Shows in Live Music

Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

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SUNDAY 0th APRIL 7.30pm

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Jimmy Jemain with the Undercover Shadows celebrate six decades of hits singles by Sir Cliff Richard. A must see show for all Cliff Richard fans. This show will have you tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles as you listen to Cliff’s fantastic music. Jimmy Jemain, who won TV’s ’Stars in Their Eyes’ 30 years ago, is widely recognised as the number one Cliff tribute artist, with Cliff himself commenting “Spot on, a bit too good”. The Daily Mirror write that Jemain “Talks, walks, looks and sings like Cliff Richard”. As The Shadows played an important part in the early years, no show reflecting on the career of Sir Cliff would be complete without some of their music performed by a sensational five piece band the Undercover Shadows.
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The Counterfeit Sixties

Saturday 6th June, 7.30pm

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The Counterfeit Sixties make a welcome return to the West Cliff  Theatre.  As Britain’s No.1 tribute show they bring alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

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The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook

SUNDAY MATINEE

14th JUNE 2.30pm

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We are delighted to welcome Jack Productions (Jest For Laughs & The Dusty Springfield Songbook in 2019) back to the West Cliff for another Sunday afternoon with their latest offering The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook.

Featuring favourite tunes from Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and many more, this is a delightful collection from the masters of the golden age of musicals. Our cast of six will guide you through the lives and music of two of the most influential songwriters of their generation. We invite you to wallow in the brilliance that is Rodgers and Hammerstein”.

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The Fizz – Up Close and Personal

NEW DATE:

SUNDAY 21st JUNE, 2020

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Up Close and Personal Evening with The Fizz

Join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an “Up Close and Personal” evening at The West Cliff.

Have you ever wondered where the idea for the rip-off skirts came from? What it’s like to win The Eurovision Song Contest? Why Cheryl, Mike and Jay can’t be called Bucks Fizz any more? Why not ask them yourselves at this “warts-and-all peak behind the curtain” story of Bucks Fizz. Hear some of the hits, including three No. 1s: Making Your Mind Up, Land of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies, that made them one of the most successful bands of the 80s.

An evening full of music, laughter and nostalgia, this is must for any lover of the 80s.

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Sinatra – His Way

FRIDAY 26th JUNE 7.30pm

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Robert Habermann sings the unforgettable songs and tells the remarkable story of Francis Albert Sinatra – from band singer to 1940s pop idol. From his fall from popularity to swinging his way through the 1950s, recording his most famous songs and albums and building his own record label ‘Reprise’.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the whole story of the Chairman of the board, singing all the great Sanatra classics; Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, You Make Me Feel So Young, Strangers In The Night, My Way, New York New York and many more.

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The Hollies Story

SATURDAY 27th JUNE 7.30pm

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Follow The HOLLIES Story as Allan Clarke and Graham Nash met in a Manchester primary school aged six,  and went on to become one of Manchesters biggest bands ever.

Discover how two boys from the backstreets of Salford created a band to rival the Beatles, enjoyed dozens of chart hits and were finally inaugurated into the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

This highly entertaining show for all ages is packed with hit after hit, performed by a talented young band and hosted by a seasoned narrator.

So, if you remember “Look Through Any Window”, “Carrie-Anne” “On a Carousel” and “I’m Alive” tell me….Who is Jennifer Eccles?

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The All New Blues & Soul Revue

FRIDAY 3rd JULY, 7.30pm

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The All New Blues and Soul Revue is a fabulous, high-energy act where cabaret, comedy and audience participation collide with unbelievable musicality and showmanship. Much more than simply a Blues Brothers Tribute, this show commands the attention of every audience member from the first note through to the very last.

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Formed in 2002 and with some of the UK’s finest session musicians on board this show has toured extensively across the UK and Europe and has now developed from its roots as a club act into performing on a worldwide stage.

Now all that’s needed is ‘You, You, You’ to grab your tickets…….

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Twist & Shout

SATURDAY 11th JULY 7.30pm

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Music lovers are invited to return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as an incredible cast revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

 

Superb performances and beautiful, bespoke costumes return us to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.

The non-stop, 40-song music feast includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.

