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Vauxhall 60's & 70's Weekender features some of the greatest music from two of the best decades. Packed full of top names and tributes!
With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock'n'roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No.1 smash hits plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
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Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers
Les McKeown and his legendary band ruled the world's 1970s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. Now Les brings back all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many many more as well as introducing new songs. The current Legendary Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.
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Iconic mod-soul vocalist with 1960's chart-toppers The Love Affair, Ellis Band and Widowmaker... On 6 February 1968, one of the UK’s most endearing number ones - Everlasting Love - hit the top of the charts. The group behind it were called Love Affair fronted by singer Steve Ellis who was acknowledged as having one of the best soul-rock voices in the business. With their sharp Mod looks and a host of national TV appearances behind them, Love Affair found themselves enjoying the kind of exposure and adulation that was being afforded to the likes of the Beatles and Rolling Stones. Their version of Everlasting Love remains a stone-cold classic, one which not only reached number one in the UK, but went Top 10 in 7 other countries and has amassed over 10 million sales to date. Its enduring charm has seen it copied by everyone from U2 to the Cast from Casualty, as well as appearing in numerous films and adverts globally. However, the only member of Love Affair to appear on the actual record is Steve Ellis and it’s this fact that provides the backdrop to a 50-year tale of triumph, tragedy and resurrection. 2018 marked a very important anniversary for Steve Ellis. in the same year that Everlasting Love celebrates its 50th birthday, Steve releases a new album ‘Boom Bang Twang!’ on 20 April, 2018. Fittingly enough it reunites Steve with the label where he enjoyed great success with Love Affair � CBS/Sony � and is an expertly crafted mix of new songs and some heartfelt covers with guests and long-time friends Paul Weller, COW, Manfred Mann’s Mike D’Abo, Kev Wallbank (The Dream Foundry), Andy Crofts and Ben Gardelier (The Moons). ‘Boom Bang Twang!’ is the work of a man who believes in not resting on his laurels. Steve also received the honour of a plaque and star on The Brighton Walk Of Fame, which pays homage to the many famous stars and musicians associated with the City of Brighton and Sussex over the past 50 years. ‘Boom Bang Twang!’ shifts effortlessly through soul, rock, rhythm & blues, reggae and pop with all the quality one would hope for from an artist who’s been there, seen it, done it, and still has the t-shirt. The Steve Ellis story begins In 1966 when as a 15-year-old, Steve got his first professional gig singing in a group called the Soul Survivors. After the band’s first release on Decca, they moved on to the CBS label and became one of the most successful British pop acts of the late 1960s under their new name ‘Love Affair’. Affair scoring a string of chart busting singles in 1968 including Everlasting Love, Rainbow Valley, Bringing Back The Good Times, One Road and A Day Without Love, in autumn 1969, Steve Ellis walked out of Love Affair to re-think his musical direction. CBS retained him as a solo artist and his future appeared decidedly rosy. Steve seemed to have the world at his feet, but it didn’t work out that way. Some excellent solo singles and a killer soundtrack (Loot) failed to ignite, then came stints with 2 new bands - firstly under the name of Ellis - followed by one album with rock super group Widowmaker - before another solo album was shelved due to contractual issues. This was followed by tragedy when, having given up on the music industry to work as a Docker in order to get “match fit” and to re-think his next musical step, Steve suffered a most horrific accident or as he calls it “an altercation with some two-tonne forklift blades.” An incredibly brave, 8-year fight to regain his mobility ensued and led him back to music in the early 90s. For the best part of the next 10 years, he toured as Steve Ellis’ Love Affair and once again found himself being cited as a Mod hero to a new generation of fans whilst retaining the support and respect of his own musical peers. One such occasion was the 2001 Steve Marriott Memorial Concert (held at the Astoria), a much-revered show which saw Steve perform alongside Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Peter Frampton and Small Faces’ Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones. In 2004, It was somewhat fitting to see Steve joining Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood and Slim Chance for the unforgettable Ronnie Lane tribute show at the Royal Albert Hall. The past few years has seen Steve release two acclaimed solo albums ‘Best Of Days’ & ‘Ten Commitments’, as well as touring regularly and generally applying himself at what he does best - singing and performing from the heart with that tremendous (and most definitely intact) voice of his. Now back with the label where it all happened originally and with a fine new album to unveil, Steve Ellis has come full circle.
