Ross Noble at Hull City Hall on Thursday 11th October 2018
Comedian brings new tour to venue in Hull.
Currently starring in Mel Brooks’ West End monster-hit musical, Young Frankenstein, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner Ross Noble will return to the Hull City Hall stage with his new stand-up tour, El Hablador, next year.
It’s his 16th touring show and follows on from his extended, sell-out Australian, UK and European tours of his critically acclaimed 2016/17 show, Brain Dump. On what to expect from his new show, Ross said: “Expect the unexpected. Unless you’ve seen me before. Then you know what to expect. But I might not do that. But then again, I might. I expect it will be one of those two options.”
Tickets for Ross Noble: El Hablador at Hull City Hall on Thursday, October 11 are £25 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. .
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Dave Gorman at Hull City Hall on Friday 12th October 2018
With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint - Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before. Hey, not all heroes wear capes.
Dave will be supported on the tour, which arrives at Hull City Hall on Friday, October 12 2018, by comedian Nick Doody.
Tickets for Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint at Hull City Hall on Friday, October 12 2018 are £27.50 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Hello Again Neil Diamond -Musical journey through star’s 50-year career at Hull City Hall on Saturday 22nd September
A musical journey through Neil Diamond's glittering 50-year career starring Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band will be performed at Hull City Hall in September.
Featuring all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin' Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, I Am, I Said, America and many more. This tribute show has become a sensation in its own right and celebrates Diamond, who was born on 24th January 1941.
He spent his early years as an in-house songwriter at the now legendary Brill Building, scoring his first solo hit in 1966 and going on to sell more than 125 million records.
With evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic of Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band, the show takes audiences on a musical journey through Diamond’s 50-year career.
Tickets for Hello Again Neil Diamond at Hull City Hall on Saturday, September 22 218 are £23.50 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online or use this link.
Benidorm Live! Stage show of hit ITV comedy at Hull New Theatre 8th October - 13th October 2018
Hull writer and actor Derren Litten is bringing the first ever stage version of his smash hit ITV comedy Benidorm to Hull New Theatre next year.
Litten has written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members, including Jake Canuso (Mateo), Janine Duvitski (Jacqueline), Adam Gillen (Liam), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple-Savage), Shelley Longworth (Sam), and Tony Maudsley (Kenneth) as they swap sangria for the stage next year after a quick spruce at the Blow ‘n’ Go! Benidorm Live! will be the stage debut production of the hugely popular TV show. On making its transfer from stage to screen, Litten said: “I’ve loved ten years of writing my TV show Benidorm but despite a successful writing career I’m first and foremost a performer so have always been secretly frustrated I couldn't hear the audience’s laughter.
Critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards a TV Quick Award and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs. It celebrates a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for nine series since it first broadcast in 2007. Season 10 is due to broadcast early 2018.
The stage show Benidorm Live! will be produced for the stage by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Tickets for Benidorm Live! at Hull New Theatre from Monday, October 8 to Saturday, October 13 2018 are from £18 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Book online at www.hulltheatres.co.uk or call 01482 300 306. Book in person at the Hull New Theatre or Hull City Hall box offices.
Let It Be to rock Hull New Theatre from 24-29 September, priced from £15.
Relive the heyday of the fab four when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends. Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles as Let It Be rocks Hull New Theatre this September.
The spectacular new concert show, direct from the West End, celebrates the legacy of one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, with more than 40 of the group’s biggest hits.
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in the Cavern Club to the giddy heights of Beatlemania, with live performances of a host of crowd pleasers including, Twist and Shout and She Loves You as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.
A showcase of the true magic of the sixties super group this is a must see for all Beatles’ fans.
Tickets for Let it Be at Hull New Theatre from 24-29 September go on sale this Friday (January 19, 2018) at 10am, priced from £15.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
The Musical For All Time, Blood Brothers returns to Bridlington Spa on 2nd - 6th October
Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply ‘Unmissable and unbeatable’ (The Spectator).
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.
Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Shirley Valentine also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.
Blood Brothers is performing at Bridlington Spa Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 October. Tickets can be booked via bridspa.com, in person or 01262 678258.
Reliving the Sounds of Fury - City Hall show celebrates the musical career of 50’s rock ’n’ roll favourite Billy Fury on Wed 10th October
Thirty Five years after singer Billy Fury died, his loyal backing band The Tornados take to the road once more with Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story, stopping off at Hull City Hall this October along the way.