 

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It’s said that “If you remember the Sixties you really weren’t there”. Twist and Shout affords the opportunity to discover just what you missed!

This show will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

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Beach Boys Smile

  FRIDAY 7th AUGUST 7.30pm  

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Immerse yourself in vocal bliss, with the smooth harmonies and classic songs of group that will never be forgotten. In an all new production – The Beach Boys Smile, touring the UK from 2017.

Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson’s composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS). Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!

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The Everly Brothers

FRIDAY 14th AUGUST 7.30pm

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Follow young Phil & Don Everly, as the boys from a humble Kentucky coal mining community appear at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 1957… inspiring the Beatles, the Hollies and many others with their angelic harmonies….. all the way to their triumphant reunion concert in 1983 in the Royal Albert Hall London England.

Join our fabulous host and narrator, Mr Hank Griffin Senior to enjoy all the favourite Everly hits including;- Bye Bye Love, Cathys Clown, Wake up Little Susie, Lucille, When will I be loved and many many more….

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

FRIDAY 21st AUGUST 7.30pm

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Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to stardom.

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After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

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Catch Us If You Can

FRIDAY 28th AUGUST 7.30pm

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Featuring the very best songs from the most creative musical decade of all time, Catch Us If You Can is a two hour theatrical experience you will never forget.

With an array of costume changes, ‘The Revolvers’ will take you on the most authentic sixties experience you’ll see this year as they pay tribute to The Kinks, The Who, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Spencer Davis Group. With special tributes paid to The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hit’s include you Really Got Me, My Generation, Good Vibrations, Pretty Woman, Blowin’ In The Wind, Keep On Running, My Generation, Satisfaction, Shout, Dancing In The Street, and A Hard Days Night to name but a few.

This fast moving, fun loving show is everything that the sixties was all about.  A must see experience for audiences of all ages to take them back in time to witness the magical music that came from this wonderful part of our history!
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James Bond Concert Spectacular

SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 7.30pm

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‘This band are simply stunning. It’s hard to imagine this music being served better.’ 
THE TIMES March 2019

 

The popular Q The Music Show is coming back at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton and they will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The show will be compered by the lovely Caroline Munro who played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others.  With top musicians and an informative compere – who appeared in the films herself, this show has everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Don’t miss this superb evening as…Nobody Does It Better!

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The Counterfeit Seventies

SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm

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Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits.

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Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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We are thrilled to welcome Marty & the Wildcats back for yet another stonking show here at the West Cliff.

His show, Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he performs with ‘The Wildcats’, has received critical acclaim and has not only thrilled his loyal fans but also a whole new generation who are just discovering the man who stormed the charts with ‘Rubber Ball’ and ‘Teenager In Love’.

This is a night not to be missed.

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Streisand

  SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm  

The Music, The Lady, The Legend

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The iconic sound of a legend in Music & Film, is brought to life in this brand new production.  Join Winter as she combines her superb pitch & quality vocals into her delivery of some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written or performed such as Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him, The Way We Were & many more.

Performed by a stunning live band. Complete with the depth of double bass, keys & violin. A wonderful evening of music not to be missed. Brought to you by Total Productions.

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The Indians

SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

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Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Ireland’s top Showband return to the West Cliff. Regarded as one of the most entertaining Irish bands on the road, they have been consistently entertaining the UK now for five decades.

So come join the gang for what is always a great night of live entertainment.

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Some Kinda Wonderful – Stevie Wonder

FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers”Blues & Soul Magazine), award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash (Jools Holland and “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today”The Guardian) and a world-class band present a diverse back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ through to hits from ‘Talking Book’, ‘Innervisions’, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ and ‘Hotter than July’.  Playing hit after hit, from the dance floor classics ‘I Wish’ and ‘Superstition’ to beautiful arrangements of ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Overjoyed’, this is a real ‘master blaster of a show!”

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The Mersey Sound of the 60s

In Aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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Join the Mersey Legends on a trip down memory lane to the swinging 60s and the Cavern Club in this hit filled evening, raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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Spirit of the Blitz

NEW DATE:

SUNDAY MATINEE

27th SEPTEMBER 2.30pm

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To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day we dust off the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit of the Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.

