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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…

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News: July 2014

Recent Touring News;

We couldn’t have had a better start to the New Year with 5 excellent gigs in January, all sold brilliantly and all a real pleasure. The Lights Theatre, Andover and The Mill At Sonning to begin, both BJ gigs and both absolutely superb. The Mill in particular was great and despite the venue being located right on top of the River Thames, and despite the basement area under water, you know the saying “The show must go on” and go on it did and what a cracker, sold out, brilliant ! A special mention must go to our newest member Paul Leno who did a great job despite fairly hasty rehearsals his professionalism shone through, well done Paul.

3 further January gigs this time with VOH, the first at The Corn Exchange, Newbury – our local gig and one that always offers us a warm welcome and a great audience to match. Secondly The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, a near sell out and what a great great gig this was….if I could “bottle” gigs this would be well and truly saved as a “best vintage”…it was superb with a tremendous crowd, the band were excellent…oh and the girl singer wasn’t too bad either…..me !! To finish off the month we headed to The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth with just over 500 tickets sold it couldn’t fail to be one great gig, it was and what a night we had a..m..a…z…i…n…g  as Simon Cowell would say !!!

The lovely Swan Theatre awaited us on Feb 15th with BJ followed by a stunning night at Thoresby Hall for Warners Holidays. Beautiful venue, tremendous audience and a huge standing ovation…’nuff said !!

Our first gig for March was at one our real favourite venues - The Mill at Sonning with VOH. Sold out 2/3 weeks in advance and what an audience this venue delivered, we laughted and cried together throughout the show and it sticks in my mind as one of the best ever. Blackwood in Gwent was our next destination with BJ and once again sold out well in advance, and once again what a cracker !! We headed North for the final weekend of March to Consett, County Durham ,quite a treck from Newbury but always worth the effort.

About turn in April when BJ appeared at a Music Festival weekend at Hemsby.  A perfect gig for Blue Jeans as it was celebrating the music from the 50′s through to the 70′s. It seems, looking back that Sell Out was a good catch phrase for us, as April 18th we were at our annual “event” at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch. Brilliant as always, this venue has become a regular of ours over the past 15 years or so and it never fails to be anything other than great ! Last one for April was at The Kings , Southsea ( see the pattern of the Royal venues !!!) I think this would win the prize of the most beautiful theatre on our lists, the audience are almost as good looking too and welcome us on our regular visits there.

Last gig for now was on May 18th at Newbury Showground, a corporate gig for one of the many agents we work for in the most huge marquee I’ve ever seen !! Good gig, and just for once I was less than a mile away from home…..lovely !!!

 

 

 

Jan 2014….Hi Folks,

Quite a while since my last diary up date so lots of gigs to talk about and many
miles travelled !

Beginning in September with Forever In Blue Jeans at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil a treat to be back at this West Country venue and hope to be able to do it all again sometime in the future. A quick trek at the weekend with shows in Falkirk, Fife (Scotland) and Billingham (Tyneside) Great to see our Northern friends, and despite the long journey up and back we had two great BJ shows. The last gig for Sept is a real favourite of ours at The Stables, Milton Keynes. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that this gig will be forever associated with the late Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine as it was they who founded this extra special venue. We had an absolutely amazing night and one that is up there on the “best ever” list !!

On into October now, with BJ at The Leiston Film Theatre being the first in our diary. This gig is unique as the manager Wayne not only manages every aspect of the theatre from booking the shows, marketing them, box office attendant and finally lighting the stage….phew !!! That’s what I call an enterprising man! A real mixture the following  weekend with a couple of Hertfordshire gigs , the first with “Voice Of The Heart- Karen Carpenter” at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage and the second with BJ at The Castle,Wellingborough. Thirdly with BJ at Boreham Wood and then to finish on Sunday both shows were “on parade” at Vauxhall Holidays, Great Yarmouth. Vauxhall has to be one of the most successful Holiday Venues that we visit, not only is it h…u….g….e but every time we visit we are part of a great weekend of nostalgic music and every time it’s sold out – no mean feat these days !!. The 18th and 19th saw BJ well and truly “on the road” as we travelled from Newbury to Abergavenny in South Wales followed by a date with Warner’s Holidays at Nidd Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire. Both amazing nights and both sold out so it was well worth the many hours travelling. I have to mention a gig with a difference on Sunday 27th as Bob and myself along with Andy Saphir on lead guitar and vocals, Derek Thurlby on Steel Guitar, Bob Pierce on Drums and last but never least Chris Finn on Sound played at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch. It was a special gig rarely seen but having spoken to the manager at The Queens he was looking for a smaller band to play in front of a huge stage set that was “in situ” for 2 weeks. I suggested our band and Thom was delighted to book us and we were delighted to oblige !! It was a real trip down memory lane for Bob and me as we first started our association with them in the 1980’s as a duo and have been visiting there ever since with both BJ closely followed by VOH. We had an amazing gig and thank our BJ cast for all their support on this great evening.

