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  • Start: Thursday 31 May - 20:15
  • Estimated End: Thursday 31 May - 23:00
  • Auditorium: Cellar Bar

This is a hired event



When Andy Billups (Hamsters) and Ray Brown (Illegal Eagles) were asked if they’d like to perform at the Steve Smith Memorial gig in Southend earlier this year, Ray said he rather fancied singing a few Free numbers… but as a duo?!!    

After calls to fellow Free fans Al and Tony, a rehearsal was arranged and a half dozen numbers duly prepared.  The chaps clicked in an instant… the rest, as they say, is history!

Andy Billups was, with the exception of a brief spell, the bass player with The Hamsters throughout their twenty-five year reign. Essentially a guitarist, Andy credits Andy Frazer as the single one individual that made him ‘sit up’ to the role of the bass player in his late teens.  As another huge fan of the band Free, Andy completes this dynamic ensemble that is Tons of Sobs.

Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.