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Straight Shooters at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath


Matlock, and its surrounding area, including Darley Dale and Matlock bath, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District is somewhere dear to my heart and inextricably linked with both my Mum’s and Dad’s side of the family, all of them hailing from there. The Grand Pavilion, a Georgian building that stands imperiously by the river side deep in the gorge where Matlock Bath sits, has long been a focal point for entertainment. In the post-war years, my Dad well remembers attending concerts and watching Dance bands there. In the 1980’s, I performed there myself with my band Tubeless Hearts.

Matlock Bath Pavilion

Matlock Bath Pavilion

So it really piqued my interest when my Dad mentioned that it had been at considerable risk of demolition in recent years, and was now in the hands of a trust committed to saving this historic building. I’d been canvassing around to fill out dates for my visit from Spain in June, when, with our new project Straight Shooters, we’ll be making a special appearance at the Quad in Derby, and also in Burton -on-Trent, but more about those shows in another post.

After connecting with Andie Brazewell at The Pavilion, we now have a date in place for Straight Shooters – Friday June 6th – we’re hoping everyone will come along and support the event – priced at just £5 a ticket, and help fund the restoration of this beautiful venue.

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You’ll be in for a night of classic British 70’s rock, courtesy of the music of Free and Bad Company!



Kev Moore

May 2, 2014 - Posted by | Music, Rock, Thoughts, Touring, Video, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hi Kev

    Hope you are well – I’d love to make it to Matlock – its a lovely place I totally agree. Where do I purchase tickets. I would like two. Hopefully we might get a chance to catch up as well Take care Diane Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 13:28:27 +0000 To:

    Comment by Diane Hanson | May 2, 2014

  2. Hi Diane! Just click on this link and it will show you how to book

    Comment by kevmoore | May 2, 2014

  3. Hi Kev ,
    maybe you can organize a gig with your friends Simon and Fos and Mr Jeff Christie .On that very day Yellow River was NO 1 in the UK 44 years ago.

    Comment by Rainer | May 3, 2014

  4. It was also my late Mum’s birthday Rainer! Too many parameters to fulfil to organize a Christie gig – I leave that to others of a less nervous disposition! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | May 3, 2014

  5. Hi Kev, met Vern on Friday, and thanked him personally for instigating this – great to chat up with him about his memories and looking forward to giving you more on June 6th – Andie

    Comment by Andie Brazewell | May 4, 2014

  6. Hi Andie – that’s excellent. Looking forward to performing there once again!

    Comment by kevmoore | May 4, 2014

  7. Your french fan wish you a very nice moment ! Cheers…

    Comment by Joël | May 22, 2014

  8. Many thanks Joel! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | May 22, 2014

  9. Great to see you again last night at The Quad, Kev. Can’t make Matlock Bath tonight but the Memsahib and I will be rolling up at Burton on Saturday. All the best mate – Up The Rams (and long live rock)

    Comment by Eddie | June 6, 2014

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