Billy Fury shot to fame in 1959 when his own composition Maybe Tomorrow scored him a top 20 hit shortly after being discovered by Larry Parnes and signing to Decca Records. A string of hit records, films, TV appearances and adoring fans followed, Fury could do no wrong. Sadly his ill health was to cut his career short and on January 28, 1983 Billy Fury died, aged just 42.
Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story, (now in its 21st year) celebrates the legendary Liverpudlian’s illustrious career and remembers the man behind such incredible hits as I Will, Last Night Was Made For Love, Wondrous Place, Jealousy and of course Halfway To Paradise.
Tickets for Halfway to Paradise at Hull City Hall on Wednesday October 10, 2018 priced £23.00
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Back to Hull, Back to Reality Soul II Soul set for Hull City Hall returns on October 24th
Iconic British R&B dance outfit Soul II Soul are set to make a return to the city in October as part of a landmark UK tour to celebrate 30 years in the business and their legendary debut album, Club Classics Vol 1. The double Grammy Award winning and five-time Brit Award nominated band return to Hull City Hall on October 24 for the first time since 2016, with a stunning production.
With huge hits including Keep On Movin (which sold over a million copies in the US alone) and the UK number one single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Soul II Soul went from being one of the leaders of the 1980’s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, securing commercial success for themselves and the huge amount of artists they have influenced.
During the course of their stellar career the band have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide with main man Jazzie B being awarded an OBE for services to music in 2008, as well as winning an Ivor Novello Award for Inspiration, as “the man who gave British black music a soul of its own”.
Tickets, priced from £26.50, Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
GEORGE EZRA TO VISIT HULL VENUE IN NOVEMBER 2018
One of the biggest selling male artists of the decade is coming to Hull later this year. George Ezra will perform at Hull Venue on Saturday, 10 November as part of his UK tour which also stops off at Wembley Arena. Tickets for the 3,500-capacity combined standing/seated gig
George Ezra's debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, gold in the US, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching number 1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello.
Tickets are priced £29.50 each (fees apply) and on sale from www.hull-venue.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
The Man Who Comes To Hull Scottish Rock Band Travis perform their hugely successful album live at Hull City Hall on 18th December 2018.
Glaswegian 90s musicians Travis are set to rock Hull City Hall this December as they perform their multi-platinum selling album The Man Who, live.
Released 19 years ago, the album sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and possibly the band’s most iconic song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me.
Singer/ guitarist Fran Healy said; “songs are like emotional bookmarks in time. When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing The Man Who once again will be a joy!”
Produced by Nigel Godrich, The Man Who spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album.
Travis play Hull City Hall on 18 December 2018. Tickets, priced from £39.50 go on sale from 9am on Friday 9 March, 2018. Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Doctor Doolittle Heading for Hull Stage as part of Anniversary Celebrations - Great fun for all the family, tickets for Doctor Doolittle at Hull New Theatre from 26 February – 9 March 2019.
Leslie Bricusse’s family musical gets a new lease of life for film’s 50th anniversary.
Fifty years after Leslie Bricusse’s eccentric Doctor Doolittle became a household name, ‘Our Friend the Doctor’ takes to the stage once more in a new stage adaptation of the beloved film which comes to Hull New Theatre early next year.
Doctor Dolittle tells the story of an unconventional man who can ‘Talk to the Animals’ as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place, helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot.
Produced by Music & Lyrics Limited, the force behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley, this new adaptation of the hit musical features stunning visual puppetry, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse.
Doctor Dolittle is based on the stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film.
Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306
or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
The Kings are Back! Playwright John Godber brings new play to Hull New Theatre 5-15th September 2018
Malcolm King returns to Hull New Theatre, in playwright John Godber’s hilarious sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit, The Kings of Hull.
Commissioned as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations, we first met the Kings family at Malcolm and Becky’s golden wedding anniversary as they reflect on the city’s past, from the 1960s through to Brexit and beyond. Now we rejoin them as Malc and his family embark on a P&O Ferries’ Dutch Dash, where they discover it’s not only the sea that gets rough. It could be Rotterdam or anywhere, but when you take the Kings out of Hull, the sparks still fly. Whoever said that family was dead?...
Honorary Hullensian John Godber made a name for himself, and a place in the local history books, after steering Hull Truck Theatre from the brink of bankruptcy in the 1980s to international success as its Artistic Director. Today, his unique writing style, packed with in-jokes and local references continue to shape truly memorable theatrical experiences. Long Live The Kings marks the continuation of the partnership between Hull New Theatre and the John Godber Company to produce bespoke work for the city’s audiences.
