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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion. December 2017 to May 2018. 24 events. 15 of them are Tribute Bands. Elton John, Rat Pack, Soul Legends, Elvis, Carpenters, Pink/Winehouse/Gaga, Barry White, Four Seasons, Johnny Cash, Lionel Bart, Vintage Vixens (Girl Power), Bob Marley, George Michael, The Drifters and The Bee Gees.

The rest includes 80s Mania, Aladdin, Kenny Lynch, Chubby Brown, the Circus of Horrors, G4, The Good Old Days, The Wizard of Oz and a hypnotist. All that is missing is a Medium. I know. It's only rock and roll but I like it.

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18 minutes ago, Toddy17 said:

Ha,I’m on the Chubby Brown show lol

John, you're ALWAYS on Chubby's shows :biggrin:

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2 hours ago, leschirons said:

The one that surprises me is Kenny Lynch. He must be about 80xD

I played for Kenny Lynch a couple of years ago. Nice singer and a decent bloke, 80 next year.

 

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I hear that the Medium was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Unfortunately, or not depending on your perspective, this is what puts paying bums on seats in Felixstowe, and similar sized venues in similar places such as Clacton West Cliff Theatre. The Spa Pavilion tried the alternative, went bust and on balance I'd rather have the venue survive on a diet of mostly tribute bands, panto and the occasional more interesting event than see it going back to being closed altogether.

This is an 800 seat venue. To sell that out for a jazz gig you'd need to be offering something very spectacular, especially in Felixstowe which is not exactly the easiest place on the planet to get to..

What we really need in this region is a venue like the awesome Apex Theatre in Bury St Edmunds, which is exactly the right size and vibe to attract all kinds of brilliant events, but we're struggling with the local alternatives.

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1 hour ago, leschirons said:

Isn't his real name Royston Vasey?

Yeah it is,  and the comedy show League Of  Gentlemen nicked his name for the village in the show.

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1 hour ago, leschirons said:

Isn't his real name Royston Vasey?

Fun Fact. Chubby Brown's cousin Lee is an insanely good guitar player. Chubby Brown was his first drummer. He lives in Norwich (my old hometown) and has run bands there for about 30 years.

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47 minutes ago, pete.young said:

I hear that the Medium was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Ha! :D So not a happy medium, then.

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1 hour ago, radiophonic said:

Fun Fact. Chubby Brown's cousin Lee is an insanely good guitar player. Chubby Brown was his first drummer. He lives in Norwich (my old hometown) and has run bands there for about 30 years.

Yeah, well aware of Lee Vasey as we've spent a lot of time in Norfolk.  Didn't know he was a cousin though.

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2 hours ago, leschirons said:

Yeah, well aware of Lee Vasey as we've spent a lot of time in Norfolk.  Didn't know he was a cousin though.

Are not all in Norfolk cousins..? O.o

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9 hours ago, lowdown said:

No puppet show ?

 

haha one of my fave scenes from Spinal Tap

 

"if I told them once I told them a THOUSAND times, Spinal Tap ABOVE Puppet Show"

 

lol

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No Bon Jovi, either - maybe an opportunity....

Bilbo  - what is the air like up there atop your ivory tower?  I get an idea of the view from what you post.:D

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3 minutes ago, Paul S said:

No Bon Jovi, either - maybe an opportunity...

Could be a Runaway success. Arf, arf.

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1 hour ago, discreet said:

Could be a Runaway success. Arf, arf.

Not guaranteed -  Tribute bands are potentially  a Bed of Roses.

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