With an exciting new production FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS promises a great night out for all the family. The talented cast of 8 sing their way through 80 + classic songs, from BRENDA LEE to THE CARPENTERS and from MOTOWN to ABBA. A whirlwind trip from the 50′s through to the best songs of today, this “hot” stage show guarantees ALL THE HITS, ALL THE ENERGY, ALL IN ONE GREAT SHOW…
News: May 2013
How the year is flying by and once again since my last newsletter we’ve been travelling the UK taking in all the great theatres and meeting lots of lovely folks.
Glad to say that we’re enjoying some lovely weather now, but way back in January it was a different story with snow, rain, wind…oh it was horrible, just as well we had some great shows to take our mind off things !!! On the 26th we visited The Corn Exchange, Newbury with Forever In Blue Jeans, what a great gig this was, as you probably know this is our local theatre and our local friends and fans did not disappoint…they were as supportive as ever and gave us an amazing welcome. The last show of the month on the 31st was with the “Voice Of The Heart – Karen Carpenter” show at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton. Sad to say this great venue has since been closed due to lack of funding, very, very sad as we have been visiting this West Country theatre for many years now and will miss it.
February saw BJ at Worcester and Epsom, 2 good theatres that once again have been hosting our shows for many years and for the VOH show we visited Lichfield ( great comments on our Facebook pages and Website – press the comments button on this website to see audience feed-back ) Croydon on the 24th– again some tremendous compliments from you lovely folks – Gravesend and Hornchurch . Always one of my own particular favourites as it’s such a well run venue with a great manager, Thom who has always been very supportive of our shows over the years and has become a good friend in this “crazy” business.
In March we had a superb evening at The Mill At Sonning , first time at this venue for Blue Jeans but oh what a tremendous sell out night.( Don’t forget if you’re local to Sonning (Berkshire) they have some great plays on and a lovely restaurant to boot, all within a traditional Mill on the River Thames…. beautiful) We saw another sell out show on Good Friday at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and worked in front of a tremendous stage set that was being used for their current play all about life in the 50′s….it looked great ! A tremendous night on the other side of London at The Fairfield Halls , Croydon …we received a lovely compliment on our Facebook page. If you haven’t tracked us down on Facebook, check out both BJ and vOH as there are some great comments and information plus live pics.
April saw 2 shows in Hertfordshire the first on the 18th at The Gordon Craig, Stevenage with BJ . We seem to have a very loyal following in this area, in fact a group of folks came along who used to book myself and Bob as a duo, way back before we even thought of running the shows….can you believe there was life before Blue Jeans !! The last show for this edition was at The Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar with VOH, a stunning evening with an audience who I would dearly like to come on tour with us…you were so appreciative and so warm…..lovely.
Do keep in touch with us, we love to hear your views on the shows both on the websites and the Facebook pages , plus receive your pics…..after all we couldn’t do it without you !!!
‘Til the next time, take care
And oh! What a night, as Franki Valli once so eloquently put it. For make no mistake – this rip-roaring rocker of a show hits you straight between the eyes and ears right from the start.
In a non-stop stream of classic hits, it steams through half a century of popular music in a two-hour show that never ever falters in capturing the very essence of what it felt like to be young in the second half of the 20th century.
Song after song, this was the soundtrack to countless mis-spent youths and there must have been few members of the audience who couldn’t pinpoint exactly where they were the first time their favourite number came up.
But it’s not long before the petticoats and blue suede shoes roll over for not only Beethoven but also the relative sophistication of the 1960s. The Four Tops’ epic Reach Out was a mini masterpiece, only marginally bettered by Smokey Robinson’s smooth-as-cream My Girl.
Before long, we were in Burt Bacharach territory, luxuriating in shameless retrospection with Trains, Boats and Planes and all those other stops along the LA freeway heading for San Jose.
This was a wonderful walk down Memory Lane, guided by a band of fabulously talented musicians who never once failed in pointing out all the incredible sites to see along the way.”
— Worcester News: Swan Theatre, Worcester
“Polish up your dance shoes, dig out your ten-gallon hat and practise your ear splittin’ Yee Ha’s”
— Encore: The Civic Hall, Guildford
“Big-Hearted, enjoyable show”
— The Gazette: Blackpool Grand Theatre
“The energy this show produces is enough to send a man to the moon, as the cast, is full on from beginning to end, singing over eighty song with over ninety costume changes…breathtaking, non-stop singing and dancing, excellent musicianship and first class entertainment”
— Civic Hall, Doncaster