Today's Date

Despite having an injury earlier this year, Chris still continues his tours. Not bad for someone 70 years young this year !

Chris starts 2010 where 2009 left off by continuing his tour in Germany with the Hamburg Blues Band for January - April. Later in the year there are some UK dates with old friends, The Norman Beaker Band.  

See below for dates and venue details.  

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The Crying Game · Little Things

Out of Time · Handbags and Gladrags

Game of Love · Um Um Um Um Um Um

with special guest
TERRY SYLVESTER (formerly of The Hollies)
Sorry Suzanne · He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother · The Air That I Breathe

all backed by

and very special guests
Don’t Turn Around · Wishin’ and Hopin’

They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!

Now in its 26th year the show features the unforgettable talents of
Dave Berry, Chris Farlowe, Wayne Fontana, Terry Sylvester (formerly of The Hollies) all backed by Vanity Fare and The Merseybeats

Songs include
The Crying Game, Handbags and Gladrags, Game of Love, Um, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, The Air That I Breathe, Don’t Turn Around and many more.

DateTimeTown/CityClub/TheatreContact TelLink
Wed23-Feb7.30pmAberdeenMusic Hall01224 641122Link
Thurs24-Feb5.15pmInvernessEden Court Theatre01463 234234Link
Thurs24-Feb8.30pmInvernessEden Court Theatre01463 234234Link
Fri25-Feb7.30pmDundeeCaird Hall013824 434940Link
Sat26-Feb7.30pmGlasgowRoyal Concert Hall0141 3538000Link
Sun27-Feb7.30pmEdinburghUsher Hall0131 228 1155Link

Tues1-Mar7.30pmGatesheadThe Sage0191 443 4661Link
Wed2-Mar7.30pmSouthportSouthport Theatre0844 847 2380Link
Fri4-Mar7.30pmCarlisleSands Centre01228 625 222Link
Sat5-Mar7.30pmHullNew Theatre01482 226655Link
Sun6-Mar4.00pmLeedsGrand Theatre & Opera House0844 848 2700Link
Sun6-Mar7.30pmLeedsGrand Theatre & Opera House0844 848 2700Link
Tues8-Mar7.30pmBlackpoolGrand Theatre01253 290 190Link
Wed9-Mar7.30pmManchesterPalace Theatre0844 847 2247Link
Thurs10-Mar7.30pmBirminghamAlexandra Theatre0844 847 2294Link
Fri11-Mar7.30pmCheltenhamTown Hall08445 7622210Link
Sat12-Mar6.00pmBarnstapleQueens Theatre01271 324 324Link
Sat12-Mar9.00pmBarnstapleQueens Theatre01271 324 324Link
Sun13-Mar7.30pmSouthamptonMayflower Theatre02380 711811Link
Wed16-Mar7.30pmIpswichThe Ipswich Regent01473 433100Link
Sat19-Mar3.00pmWeston Super MarePlayhouse Theatre 01934 645 544Link
Sat19-Mar7.45pmWeston Super MarePlayhouse Theatre 01934 645 544Link
Sun20-Mar3.30pmSt AlbansThe Alban Arena01727 844 488Link
Sun20-Mar7.30pmSt AlbansThe Alban Arena01727 844 488Link
Tues22-Mar7.30pmTorquayPrincess Theatre0844 847 2315Link
Wed23-Mar7.30pmAylesburyWaterside Theatre0844 8717607Link
Fri25-Mar7.30pmNottinghamRoyal Concert Hall01159 895555Link
Sun27-Mar7.30pmSouthseaKings Theatre023 9282 8282Link
Mon28-Mar7.30pmBristolBristol Hippodrome0844 8472325Link
Thurs31-Mar7.30pmCardiffSt David's Hall029208 78444Link

