National treasures Chas & Dave return with a new album ‘A Little Bit of Us’ and track ‘A Little Bit of Me’ – their first in over 30 years to feature brand-new songs – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
The album, released on April 20 on the duo’s rejuvenated ‘Rockney’ label via Cooking Vinyl, features a mix of new Chas & Dave originals and live favourites.
Chas says: “This is our first Chas & Dave-produced album for over 30 years. Tell you what, though, we ain’t waiting another 30 years before we do the next one.
“The older you get, it seems time goes quicker. Yet as soon as we got in the studio it seemed like yesterday that we were producing our last album.
“My mum used to say the same thing in 1960: “30 years ago I was 17 & it seems like yesterday.” “How can 30 years ago seem like yesterday?” says I, slightly mockingly. “Well it bloody well does”, says mum, getting the deserved last word, and that’s that.”
Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock are part of a tradition of legendary London songwriters that includes Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane, Paul Weller, Ray Davies, Ian Dury and Chris Difford/Glenn Tilbrook. They have written timeless classics with irresistible and witty lyrics, such as ‘Rabbit,’ ‘Gertcha,’ ‘London Girls’ and ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You‘.
They boast on their CV playing with Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Ritchie Blackmore and Phil Lynott, recording with Joe Meek, supporting The Beatles (Chas even joined them for one night), Led Zeppelin (Knebworth), inspiring Eminem and The Libertines, storming Glastonbury in-front of 30,000 jubilant fans, having a song ‘Margate’ featured in ‘Only Fools & Horses,’ writing a jingle for Heinz Baked Beans and providing the music for the award-winning Heathrow Christmas 2016 campaign.
With a sold out show at the Albert Hall, on the day of release of ‘A Little Bit of Us,’ Chas and Dave continue touring throughout 2018 on the ‘All Seasons Tour’.