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SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

Following a number of critically acclaimed UK & European Tours, The Illegal Eagles have established themselves as, not only the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented theatrical experiences in the world!
 

The classic line-up of members Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Al Vosper and Darin Murphy and Garreth Hicklin is now newly joined by vocalist Greg Webb.

Together Garreth & Greg’s abilities to capture the emotion of Don Henley’s vocal deliveries have ensured that critical and audience acclaim has been unanimous.

 

This latest production brings you all the classics – Take It Easy, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it to the Limit, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado, New Kid In Townand a whole lot more!  

 

The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally” – The Express

 

“Accomplished & proficient players, and with a beautiful & pitch perfect singer, the band worked their way through all the crowd pleasers…”  - The Independent 

 

www.illegaleagles.com

Tickets £23.00
Charter Theatre




TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
FOSTER & ALLEN


For over three decades in the music business, FOSTER & ALLEN have continuously managed to scale new heights! 
 

In late October and throughout the majority of November 2014, FOSTER & ALLEN will be touring the UK, performing all their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’…and many more, the list is endless.

 

2014 is destined to be another amazing year for Mick & Tony and they are currently recording a brand new album for UK release in early autumn. They will also have their own TV series – ‘The Foster & Allen Show’ back on Showcase TV Sky Channel 191 at the end of September.

Tickets £20.00
Charter Theatre
                                                                                                                 


WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
PAUL CARRACK
 

RAIN OR SHINE

Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road following his widely acclaimed recent album release 'Rain or Shine', a mix of new original songs and classic tracks. With a back catalogue of hits to his name including “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years”, Paul’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world. His songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with Elton John, Eric Clapton and BB King. 


Recently dubbed by the BBC as 'The Man with the Golden Voice', Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, an all-rounded musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special. Paul said 'After our most successful album and tour ever last year, we're really looking forward to getting back out on the road again'


Tickets £28.50, 38.50                                                                      
GUILD  HALL     

PLEASE NOTE ROWS A-J IN BLOCK H ARE £38.50, K-N £28.50
                                                                                                
                 


SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
THE SENSATIONAL 60'S EXPERIENCE
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

This exclusive line up from the 60’s is crammed with nostalgia & hits such as, Hermans Hermits, I’m Into Something Good, Something Is Happening, No Milk Today, I’m Henry The 8th, Silhouettes, Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Wonderful World, Must To Avoid, Sunshine Girl, My Sentimental Friend. The Swinging Blue Jeans, Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Don’t Make Me Over. Dave Berry, The Crying Game, Memphis Tennessee, Mama, Little Things, My Baby Left Me. The Union Gapuk, Young Girl, Lady Willpower, Woman Woman, Over You, This Girl Is A Woman Now. The Ivy League, That’s Why I’m Crying,  Funny How Love Can Be,  Tossing And Turning.  Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers, I’m Telling You Now,  You Were Made For Me,  If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody, I Understand.

 

Herman’s Hermits throughout the mid-60’s music scene proved to be a dominating force worldwide.  From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies. Hermans Hermits as of to date have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide.  Their chart breaking hits include,  Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry V111, Something Is Happening & I’m Into Something Good & many more to numerous to mention.  Hermans Hermits perform over 200 shows a year worldwide & now celebrating their 50th anniversary in the business Hermans Hermits are still into something good. 
 

The Swinging Blue Jeans have a history that spans back to the 1960’s. Over the years their hit singles ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘You’re No Good, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly and ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ have been the bedrock of the bands memorable live performances.  The Swinging Blue Jeans has been led by Alan Lovell, faithfully carrying on the long tradition of the band.  Peter Oakman continues with the band to this day along with Jeff Bannister and Graham Hollingworth who complete the line up.

 

Dave Berry’s heart has always remained in the 60’s, when his top 10 singles, The Crying Game, Memphis Tennessee, Mama, Little Things and My Baby Left Me led to highly successful concert appearances at the most  prestigious venues throughout the United Kingdom  Two of which have hosted the biggest names in show business from all around the world, these being The London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall.

 

The Union Gapuk gained worldwide recognition when their first combined release Young Girl hit the number 1spot in the UK & number 2 in the USA.  Next came Lady Willpower which again reached number 5 in the UK & again number 2 in the USA.  Their next release Woman Woman also proved a major top 10 hit in both the UK & USA. Other hits include Over You & This Girl Is A Woman Now.

 

The Ivy League Perry Ford ( original member of The Ivy League ) introduced  Dave Buckley into the band during the 60’s to add his unique falsetto voice creating The Ivy League sound. When most 60’s bands had faded away , Dave later joined by Jon Brennan and Mike Brice have kept The Ivy League going from strength to strength maintaining their popularity to the present day.  They have built the show into one of the finest musical /comedy acts in the country .

 

The Ivy League guarantee to have the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter!  Couple this with their hit records “Funny How Love Can Be” “Tossing & Turning” and “That’s Why I’m Crying” spells out “THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR” at it’s very best.

Tickets £25.50
Concessions £3 OFF
Groups of 10 or more 11th FREE
Guild Hall         

 


TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
ERASURE
THE VIOLET FLAME TOUR

Erasure
(Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) have announced details of a brand new album, The Violet Flame, out on 22 September 2014 with a worldwide tour in autumn.

