Book a Table in the Moldy Fig - Open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

Chicory Tip

Thu 25 Jul 2024 from 21:00pm in The Main Club

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About this event

Member ticket only - £15

Non-members ticket only - £20

Members dining + ticket - £45

Non-members dining + ticket - £50

Hotel Deal - Dinner Bed & Breakfast plus tickets 2 just £149 per couple


Over 18s Only

Doors Open 7pm

On Stage 9pm

Chicory Tip are best remembered for their catchy pop song ‘Son Of My Father’, which topped the UK Charts for three weeks in 1972.

Founder members Barry Mayger and Rick Foster went through school together from infants up until 1961 when, at the age of 15, they left to take up apprenticeships. It was when they joined a Youth Club and saw their first live band that they decided what they wanted to do. Within three months they had formed a group calling themselves ‘The Sonics’ and gave their first live performance during an interval spot at the Youth Club.

Over the next few years various members came and went, then in 1967 the line-up of Barry Mayger, Rick Foster, Peter Hewson, and Mick Russell felt it was time for a change of name, and Barry came up with ‘Chicory Tip’. Within three years they landed a recording contract with CBS. During this time Mick, the drummer, got married and moved to Wales and was replaced by Brian Shearer.

Although their first two singles were played on BBC Radio 1, it was their third release that made it into the top 100 singles chart, and Chicory Tip performed for the first time on ‘Top Of The Pops’.

They are one of the few bands from 60’s & 70’s still working today with all original members.