Fri1-Apr7.30pmGrimsbyGrimsby Auditorium0844 847 2426Link
Sun3-Apr7.30pmNorthamptonRoyal and Derngate01604 624 811Link
Wed6-Apr7.30pmStoke-on-TrentVictoria Hall0844 871 7649Link
Thurs7-Apr7.30pmSalisburyCity Hall01722 434 434Link
Fri8-Apr7.30pmBasingstokeThe Anvil 01256 844 244Link
Sat9-Apr7.30pmBournemouthPavilion Theatre0844 576 3000Link
Wed13-Apr7.30pmYork Grand Opera House0844 847 2322Link
Thurs14-Apr7.30pmKing's LynnCorn Exchange01553 764864Link
Fri15-Apr7.30pmFolkestoneLeas Cliff Hall0844 847 1776Link
Sat16-Apr4.30pmSouthendCliffs Pavilion01702 351 135Link
Sat16-Apr8.00pmSouthendCliffs Pavilion01702 351 135Link
Sun17-Apr3.00pmDartfordThe Orchard01322 220 000Link
Sun17-Apr8.00pmDartfordThe Orchard01322 220 000Link
Sat23-Apr7.30pmWorthingAssembly Hall01903 206 206Link
Sun24-Apr7.30pmSkegnessThe Embassy08456 740 505Link
Wed27-Apr7.30pmLiverpool Philharmonic Hall0151 709 3789Link
Thurs28-Apr7.30pmLlandudnoVenue Cymru01492 872 000Link
Fri29-Apr7.30pmSheffieldCity Hall0114 278 9789Link
Sat30-Apr3.00pmDarlingtonCivic Theatre01325 486 555Link
Sat30-Apr8.00pmDarlingtonCivic Theatre01325 486 555Link

Sun1-May4.00pmWolverhamptonGrand Theatre01902 429212Link
Sun1-May8.00pmWolverhamptonGrand Theatre01902 429212Link
Sun8-May8.00pmCroydonFairfield Halls0208 688 9291Link
Tues10-May7.30pmBuxtonOpera House0845 127 2190Link
Thurs12-May7.30pmEastbourneCongress Theatre01323 412000Link
Fri13-May8.00pmReadingHexagon Theatre0118 960 6060Link
Sat14-May3.00pmChathamCentral Theatre01634 338 338Link
Sat14-May7.30pmChathamCentral Theatre01634 338 338Link
Sun15-May7.30pmTunbridge WellsAssembly Hall Theatre01892 530 613Link
Wed18-May7.30pmLeicesterDe Montfort Hall0116 233 3111Link
Fri20-May7.30pmTruroThe Hall for Cornwall01872 262 466Link
Sat21-May7.30pmCambridgeCorn Exchange01223 357 851Link
Sun22-May4.00pmNorwichTheatre Royal01603 630 000Link
Sun22-May8.00pmNorwichTheatre Royal01603 630 000Link
Tues24-May7.30pmHalifaxVictoria Theatre01422 351158Link
Wed25-May7.30pmSwanseaGrand Theatre01792 475715Link
Thurs26-May7.30pmOxfordNew Theatre0844 847 1585Link

Mod All Star Band - Barking Broadway Theatre 5th February 2011

The Mods are marching on Barking for a storming night of sounds from the 60's. Dance the night away to original stars of the greatest decade music has ever know, featuring blue eyed soul singer Steve Ellis the original lead vocalist from Love Affair, R&B legend Chris Farlowe and Northern Soul icon Lorraine Silver. 

PLUS the very best of Stax, Atlantic and early Motown; Northern Soul and Ska from BBC DJ Alex Dyke.

Box Office: 020 8507 5607 

Colne R&B Blues Festival 30th August 2010

Chris Farlowe with the Flamingo Blues all Stars with special guests Herbie Goins
Also on the same day are Norman Beaker and his band with Larry Garner





Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel
Wed Sep 29th Grantham Arts Centre 01476 406158
Thu Sep 30th Stratford Upon-Avon Cox’s Yard 08700 600 100 

Sat Oct 2nd Blakeney Blakeney Harbour Rooms 01263 741018
Fri Oct 8th Wimborne Tivoli Theatre 01202 885566
Sat Oct 9th Ebbw Vale WALES Beaufort Theatre 01495 355800
Sun Oct 10th Manchester Twisted Wheel 0161 6830069
Wed Oct 13th Cheltenham Vonnies 01452 862332
Thu Oct 14th Crewe The Box 01270 257398
Fri Oct 15th Fleetwood Marine Hall  01253 770547
Sat Oct 16th Redcar Blues Club  01642 489051
Sun Oct 17th Liverpool Baby Blue (Live Lounge) CANCELLED 0844 8000400
Tue Oct 19th Worcester Huntington Hall 01905 611427

Thur Nov 18th Cardiff The Globe 02920 452151
Fri Nov 19th London 100 Club 02076 360933

Sun Dec 5th London The Music Palace 07903 568661

Fri Feb 11th Bury The Met
Sat Feb 12th Farnsfield (Notts) The Village Hall 01623 883096
Sat Feb 19th Hailsham Pavilion Theatre