Tickets for Long Live The Kings of Hull at Hull New Theatre from 5 – 15 September 2018. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
BOYZLIFE announce October 2018 – UK Tour (Playing the Hits of Boyzone and Westlife) coming to MANCHESTER – Club Academy on Wednesday 10th October and HULL – Welly on Saturday 20th October 2018
Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.
Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.
With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.
The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.
BOYZLIFE – October 2018 UK Tour Dates are: Wed 10 Oct MANCHESTER – Club Academy & Sat 20 Oct HULL - Welly
Tickets are available via the following: Tickets from £28.50 Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/
Limited VIP tickets are also available for each of the shows which includes a meet and greet, exclusive tour laminate and an item of merchandise - £60.00
BOY GEORGE AND CULTURE CLUB BRING UK ARENA TOUR TO HULL VENUE ON 20TH NOVEMBER
The legendary Boy George will bring his iconic band CULTURE CLUB to Hull Venue as part of an 11-date UK arena tour later this year. The band, who have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, will perform at Hull Venue and the gig follows shows on the same tour at Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena.
The show is promoted by Hull based Wrecking Ball Promotions and will also feature 80’s pop sweetheart Belinda Carlisle and new wave, synth pop artist Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have had a stream of classic hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’.
The group are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music's most iconic artists. Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up for one of the most exciting tours of the decade!
‘We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” says Boy George.
Ticket prices start from £65.50 each. Booking fees apply. www.hull-venue.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
LOVE ACTUALLY – IN CONCERT TO VISIT HULL VENUE THIS CHRISTMAS
Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas. The live concert will be coming to Hull Venue on 10 December.
Tickets for this seated show - priced from £29.50 to £65 (plus fees) Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen.
Make sure you kick off the holiday season and get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets for Love Actually: In Concert from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Alternatively you can call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For any queries regarding accessible ticketing please call 0800 9884440.
Tom Gates comes alive on Hull stage 1-5th May 2019
Liz Pichon’s best-selling children’s story adapted for theatre The star of the award-winning Tom Gates series of books makes his stage debut in 2019 in a brand new story written specifically for the theatre. And it’s coming to Hull!
The producers behind the Olivier Award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows have teamed up with acclaimed author and illustrator Liz Pichon to create an exciting new adventure for young and old alike. The show follows Tom as he tries to keep out of trouble while things go increasingly wrong at home and school. It features favourite characters from the stories including his best friends Derek and Norman and their band Dogzombies. It’s not easy to impress Amy Porter and moany Marcus Meldew is doing his best to disrupt things while their teacher Mr Fullerman keeps his beady eye on them all. Things get tricky when his grandparents - The Fossils - announce a big surprise and his Mum, Dad and sister Delia are doing everything to make his life difficult, which means Tom will need all the help he can get to save the day!
Adapted by Liz Pichon and Neal Foster with music by Mark Flannery, Tom Gates is perfect for all the family, especially children aged 5 to 12.
Tickets for Tom Gates Live at Hull New Theatre from 1-5 May, 2019 are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Paul Young Brings Anniversary Concert to Hull on 30th October 2018
80s Icon announces City Hall date as part of UK tour
Thirty Five years since his debut album was released, 80s singer Paul Young is back on tour and heading to Hull City Hall this October.
No Parlez was released in 1983 reaching the top of the album chart and scoring Paul his first UK number one single; a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic Wherever I Lay My Hat. The album, which quickly went triple platinum, also featured the hits Come Back and Stay, Love of The Common People and a cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Originally a member of 1970s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the eighties and his career took off with No Parlez and further top 10 hits such as Every Time You Go Away and Everything Must Change. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single Feed The World and performed at Live Aid in 1984.
Hear Paul perform No Parlez live at Hull City Hall on 30 October, tBook at the Hull City Hall Box Office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Voodoo Room - A tribute to Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Bridlington Spa Theatre 9th September 2018 7.30pm Ticket Prices: £17.50 Website: bridspa.com
Box Office: 01262 678258
Be part an incredible homage, to Three Legends in Music (Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream) in this explosive new production. Packed with an incredible high energy & performed by some of the UK's finest musicians. This powerhouse performance will transport you back in time to the original concerts, delivering the true spirit of these legendary superstars.
No wigs No pantomime just great music played by great musicians!! Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Ben E. King, Fish, Thunder, Jo Harman, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.
