The Hollies head for Eastbourne - plus glam rock night!

The Hollies celebrate embarking on their seventh decade as a band with a nation-wide tour which calls in at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Friday, October 27 at 7.30pm.
The Hollies (contributed pic)The Hollies (contributed pic)
The Hollies (contributed pic)

They have been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years with timeless including The Air That I Breathe, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother and Bus Stop. The line-up includes drummer Bobby Elliott and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band.

They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, plus bass player Ray Stiles, keyboardist Ian Parker and Steve Lauri on rhythm guitar.

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Last year the band celebrated 60 years together with a hugely successful UK tour.

The Hollies were one of the key bands of the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band have had more than 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK, spending 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart. In 1995, they were presented with the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll’. Tickets on or call the box office on 01323 412000.

Also coming up is Get It On! One Night Of Glam Rock at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Saturday, October 28 at 7.45pm.

A spokesman said: “Relive the costumes, the make-up, the music of this most flamboyant 70s rock movement. This is an outrageous celebration of a golden age, live on stage. Our UK charts were crammed with glam rock acts from 1971-1975, rebelling against the hard-rock bands with their extravagant, often androgynous, costumes and loud stomping music with big guitar riffs and repeating chant-like lyrics so fans could quickly join in at the top of their voices. Whether you remember glam rock the first time around or you’re new to or intrigued by the genre, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! So, bring your Tiger Feet and head to the Devonshire Park Theatre for a night like no other.”