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Vanity Fare play the hits 'Hitchin’ A Ride', 'I Live For The Sun' and 'Early In The Morning'.
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The Hijacked Hollies
'The Hijacked Hollies' pay tribute to one of the 60s and 70s most iconic bands, 'The Hollies'. With attention to detail in recreating their unique musical sound and vocal harmonies, a hit-packed show is guaranteed.
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The 3 Sixties
In tribute to the iconic era, The 3 Sixties is a five piece R&B / soul group authentically recreating the sounds & style of the Swinging Sixties.
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The Original Jukebox Heroes - Rocking Back The Seventies
The Original Jukebox Heroes are a live action, select-a-disc spectacular that will catapult you back to the days of glitter, glam and platform boots! Formed in 2005, The group consists of original superstars and long-serving members from well known Glam Rock bands including; Jeff Brown (Ex-Sweet), Steve Whalley (Ex-Slade), Phil Hendriks (Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers), Philip Wright (Paper Lace), Pete Phipps (The Glitter Band) and Dave Major (Mickey Finn's T-Rex). The band delivers a show packed with an energetic cavalcade of toe-tapping Glam Rock classics and a spectacular visual delight that leaves the audience screaming for more! The Original Jukebox Heroes have been very successful in Russia and across Europe regularly appearing at outdoor festivals and are always in demand! The band have recently completed a tour of UK venues as well as wowing hardcore Glam Rock holidaymakers at seventies themed weekender events. Preparations are now underway for their 2017 tour. The Original Jukebox Heroes set comprises of songs from each respective band member’s career, namely, Fox on the run, Cum on feel the noize, Bye bye baby, Billy don’t be a hero, Angel face, Hot love, Blockbuster, My oh my, The night Chicago died, Love is like oxygen and many, many more chart-busting hits from the Glam Rock Seventies.
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New Amen Corner
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair if you are going to a New Amen Corner concert because you''ll soon be in a 'Summer of Love' mood - their music is full of that feel good factor. The New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as the hottest band on the 60s circuit because of their ability to recreate so perfectly the sound and atmosphere of that era. Their power house live show has made them one of Europe's leading 60s revivalists.
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Formed in 2012 by current and former members of John Rossall's Glitter Band, Smashed, The Stiffs and Sweet Addiction, Glam45 try to give as authentic a 70's Glam Rock Experience as possible. Playing all the greats from the Sweet, The Glitter Band, Marc Bolan, T-Rex, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, Roxy Music, Suzi Quatro, The Arrows, Abba, Alvin Stardust, Mud, Showaddywaddy...Glam45 are putting the Rock back into Glam Rock.
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The Small Fakers
Small Faces tribute band. The Small Fakers will rip through all the classics, album tracks and b-sides from 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' to 'Wham Bam Thank You Mam'! "For those of you who never got to see the Small Faces live, this is as close as you're gonna get" - Stan Lane (Ronnie's brother).
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Sixties Retro take you back to when bands like The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Byrds were high in the charts. The Mini and the E-Type Jaguar were the cars of choice, Twiggy and the Miniskirt graced the catwalk and great songs filled with swirling guitars and sweet harmonies were everywhere. Sharp suited and booted, Sixties Retro are bringing on back the good times with all the hits from everyones favourite decade. Just as Sergeant Pepper said ... "A splendid time is guaranteed for all!"
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The Jersey Four
Paying tribute to the iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and the award winning musical ‘The Jersey Boys’.
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Kevin Dean is a guitar instrumentalist and his show transports an audience back to the days of the classic instrumental. His act, whether it be for 45 minutes or two shorter spots within a variety show, is guaranteed to please all ages. Numbers such as ‘Guitar Boogie’, ‘Apache’, and ‘Riders in the Sky’ are featured together with foot stomping favourites on the mandolin such as ‘Zorba the Greek’. Also, with outstanding speed on the guitar, ‘Orange Blossom Special and ‘Hava Nagila’ coupled with Kevin’s stage presence and personality will leave the audience shouting for more.
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DJ Dean Martin
DJ with Capital Gold and resident DJ at Roadhouse's Girl Tuesday.
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The Little Eagles, The Hightones, New York Minute, DJ John Osborne
Vauxhall Holiday Park, Parkdean Resorts
- Acle New Road
- Great Yarmouth
- NR30 1TB