Reviews: "INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS!" - Neneh Cherry. "SOUND FANTASTIC" - Judi Spiers - BBC Radio. "PHENOMENAL.You Will Be Blown Away" - Phoenix F.M. "An OUTSTANDING performance Of The Songs Of Legend” - Blues In The South Magazine. "SUPERBWe were treated to a cordon bleu evening of entertainment and dined out at the high table of rock music"
- Newbury Weekly News. "EXCELLENT SHOW, Great Touch, Tone Feel And Grooves - Cream & Hendrix Refortified!" - The Boom Boom Club, London.
Madagascar The Musical - Bridlington Spa Mon 17th - Sat 22nd September 2018
Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.
This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’!
The show runs Mon 17 - Sat 22 September
Box Office 01262 678258
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS announce MANCHESTER – Academy show taking place on Friday 19th October 2018
Toots and The Maytals, one of the all-time great reggae, ska and rocksteady groups, will tour the UK in October 2018. The eleven-date tour will start at the O2 Institute Birmingham on Wednesday 10th October and ends on Saturday, 27th October at the Cheese & Grain in Frome.
The Maytals, led by the irrepressible force of nature Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1961. The group would go on to bring the reggae sound to the masses with pioneering hits such as ‘Do The Reggay’ (widely acknowledged as the first song ever to feature the word ‘reggae’), ‘Pressure Drop’, ‘54-46 (That's My Number)’, ‘Sweet and Dandy’, ‘Monkey Man’, ‘Funky Kingston’ and ‘Reggae Got Soul’.
Across six decades, Toots’ raw, gospel-infused vocals and life-affirming music has influenced countless artists, including The Specials, The Clash and Amy Winehouse, and has toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. A five-time Grammy nominee, Toots & The Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae album with True Love. The album featured re-recorded classic hits alongside popular and legendary artists, including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots and Shaggy.
Looking forward to his return to the UK, Toots said, “The UK is a home from home for Toots and The Maytals, so we’re looking forward to seeing all our friends during our tour. To bring joy with my music is my greatest aspiration. We give 100 percent every night, and our fans give us that energy right back every time.”
Tickets for the MANCHESTER – Academy show are available from: Friday 19th October 2018 MANCHESTER – Academy
Box Office No – 0161 832 1111 Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/toots-and-the-maytals#bio
Doors – 7.30pm Tickets - £27.50 advance Age – 14+
THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR perform PAUL SIMON’S GRACELAND play MANCHESTER – Academy 2 on Saturday 3rd November 2018
Every venue that puts tickets on sale, sells out in an instant...! Last year, all 8 shows the Jazz Cafe put on sale hit capacity, receiving rave reviews. 30 years after its release, the 19 members of the London African Gospel Choir, together with their amazing band, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’, from start to finish.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious & irresistible rhythms He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians. That epic session, went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever – Graceland. The record became a true global phenomenon, winning Grammys in both 1987 & 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside & then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone & spawning the hit singles, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’, ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ & it’s biggest smash – ‘You Can Call Me Al.’
The richness & harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, evocative & empowering, voices have created an overwhelming musical event, for anyone lucky enough to experience this special performance of Paul Simon’s Graceland.
Tickets for the MANCHESTER – Academy 2 show are available from: Saturday 3rd November 2018 MANCHESTER – Academy 2
Box Office No: 0161 832 1111
Website – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13335507/london-african-gospel-choir-manchester-academy-2-2018-11-03-19-30-00
Doors – 7.30pm Ticket price - £22.50
Award-winning ‘TOTALLY TINA’ is STILL Simply The Best and comes to YORK – Grand Opera House on Sunday 7th October 2018
It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past five years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under its belt and a hectic, fast-growing gig schedule right across the UK and into Europe to boot. The cast of ‘Totally Tina’ it seems, is definitely ‘better than all the rest’.
This longest running tribute to the Queen of Rock and Roll is in demand, with Liverpool-born Justine Riddoch and her band, the talents behind this much-loved Show. Fine-tuning what is a unique celebration of Tina’s live concert career with a whole host of exciting set changes and flamboyant costumes, pulsating new dance routines and the characteristic custom twists which make it a hit with an army of fans nationwide.
