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Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 67th Anniversary as band-leader in 2016 with a Europe-wide concert tour. Inspired by the 'King Oliver Creole Jazz Band', Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe's most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend. With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in 'Bourbon Street Parade' to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet ... before going back to 'When the Saints'!
Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don't Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there's a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone's heart. Big Girls Don't Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey's finest. It showcases Frankie's incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant - the rock'n'roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling - show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
Following the enormous successes of the last three productions in 2010, 2012 & 2014, we are again looking for entertainers for the next Big T. We are seeking:- Musicians, Singers from Pop to Opera, Dancers, Bands, Comedians, Mime, Musical Theatre, Magicians, Circus Skills, Thespians, Snake Charmers... The Grand Final will be held at Harrogate Theatre on Saturday 19th March 2016. This will be a professionally produced variety show featuring all the acts selected at audition, and will be performed before Grand Final judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three acts, the winners being selected by the judges and the entire audience, who will vote live for their favourites on the night.
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.
Bryony is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless performance artist from London. Tim is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless account manager from a top advertising agency. Bryony and Tim are a couple. Bryony spends most of her life on tour, trying her best to change the world. Tim spends most of his life at a desk trying his best to sell the world. Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffers from severe clinical depression. He had kept it a secret for a very long time. Fake it 'til you Make it is an Edinburgh Fringe First Winner and Bryony Kimmings' new work about clinical depression and men... from two people who know all about it. Expect homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths. A wickedly warming, brutally honest and heartbreaking show about the wonders and pitfalls of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a 'real man'.
Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the Britain's Got Talent judges' and viewers' breath away with their renditions of classic tracks. Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan only formed a month prior to their audition for Britain's Got Talent and came together over their shared love of musical theatre.
As founding member of Fascinating Aida, Dillie has amassed over 17 million hits on Youtube for their charming and now infamous takes on a variety of topics from Cheap Flights to OFSTED to Dillie's notorious ode to dogging, which itself has reached 2 million hits so far.
With brand new tunes, grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and hilarious songs of utter wickedness, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing. And she'll give you her recipe for chutney while she's at it..
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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.
Have the time of your life, the smash-hit stage spectacular featuring all the hits from one of the biggest dance movies of all time - Dirty Dancing - is coming to town. "It's the sexiest song and dance sensation of 2012, presented by an all-star cast of West End performers," says show producer Michael Taylor. "Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed theatrical treat." Song include She's Like the Wind, Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I've Had) The Time of My Life. Music fans are invited to take a trip back to the summer of '63, to relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's sizzling performance in the box office hit that has become a cult classic. "The whole world loves Dirty Dancing," says Michael. "It's the ultimate coming of age romance and truly iconic entertainment." The film defines the 1980s. It was the first movie to sell 1 million videos, it produced a number one single and achieved album sales of 42 million worldwide. "Prepare for A Night of Dirty Dancing - not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new sensational, inspirational, aspirational box office smash of the year," says Michael.
As the Olympic torch travels through Wiltshire and arrives in Salisbury, Stage '65 Youth Theatre and Oak Lodge Secondary Special School collaborate with English Touring Opera to create an exciting new piece of music theatre. At this unique event you will be guided on a theatrical promenade journey through the Playhouse before taking your seats in the Main House for a musical spectacular, telling the familiar and not so familiar stories of the people, places and events that have made the Olympic and Paralympic Games so special. Join us and find out who gets to stand on the winners' podium. Places are limited, so to ensure you are on the starting line, book today!
It's all aboard the sensational soul train show of the year, embarking from soul's heady Sixties origins steaming, non-stop, through to the present day...via everyone's favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics.