John Tams, Hailsham Pavilion, Friday, May 25, 7.30pm.
JOHN Tams, writer of many of the songs and music for stage and screen’s mighty successful War Horse is set for a one-off appearance at the Hailsham Pavilion.
War Horse is enjoying extended runs in the West End, Broadway and Toronto, and John has tours planned to coincide with opening nights in America and Europe.
So with that and everything else in his busy life, one wonders how he can find time to front an eight-piece band, and not just any old band for this is the reunion of his classic band,
Home Service, that has come about after last year�s discovery of some previously unheard live recordings.
The recordings, made in 1986, exhibit a power and commitment that was never fully captured in the studio, so a live album release immediately became inevitable.
And with everyone truly inspired by the might of these recorded performances, Home Service, is once again back in business and back on the road, although catching the band live is very much a rare privilege, and it won�t come to the Pavilion again!
You can re-live songs like Walk My Way, Alright Jack�and Sorrow, which are anthemic observations on the unfairness of Thatcherite Britain and its social inequalities.
The crushing irony is that they sound as potent now as they did then, thereby making this band’s work as relevant as ever.
To book call 01323 841414.