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Sound & Vision – A David Bowie Tribute Show

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Friday 18th July 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Fasten your seatbelts – the Starman is here!!

‘Sound & Vision – A tribute to David Bowie’ was
launched on what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday in 2022.

While his career spanned five
decades, he maintained his relevance to both his long-term ardent fans and
younger emerging audiences. There has never been an artist that has offered
inspiration to so many people within the music industry. His songs still have
the ability to affect and influence
music lovers across the world.

What makes Sound & Vision so
special, is their note-perfect recreation of the legend himself and the iconic
musicians he loved to work with. The 7-piece band offers audiences a chance to
fully appreciate each complex nuance of his many, many songs. And they’re all
there… Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars, Starman, All the Young Dudes, Rebel-Rebel,
China Girl… and so many more.

Chris Burke, has an unmatched vocal similarity to
Bowie. His vocal ability allows you to enjoy each song being performed as you’d
want them to be. Perfectly recreating his voice. Close your eyes… you’d think
he was in the room. But it’s not just about the vocals. The musicianship and
talent of the other band members is truly world class. The line-up includes
Jeff John (Lead Guitar), John Wilmott (Bass), Colin Elward (Keyboards), Simon
Harry (Rhythm Guitar), Gareth Addey (Drums) and Mike Davies (Saxophone).

The show is mesmerising with
lights and a wonderful soundscape, designed to stimulate all your senses… and
it includes a few surprises too. Suitable for all ages, and will have you
dancing in the aisles.

Celebrate David Bowie's amazing
music with us. It’ll be a memorable rock experience with the UK’s best
sound-alike Bowie show.

 

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The History Of Rock

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Friday 31st May 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

THE HISTORY OF ROCK is back and bigger than ever! 

Join us as we celebrate a rock line-up like no other headlined by one of the greatest bands of all time!

As always we'll be taking audiences on a thrilling ride through the history of rock – but this time, we're turning the spotlight on Led Zeppelin, as they headline the ultimate rock concert line-up the world has ever seen.

A must see for any fan of ROCK! Experience this iconic music brought back to life by an exceptional band consisting of some of the finest musicians and performers from around the world.

So join us and experience a rock show like no other with THE HISTORY OF ROCK!

 

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Legends of Motown

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Friday 21st March 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Legends of Motown is a high energy tribute show jam packed with all of Motown's biggest hits, with stunning vocals and amazing live band, celebrating the music of the iconic and timeless Motown era. Undoubtedly the golden era of music, the show pays tribute to the legendary artists that appeared on the Motown label at that time.

Get ready to be wowed with a song list that won’t fail to have you up and out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. Make it a night to remember with the music authentic to the Motown label from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin and many more!

★★★★★
“The show is well executed with a fiery setlist – not a single seat was down by the end of the night as they had everyone dancing in the aisles.”

★★★★★
“They had so much energy that flowed through to the audience, with amazing vocals that are perfectly accompanied by an extremely high quality band.”

 

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Jive Talkin’

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Friday 31st January 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and
THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that has actually performed with the original
Bee Gees!
 

In 1997 Gary & Darren from Jive Talkin' performed LIVE on HEART
FM with THE BEE GEES and received great compliments from both Maurice and Barry
Gibb.

As with the original Bee Gees, Jive Talkin' is very much a family
affair, with brothers Gary and Darren Simmons taking the roles of Barry and
Maurice Gibb, with Darren's son Jack joining the group in 2014 and taking on
the role of Robin Gibb. The guys are supported musically by a four piece band
with Lead Guitar, Violin, Cello and Drums, to ensure that every note in every
song is just right!

Wherever the group play they receive superb plaudits; "The
Soundalike quality is quite sensational" (The Stage), "Amazing
similarity to the real Bee Gees" (Wakefield Express), Absolutely Brilliant
(Maurice Gibb), WOW (Barry Gibb)………

For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the
great Bee Gees hits; Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, Jive
Talkin, etc, in a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony, this is a night
not to be missed!

 

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Moments Of Pleasure – Ultimate Tribute to Kate Bush

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Sunday 14th July 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Since arriving on the tribute scene back in 2019, Moments Of Pleasure have rapidly emerged as one of the most acclaimed tribute bands in the UK.

This 5 piece band features the amazing vocals of Lisa-Marie Walters, as featured recently in the Sunday Times magazine and seen on BBC, ITV and heard on BBC 5 and various BBC regional stations.

Her vocal and visual performance is frankly astonishing, emulating the voice and mannerisms of Kate Bush like no other and generating so much love and emotion from the audience – she is widely lauded as the next best thing to listening to Kate Bush herself!

The show will take you on an amazing journey through much of the incredible Kate Bush back catalogue – Moments Of Pleasure will perform many of the singles such as Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, Wow and Cloudbusting together with popular tracks from albums such as The Kick Inside, Lionheart, Never For Ever, The Dreaming and Hounds Of Love.

This is an event that no Kate Bush fan will want to miss.

 

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Nearly Elton – The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elton John

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Saturday 1st February 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Nearly Elton – The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elton John 

Experience the ultimate Elton John tribute Concert . Nearly Elton is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest showmen of our time. Starring Lee Brady as Elton and an outstanding full live band. 

This phenomenal production is an exciting, heartfelt concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…” 

Taking audiences on a magical ride through five decades of hits that include: Rocketman, Your Song, I'm Still Standing, Candle In The Wind, Sacrifice, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues and many more…

For More Information:

www.nearlyelton.co.uk

www.facebook.com/nearlyelton

 

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Oh What a Night!

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Saturday 2nd November 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

OH WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005.

Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH! WHAT A NIGHT combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more!

Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

 

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King of Pop – NAVI

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Thursday 24th October 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined on stage by Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten.

Navi is regarded as the world’s No.1 MJ tribute artist and was handpicked by Michael himself as his official body double. Michael also hired Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties where he gave Navi a standing ovation and described his performance as “Incredible”. This year Navi was also chosen by Hollywood and received critical acclaim after starring as in the new MJ movie “Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland”.

Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially chosen to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History world tours to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide. She also appeared on the famous Super Bowl performance.

Now, Jennifer has teamed up with Navi for an unforgettable experience – taking fans closer than ever dreamed to an original MJ concert. Featuring all the greatest hits along with an incredible live band and dancers.

 

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Elvis Remembered

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Friday 30th August 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Elvis Remembered takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s. Paul Molloy and The Memphis band bringing you a full two hour live show.