Mon May 2nd Yorkshire Yorkshire Blues Festival (30 April, 1-2 May) 01709 720002

EUROPE - 2010


 Chris Farlowe • Jon Hiseman • Clem Clempson • Dave Greenslade • Mark Clarke • Barbara Thompson

A: Austria,  CH: Switzerland,  CZ: Czech Republic, 
D: Germany,  HU: Hungary

handmade concerts


Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Fri Jul 2nd A Vienna Arena Open Air

Fri Aug 13th A Bildein Picture On Festival

Wed Oct 20th D Bochum Bahnhof Langendreer 0049 (0) 234 232986
Fri Oct 22nd D Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus 0049 (0) 361-5624994
Sat Oct 23rd D Berlin Kulturbrauerei 0049 (0) 30-44315151
Sun Oct 24th CZ Prague Lidovy dum Kbely 0042-777-633 158 & 0042-0224263049
Wed Oct 27th D Marburg Stadthalle 0049 (0) 6421-15140
Fri Oct 29th D Hamburg Fabrik 0049 (0) 40-39 10 70
Sat Oct 30th D Worpswede Music Hall 0049 (0) 4792 950139
Sun Oct 31st D Paderborn Forum Berufskolleg 0049 (0) 5254-9319115

Mon Nov 1st D Bonn Brückenforum 0049 (0) 228-614042
Wed Nov 3rd D Mainz Frankfurter Hof 0049 (0) 6131-220438
Thu Nov 4th CH Pratteln Z 7 0041-618-214800
Fri Nov 5th D Karlsruhe Tollhaus 0049 (0) 721-964050
Sat Nov 6th D Winterbach Salierhalle 0049 (0) 7181-255943
Mon Nov 8th D Augsburg Spectrum 0049 (0) 821-2572828
Tue Nov 9th D Nürnberg Hirsch 0049 (0) 911-429414
Thu Nov 11th A Salzburg Rockhouse 0043-662-8849140
Fri Nov 12th A Innsbruck Treibhaus 0043 650-6020 602
Sat Nov 13th A Vienna Metropol 0043-14077740
Sun Nov 14th HU Budapest Millenaris Theatrum 0036-1-3364012


"Mad Dog Blues" Tour ...cont


A: Austria, CH: Switzerland, D: Germany

handmade concerts

Date Town/City Club/Theatre Contact Tel

Thu Jan 7th D Bonn Harmonie
Fri Jan 15th D Barby Gasthof zum Rautenkranz
Sat Jan 16th D Lorsch Rex
Thu Jan 21st D Nürnberg Hirsch
Fri Jan 22nd D Kirchheim/Teck Bastion 
Sat Jan 23rd D Kirchheim/Teck Bastion 
Thu Jan 28th D Husum Theodor Schäfer Werk
Fri Jan 29th D Hamburg Landhaus Walter
Sat Jan 30th D Hamburg Landhaus Walter

Fri Feb 5th D Bad Salzuflen Bahnhof
Sat Feb 6th D Aachen Tatort Music Club 
Fri Feb 12th D Braunschweig Barnaby´s Blues Bar
Sat Feb 13th D Forst Manitu
Thu Feb 18th D Koblenz Cafe Hahn
Fri Feb 19th D Wuppertal LCB
Sat Feb 20th D Leer (TBA) Zollhaus
Fri Feb 26th D Finsterwalde Brauhaus
Sat Feb 27th D Schwerin Speicher 

Fri Mar 5th D Rostock Pumpe
Fri Mar 12th CH Dietikon Sounddock
Sat Mar 13th CH Rubigen Mühle 

Thu Apr 1st D Karlsruhe Tollhaus
Sat Apr 3rd D Torgau Kulturbastion

Fri Aug 13th CH Vallemaggia Magic Blues

Thu Sep 2nd A Hard Kammgarn 0043-552-241000
Fri Sep 3rd D Wissen Kulturwerk 0049 (0) 180-5040300
Sat Sep 11th A St. Veit Burgkulturfestival 0043-4212-4238
Sun Sep 12th A Wien Planet/Gasometer 0043-1-33246410
Fri Sep 17th D Hannover Bluesgarage 0049 (0) 511-7246966
Sat Sep 18th D Magdeburg Impro im Stadtpark 0049 (0) 391-5556060
Tue Sep 21st A Linz AKOÖ 0043-664-415 8010
Thu Sep 23rd D Leipzig Spizz 0049 (0) 341-9608043
Fri Sep 24th D Zwönitz Heartbeat 0049 (0) 37754-74274
Sat Sep 25th D Wolfenbüttel KuBa Halle 0049 (0) 5331-277870) 5331-27787