Formed nearly 30 years ago, the award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’,  ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’.

Tickets £35/£60
GUILD HALL


FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
T-REXTASY
I LOVE TO BOOGIE

In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old - '20th Century Boy' was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including 'Telegram Sam' and 'Jeepster' he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record later in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, 'I Love to Boogie'.

T.Rextasy
have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.  The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!


Tickets £19.00
Children £16.00

Groups of 10 or more 11th FREE
Charter Theatre


SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
A FESTIVAL FOR CHRISTMAS
PRESTON ORPHEUS CHOIR 

On the 6th December 2014, the Preston Orpheus Choir will once again present the Festival For Christmas for the 32nd year at the Guild Hall.  We are pleased to welcome back the prizewinning Freckleton Brass Band, with renowned guest conductor Michael Fowles, the ever popular Sandham Fitchett Performing Arts with their dance spectaculars, and Scottish Piper, Stewart Lyell to pipe in the event.

This year sees the debut of the 2nd New Longton Brownies with their Nativity Play, the Harris Primary School choir with some beautiful songs, and, the Preston Orpheus Choir will, of course, be performing many of your favourite Christmas tunes, conducted by Musical Director, Roselise Gentile and accompanied by Paul Greenhalgh.

There really is no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets £15.00/ £13.00
Guild Hall


SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 7.30PM
ONE NIGHT OF TOM JONES

Making it’s debut in 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

 

Glen Leon has been entertaining all over the world since 1987 and has appeared on Radio & Television.

 

Glen has the voice range of Tom Jones with which enables him to deliver a song with pure raw energy. He can also handle and entertain any kind of audience with ease as the years of experience flood out

 

His first appearance on Television was Jane Macdonald’s Star for A Night in which he got great acclaim and then went to work on cruise ships around the world. He also Appeared on HTV Wales Classy Acts with the band Atomic Jones.

 

Glen has now teamed up with the Connection Orchestra who have been working in London on various west end shows. The line up consisting of Drums, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Trombone, 2 Trumpets, Cello, 2 Violins   With female backing vocals from the award winning Black Voices,

 

Quotes from the following artistes speak volumes

 

Tony Blackburn “Closest I’ve heard to the man himself”

Marty Wilde “One of the best voices I’ve heard in years, try following that”

Chris Farlowe “The guy has a great voice with the power to make this show”

Tony Crane Merseybeats “Incredible close your eyes and you’ll think Tom Jones was actually in the room”

Jo Mills wife of Gordon Mills “Watching Glen took me back to the early days of Tom, even down to the cheeky grin on Stage” (Gordon managed Tom Jones from the beginning of his career until he sadly passed away in 1986)

 

This incredible group of handpicked musicians makes this without doubt the hottest show to see in 2014

Tickets £19.50
Concessions £1.00 OFF
Charter Theatre




WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015 AT 7.30PM
RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

 

Their new show will showcase and celebrate in meticulous note-for-note detail, all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music, and a legacy of blues, rock & pop classics that made Fleetwood Mac the icons of the music industry they are today.

 

Recognised internationally as the leading tribute to Fleetwood Mac in their various incarnations, and with founding member Mick Fleetwood's golden seal of approval, this stunning show reflects on an epic journey of lasting relationships through changing eras and musical styles, from the exciting hub of the sixties London blues scene to staggering commercial success in the seventies and eighties, and beyond. 

 

Replicating perfectly the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their brilliant best, let timeless classics such as ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Albatross’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Gypsy’ ‘Say You Love Me’, ‘Sara’, ‘Oh Diane’, ‘Little Lies’, ‘Everywhere’ and many more, take you on a nostalgic evening of breathtakingly outstanding musicianship; and all performed in the context where the songs work best – a live stage.

 

“An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac” MICK FLEETWOOD

 

"A stunning and emotive snapshot of the World’s first Super Group" SUNDAY TIMES

 

“They do Fleetwood Mac better than Fleetwood Mac.” MAIL ON SUNDAY

Tickets £22.50
Plus a number of higher priced Gold Circle tickets available.
Guild Hall



TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015 AT 7.30PM
THE AUSTRALIAN
PINK FLOYD SHOW
The tour celebrates 40 years since the release of the landmark album ‘Wish You Were Here’, Pink Floyd’s ninth album, but will draw also heavily from the iconic ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and ‘The Division Bell’ albums. 

The 2015 concerts will offer a true homage to ‘Wish You Were Here’, a true benchmark of musical culture, and a cherry-picking of the whole Floyd oeuvre, delivered by top-notch musicians whose love for Pink Floyd knows no bounds.  The Australian Pink Floyd Show are much more than a tribute to the great music of Pink Floyd, and were described by The Times as “the gold standard”.  The band capture and convey the spirit as well as the sound, and slavish attention is lavished upon jaw-dropping staging. The 2015 dates offer a host of brand new visuals and effects and an overhauled technical set-up, resulting simply in a show that is even bigger and even better.

Tickets £28.50/£39.50
GUILD HALL


 


 
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