsmouth The Cellars 02392 826249
Tue Apr  22nd UK Wavendon The Stables 01908 280800
Wed Apr  23rd UK Leeds The New Roscoe 0113 246 0778
Thui Apr 24th UK Chester Alexanders 01244 340005
Fri Apr 25th UK Newcastle The Cluny 0191 2304474
Sat Apr 26th UK Worthing The Half Brick 01903 526350

Thu May 1st D Zwönitz Heartbeat Musikcafé 03775474274
Fri May 2nd D Wendelstein Jegelschuene 09129401127
Sat May 3rd D Kirchheim Bastion 07021480319
Tue May 6th D Munich Titanic City .
Thu May 8th D Oldenburg Charlys 04412171630
Fri May 9th D Isernhagen Blues Garage 05117246966
Sat May 10th D Fulda Museumskeller 0661240230
Sun May 11th D Lorsch Musiktheatre Rex 0625588665
Mon May 12th D Ingolstadt Neue Welt .
Sat May 17th D Koblenz Café Hahn 026142302

Sat Jun 28th D Erftstadt – Liblar Gasthaus Zum Schwan .


Norman Beaker Band Website

Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Sat Jan 18th Great Bardfield (nr Braintree ) High Barn 01371 811291

Sat Feb 16th Farnsfield Village Hall 01623 883096

Thu Apr 10th Worcester Huntingdon Hall 01905 611427
Sat Apr 19th Wimbourne Tivoli Theatre 01202 885566

Thu May 22nd Chester Alexander's 01244 340005

Thu Jun 5th Kirkby in Ashfield Millers Snooker Club 01623 750260
Fri Jun 6th Darlington Darlington Arts Centre R&B Club 01325 486555

Thu Sep 30th Eastney The Cellars (with Herbie Goins) 02392 826249

Wed Oct 1st Maida Vale BBC (PAUL JONES SHOW) (with Herbie Goins) .
Thu Oct 2nd Glasgow (Anderston Quay) The Ferry (with Herbie Goins) 01698 360085
Fri Oct 3rd Darlington Darlington Arts Centre R&B Club (with Herbie Goins) 01325 486555
Sat Oct 4th Derby The Flowerpot (with Chris Farlowe & Herbie Goins) 01332 834438
Sun Oct 5th London Filthy's (with Herbie Goins) 0207 8376067 
Wed Oct 8th Cheltenham Vonnies (with Herbie Goins) 01452 862332
Thu Oct 9th Crewe Royal Hotel (The Box) (with Herbie Goins) 01270-257398
Fri Oct 10th Chester Alexander's (with Herbie Goins) 01244 340005
Sat Oct 11th Stockport Didsbury Road School (with Herbie Goins) .

Fri Nov 28th Southend Riga Music Bar (with Herbie Goins) 07960 442331

THE 10th MARYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL - UK  Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th July 2008

Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will headline the Maryport Blues Festival on Sunday July 27th, 2008. The Sunday will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Maryport Blues Festival, featuring some of the artists who have appeared at the festival over the last decade. Jools headlined the third festival in 2001 and was an obvious favourite to headline the celebrations on the Sunday. 

Main Marquee Programme:- 

Fri 25th July
Sat 26th July
Sun 27th July

Chris Farlowe with The Norman Beaker Band (UK) (TBC)
Jools Holland & the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

TICKETS: will go on sale in April 2008 -date to be announced. 

Main Stage Marquee Tickets available from:

1. The Carnegie Theatre, Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2BD Tel:
01900 602122 

2. NEW for 2007 Buy tickets online from
Ticketline or tel 0871 424 4444.
 These can be purchased up to Saturday July 27th and will be available for collection at the main marquee.

3. Maryport Festivals Ltd, Project Office, Maritime Museum, 1 Shipping Brow Maryport, CA15 6AB Tel:
01900 817200 No credit card facilities.

4. Main stage tickets will also be available on the door

For further information, please contact or contact the Festival Office on 01900 817200.


Previous Tours
Chris with the Manfreds UK 1999 Chris with the Manfreds UK 2000 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Glory Bound Tour 2001 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Glory Bound Tour 2002 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Farlowe That! Tour 2003
Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Farlowe That! Tour 2004 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - 50 Years of Farlowe Tour 2005 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Hungary For The Blues Tour 2006 Chris Farlowe - Live Tours 2007