, Margate and The Sideboard Song are all bone fide classics - but don't take our word for it, just ask Sir Paul McCartney, who's a massive fan of the enduring double act.
But that doesn't mean they won't be playing the likes of Gertcha
, Rabbit and Ain't No Pleasing You.
The pair - known for hits such as Rabbit, Gertcha
and Ain't No Pleasing You - released their first new album for 27 years last year and recently headlined the Royal Albert Hall.
With tracks like Gertcha
, Snooker Loopy and Rabbit always raising a smile, it's easy to overlook the fact that they've played at Glastonbury, perform this year at Sonisphere and once opened for Zeppelin.
It's not a fair comparison, for though the duo embrace sweaty, beery pub culture on their singalong hits such as Rabbit and Gertcha
, they're actually great and just two among a slew of crackers in their canon.
Chas & Dave reached the top twenty in 1979 with Gertcha
, which became a nationwide catchphrase.
They've used their Cockney knees-up style and rhyming slang on hits like Gertcha
, Rabbit, Ain't No Pleasing You - and not forgetting Snooker Loopy.
Down To Margate and Gertcha
were bellowed by the crowd taking advantage of the bank holiday.
Well, give me a moment while I slip into the argot of the East India Dock Road," and then, like the consummate professional he is - I'm still taking no chances - holding a monogrammed handkerchief to his mouth, he might cough discreetly before giving it the full, "Gor blimey, gertcha
, stone the crows, you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" schtick.
uk Expect to hear the likes of Rabbit and Gertcha
at Wolverhampton Wulfrun for Chas N Dave - Together Again: The Final Tour SUNDAY Singer Clare Maguire plays a hometown gig at The Glee Club WEDNESDAY Former Housemartin and The Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton (right) goes it alone at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton The James Last Orchestra play the NIA Turn to page 20 for the full week ahead listings If you have an event worth a mention, email jon.
The first half features their old pub set up to Gertcha
The duo were known for a number of hits such as Gertcha
, Rabbit and Ain't No Pleasing You during the late 1970s and 1980s.