The Sensational 60s Experience returns to venues around the country later this year. The brand new production for 2018 comes to Buxton Opera House on Monday, November 26.Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Boasting a definite feelgood factor, this is a must-see 60s show starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.Mike Pender (pictured) is the voice of The Searchers. One of the greats to have come out of the Liverpool Beat Boom, his is the rich vocal talent so evident on so many of the hit recordings that have become 60s classics.Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late 50s. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe and still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags plus many more.Herman’s Hermits … [Read more...] about Hits galore when nostalgic show comes to Buxton Opera House
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1. Way out West Way Out West is likely the most unmissable festival in Sweden. Popular among Stockholm hipsters venturing out of the capital, the environmentally friendly music festival takes place in the amazing surroundings of Slottskogen Park in Gothenburg. Keep your August 9th-11th free this year if you don't want to miss this event which will welcome great artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Iggy Pop, Arcade Fire, Lykke Li and rapper Kendrick Lamar. A festival pass costs 1,995 kronor for three days. Don't wait too long to book if you want to find accommodation, because the festival has no camping site. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT 2. Peace and love First held in 1999 as a reaction to violence and hate, the Peace and Love Festival is now an international platform to advocate for human rights and anti-racism movements. It is held in the town of Borlänge in Dalarna from July 5th-7th. This year it welcomes popular Swedish artists Darin and Linnea Henriksson, both discovered by … [Read more...] about The Swedish music festivals you shouldn’t miss this summer
When it comes to producing heroes Coventry and Warwickshire has got an impressive track record. From the most famous playwright on the planet to movie stars, pioneering politicians and an inspirational teenager who died after bravely battling cancer – we’re proud of them all. 1. William Shakespeare: Born in Stratford in 1564 and widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, his work has appealed to all classes of society and continues to be popular nearly 400 years after his death. 2. George Eliot: Novelist Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was born in Nuneaton and was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels include Middlemarch and Mill on the Floss and she has a hospital, hospice and school named after her in her home town. 3. Rosie Abbott: The inspirational 15-year-old died on January 27 this year, after bravely battling cancer for several years. In 2015 her incredible fundraising efforts in the face of adversity … [Read more...] about Coventry and Warwickshire Heroes: We list 60 of our best home-grown icons
WATCHET Festival has been gradually building a name for itself over the last decade, attracting bigger names to the small West Somerset town with each passing year. However this year the organisers have outdone themselves, bringing in their biggest name yet, one of the stars of the world's biggest girlband in the nineties. That's right former Spice Girl Mel C, also known as Sporty Spice, has today been announced as the latest top name who will grace Watchet Festival's main stage. Not only that but the organisers Watchet Live CIC have also announced that Britpop band Cast will be performing, and The Wurzels have been confirmed too. With more 80 per cent of camping tickets now sold, and all three headliners still to be announced, Watchet Festival is once again shaping up to be sold out well in advance of the August Bank Holiday. Taking place on Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26 and will also feature Hazel O'Connor, From The Jam, The Dub Pistols and Aswad. Melanie Jayne … [Read more...] about Which former Spice Girl will be playing Watchet Music Festival?
MUSIC legend Joe Brown MBE will bring songs and stories of a life in music to the Wyvern Theatre tomorrow. With a history that spans music hall, skiffle, rock’n’roll, theatre, films, television, radio and even circus (his grandfather performed with Buffalo Bill), Joe has deep roots in the history of music and entertainment. He has traversed years and musical traditions, and is still a compelling performer. A musician’s musician, Joe has seen it all and his stories and jokes about life on the road are always entertaining. Joe reached the charts in 1960 with The Darktown Strutters Ball and went on to have a host of hits with the Piccadilly Label in the early 60s, including A Picture of You, It Only Took a Minute and That’s What Love Will Do. He went on to write a music and present a radio show, and was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to music. Now for the first time ever, the new show will be just Joe – talking about his early days growing up in … [Read more...] about ON STAGE: True rock ‘n’ roller Joe Brown tells music tales and sings songs in Swindon