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The Toorak is owned by TLH Leisure Resort and the seven-acre complex includes swimming pools, a spa and gym, a Bistro and it’s own pub. The Hotel is also only a ten minute walk away from the railway station if you want to ‘let the train take the strain’! Torquay is also a lovely place to stay with superb scenery, friendly locals, quirky shops and great weather. No wonder it’s just been voted as the third best place in the country to stay after London and Edinburgh!
Bass player Dave Saunders and singer and guitarist Harry Skinner formed The Producers in 1990. They were voted 'Blues Band of The Year' four times, releasing 7 acclaimed albums and playing to capacity audiences. They split up in 2002 but they're now BACK and sounding better than ever, with some new songs and assisted by Ray Drury on keyboards and Biff Smith on sticks and percussion.
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Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys
Award winning rhythm and blues band Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys play dance-floor rhythm and blues. This five piece outfit are gonna satisfy if you're in need of a shot of rhythm and blues. With original material from their award winning album 'Sweet Thing' or covers given the Coochie treatment. Whether it's traditional Chicago driving blues or rocking British R&B, Cry Baby and the Boys are 'Gonna Blues Ya 'Til They Lose Ya'...
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The Cinelli Brothers
The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when Marco (guitarist, singer and composer) and Alessandro (drummer, backing vocalist and arranger) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.
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Kyla is often seen performing with her father, blues legend Victor Brox. At the age of 21, she had been performing live for 10 years. Her unmistakable voice has left its mark on the media: 'With a genetic pool drawn from a blues singer father and opera singer mother, it¹s little wonder Kyla has a strong gospel voice with an incredible range' (Darwin Sun, Australia).
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The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues. Their own brand of modern, secular 'Dancefloor Gospel' has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across Europe. Following the success of their 2018 debut album 'Live at The SVA' the UK Blues Federation chose The Achievers winners of the 6th UK Blues Challenge, seemingly recognising the need to modernise and diversify the genre.
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Vince Lee & The Big Combo
The hottest mix of slide guitar country blues with tough rhythm and blues, soul, jazz and swing. Their choice of material ranges from classic blues and hot swing of the 20's and 30's through to 40's and 50's blues.
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Max De Bernardi & Veronica Sbergia
Max De Bernardi & Veronica Sbergia play country blues, ragtime, jug band and rural music from the '20s and '30s with astounding musical authenticity and virtuosity.
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Earl's voice, stage presence and powerful performance coupled with his outstanding guitar playing bring to life the pounding rhythms of rock n roll and the blues. Based in Nottingham, Earl is a well known figure on the British rock 'n' roll and blues circuits. He has made appearances on BBC radio and TV including the prestigious Jonathon Ross show, a widely acclaimed success. The Mad Rat Magazine has described Earl as "entertainment with a capital 'E', he certainly is Mister Charisma!"
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The Toorak Hotel
- TLH Leisure Resort
- Chestnut Avenue
- TQ2 5JS
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