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Skegness Whats On Guide - Skegness Events 2013

Whats on in Skegness & Lincolnshire


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John Illsley & His Band: A Brand New Album "Testing The Water" & the Music of Dire Straits - Friday 26th September at 7:30pm

John Illsley & His Band
Founding member and bass guitarist of Dire Straits, John Illsley will be performing songs from his latest album "Testing the Water" and some classic Dire Straits songs, including Sultans of Swing, Money For Nothing and Brothers In Arms.
Mark Knopfler and John are the only founding members of Dire Straits to remain in the line up from 1977-1995 during which time they sold over 120 million albums. They are still good friends and recently produced the TV programme 'Guitar Stories' for Sky Arts.
John and his band played to an audience of 3000 in the acoustic tent at Glastonbury this Summer described by John as "a pleasure and a privilege"
The Telegraph wrote "Though he was at Glastonbury to promote an album recorded with his new band, Dire Straits bassist John Illsley still found time for a few classics during his Saturday afternoon performance at the Acoustic Stage. Looking every bit like a rock 'n' roll Bill Nighy, Illsley launched into a ferocious rendition of Sultans of Swing. The 65 year old was out of breath by the end, he was unable to speak - the only giveaway that it was not, in fact, 1978 all over again"
John Illsley has 4 solo albums and 2 live albums to his credit. Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story - Saturday 27th September at 7:30pm

In 1983, Britain lost one of its most treasured, iconic, rock and roll stars, while his band lost their valued friend and lead singer to a long-term heart problem. After mourning their loss, the band began to dream of carrying on the legend, recapturing the memories of yesteryear and providing fans with a nostalgic taste of their lost idol.
It was not until 1996 that a young man, bearing a spine-tingling familiarity, appeared on television screens across the country and announced, "Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be Billy Fury". Colin Gold went on to stun Fury's Tornados with a performance that perfectly recreated the sound and sight of the original rocker. From that moment on, the band's dream suddenly had a chance of being fulfilled and soon afterwards, The Billy Fury Story was born.
At the height of Billy's fame in the 60s, only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard secured more records in the UK Top 20. Timeless hits such as I Will, Jealousy, It's Only Make Believe and, of course, Halfway to Paradise will be performed on stage in a two-hour spectacular show that includes a narration of Billy's life, from his humble beginnings working the River Mersey tug-boats through to his music success, and exclusive screen footage of the man himself in action with Fury's Tornados.
Lead guitarist, and unofficial organiser of the band, Chris Raynor comments, "It's been over 25 years since we lost Billy and while he will never be replaced in our hearts and minds we do hope to offer the fans, new and old alike, a show to remember him by."

Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Last Night of The Proms - Sunday 28th September at 7:30pm

Last Night of The Proms
Your host for the evening : SKY TV's Jo Wheeler
The massed bands of Lincolnshire Brass welcome you to, what has now become a Lincolnshire tradition, the Last Night Of The Proms. This year's concert will once again bring together some of the finest musicians from Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.
Lincolnshire Voices - (Linvo for short!) the new community choir for Lincolnshire will be joining the proceedings this year along with their very own rock/pop band!
Back by popular demand is the world renowned Saxophonist 'Snake' Davis' - Any one who saw snake perform last year will  tell you just how fantastic he really is!
From Classical to Pop and traditional Proms music the Last Night Of The Proms has a programme that will suit all tastes in music. Lincolnshire Brass will once again be host to a number of special musical guests who will bring their own talents to the proceedings.
You can of course expect the usual 'Pomp & Circumstance' of the Last Night Of The Proms we encourage you to wave flags and join in with the usual traditional musical numbers! Box Office 0845 674 0505.
The West End Experience - Thursday 2nd October at 7:30pm

The West End Experience - A Showcase of the Musicals
Transporting you on a journey through the musicals and into the heart of London's Theatreland
Performed by a cast of sensational artists direct from London's West End and a superb live band, this all-singing, all-dancing production features over 140 dazzling costumes, beautiful vocal performances & thrilling choreography as it showcases West End musicals past and present
Featuring smash hit songs from... CHICAGO, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, GREASE, MAMMA MIA, WE WILL ROCK YOU, THE LION KING, WICKED, DIRTY DANCING, JERSEY BOYS... and many more, this truly spectacular show promises to be the perfect musical extravaganza to suit all!
'Outstanding!' - BBC Radio Cornwall
'A crowd pleasing extravaganza' - West Briton
'A high energy, fast paced production with stunning costumes and exciting choreography' - Cornish Guardian Box Office 0845 674 0505.
One Night of Tom Jones starring Glen Leon - Friday 3rd October at 7:30pm

