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THE NEXT GIGS AT THE MIRREN STUDIO, TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON, ESSEX ARE LISTED BELOW.TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE BOX OFFICE 01268 205300. DOORS FOR ALL SHOWS 7.30PM. SHOW 8PM (unless otherwise stated)
SATURDAY 22 SEPT – BEATLES 4 EVER - £15.50
Beatles 4ever UK is a Theatre style cast show with some of the best of Beatle lookalike and sound alike musicians in the UK. All costumes are identical replicas and all instruments and amplifiers are original models to recreate the sound and look of the original Beatles.
The show is very dynamic and theatrical taking the audience back on a time travel experience to relive the Beatles musical excellence and renown Liverpudlian wit in their stage act.
FRIDAY 28 SEPT – COUNTERFEIT QUO - £15.50
An adrenaline charged set crashes its way through many of Quo's 22 top ten chart hits including Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Down Down, Whatever You Want and Rocking All Over The World, whilst still paying tribute to glorious earlier albums like Piledriver, Hello and 'Quo'
So what you get is Heads Down, No-Nonsense Boogie played on the familiar beaten up green and white Telecasters by the denim clad likenesses of Status Quo.
FRIDAY 5 OCT – THE MARLEY EXPERIENCE - £15.50
Presenting The Marley Experience the No1 Tribute to the lategreat King of Reggae Music The Legendary Bob Marley.
Performing live the Hits, Classics & World Renown Singalongs like One Love: Three Little Birds: I shot the Sheriff: Is this Love: No woman No Cry: Kinky Reggae: Punky Reggae Party: & many many more.
FRIDAY 19 OCT – SOME KINDA WONDERFUL -£15.50
Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, the mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla and award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash have put together a band of top musicians to play a wide-ranging back-catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered through to hits from Talking Book, Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter than July. Noel’s long association with the Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine) and, for more than 19 years, Noel’s searing vocals were featured with the Manfred Mann’s “Earth Band”. Derek has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion. “One of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian). Don’t miss this!
SATURDAY 20 OCT – FLEETINGWOOD MAC - £15.50
We create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound, we can’t help but give it a modern edge, it’s just the way we play. How else are five people supposed to play tribute to a band that have lasted nearly 50 years?.
We work hard in rehearsals to get the details right and do justice to some classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.
We also want to introduce the songs to a new generation of Fleetwood Mac fans, who just like ourselves, weren’t even born when the band were in their prime. We do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead we go on as who we are, five young musicians who love the music, and want to share the music of one of the worlds greatest bands to a wider audience.
FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER - SIMPLY DAN - £15.50
Simply Dan are an incredible band who faithfully capture the sound of Steely Dan. The band was started in late 2016 when members Mark Roadnight, Mark Claydon, Russ Parker and Roger Evan decided to work on a band that that could deliver the beauty and virtuosity of Steely Dan while still portraying the fun of a stage show.
A few of the members currently write for major recording artists and decided to take that level of professionalism to this project. They spent a few months finding the right players to join the group and who also had a passion for replicating the sound of Steely Dan.
The band members have performed with such diverse artists as current major vocalist Raye to Graeme Clark (Wet Wet Wet), Tony Christie, Pee Wee Ellis, Marcella Detroit and Liberty X just to name a few.
SATURDAY 12 JANUARY – NINE BELOW ZERO- MAIN AUDITORIUM -£19.50 – DOORS 7PM SHOW 7.30PM
Since their formation in 1977, Nine Below Zero have developed a reputation as one of the best Blues bands, famous for their no-frills, punchy and direct approach. The band was already well-established by the time they signed to A&M Records in 1980 and were forever captured on their classic album, 1980s Live At The Marquee.
The current eight-piece line-up features Dennis Greaves (vocals/guitar), Mark Feltham (harmonica), Mickey Burkey (drums) and Ben Willis (bass).
FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY –VIVA SANTANA -£15.50
This phenomenal 7 piece Latin rock explosion continues to amaze fans wherever they present their celebration of the music of the legendary Carlos Santana. VivaSantana have Played to full houses as diverse as the prestigious London Guitar Show Wembley to theatres and rock festivals in the UK, Europe and even Cuba where as soloist Marcos Rodriguez' performance was described as "a musical bridge between Cuba and Spain" "When they made Carlos Santana someone forgot to break the mold !" said one astonished fan, who himself was veteran of listening to 5 decades of that distinctive Santana guitar tone.