Most importantly, and for the first time ever, the band has been asking its audiences what they’d like to hear played, so songs like I Can’t Stand The Rain, Typical Male, Undercover Agent for the Blues, I Don’t Wanna Lose You, Help and Legs – all chosen by the fans – will be added to classic favourites like Nutbush City Limits and Simply The Best. Said lead vocalist, Justine: “The support of our many fans across the country is humbling; they’re truly amazing and incredibly loyal. Every year, we make ourselves a promise to pull out all the stops, so that the Show is the very best it can be and the audience goes home buzzing!
Justine has been treading the boards on the north-west circuit for more than 26 years. Her career changed direction in 2002 when she won ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ as Anastacia, and for the next six years, her tribute show, ‘Justine is Anastacia’ performed all over the world. When her muse stopped releasing albums, Justine created ‘Totally Tina’ and the rest, as they say, is history.
The current Show features state of the art video screens, lighting and sound systems, talented, industry-respected musicians and dancers, professionally choreographed routines, vibrant stage costumes, fire-performers and Justine’s own uncanny take of the legend that is Tina Turner.
It enjoys rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, with plenty of dancing in the aisles and standing ovations everywhere it goes.
Tickets for the YORK – Grand Opera House show taking place on Sunday 7th October are available from:
YORK – Grand Opera House Time – 7.30pm Box Office No: 0844 871 7642
Website - https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/totally-tina-2/grand-opera-house-york/
THE SOUTH (featuring members of The Beautiful South) play SCUNTHORPE – Baths Hall on Sunday 14th October 2018!
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, most members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.
After a successful year of touring the country doing the theatre and festival circuit, the rejuvenated South are keeping alive all those timeless songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks, as well as a few choice South originals. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989! Come on! Let’s Carry On Regardless!
Sunday 14th October SCUNTHORPE – Baths Hall Box Office No: 0844 854 2776
Website – https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/the-south-scunthorpe-14-10-2018/event/36005508A1E22C92?artistid=1652741&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=uk_bathshall Time - 7.00pm
Saturday 3rd November ROTHERHAM – Civic Theatre Box Office No: 01709 823621
Website – https://www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/ Time - 7.30pm
Saturday 8th December HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome Box Office No: 0871 220 0260
Website – https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-south/picturedrome-holmfirth/1201786 Doors open - 7.30pm
GRAHAM PARKER & THE GOLDTOPS feat THE RUMOUR BRASS with special guest Jon Allen
play HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome on Sunday 7th October 2018
Regarded as one of the UK's most distinguished and original songwriters Graham Parker returns with a new studio album and UK tour in October. The album will be released on 100% Records.
Best known as lead singer of Graham & The Rumour who preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave, his career has spanned over 40 years and was recently reinvigorated when acclaimed US film producer and director Judd Apatow cast Parker in his hit film 'This Is 40', featuring a performance by GP & The Rumour that signalled the band to reform to play a series of now legendary come back concerts.
His new line up - Graham Parker & The Gold Tops will be joined by The Rumour Brass band will perform a set of classic Parker songs alongside new music being performed for the first time.
The first song from the new album, Dreamin' has recently been featured in a new Netflix series, Love - again directed by Apatow. Special guest Jon Allen
GRAHAM PARKER & THE GOLDTOPS feat THE RUMOUR BRASS Sunday 7th October
HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome Doors – 7.00pm / On-Stage – 7.30pm Tickets - £26.00 advance
Concert Celebrates the Sweet Sound of Motown Hull City 11th January 2019
The Greatest Hits of Motown, How Sweet It Is returns to Hull City Hall
It’s time to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco as The Greatest Hits of Motown, How Sweet It Is returns to Hull City Hall next January.
Now in its 17th year, this stunning live show combines first-class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances.
With songs from legendary artists such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and Edwin Starr among others, this show will have audiences Dancing On The Ceiling.
Experience the ultimate Motown celebration; The Greatest Hits of Motown How Sweet It Is live at Hull City Hall on 11 January 2019. Book in person at the Hull City Hall Box Office, over the phone by calling 01482 300 306 or visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
Hull-based Two Pianos Set to Rock Hull New Theatre on Saturday 23rd February 2019
There’ll be a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On next February as Hull-based duo Two Pianos take command of the Hull New Theatre stage.
Join Al Kivo and David Barton, along with their top-class band, for a stunning musical journey back in time to celebrate the finest hits that shaped the Rock 'n' Roll music scene. The duo, who Jerry Lee Lewis said “rock”, deliver unique arrangements, of songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and more.
Get ready for the ultimate piano rock 'n' roll concert
Two Pianos comes to Hull New Theatre on Saturday 23 February 2019. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit the website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.