Type of Event


Visit Date






Or Event Name


image for Music item typeJoe Brown Solo Show - 'Just Joe’. Plus Special Gue at Harlow Playhouse

Music, Thu 22 Mar 2018, £27

Joe Brown

Joe Brown


Harlow Playhouse

01279 431945


Playhouse Square,
The High,
CM20 1LS


Joe Brown is a one off, no question about it.

The cheeky chappie with the cockney accent has forded the tides of change, weathered the decades and bridged assorted musical genres with a stellar aplomb unrivalled.

His capacity to impress and amaze never falters. And now, following a mega successful trial run last year, Joe embarks on a major outing by HIMSELF, his first National solo tour. No band, no supplementary backup musicians, no dancing girls - just Joe Brown, unadulterated, upfront and personal.

Kicking off in October this year, the tour runs until March 2018 encompassing a staggering 70 dates. Not bad for a man in his mid seventies and testament to his enduring popularity over the years.

Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he’s become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. His history is unique and remarkable.

From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock’n’roll, Joe’s seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him…the man is unique. He’s been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement - and on this tour he’s going to tell them!

Anecdotes and the odd joke or two will be interspersed with some of the great music that has made Joe such a sought after performer today. And, if that weren’t enough, he’s got an old friend along too.

Special Guest for the night will be guitar maestro Henry Gross. No slouch himself at the odd drollery and raconteuring (think Jackie Mason of the beat age), Henry was the lead guitarist, singer and founder of hit US group Sha Na Na. He was also the youngest musician to appear at Woodstock. To say he’s a superlative musician would be an understatement.

And as a special bonus the show last year was recorded, all the highlights - the stories, the music, the jokes, warts and all. A double album produced by Henry is released on October 6th and will be available at all live dates as well as all usual outlets, a great tribute to a truly memorable night.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPushchairs availableWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 22 Mar 2018 19:30 to 22:00


All tickets + booking fee



Plan route to Harlow Playhouse using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 444098  Lat: 51.76859 Long: 0.09264

By Road:
From the M11: Map on brochure and website links to street maps.

By Public Transport:
From Harlow Town station it is 1 mile to The Playhouse, Harlow.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Harlow Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access