Joe Brown is a one off, no question about it. The cheeky chappie with the cockney accent has forded the tides of change, weathered the decades and bridged assorted musical genres with a stellar aplomb unrivalled.

His capacity to impress and amaze never falters. And now, following a mega successful trial run last year, Joe embarks on a major outing by himself, his first national solo tour. No band, no supplementary backup musicians, no dancing girls; just Joe Brown, unadulterated, solo, upfront and personal.

Having kicked off in October this year, the tour runs until March 2018 encompassing a staggering 69 dates. Not bad for a man in his mid-seventies and testament to his enduring popularity over the years.

Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he’s become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. His history is unique and remarkable.

From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock ’n’ roll, Joe’s seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him…the man is unique. He’s been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement and on this tour he’s going to tell them!

Anecdotes and the odd joke or two will be interspersed with some of the great music that has made Joe such a sought after performer today. And, if that weren’t enough, he’s got an old friend along too.

Special Guest for the night will be guitar maestro Henry Gross. No slouch himself at the odd drollery and raconteuring (think Jackie Mason of the beat age), Henry was the lead guitarist, singer and founder of hit US group Sha Na Na. He was also the youngest musician to appear at Woodstock. To say he’s a superlative musician would be an understatement.

TOUR DATES 2017

November

Date Venue
Thu 16th Queens Theatre Barnstaple
Fri 17th Playhouse Theatre Weston Super Mare
Sat 18th Princess Royal Theatre Port Talbot
Sun 19th The Anvil Basingstoke
Tue 21st The Hawth Crawley
Wed 22nd Devonshire Theatre Eastbourne
Fri 24th Royal & Derngate Northampton

January 2018

Date Venue
Fri 19th The Wyvern Theatre Swindon
Sat 20th Alban Arena St Albans
Sun 21st The Orchard Dartford
Tue 23rd Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
Wed 24th The Regent Theatre Stoke On Trent
Thu 25th Waterside Arts Theatre Sale
Fri 26th The Opera House Blackpool
Sun 28th Philharmonic Liverpool
Tue 30th Victoria Theatre Halifax
Wed 31st Civic Hall Brierley Hill

February

Date Venue
Thu 1st The Sage Gateshead
Fri 2nd Southport Theatre Southport
Sat 3rd The Opera House York
Sun 4th Forum Theatre Billingham
Mon 5th Kings Hall Ilkley
Thu 8th Cadogan Hall London
Fri 9th West Cliff Theatre Clacton
Sat 10th The Marina Theatre Lowestoft
Sun 11th Corn Exchange Kings Lynn
Thu 15th The Gatehouse Theatre Stafford
Fri 16th Opera House Buxton
Sat 17th Venue Cymru Llandudno
Sun 18th The Charter Theatre Preston
Mon 19th The Brindley Theatre Runcorn
Wed 21st Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
Thu 22nd Woodville Halls Gravesend
Fri 23rd Dorking Halls Dorking
Sat 24th Shanklin Theatre Isle Of Wight
Sun 25th The Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Wed 28th The Apex Bury St Edmunds

March

Date Venue
Thu 1st Town Hall Cheltenham
Fri 2nd Beck Theatre Hayes
Sat 3rd Ferneham Hall Fareham
Sun 4th The Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth
Wed 7th Corn Exchange Newbury
Thu 8th Grand Theatre Wolverhampton
Sun 11th Milton Keynes Theatre Milton Keynes
Mon 12th The Core Theatre Solihull
Tue 13th The Core Theatre Solihull
Thu 15th The Playhouse Epsom
Thu 22nd The Playhouse Theatre Harlow
Sat 24th Embassy Theatre Skegness
Sun 25th Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage
Wed 28th The Swan High Wycombe

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