CHAS AND DAVE release a new studio album on October 28, said to be featuring special guests and marking their 50th anniversary.
Since starting out in the early sixties as session musicians for Jerry Lee-Lewis and GeneVincent, Chas and Dave have continued to flourish regardless of numerous trends that have come and gone. The duo have achieved three million album and single sales, landed six Top 20 hits, opened for Led Zeppelin, and continue to play about 80 theatre sized venues all over the country, every year.
Now they mark their 50th year in music together with the October 28th release of a brand new studio album – their first for 27 years.
The album was recorded at the end of June in Studio 2, Abbey Road Beatles Room with Grammy-winning bluesman Joe Henry (Solomon Burke, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello & Bonnie Raitt) on productions.
Chas and Dave return to their roots with a collection of early R&B, skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll classics, alongside new takes on songs of their own. The album features a crack team of musicians and special guests, including guitarists Albert Lee and Martin Taylor, Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ drummer J. I Alli-
son and, on keys, Jools Holland and Hugh Laurie.
The release of this album is the culmination of a gradual reappraisal of the duo’s talents, which first began when they were invited to support The Libertines back in 2004. They subsequently performed at Glastonbury in 2005 and 2007 as well as at Bestival in 2012. Last year they were the subject of LastOrders, an hour-long documentary which has been broadcast on BBC Four eight times. Their recently completed UK headline tour featured 68 sold-out shows stretching from the Isle of Wight to Glasgow, and concluded with another sold-out gig at London’s 3000 capacity indig02 venue.