70s In The Sun 2019

at Garon Park, Southend-On-Sea
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Featuring

Slade

Slade appearing at this event

Chart topping '70s glam rockers touring with original members Dave Hill and Don Powell. Although perhaps best known for a certain Christmas song, with anthems like 'Coz I Luv U', 'Cum On Feel The Noize', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', 'Look Wot U Dun' and other misspelt classics, their incredible back catalogue truly demonstrates that Slade are for life, not just for Christmas!

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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate appearing at this event

Hot Chocolate are one of the only bands to have hits each year in the 70s, 80s and 90s. The group have sold over 15 million records in The UK alone. They have also seen their greatest hits albums hit Number 1 in the charts three times - 1979, 1987 and 1993. Some of those hits include So You Win Again, Brother Louie, Everyone's A Winner, No Doubt About It, It Started With A Kiss and from the film The Full Monty, You Sexy Thing. The band are now fronted by Kennie Simon.

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Bootleg Blondie - The World's No.1 Official Blondie and Debbie Harry Tribute Est 2001

Bootleg Blondie - The World's No.1 Official Blondie and Debbie Harry Tribute Est 2001 appearing at this event

Established in 2001 Bootleg Blondie is the world's official No.1 Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band, the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City and to have the honour to be thanked on Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’. They have also played two UK tours with Blondie's legendary and celebrated drummer Clem Burke, under the name CBBB (Clem Burke and Bootleg Blondie) and released an original single "Enigma Soho Au Go Go" to coincide with the tours. It is available through AppleMusic, Spotify, Deezer and itunes. Lead vocalist Debbie Harris (real name!) appeared on two shows for BBC1 when she was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness which attracted an audience of 10 million viewers! Debbie Harris and Bootleg Blondie can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe, having played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club, the Hammersmith Palais, The Electric Ballroom in London, Eric’s in Liverpool, Dingwalls in London and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, The Beat, Bad Manners, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley, David Essex, Nick Kershaw, The Idles, Big Country, Altered Images, Banarama, Sophie Ellis Baxtor, Faithless, The Bootleg Beatles, Chas and Dave, Marty Wilde, Sister Sledge, The Sweet and UB40. Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie's pride & joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie band members. Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated British-American actress and singer Shani Wallis best known for playing the role of Nancy in Lionel Bart’s big screen musical film 'Oliver'! ‘Good luck with your show!’ Debbie Harry 'Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional' Clem Burke ‘Thank you for your support’ Chris Stein 'Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!' Debbie Harry and Blondie

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T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy appearing at this event

T.Rextasy are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan’s Catalogue Management, are now officially recognised as the world’s No.1 group dedicated to the greatest glam rocker of them all, Marc Bolan of T.Rex. With their uncanny doppelganger lead singer and lead guitarist, Danielz, T.Rextasy perform a powerful and mesmerising presentation of Marc Bolan’s rock and pop anthems. With a career spanning over 25 years, T.Rextasy are now regarded beyond the boundaries of ‘tribute’ and are respected in their own right. They are also the only band to have the blessing and support from Marc’s own family and Ex-T.Rex band members, including June Bolan (Marc’s wife), Gloria Jones (Marc’s Girlfriend), Rolan Bolan (Marc’s Son), Mickey Finn (T.Rex conga player), Tony Visconti (T.Rex producer), and others They have toured worldwide playing at venues such as the gigantic Ariake Coliseum in Japan, and Wembley Arena in London. They also perform alongside artists such as Wizzard, Cockney Rebel, Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), and Slade amongst others.

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The Sweet

The Sweet appearing at this event

"Without The Sweet there would not have been a KISS" Gene Simmons By the early 70’s The Sweet were arguably the hottest ticket in town with a string of top ten records in the UK and Europe including Blockbuster, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz, Teenage Rampage and The Sixteens. In 1975 the USA had discovered the band with Fox on the Run hitting the number 3 spot in the Billboard 100. Another self-penned hit Action followed in 1976 firmly establishing Sweet in the US charts. On the face of it they were primarily a singles band however with albums including Desolation Boulevard (1975) and Give Us a Wink (1976), the band showed a much harder rocking band. The album Level Headed, released in 1978, brought with it another award winning million-selling worldwide hit with Love is Like Oxygen written by Andy Scott. In 1979 original lead singer Brian Connolly left the original line up leaving Andy Scott, Steve Priest & Mick Tucker to continue as a 3 piece. Sadly, both Brian Connolly & Mick Tucker passed away in 1997 and 2002 respectively and with Steve Priest relocating to the USA, Andy Scott was left to fly the flag. After a couple of line-up changes over the years, since 2006 the line-up has been primarily unchanged from what it is today. Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocal), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocal) Tony O’Hora (lead vocal, bass) and Paul Manzi (guitar, keyboards, vocal). The Sweet still tour the world extensively with one of the most dynamic and slick live shows on the circuit. 1968 to 2019, 51 years and counting of hellraising, star chasing, trail blazing.

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Garon Park

  • Royal Artillery Way
  • Southend-On-Sea
  • SS2 4FA