Shows in Live Music

The James Bond Concert Spectacular

Sunday 24th November 7.30pm

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The popular Q The Music Show is coming to the West Cliff 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 Madeline Smith who played Miss Caruso in Live And Let Die.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, including 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.

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Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others. In 2019, the show made its debut on the West End, selling out the Adelphi Theatre and receiving critical acclaim in The Times.

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Simply reRed

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With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience singing and dancing all night.

‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’,  ‘Stars’,

‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Fairground’,

‘Something Got Me Started’ and many more!

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Through The Decades With Roy & Buddy

Saturday 30th November 7.30pm

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Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas and even recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’, and Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents would of gone on to match any songwriter in the world, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!

Darren Page’s vocal abilities have earned him a reputation for quality, especially when singing the hits of Roy Orbison while Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world.

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Genesis Connected

Friday 6th December, 7.30pm

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They are back for a fifth successive year, the one and only Genesis Connected.

Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics, this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.

The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

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West End Christmas

SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER 7.30pm

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A stunning evening of song and dance featuring a top West End cast performing your favourite melody’s from the musicals plus a host of festive nostalgia, reminding you that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!
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Rotary Carol Concert

SUNDAY MATINEE

8th DECEMBER 3pm

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The Rotary Club return for their annual carol concert at the West Cliff. With a wonderful afternoon of traditional songs and of course, a collection which helps to fund the Christmas Day meals for the elderly & disadvantaged.

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California Dreamin

FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

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The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the Golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60’s.

They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few.

This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties.

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The Flower Power Era, where, Peace, Love & Psychedelia Flowed freely to the great music of Scott McKenzie, The Flowerpot Men, Barry McGuire, The Lemon Pipers , The Turtles, plus many, many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive a summer of love in one great show.

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Nathan Carter

& Special Guest Claudia Buckley

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Irish Country pop star Nathan Carter is back at the West Cliff for another energetic live performance with his amazing band and a special support guest.

Nathan is one of Ireland’s biggest artists, and with an incredible 7 top 10 albums under his belt, he is well on his way to becoming a household name. Most recently, the 2018 ‘Born for the Road’ shot straight into the top 5 at number 3.

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of 4 years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

Nathan will be joined by Special Guest Claudia Buckley.

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On Tour With ELVIS

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

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Michael King is thrilled to be back at the West Cliff for another performance of his ‘On Tour with Elvis Show’. Widely recognized as the best in the business at being Elvis and supported by his superb backing band and singers, this show is what many describe as one of the most authentic and dynamic Elvis Presley tribute shows ever. It has been said on many occasions that Michael King’s dynamic and powerful live performances are as close as it gets to watching Elvis for real. But don’t take our word for it, come along and decide for yourself!

See more info at elvismichaelking.com

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Billy Fury In Sound & Vision

FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Fury in Sound and Vision is an exciting new show combining amazing on screen visuals with live performance from renound West End performer Gavin Stanley.

Using cinematic documentary footage from the huge BBC4 hit ‘The Sound Of Fury’ you will be taken through the amazing journey of Billy’s life with interviews from Len Goodman, Imelda May, Mark Kermode, Joe Brown and more with his songs brought to life live on stage. Fury lives!

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The Opera Boys

SATURDAY 29th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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With Immaculate 4-part musical medleys, combined with stunning solo performances, the Opera Boys will keep you entertained with a whole feast of West End treats.

Featuring songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story,  Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for lovers of musical theatre.

The show also features beautiful operatic and classical numbers that the boys have become known for over the last few years, such as Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye.

With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.
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Lionel – A Tribute to Lionel Richie

FRIDAY 13th MARCH 7.30pm

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Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’,

 ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

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 “I CLOSE MY EYES AND IT’S LIONEL”

ROGER UPRIGHT Ex Western European Manager of MOTOWN
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Calling Planet Earth

FRIDAY 20th MARCH 7.30pm

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Recreating the electrifying 80s taking you on a musical memory right back to the nightclub dance floor!

Relive, sing, dance to many of the best 80s songs ever from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, The Police, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more. Unforgettable hits such as Planet Earth, True, Tainted Love, Vienna, The Look Of Love and many, many more!

Performed by an incredible live band, awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast.

This show is without doubt the most stunning 80’s experience ever brought back to the future!

Calling Planet Earth – The show that defines a decade”

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Foster & Allen

SATURDAY 21st MARCH 7.30pm

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Foster & Allen aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and their touring commitments prove how popular they remain for their fans who like to see them in a live performance experience.

