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Hot Chocolate & Support (Albert Hall, Nottingham)


This is a rare chance to see  HOT CHOCOLATE  in 2018. Featuring original founder and long term members together with their Greatest Hits  and more including SO YOU WIN AGAIN : YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY : YOU SEXY THING : BROTHER LOUIE : DISCO QUEEN : HEAVEN IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CADILLAC : EMMA : and many more memories.    

Just Click here :-https://youtu.be/PwQklWwCRIs Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a Winner (ZDF-Fernsehgarten - june 05, 2016)
https://youtu.be/Apvb8v6SFVU Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing (ZDF-Fernsehgarten - june 05, 2016)

Hot Chocolate formed in Brixton, London, England in 1968. Members of the group included Errol Brown, Tony Connor, Larry Ferguson, Harvey Hinsley, Patrick Olive and Tony Wilson.

n 1969 the band started working on a reggae version of the John Lennon song "Give Peace A Chance".  Errol Brown had changed the lyrics for their version but was informed that he could not do this without John Lennon’s permission, so a copy of the demo was sent to the Beatles Apple record label to see what they thought of it.   Fortunately, John  loved the version and it was released on the Apple label.

The group was given the named 'The Hot Chocolate Band'  by a secretary at the company, Mavis Smith, the band later changed it to just 'Hot Chocolate'.  

Towards the end of 1969 Mickie Most signed Errol and the cofounder of the group Tony Wilson as writers and recorded their songs with Mary Hopkins, Julie Felix and Herman's Hermits before encouraging them to come up with a song for themselves. In 1970 Hot Chocolate, with Errol Brown as lead singer, released their first record entitled "Love Is Life" which reached number 6 in the charts. This was the start of a fifteen year career for the group who amassed a total of over 30 hits and also became the only group in the UK to have a hit for fifteen consecutive years.

In 1981 Hot Chocolate had the honour of being invited by Prince Charles and Lady Diana at their pre-wedding reception at Buckingham Palace which was attended by heads of Government and many members of European Royalty.

In 1986 Errol left the band and took time out to spend more time with his wife and then young children. The rest of the members of Hot Chocolate also took some time off to consider their future and in 1992 Patrick Olive, Harvey Hinsley and Tony Connor joined up with agent Richard Martin and decided to start touring again.  Sadly Errol Brown passed away in 2015.

The band found a new singer Greg Bannis and keyboard players Andy Smith & Steve Ansell.  Since 1992, the band has enjoyed years of continued success touring all around the world performing to many thousands of fans who love the music of Hot Chocolate.  In 1997 the classic single "You Sexy Thing" reached number one in the charts after it was featured in the movie 'The Full Monty' and a new Hot Chocolate 'Greatest Hits' compilation released in October 1997 reached number 10 in the album charts.

In 2010 singer Kennie Simon replaced Greg Bannis on vocals creating what many are saying is the best sound ever.


All wheelchair users please book directly with the Box Office.

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Sunday, 11th November 2018 
7:30 PM Doors: 6:45 PM
Tickets: Standard Admission £35.00, Premier Tickets (1st /2nd rows of stalls) £39.00 (inc booking fees)
Nottingham The Albert Hall
N Circus Street