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Absolute 80s Weekender: Jason Donovan, Andrew Roachford, The Fizz, Modern Romance, Toyah Willcox, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), Sybil, Mai Tai, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Pat Sharp & more
Join Butlins Minehead for an Absolute 80s Weekender, a new break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the 80s.
This is your chance to see some amazing live performances from brilliant headliners and supporting acts. And with plenty of fun activities taking place throughout the day, all included in the price, we can't think of a better way to spend the weekend. This break is fancy dress friendly, so get busy planning your outfits!
'80s heartthrob Jason Donovan won nearly every Australian award during his time on Aussie soap Neighbours, and the hearts of millions. His vocal career began in 1988 when he released 'Especially for You' with Kylie Minogue and a debut solo album 'Ten Good Reasons'. Following the release of his second album in 1989, Jason became the biggest selling UK and European artist.
He kicked off a successful West End career in 1991 with a starring role as Joseph in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Palladium. He's since gone on to star in productions such as 'The Rocky Horror' UK Tour during the show's 25th anniversary and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert', as well as coming third in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
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Andrew Roachford has been on the UK music scene since the 1980s and continues to grow and mature as a superb artist. His sound may have changed from the soul/rock fusion of debut hits 'Cuddly Toy' and 'Family Man' to more contemporary soul and RnB, but the quality has remained as consistently high as ever.
Andrew’s trademark has become his rare ability to put into words, feelings you didn’t even know you had, 'It’s one of the reasons why I make music; to bring out those things that people feel, but haven’t always got a voice for. I like to bring the inner person to the forefront'. And over the years, anthems like ‘Lay Your Love Out On Me’, ‘Naked Without You’ and ‘Complicated’, to name but a few, have done just that.
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Bucks Fizz became one of the UK's biggest pop acts after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with their famous skirt-ripping dance routine. Their song, Making Your Mind Up, went to number one in nine countries, and was followed by hit singles including My Camera Never Lies and Land of Make Believe.
More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz - Cheryl Baker & Jay Aston, are joined by founder member Mike Nolan and lifelong friend Bobby McVay, and are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new.
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Modern Romance emerged in 1981 from the remnants of UK punk band, the Leyton Buzzards. Their initial attempts to blend in with the new romantic wave were unsuccessful, although the connections they made on the London club scene during this time were to aid their developing sound.
After a second flop, they introduced Jaymes' brother Robbie on keyboards, Paul Gendler on guitar, Andy Kyriacou on drums and crucially John Du Prez on trumpet. They quickly recorded 'Everybody Salsa', which gave them their first UK Top 20 hit and set them at the fore-front of the emerging Latin-American salsa craze which broke out that summer.
In 2001 Andy Kyriacou reformed the band, joining the burgeoning 80's revival scene and whilst being the only original member, has put together a line-up of top flight musicians, to make Modern Romance the perfect 80's band for the 21st Century.
Modern Romance tour dates
A colourful character, part of the '80s post-punk New Wave scene, Toyah had considerable chart success with hits such as It's A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Brave New World.
Alongside her ongoing recording career and role as a TV presenter, Toyah has also trod the boards with the lead role in the musical Anne Get Your Gun.
Toyah Willcox tour dates
Nathan performs the no.2 hit 'The Harder I Try' and many more.
Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond) tour dates
An American R 'n' B / pop singer, recording since 1986 and best known for her covers of Dionne Warwick's hits 'Don't Make Me Over' and "Walk On By". She signed up with Stock Aitken Waterman in the early '90 and had UK hits with 'The Love I Lost', originally a hit for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, and 'When I'm Good And Ready'.
Sybil tour dates
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers are a global phenomenon. They hit the charts in 1989 achieving 3 consecutive UK number ones with the songs ‘Swing The Mood’, ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘Let’s Party’. Further top 40 hits followed in the shape of ‘That Sounds Good To Me’, ‘Can Can You Party’ and ‘Hot Summer Salsa’ plus a UK number 2 album.
They achieved worldwide success with hits in America, Germany and Australia. From 1989-1991 they ruled the charts and have amassed sales exceeding 15 million units!
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Former Capital Radio DJ and presenter of hit kids ITV game show; Fun House for 12 years. Pat presented his first daytime show 35 years ago for Radio 1. After a year on air and numerous Top of the Pops appearances, Pat then went on to host mid-mornings at Capital FM for a decade. Along the way, he picked up a gold Sony award while also notching up seven hit singles and raising more than £300,000 for charity as part of the infamous Stock Aitken and Waterman duo Pat & Mick.
Pat Sharp tour dates
Pet Shop Boys Tribute have been a successful tribute band for the last six years. During this time they have witnessed amazing venues and unforgettable crowds with an uncanny likeness to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
The show includes amazing costumes, great backdrops and a talented team including four highly skilled professional dancers with energetic and authentic choreography.
This is simply unmissable show is easily transferable to venues of different sizes that is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience available throughout the UK and internationally.
Pet Shop Boys Tribute tour dates