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Whitesnake UK

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Saturday 5th October 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again" amongst many others. With a combined musical experience of over 100 years Whitesnake UK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band. ​ Whitesnake UK concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound and stage production of Whitesnake without the aid of backing-tracks, gimmicks or wigs. For a 100% live performance that will leave you shouting for more, Whitesnake UK are sure to deliver…

"ARE YOU READY & WILLING?"

"'COS WE ARE!!!"

 

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Typically Tina

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Saturday 8th June 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Tina Turner is one of the most enduring and iconic music legends of all time. With a career spanning over 50 years, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling recording artists in history.

Typically Tina is an amazingly accurate tribute to The Queen of Rock & Roll featuring so many of the great woman’s biggest hits including ‘Nutbush City Limits’, ‘River Deep Mountain High’ and ‘Simply the Best’ to name but three.

The look, the voice and most importantly the attitude is beautifully captured and all brought to life by Karin Bello.

 

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Tiny Tim’s Biggest Adventure

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Wednesday 16th April 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

7 years ago Tiny Tim decided to go on his own adventure navigating through adult life and posting about his calls on social media.

With over 120 million views on YouTube and over 10 million followers on all social media platforms, at some point you have all seen the hilarious videos of the legend that is Tiny Tim’s Adventures.

Now it’s your turn to join the man behind the voice on his BIGGEST adventure to date.

Come along for a night with Tiny Tim LIVE. ON STAGE. IN PERSON.

Note: There will be moderate swearing throughout the performance. Suitable for 14 plus years.

 

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The UK Rock Show

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Saturday 7th September 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The UK Rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5 piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen and many more! If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!

 

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The Straits UK

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Saturday 28th September 2024 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of six musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music
and performance every time.

Residing in the North East of England, the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman
and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been life long Dire Straits fans, meaning
attention to detail is second to none.

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to
‘listening to the real thing’ by many.

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much more!

 

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The Adult Panto: Jack and his Giant Stalk!

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Saturday 15th February 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Taking the UK by storm since
2004,
the Market Theatre’s
Adult Panto Company are back on tour and out to corrupt another classic fairy
tale beyond recognition with their unique style of Adult Panto.

Can the fearless company of just 3 actors hold it all
together and pull off their very own adult version of Jack and the
Beanstalk using
a minimum of set props and costume?

Get ready for an evening of
slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo for adults only.

Not suitable for under 16’s.

 

Roxette UK

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Friday 7th February 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Bringing the arena sound of your favourite Swedish pop rockers – Roxette UK perform hits such as The Look, Joyride, Must Have Been Love, Dressed For Success, Fading Like A Flower, Dangerous, Crash Boom Bang, Almost Unreal and many more.

Featuring Libbi (Sweet Rebellion) as the late Marie Fredriksson and Matt Black (Fahran) as Per Gessle with an uncanny resemblance in looks and sound. This amazing live show takes you on a joyride through Roxette's career in the 80s and 90s, with thumping anthems and melodic ballads.

Jake Graham (Fahran) on guitar, Joe Lally (Invisible Idols) on bass, Andy Mapp (Katrina from Katrina & The Waves) complete the line up for an exciting live experience performed by seasoned musicians.

 

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Strong Enough – Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher

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Friday 13th June 2025 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher.

Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and thieves, her modern Abba remixes and many more.
This is one show-stopping dazzling extravaganza you do not want to miss!

This show will take you on a musical journey from the Dark Lady days, to the rocking 80’s perm days and the celebration disco hits as we TURN BACK TIME and celebrate the queen of pop and rock.

‘Strong enough’ features 25 smash hits, six decades of stardom and enough costume changes to cause a sequins shortage… With full live band and dancers, come along and experience the passion, the flair and the glitter!

 

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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.