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xpect to hear such hits as ?Come Back And Stay', ?Toy Soldiers', ?It's A Mystery' and ?Wishful Thinking'.
They dominated the charts for nearly ten years! They enjoyed nine number one records in the UK! They became Sweden's biggest export earners outselling Volvo cars! Sweden's international music phenomenon: Abba - Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni Frid - became global superstars of the 70's with their unique pop anthems. From their 1974 Eurovision triumph to an unbroken string of hits around the world their music has enjoyed unparalleled acclaim. Now you can experience Abba mania with this special live tribute concert. Enjoy all of your favourite classics Take A Chance On Me, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, join in the party and have the time of your life.
In a career spanning more than 40 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1 position in the UK.
The tour will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including hit singles, B-Sides and personal favourites. The album, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1 and won the Brit Award for Best British Album. The singles, Kings of the Wild Frontier and Antmusic both hit number 2 in the UK chart and Dog Eat Dog reached number 4.
Rock fans are in for a treat as three classic bands join together to celebrate their part in the history of rock. The show opens with rock legends THE GROUNDHOGS featuring Tony T.S. Mcphee. After the first of two intervals Martin Turner's WISHBONE ASH takes to the stage. Martin Turner was of course the founding member, lead vocalist, bassist and creative force of the original WISHBONE ASH line up and performs their hits including ?Blowin Free', ?Argus' and many more. And last, but certainly not least, with their unique blend of progressive rock FOCUS manifested themselves at the start of the seventies as the most successful and most appreciated of all the Dutch rock exports. Hits came in the form of ?Hocus Pocus' ?House of the King' and ?Sylvia' and many more.
Scottish singer-songwriter Stewart performs his multi-million-selling album, Year of the Cat, almost 40 years after its release. Stewart was a key figure in the British folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s, played the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, performed alongside Cat Stevens, Bert Jansch and Van Morrison, and shared a flat with Paul Simon. On Year of the Cat, "Stewart tackles prog-rock lyrical themes with a musical approach that comes off as adventurous without being pretentious, mysterious without being melodramatic. And, once upon a time, accessible enough to become radio hits," says Paste Magazine.
An evening of YES music and more.
Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman are a rock band formed in 2010 by singer Jon Anderson, guitarist and singer Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, three former members of Yes
Beatles tribute band which faithfully recreate the sound and images of the Fab Four from their early 'moptop' days through Revolver and Sgt Pepper to their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple building. The atmosphere is perpetuated with the use of authentic instruments, costumes and backdrops and special effects, giving a nostalgic re-creation of the era. The band will be joined on stage by a nine-piece orchestra. Since the Bootlegs were formed in 1980, they have enjoyed spectacular success both at home and abroad. Their international reputation accelerated following a sixty date tour of the then USSR in 1982. They have performed in France, Spain, India the USA and before an audience of 18,000 in Manila.
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie's hits - celebrating the music of the world's greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie's golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance..
Features the music and tells the story of one of the closest of brother-sister relationships, a professional relationship that received world wide recognition and an enviable run of chart successes. The show has been touring since 1989 when it was widely held to be the UK's first ever tribute show.
Christy Moore has been singing, writing and collecting songs for most of his life. He has been on the road since 1966, and has made over 30 albums, both solo and with the prestigious bands Moving Hearts and Planxty. His live performances have run the gamut from small folk clubs in Ireland and England to premier concert halls throughout the world. Christy is regarded by many as one of Ireland’s most important and influential artists. He has been called ‘Ireland’s Woody Guthrie’, and in February 2004 was awarded the very first IRMA (Irish Recording Music Association) Lifetime Achievement award for his remarkable contribution to Irish Music over the last forty years. In May 2010, Christy will be performing dates across the UK. He will be accompanied by the well known musician and record producer, Declan Sinnott, whose relationship with Christy goes back to Moving Hearts days
Colin Hay led the Australian pop group Men At Work to a massive popular success in the early 1980s. Man @ Work is also the title of his new album, a collection of songs new and old designed to reintroduce the world to Hay's uniquely bewitching music.
Legendary Irish singing superstar.
The band formed in 1985 and took their name from a Steely Dan song. After Our Town, their greatest hits album, went to No 1 in the chart in 1994 Deacon Blue called it a day and went out on a high. Now they are back..!
Eddi Reader's rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute, pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She is one of popular music's most thrilling and affecting performers. Formerly of Fairground Attraction.
The famous annual tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.
British rock band
In 1970, in a city called Birmingham, a musical superpower was established. So significant were their creations, the effects of their writings can still be felt today. Performing all the hits from one of the greatest bands of the 70's and 80's...Live!
The Queen's Gallery was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 29 November 2002, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. It hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
This pitch perfect tribute to Fawlty Towers starts as the audience waits to be seated then hurtles along for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific comedy theatre. With only a third of the show scripted, everything stays fresh as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up some madcap mayhem and a three-course meal - with the audience playing the part of their restaurant diners. Do expect 'a rip-roaringly hilarious night out' (This Is London) with all the best gags... but don't expect a herd of giant wildebeest, and certainly don't mention the war!
Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event takes place at the Principal Hotel
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like: Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more.
Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group.
Discover the secrets of real Italian food with Gino D'Acampo as he captures the flavours, smells and tastes of his homeland.
A city. Right now. A woman staggers home after a two-day bender. A finance worker preaches doom outside Cafe Nero. A priest who doesn't believe in God stares blankly at endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end. Multi award winner Kieran Hurley (Beats, Chalk Farm, Hitch), with an original sonic score by Michael John McCarthy, weaves a picture of a familiar city at the moment of its destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is the world-renowned New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds with stunning results.
Hunter and The Bear's love of classic rock bands like ?Lynyrd Skynryd' and ?The Band' shines through in both their song-writing and live performance. A powerful blend of folk, rock and country, with strong vocal harmonies and soaring guitar lines.
Eagles tribute band. The classic line-up of Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Jeff Green and Darin Murphy - the founder members of the Illegal Eagles - was completed in 2010 by the addition of Garreth Hicklin.
This latest production which brings you all the classics - Hotel California, Take It Easy, Take it to the Limit, Lyin' Eyes, Tequila Sunrise, Life in the Fast Lane, One of These Nights, Witchy Woman, Rocky Mountain Way, Heartache Tonight and a whole lot more!
Dublin-born Imelda May has the rare kind of raw talent and timeless glamour that truly illuminates the stage. You don't just watch Imelda perform, you experience it,. Whether it's her infectiously unique fusion of rockabilly, blues and jazz, her extensive self-penned repertoire, her sassy burlesque-inspired performances or her distinctive interpretation of classic standards, her appeal is both seductive and undeniable. As such, she is fast emerging as one of the finest vocalists from the UK Roots music scene today
Writing with some of the hottest talents around and brimming with confidence and style, Jack is at the peak of his career. Having already been selected at Radio 2's Album of the Week, the solo singer is a "rare and welcome mix of someone who knows exactly what they want to say and how they want to say it." - Q Magazine.
Over the course of three decades, Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music. With classic albums like Late for the Sky, The Pretender, Running on Empty and For Everyman and songs like Doctor My Eyes and Lives in the Balance he has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics, selling over 15 million albums and touching the hearts and minds of countless fans worldwide.
Joe Bonamassa is a blues-rock guitar virtuoso, vocalist and songwriter whose fans include Blues legend BB King. He is known for his ability to think outside the box while still staying true to the roots of traditional blues and using contemporary and rock-n-roll inflections to make his own style of blues. In 2007, Joe was named Best Blues Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine's readership in their annual Reader's Choice Awards.
One of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa, returns to the Royal Albert Hall, a venue he first played in 2009 when he was joined on stage by the legendary Eric Clapton. These concerts will feature Joe alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from his latest album Blues of Desperation, plus classic Bonamassa favourites.
Joe McElderry rose to fame when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. A number one single followed and his debut album Wide Awake cemented his place in the heart of the British public. So much so that he became the triumphant winner of this year s Popstar to Operastar, receiving 80% of the votes in the final and proving he is unbeatable when performing on live TV.
Despite being described as one of the funniest and most original singer/songwriters of our generation, there's a good chance you've never heard of Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson! His huge cult following in his native Australia would recommend that you be one of the first in the country to discover and rave about this unique comedian.
A celebration of the legendary Knights of the entertainment industry who have transformed the face of music, film and theatre throughout the ages. The Knights include: Sir Elton John, Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney and The Beatles, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Tim Rice, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Bob Geldof, Bono and Sir Van Morrison. Musical numbers will include: 'I'm Still Standing', 'Rocket Man' (Elton John), 'Twist And Shout', 'Hey Jude' (The Beatles), 'I Dreamed A Dream' (Les Miserables), 'Do You Want To Dance' (Cliff Richard), 'It's Not Unusual' (Tom Jones), 'Close Every Door' (Joseph) and 'Satisfaction' (Mick Jagger).
Fasten your seat-belt as the Lady Boys of Bangkok take off, soaring to new heights as they cruise the stratosphere of cabaret party entertainment with their spectacul production.
Led Zeppelin tribute band.
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
Alternative rock band from Cambridge formed in 2009.
Mike & The Mechanics are an English rock/pop band formed in 1984 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis, who became a successful band in their own right.
The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown, this stunning live show combines firstclass music, slick choreography and an amazing band for the ultimate Motown experience. Over 50 golden years of Motown music are remembered in this Christmas special, featuring songs from legendary artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and many more.
In the early 1970s, Genesis redefined the concept of a rock concert. They had such a profound effect that they still have a cult following today. The Musical Box recreates those early shows in outstanding detail using exact replicas of the lights, sets, costumes and effects.
The singer, who rose to fame on X Factor 2009 and went straight to number one with his debut single 'Please Don't Let Me Go'.
A tribute to the King.
Don't miss this remarkable Elvis show. It's like no other Elvis Presley show with the remarkable tribute artist Lee 'Memphis' King. Lee was awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival held annually in Canada; the largest and most respected Elvis tribute contest and Elvis festival in the world today. The show takes you from the '68 comeback special to the Vegas years. With a big band to recreate the Elvis Vegas years and Multimedia screens and projection, this is the biggest Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK.