Sat Nov 20th D Idstein Scheuer 0049 (0) 6126-70548
Thu Nov 25th D Rheinberg Schwarzer Adler 0049 ( 0) 2844-2458
Fri Nov 26th D Minden BÜZ 0049 (0) 571-23939
Sat Nov 27th D Bremen Weserhaus/Radio Bremen 0049 (0) 421-353637

Fri Dec 17th D Oldenburg Charly´s 0049 (0) 441-2171630
Sat Dec 18th D Worpswede Music Hall 0049 (0) 4792 950139


Friday 27th - Monday 30th August 2010


Welcome to the 21st Great British R&B Festival.

This year we are celebrating our 21st Anniversary, with more blues, more entertainment and more talent.

Year after year we have been bringing you the best in both national and international R&B music – and this year is no exception.

As usual we have a fantastic line-up, with some of the biggest names in the world of Blues gracing our stages. Here are just a few to whet your appetite -

Peter Green
Georgie Fame
Chris Farlowe
Dr Feelgood
Sandi Thom

and all the way from the USA -
Omar and The Howlers.

We are also looking forward seeing the new up and coming blues talent that will be gracing the British Stage over the weekend.

Radio Lancashire will once again be taking control of the British Stage on the opening night and new for this year will be the introduction of the Jessica Foxley Stage, where young, local R&B bands will be given a rare opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of dedicated Blues fans.

Once again we are pleased to have Barnfield Construction as a valued sponsor for the 2010 festival and are also delighted to announce our on-going affiliation with East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership.

With more roadhouses and family entertainment gracing the streets and venues, you can be sure to be entertained this August Bank Holiday as we celebrate 21 years of The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.

We look forward to seeing you there!

International Stage: Friday 27th

7.00pm   The Hamsters
8.45pm   Dr Feelgood
10.30pm Nine Below Zero
12.00      midnight Eddie & The Hot Rods

International Stage: Sunday 29th

2.00pm   Danny Handley's Blues Project
3.30pm   Popa Chubby Band (USA)
5.00pm   King King featuring Alan Nimmo
7.30pm   Hans Theessink (NL)
9.15pm   Peter Green
11.00pm The Pretty Things

International Stage: Saturday 28th

2.00pm   Ben Waters Band
3.30pm   Chicago Acoustic Blues Session feat. Nalle and his Crazy Ivans (DK), Magic Slim & Omar (USA)
5.00pm   Kyla Brox
7.30pm   Sandi Thom
9.15pm   Magic Slim and The Teardrops (USA)
11.00pm Omar & The Howlers (USA)
International Stage: Monday 30th

2.00pm   Jay Tamkin Band
3.30pm   Larry Garner Band (USA) with Norman Beaker & Friends
5.00pm   Oli Brown
7.30pm   Trevor Burton Band from The Move
9.15pm   Georgie Fame
11.00pm Flamingo Blues all Stars with special guests Herbie Goins & Chris Farlowe

Ticket Prices

Full Festival (early booking before Sat 26 June 10): £95.00
Full Festival: £120.00

Friday: £25.00
Saturday: £35.00
Sunday: £35.00
Monday: £30.00

Children will receive a booking discount of 50%.

In addition:

Full Festival Ticket – pledge badge* included
Individual Day Ticket – pledge badge* available for £3.00
No Ticket – all pledge badges* £5.00 each

Full Festival Tickets allow access throughout the Bank Holiday weekend to all the venues, including International Stage, Acoustic Stage and includes a free pledge badge*.

Day Tickets allow access to the International Stage only, however you can buy a pledge badge* for just an additional £3 at time of collecting your wristband.

*Pledge Badges allow access to The British Stage, Acoustic Stage and all five official roadhouse venues including The Crown, Colne and Nelson Rugby Club, The Admiral Lord Rodney, The Dressers and The Royal British Legion.

How to Book

There are various way to get your festival tickets -


+44 (0)1282 661 234

+44 (0)1282 661 221


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 Chris & Norman Beaker Band - Tour 2008
Chris Farlowe - Live Tours 2009