To celebrate 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 hours. 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.
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.
This unmissable performance is devised and produced by Andy Eastwood, with musical direction by David Carter.
Andy Eastwood has dazzled audiences worldwide with his skill on the ukulele-banjo, violin and guitar. He combines showmanship, humour and musical prowess in a fast-moving variety act that includes styles from classical to rock & roll... Andy can usually be found touring Britain's major theatres, but if not there he will be performing his one-man show in cabaret, at corporate events, or on board a luxury cruise liner. He appeared regularly as support act for the legendary comedian Ken Dodd for sixteen years, and has television, radio and film credits to his name. As a producer, Andy presents the touring variety show 'Those Were The Days' and the popular matinee series 'Midday Variety' at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. He also performs regularly on the ukulele festival circuit at home and abroad.
See 9 tour dates featuring Andy Eastwood
With a trumpet, a trombone, a jazzy suit and a weath of jokes, Pete Lindup is an old-school 'all round entertainer'... see him on stage or hear him on the internet radio station 'Retro Jukebox' where he presents an hourly music feature.
See 8 tour dates featuring Pete Lindup
Popular female vocalist delivering a wide repertoire of songs from the shows, easy listening and favourites from the '40s.
See 8 tour dates featuring Maggie O'Hara
The David Carter Band
West Cliff Theatre
- Tower Road
- CO15 1LE
Spirit Of The Blitz image © Andy Eastwood