Sing along to swinging hits like Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Bless ‘Em All, Leaning On A Lamp-Post, and of course, We’ll Meet Again.

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Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good show recreates all your forties favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields… A truly heart-warming afternoon of live music and laughter.

For those who remember the 40s, the show is a trip down memory lane; for those who don’t, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation’s battle for survival.

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ELO Encounter

NEW DATE:

FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

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Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

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★★★★★

Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!

Braintree Arts Theatre – Manager Phil Pattie

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Simply outstanding – sell out show – thank you ELO Encounter

The RoadHouse Birmingham – Manager Zoe Godber

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Jersey Beats

NEW DATE:

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2020, 7.30pm

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It’s the show night out not to be missed – wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! is a different style of tribute show to any other that you will have seen or heard of before.

Matt Andrews leads our vocal quartet as our tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune… All performed alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito.

Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceedings and ensuring the crowd leave with a big smile on their face.

Our Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up – bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage bringing the era back to life!

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The show also has a way of bringing current hits to life too, with that same Doo Wop style – again making OH WHAT A NITE! different to any tribute show you’ll ever see!

Stunning costumes, choreography, production and more – all to take you back to the era when hit song, after hit song had ‘The Four Seasons’ famous around the World.

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Abbamania

SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER 7.30pm

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They are back at the West Cliff!

 Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance, live on stage.

ABBAMANIA’S widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show, featuring record breaking and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘ Dancing Queen’,  which will have you dancing in the aisles. (Please note we cannot be held responsible for people standing and dancing!)

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.

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Talon-Best Of Eagles

SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER, 7.30pm

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Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2020/21’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’.

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The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…

“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”

(Jack Tempchin – Eagles Hit Songwriter).

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The Matt Monro Story

FRIDAY 9th OCTOBER 7.30pm

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Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro.

The Matt Monro story is an inspired and unforgettable show. a unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of  his  music alive.

from ‘born free’ to ‘walk away’ to ‘potrait of my love’ be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to  one of britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “the singer’s singer” by his peers.

the show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.

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Nick Ross Orchestra-Glenn Miller & Rat pack Era

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER 2020. @ 7.30pm

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The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’…and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.

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There are those who watch and listen who tap a shy finger to the melodies, others who follow with a silent foot-beat, still others who murmur softly through the lyrics, and those who simply permit a fleeting smile. But common to all are memories.

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s & 50s.
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Voice Of The Heart

SUNDAY MATINEE

11th OCTOBER 2.30pm

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Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy, her voice and her music is played all over the world everyday on the radio and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those care free days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love.

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. Songs that link together from The BeatlesMR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, to name but two of these timeless classics.

With the Blue Jeans band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.

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Manilow – A Celebration of Barry Manilow

FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 7.30pm 2020

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Very Few performers have an effect on the modern pop culture that this man has. With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity & respect. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan, paying homage to an incredible talent. Tonight we celebrate the legend that is “Manilow”

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With an incredible live band & stunning backing vocalists, celebrating the timeless songs & melodies of ‘Barry Manilow’. With all of his classic hits from Even Now, One Voice, Copacabana, Could It Be Magic, I Made It Through The Rain, Mandy & so many more.

Brought to you by Total Productions.
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Rock for Heroes

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 7.30pm 2020

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Rock for Heroes is back on the road for 2020; bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists, fundraising in support of Help for Heroes.

We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show, our aim is to raise 2.5 million (it’s a long plan!!). Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, complete with brilliant personalities and comedy value this really is a night out unlike any other. With music from artists such as Queen, David Bowie, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Dire Straits
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The Bootleg Shadows

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2020

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The Bootleg Shadows’ perform a unique tribute concert that encompasses The Shadows’ amazing career from 1960 up until the early ‘80s.

Relive such fantastic hits as: Apache, Foot Tapper, FBI, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, plus many more.

In the company of Geoff, Keith, Tony, Tim and Binks, you will be taken on a tour of the Shadows career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember.

For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60’s – and enjoys a few laughs on the way, The Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute that will have you humming the tunes and doing the Shadows famous ‘walk’ long after you have left the theatre.

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