Tuesday 14 November 2017
The Robin 2
20-28 Mount Pleasant
Advance Ticket Price: £15.00 Door Price: £17.00
On stage 8.00pm
All seated event
To celebrate the publication of Dave Hill's autobiography, So Here It Is, DJ Mike Read will be in conversation with Dave, talking about his amazing life and sharing some unseen photos.
So here it is... My autobiography is finally written.
Eighty thousand words in total, covering over seventy years of my life. Obviously I couldn't include every detail and every story but I've put down on paper everything which is important to me. As I've said before, in writing my autobiography, I've learnt a lot about myself and my life. There are a few surprises in here too, things which I had…
A lot of momentous events spurred me on to write my autobiography. Reaching seventy, surviving a stroke and seeing my grandkids born. Then Slade, as a touring band, being big again. These all made me stop and think, and for once, instead of racing forward, I looked back.
For the first time I asked myself 'how come Slade, at their peak, were so huge?'
Instead of just re-tracing my life and enjoying…
I've wanted to write my autobiography for donkey's years but it wasn't until I was a granddad that I thought it really was about time. I wanted to share my incredible life with my grandkids, and the rest of my family and friends, and of course, with all of the brilliant fans of Slade.
For my grandkids I wanted to write the complete story of my life and background, but, to begin with, there were…
1973 turned out to be a dramatic year. A year of great highs and lows.
We had three straight to number one singles - Cum on Feel the Noize, Skweeze Me Pleaze Me and, at the end of the year, Merry Xmas Everybody. To say that these were huge hits would be an understatement. The pre-orders for the Christmas single alone were 250,000 copies! Slade was the biggest group in the UK and massive all over…
This week, Dave looks back at his home town of Wolverhampton.
There can't be too many rock stars who still live were they grew up and walk around their home town each day. I love Wolverhampton and its people and wouldn't live anywhere else. I've got some lovely memories of growing up as kid in the Post War Wolverhampton. Also, Slade wouldn't have made it big without the love and support of…
To celebrate the book hitting its target, here's a video from Dave on how rock n roll changed his life.
"I still vividly remember hearing for the first time the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis and Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It had a massive impact on me. I finally knew what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be and how I could express myself.
It wasn't just the sound but also the…
We thought we'd share a few photos that will be featuring in the book as a 'sneak peek' exclusive!
Here are some photos from Dave's childhood:
Dave's Mum and Dad
The 'Castle' where Dave was born
Dave as a young boy - look at that cheeky smile!
Dave's first birthday card
Please help us spread the word about the book, so we can get it funded…
As promised, here is the now working Christmas video! Dave explains the rock n' roll influences on Merry Christmas Everyone.
If you haven't seen already, there are two new pledge levels, including a chance for you to get your hands on a Superyob t-shirt and signed book. If you've already ordered a different level, then you can upgrade your pledge. Just make sure you're logged…