It's all there, from the powerful 4 piece rhythm section that brings the heartbeat of the band that is congas, timbales, drums and bass with a precise understanding of traditional and modern Latin rhythms , to the infectious Cuban piano and haunting Hammond organ wizardry of a truly gifted keyboard maestro. The famous soulful vocal melodies in the native languages of the Americas by the only UK Santana tribute band that boasts Latin members completes what was recently described by Classic Rock Magazine as "One Of The Top Must See Tributes In The UK" Though the tag of Tribute band just doesn't do this group of talented musicians justice. And now playing with a 3 piece brass section at selected venues.
9 MARCH - THE UB40 EXPERIENCE - £15.50
The UB40 Experience was founded in late 2013
Featuring 'Stars In Your Eyes ' winner Andi Bagnali as Ali Campbell plus a line up of hand picked, world class musicians, the band are set to be one of the biggest and best tribute bands in Europe The UB40 Experience are the only UB40 tribute that play homage to all members of UB40. Each member of the band has studied the playing techniques, style and sounds of the members of UB40 which they represent so that the real UB40 sound and feel is captured in the overall performance. Members of the band have played alongside UB40's Brian Travers, Laurence Parry and Tony Mullins in addition to members of Steel Pulse, The Specials plus other top name bands.
20 APRIL - TooREX - £15.50
This full nostalgic rock concert usually includes some early singles such as “Deborah”, “One Inch Rock” and “Ride A White Swan” to the big hits “Get It On”, “Telegram Sam”, “Hot Love”, “Metal Guru”, “Jeepster” and “Children of the Revolution”, to some of the fondly remembered album material.
The show can also feature a selection of T-Rex tracks such as (“I Love to Boogie”, Cosmic Dancer” etc.) that were featured in the Award winning box-office smash movie Billy Elliot!!
With sell-out shows, and a Glam revival in full blossom, there’s never been a better time to grab your spaceball-shoes and feather boas and relive the legend of Marc Bolan and T-Rex.
31 MAY - THROUGH THE DECADES - With Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison - £15.50
Darren Page’s vocal abilities have brought a reputation that always delivers a quality to entertain, but Darren’s secret love in music is Roy Orbison which sits very comfortable in Darren Page’s voice range.
Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world and all over Great Britain; he performed in Buddy The Musical and numerous other shows, with partners he founded In Dreams and Rockin on Heavens Door, he also has many TV appearances to his name.
Marc’s latest show Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly will deliver a feel good factor with all the hits from…
I Drove All Night, Mean Woman Blues, Pretty Woman, Heartbeat, Peggy Sue, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore and Raining in my Heart, to name but a few!
1 JUNE -WHOLE LOTTA DC - £15.50
Back in 2004 AC/DC, legends in their own right and one of the most exciting and hardest working bands in rock history in turn spawned one of the most exciting and hardest working tribute bands on the scene today. Whole Lotta DC are an authentic representation of AC/DC, providing the full breath-taking stage show loved by all true rock fans. Like a night with one of the ladies celebrated in the Aussie rock gods songs, the Whole Lotta DC experience leaves you feeling sweaty, slightly ashamed and with a bloody great grin across your face.
The rhythm section accurately nails the solid four on the floor boogie while a wall of tight as a gnats chuff guitar knocks you off your feet. On top of all that, the unmistakable vocals and charisma of Brian / Bon and Angus's searing lead work and naughty boy antics including the stripping are recreated in stunning fashion. Now that AC/DC tours are few and far between, Whole Lotta DC offer a chance to get up close and personal with the legendary act and are a must see for fans
12 JULY - ALADDINSANE - £15.50
In the words of theatre goers across the UK, “Paul’s vocals and theatrical movements reflect Bowie’s with disturbing accuracy”.
Whether portraying the 70’s era Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke or Bowie’s 80s/90s songs in this totally live show, many who have seen this performance simply called it ‘spot on’. The band’s professional musical recreation of every song is highly praised every time they appear. Paul Henderson first caught national attention on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes during the 90s.This notoriety saw him widely acknowledged as Europe’s most credible Bowie look and sound-a-like and began the evolution of Aladdinsane to the best Bowie tribute going.
The performance using sound and vision showcases a vast repertoire of material. Aladdinsane entertain the audience with a string of hit singles and often include classic Bowie album tracks from the golden years of this unforgettable legend.
13 SEPT - DOORS LIVE - £15.50
What sets The Doors Alive apart, is their sheer dedication and determination to keep the Doors’ music not only alive, but completely authentic and delivered with respect.
All four band members have dedicated their lives to rise to the position that they hold today: The World’s busiest and most respected Doors tribute band. The band use the very same instruments implemented by the original members of The Doors. With their arsenal of vintage gear, they create note perfect musical landscapes that evoke the swinging days of The Doors at their peak.
So let The Doors Alive Set Your Night On Fire, Swim You To The Moon, Love You Madly, make your day that little bit Stranger then drive you to the Road House, and When The Music’s Over, The Doors Alive will have broken you on through to the other side!