The hottest new show for 2014 a brand new production which is without doubt the best Tom Jones Tribute concert to go on tour ever.
Performing classics from 5 decades including 'Delilah', 'With These Hands', 'It's Not Unusual', 'What's New Pussycat', 'A Boy From Nowhere', 'Till' and many more
Glen Leon with the 13 piece Connection Orchestra direct from London's West End, featuring female backing vocals from the award winning Black Voices
  Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Marcus Collins & His Band - Saturday 4th October at 7:30pm

Premier Stage Productions and Paul Holman Associates are pleased to present Marcus Collins on his first UK theatre tour.
The XFactor runner-up will be taking to the stage alongside his 7 piece band with a collection of Motown classics and brand new material from his second album
Marcus has already acheived top 10 success with his first single Seven Nation Army and self-titled album Marcus Collins. After starring as Seaweed Stubbs in the 2013 UK tour of popular musical Hairspray, Marcus has been busy writing new material and is proud to bring this exciting show to venues across the country this Autumn. Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Stand Up & Rock featuring Jasper Carrott - Friday 10th October at 7:30pm

Jasper Carrott's - Stand Up & Rock
Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock does exactly what it says on the tin... Jasper is back to his very best ... mic in hand regaling the audience with his 'new' stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.
Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate, has rock star credentials that most dream of; Trevor Burton of The Move, the first band played on Radio 1; Geoff Turton lead singer of the Rockin Berries; Joy Strachan-Brain the lead singer of one of UK's finest Celtic rock bands Quill. Plus 'The Bev Bevan Band'
So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs ... making us laugh!!
'...truly a night to remember...'  Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Jane McDonald - The Singer of Your Song - Saturday 11th October at 7:30pm

Singer and TV star Jane McDonald, one of the nation's favourite entertainers is back on tour, live in concert with her brand new show!
Jane presents an exciting and emotionally charged evening of music and laughter. Featuring many of Jane's best loved songs and hits from her incredible career, including some of her own compositions, amazing medleys and selections from her new album "The Singer of Your Song"
Together with her fantastic musicians and backing singers Jane brings the audience to their feet night after night in the ultimate feel-good show. This is one night you won't want to miss Box Office 0845 674 0505.
Milkshake! Party Party Live - Sunday 12th October at 1:00pm

Milkshake! Party Party Live is coming to the Embassy Theatre
The show's stellar line-up includes Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Pip from Pip Ahoy! Bello from Jelly Jamm, Chloe from Chloe's Closet, Tommy and Tallulah from Tickety Toc, Toby and Dolores from Toby's Travelling Circus and Milkshake's very own Milkshake Monkey! The show will feature 2 Milkshake! Presenters - Derek and Amy
This all new musical extravaganza is bound to have audiences up on their feet, singing along, and jumping with delight! As the preparations for Milkshake Monkey's surprise birthday party get underway, all the guests are busy with their very special party jobs! But what happens when Milkshake Monkey disappears? The presenters will need the audience's help to find him in time for the party! Box Office 0845 674 0505.
David Gest's Soul Legends Live Concert Festival - Wednesday 15th October at 7:00pm

“I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!” Television Star & Legendary Producer David Gest brings an all-star line-up of 7 American Soul Legends to the Embassy Theatre, who have collectively sold over 100 million records! Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, Thompkins being the original Lead Vocalist, The Classic Voice, on all the Stylistics top selling hits including "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)” , “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, “Betcha By Golly Wow” and "I'm Stone In Love With You". The Temptations Review Starring Dennis Edwards, the Original Grammy-Winning Temptations Lead Singer, The Lead Voice on their classic hits, including "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone”, “I Can’t Get Next To You" and "Psychedelic Shack”. They will also be performing Edward’s classic solo hit “Don’t Look Any Further”. Sheila Ferguson, Former Lead Singer of the Three Degrees, whose classic hits include "When Will I See You Again”, "Take Good Care Of Yourself” and “The Runner”. Deniece Williams, whose classic hits include “Free”, "Let's Hear It For The Boy” and "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”. Billy Paul whose smash hits include "Me & Mrs Jones”, “Let Em In" and "Bring The Family Back”. Kim Weston, a Motown Legend, whose hits include "It Takes Two”, "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)” and “Helpless”. Brenda Holloway, another Motown Legend, whose hits include "Every Little Bit Hurts”, “When I’m Gone" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy”. VIP 'Meet & Greet' tickets are available where you can meet the stars prior to the show for autographs and photos and includes a seat in the first 3 rows at £66.50 per ticket - contact the Box Office to book these seats. Box Office 0845 674 0505.
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