Brian Cox is perhaps the world's foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility.
The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ?high science' and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show. Get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.
A celebration of the music of Prince.
Since embarking on a solo career, Robbie has notched up a steady stream of hit singles and albums, and has collected numerous awards for his performances. Sing when he's winning? He's hardly stopped! Winner of the Best British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards 2002.
The Robert Cray Band were formed in 1974. They spent many years performing in Seattle, Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas, developing their live set and a reputation for excellent R&B and blues and rock. Their reputation spread so far that by 1983 they were sharing the stage at the Carnegie Hall with John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.
Tribute band bringing the best Fleetwood Mac classics.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will takeover the Roundhouse on Friday 11 March 2016.
After leaving home at the age of 14, he became a genuine hobo (hopping freights, working the farms, getting locked up and such) in the 1950s and 1960s - but always dragging along his 100-year old guitar with him, playing on street corners to earn enough to eat. This era is the inspiration behind the music he plays today, and boy does he have an arsenal of tales to tell!
Original classics performed by 4 of the most popular bands of the 60s
Another explosive tour. For one night only seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, New Amen Corner, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Union Gapuk, The Ivy League, Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers.
"One of the biggest acts on the UK country scene" have gone from "promising openers at a London showcase to Universal-signed country pop powerhouses" (The News Hub) since the release of their debut EP just one year ago. Their Nashville sound "oozes an intoxicating joie de vivre" (Music News) and showcases their passion for bringing a British flavour to the classical American sound.
Bookends sold out the Arts Centre last year and the demand for tickets was so great that we are bringing them back for a two-night run. Their moving and powerful live show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and career of Simon & Garfunkel. The show will feature The Sound of Silence and their own arrangement of Bridge Over Troubled Water, along with other classics from the duo's huge and timeless repertoire.
One of the most popular bands of the past 25 years, Simply Red, fronted by the unmistakable Mick Hucknall, a catalogue of hit singles like 'Holding Back The Years', 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', 'Stars', 'For Your Babies', 'Fairground' and 'Angel' established Simply Red’s superstar status across the globe.
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.
Welcome to Slava's world of wonder and delight. Slava's Snow Show is unlike anything you will have ever seen before! A bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelopes the audience and one tiny piece of paper becomes a snowstorm that will, quite literally... Blow you away! Internationally acclaimed Slava's Snowshow has won numerous awards across the globe. The show combines comedy and poignancy with stunning spectacle and breathtaking images culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping blizzard of a finale. An unmistakably, unique, unmissable treat. Slava's Snow Show touches the heart and the funny bone and is packed with wonder and delight.
They say that if you remember the 60s you weren't there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!
Based in London and Glasgow, the five-piece band features front man Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, and drummer Damon Wilson. 2012's five-track Pride EP introduced them to the world, and their debut studio album, 2014's The Temperance Movement announced the arrival of a major rock band.
Their new album, White Bear, is their giant step forward.
This hugely entertaining rock 'n' roll spectacular features an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mixed with loads of zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real good party atmosphere.
Prepare yourself for a party as the nations favourite rock 'n' roll variety show returns by popular demand with a 'Brand New 2013 Production'.
Tinariwen are guitar-poets from the southern Sahara desert. Icons of freedom and resistance among their own people, (the nomadic Touareg of the Sahara) Tinariwen's music teaches the world about the beauty of their desert home, the strength and dignity of the nomad and his way of life, the problems of poverty and oppression and the lack of development which continues to hamper their progress. Tinariwen's music captured the rigours of every day life in the desert and became the soundtrack for an entire generation of exiled Touareg youth. The traditional melodies of the Touareg are transposed onto the electric guitar and mixed with blues, rock, pop, berber and Arabic influences to create a modern desert rock sound.
As seen on Later with Jools Holland, Tom and his band (Sebastian Sternberg, Rosie Langley, Tobie Tripp and Beau Holland) effortlessly swap instruments to recreate the album's lush sound and poignant atmosphere.
One album, two men, too many instruments. The multi-award winning hit show returns! In a tense and thrilling ride, two crazy Aussies perform Mike Oldfield's masterpiece, Tubular Bells, with a twist. They are run off their feet as they tackle over 20 instruments to accomplish a feat that usually requires an entire entourage of musicians. Be taken on an epic journey, from the eerie theme from The Exorcist, to the raucous sound of The Caveman. This physically demanding performance has mesmerised sellout audiences worldwide. It is not to be missed!
Formerly known as Rachel Unthank and The Winterset they have established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed English folk band in modern history.
While the abbreviated name reflects the long-established reality that the band is co-fronted by Rachel Unthank's sister Becky Unthank, the real development sees an extended line-up that includes string quartet, brass, percussion, tuned percussion, bass, and The Unthanks' producer Adrian McNally taking on piano responsibilities from Stef Conner who returns to a PHD. Winterset key member Niopha Keegan continues on violin.