The tour coincides with a special edition new release Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums, many of which have not been reissued in the UK for a number of years; Maggie, After All These Years, Reminiscing, Reflections, Remember You’re Mine, Souvenirs, Memories, Heart Strings, By Request, Songs We Love To Sing.

THE UNIQUE ‘FOSTER & ALLEN’ SOUND WILL BE WITH US FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!
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Forever in Blue Jeans

SUNDAY MATINEE

22nd MARCH 2.30pm

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Come and join the greatest party in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 22 happy and successful years “On The Road”.

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many more all performed by the stunning Red Hot Blue Jeans Band”.

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy the liveliest and happiest show of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS.

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Sensational 60s Experience 2020

THURSDAY 26th MARCH 7.30pm

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The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The West Cliff Theatre Clacton for one night only.  With a brand new production for 2020 celebrating their tenth anniversary.  The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia.   The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.  Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years.  Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960’s for yourself. Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60’s show for 2020

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Jersey Beats

FRIDAY 27th MARCH 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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The Fizz – Up Close and Personal

SATURDAY 28th MARCH, 2020

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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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Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

SUNDAY 5th 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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ELO Encounter

SATURDAY 18th APRIL 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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Supersonic 70s Show

FRIDAY 24th APRIL, 7.30pm

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Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The ‘Supersonic 70s show’ is GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all…the 70s! Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this ‘all live’ band delivers a power packed spectacle. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot stompin’ to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex, and Suzi Quatro you won’t have time to catch your breath! Alongside timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, the band even add in a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision song contest.

It’s no wonder it’s being called, “the greatest 70s show in theatre land”

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So bring a strong pair of lungs, and favourite 70s outfit, as it is time for you to live out your childhood memories once more on this glorious rollercoaster ride of 70s nostalgia.


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Herman’s Hermits

Saturday 25th April, 7.30pm

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Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.

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The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

SATURDAY 9th MAY. 7.30pm

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Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present! Let them take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit, live with stunning accuracy and high energy accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, they’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night.
Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few!

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Spirit of the Blitz

SUNDAY MATINEE

10th MAY 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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Menopause the Musical 2.

FRIDAY 15th MAY 7.30pm

 

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Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®. We fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things!  For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

Age advisory 16+
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Back to the 60s part 2-Brothers in Song

SATURDAY 16th MAY 7.30pm

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This wonderful show takes us back to the 1960’s when songs from various Brothers captured our hearts.

The show features songs from The Walker Brothers, with hits such as ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, ‘My Ship Is Coming In’, ‘No Regrets’ and more.

Songs from The Righteous Brothers with worldwide Hits ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’, and many more.

Lastly the hit machine called The Everly Brothers, with timeless classics such as ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘Crying In The Rain’, ‘Walk Right Back’ to name just a few.

Relive those magic moments of the 60’s with The Brothers In Song and their Classic Hits.

A show not to be missed

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Cats In Space

SUNDAY 31st MAY 7.30pm

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CATS in SPACE have caused quite a stir since landing in 2015. With their unique sounds they will transport you back to the glory days of 70s Classic Rock. Think loud guitars, walls of soaring multi tracked vocal harmonies, grandiose pianos, and huge singable choruses. It’s purr-fect!

Touring with legendary rock giants Deep Purple, Status Quo & Thunder playing UK arenas, plus Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie, the Cats have gained an ever growing army of faithful fans gaining incredible live reviews along the way.  In 2019 they played their biggest headline tour so far, ending with a date at the prestigious London Palladium. All this before heading over to Europe ahead of a huge Christmas campaign.

Four critically acclaimed LPs, which all landed in the UK album charts, an ever growing presence on BBC and regional radio stations nationwide confirms that CATS IN SPACE are fast becoming one of the UKs leading rock bands, but unlike no other.

In 2020 they are back on tour again with a new album emerging, and one which promises to top the lot.

So strap yourselves in as once again as we take you out of this world…..

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“ CATS in SPACE have to be one of the most important bands to emerge from the UK in recent years … ”  Fireworks Magazine

Their songs are good enough to snare the attention of anyone who’s ever loved Cheap Trick or Supertramp…” Planet Rock Magazine

“ Gloriously effervescent, melody soaked, delightfully smart …”

Classic Rock Magazine UK
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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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Twist & Shout

SATURDAY 11th JULY 7.30pm

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Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’. Featuring the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones. Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

Twist & Shout is a non-stop feast of music that features a 4 piece live band and cast of 6 singers and dancers performing hits such as; 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.

This show will leave 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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