Songs of Ghosts and Piers and Splinters


A new retrospective album – Songs of Ghosts and Piers and Splinters – featuring selected tracks from Interconnectedness, Spinters, After All and Maybe Once is now available for download/streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora and YouTube Music.


Tribute to John Martyn

Lord Nelson, Hastings
Tuesday 29th January 7:30 PM

10 years on from his passing the world still remembers the beautiful music of John Martyn. He was not an easy man, but he was without doubt a genius songwriter who has been covered by many well-known acts over the years. During his time in Hastings The Lord Nelson was his favourite pub, so it’s fitting that ten yers to the day after he left us we take this opportunity to celebrate his works with a night of his songs covered by local musicians. We’ll be screening films of his live performances as well… so roll up and join in the fun.

7.54pm David Lofts Make no mistake 8pm Malta Angeline 8.06pm Anna Page Anna 8.12pm John Gaunt Over the Hill 8.18pm Lucy and Clive Bless the Weather 8.24pm Keith Foster Couldn’t Love You More 8.30pm Keith Osborne May You Never 8.36pm Victoria & Hayley One Day Without You 8.42pm Victoria & Hayley Over the Hill 8.48pm Rory Purdey Fairytail lullaby 8.54pm Malta Fine Lines 9pm Rory Purdey Glorious fool 9.06pm Lucy and Clive Go Down Easy 9.12pm Harry Osborne Hurt in Your Heart 9.18pm Gavin Couldn’t love you more 9.24pm Rory Purdey I don’t wanna know 9.30pm David Lofts She’s A Lover 9.36pm David Lofts Small Hours 9.42pm Bear and Martin Man in The Station 9.48pm Bear and Martin Over The Hill 9.54pm David Lofts One Day Without You 10pm David Big Muff 10.06pm Rory Purdey Rock salt and nails 10.12pm Lucy and Clive Spencer the Rover 10.18pm Lucy and Clive Sweet Little Mystery 10.24pm David Lofts Solid Air 10.30pm All together Couldn’t Love You More 10.36pm All together May You Never

Hastings Rock FM

As some of you will know, May is the month for the broadcast of Hastings Rock radio,  a radio station playing the latest new music and very best in classic rock. It’s on air to Hastings, Bexhill and the surrounding area on 87.7fm and worldwide on the internet, from Saturday 4th May to Friday 31st May, 2019.

The Local Music Show is hosted by Tony Davis on Sunday nights from 7pm to 9pm UK time, and the show on Sunday 12th May will include the first broadcast of a new Keith Foster track “Elaina”, a follow-up to “The Ghost of Molly Hawkins”. Hope you’ll tune in and take a listen.

There are also a number of Keith’s tracks on the regular playlist, including probably the most popular of all, “George Street”.

Hastings Hugs

Saturday 2nd Feb 2019, 3pm – 4pm

Butlers Gap Hastings

It’s been nearly three years since the last Hastings Hug. We are well overdue! Many sad things have occurred in recent years, and we could all use a bit of cheer. Hastings! To arms! Or two arms. Use ’em wisely.

The lovely Claire Hamill will be joining us again, to lead us in a rousing rendition of “All You Need Is Love.” Extra big hugs for Claire!

Here’s a link to the Canadian event that inspired ours,  and here’s a link to the article in the Hastings Independent Press on the latest Hastings Hugs.

Fundraiser 30th September

Sunday 30th September 2018

The Printworks

The Printworks
The America Ground
14 Claremont
Hastings TN34 1HA
+44 (0)1424 425 532

Citizens Advice fundraiser on Sunday September 30th at The Printworks, Hastings, organised by Keith Rodway.  Featuring: Sage Maverick with Claire Hamill, Otti and the Voices, Keith Foster, Steve Stone, Tim Hoyte, Kat Lee-Ryan, Hayley Savage, Victoria Howarth, Nick Monaghan, Phil Little, Lucy Pappas with Clive Timperley, Carol Prior, Anita Jardine, Andrew A C Cooper, Chasing Shadows and John Hodgson.

The event starts at 4pm and goes on till 10.30. Tickets are £7, £5 for concessions, £12 for a family ticket. Food will be available at the venue.
All proceeds from the event will go to Citizens Advice 1066.
We hope to see you there!

Citizens Advice 1066 Benefit CD

The Citizens Advice 1066 benefit CD has arrived! It features songs from 22 local bands and artists and is available from shops and cafes around Hastings. The cover price is £5, but please feel free to donate more!

You can also listen and/or buy on Bandcamp here: https://ca1066.bandcamp.com/album/a-brighter-day.

Keith Rodway:

Our thanks go out to all who contributed their work to the CD – it’s a wonderful snapshot of the vibrant arts scene Hastings is renowned for and so rightly proud of. Thanks also to Peter Quinnell for his fantastic artwork. Those who contributed their work: Polo Piatti, Anita Jardine, Kat Lee-Ryan, Josephine Claire Hamill, Philip George Thornton, Nick Monaghan, Tim Scullion, Carol Prior, Otti A-i, Toby Warren (Elf and Stacey), Fritz Catlin, Simon Charterton, Dave Arnold, Richard James Burley, Tim Hoyte, Alice Trueman (CLUBBS), Charlotte Tingley and Leo Snook (Chasing Shadows), Keith Foster, Steve Stone, Tony May, Phil Little, Ken Edwards (The Moors) . Thank you all!

Citizens Advice 1066 is a local charity which provides help at the heart of the community. The service is available to everyone in the community of Hastings and Rother. Most clients are likely to be experiencing financial hardship and many are experiencing physical or mental health problems. Each year CA1066 help around 7,000 people who have, between them, 22,000 issues.

The service is run by 15 paid staff and around 50 volunteers who are assessors, advisers, receptionists, administrators and research and campaigns workers. Training and support is given for all roles and varies between 8 weeks for an assessor and around 1 year for an adviser. Volunteering helps individuals gain new skills and experience, build confidence and this often leads to paid work in similar fields. If these volunteers were paid at the going rate, it would cost over £300,000 a year.

Citizens Advice aim to help with any type of enquiry but if they can’t find an answer they aim to find someone who can. This could be with a local partner agency or maybe a national organisation or a solicitor. At present the main enquiries are benefits problems including sickness and disability benefits and Universal Credit, debt, housing problems, employment issues, consumer problems, family and personal matters, immigration, utilities and more.

Advice can make a major difference to people’s lives by relieving stress, gaining additional income, helping people get the benefits they are entitled to, restoring financial stability, helping people stay in their homes, deal with family breakdown and access to children, sort out problems at work and stay in employment, challenge unfair practices and discrimination. These things benefit the wider community and increase community resilience.

As well as giving advice, CA 1066 also gather information about the problems people are facing and look out for unfair policies or practices and campaign to change or improve these. These can be local issues or national issues.
There are many ways in which you can support the work of Citizens Advice 1066 – you can make a donation, help fundraise, you can volunteer or follow them on social media :-
You can contact them by phone on 03444 111 444 or send a message viawww.citizensadvice1066.co.uk or drop-in to the office
Renaissance House, London Rd, Saint Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6AN

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