Just a couple of gigs to finish the year off in November the first being at The Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock with VOH and the last at The Millfield Theatre, Edmonton with BJ. And that, as they say is that for 2013 anyway……but lots more gigs still to come as we move swiftly into 2014……

We couldn’t have had a better start to the New Year than performing at The Lights Theatre, Andover and The Mill At Sonning, both BJ gigs and both absolutely brilliant. The Mill in particular was superb and despite the venue being located right on top of the River Thames, and despite the basement area under water, you know the saying “The show must go on” and go on it did and what a cracker, sold out, brilliant ! A special mention must go to our newest member Paul Leno who did a great job despite fairly hasty rehearsals his professionalism shone through, well done Paul.

I finish this latest update with 2 VOH gigs, the first at The Corn Exchange, Newbury –our local gig and one that always offers us a warm welcome and a great audience to match. Lastly The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, a near sell out and what a great great gig this was….if I could “bottle” gigs this would be well and truly saved as a “best vintage”…it was superb with a tremendous crowd, the band were excellent…oh and the girl singer wasn’t too bad either !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time, keep on keeping on,

Happy 2014

Carole

 

Reviews:

“SIX guys, two gals – hey everybody, let’s do the show right here.

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.

At The Hop was probably the furthest frontier in time exploration, its fellow traveller Great Balls Of Fire too much of a hardy perennial to be accurately carbon-dated.

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.

Nevertheless, we all know full well what will be the icing on the cake – and that’s naturally going to be a full-on Abba fest, with the girls looking like Christmas cakes only twice as tasty.

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

35 thoughts on “About

  1. What a fabulous show!

    We will be looking out for you somewhere near and we will be bringing as many of the family as possible.

    The music was excellent and the musicians – players, singers and dancers – were very talented indeed. Best of luck to all of you.

  2. Great show at Clacton last night. love the new format . Willsee you again when you are back in Essex

  3. Thanks for a fab show at The Brewhouse in Taunton, this evening.
    Looking forward to Jan 31st for The Caron Carpenter tribute xxx

  4. Hello you fantastic people,we have just returned home full of excitment after watching your absolutely spectacular show,the way you all performed was out of this world thanks a million for bringing back so many memories through your music,keep it up we want to wish you every sucess for your future together.

    • Thank you for coming to see Forever In Blue Jeans, we really appreciate your comments and it always helps to let the theatre know how much you enjoyed the show. We hope to be back in Shrewsbury in the near future. Keep a look at the tour dates on the website. Have a very Merry Christmas!

      • Your show in Tewkesbury was wonderful from start to finish. Brilliant choreography, very professionally performed by every one of the cast. Such an enjoyable evening…We were singing all the way home!, and look forward to your return to Tewkesbury…Thank you all for such a lovely time.

  5. sorry it took so long but had to go to sleep last night as early startbut now am home and not had a cuppa yet told every one I saw today they have to go and see the show my mind is still buzzing and feet are tapping best I have seen in years.
    Thank you all

  6. Hi guys,
    I have just received my Queens Theatre ‘What’s on’ booklet and see that you and Bob are there on the 27th October with your ‘Together Band’. What’s the line up?
    See you all in Clacton on the 27th July, FBJ. The Saturday (20th) before my son Colin and his fiancé Kim are getting married, perhaps you could dedicate a song to them?
    See you on the 27th
    Mike H.

    • Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your interest in our show at Hornchurch with The Together Band, the line up will be Andy Sapphir on lead guitar ( Blue Jeans and VOH Karen Carpenter, plus Eagles tribute show Desperado etc etc) , Gerry Hogan on Pedal Steel Guitar ( Albert Lee, Everly Brothers,Bill Wyman etc etc) and Bob Pearce ( Resident drummer on the many Wembley Festivals plus tours with international artistes such as Charlie Pride, Tammy Wynette ) on Drums.

      3 outstanding musicians and we are all looking forward to playing at the Queens, see you there

    • Thanks everybody for your great comments, we’re so pleased you’re enjoying the gigs and we love to hear from you xx

  7. An amazing night out in coming to see your show forever in blue jeans, it brought back memories of a bygone era of growing up with the Osmonds, also listening to songs I didn,t grow up with from the 50,s and 60,s. Congratulations to all the Cast for a brill show. Hope you come again to Yeovil and the Octogan theatre.

  8. My wife and I plus the brother in-law and his wife went to see the show,on Sunday the 15 September at the forum theatre Billingham-on-tees.
    The show from start to finish was value for money in every way and we left feeling that we had seen a great show, performed by every member on that stage.
    If anyone feels like a great night out , go and see this show and just let your hair down,
    you will truly enjoy a show. Well done to you all .

  9. Great night out at The Stables, for my Husband’s 50th on 21st Sept, we all really enjoyed it, now looking for dates for my Mum and Dad who are in their 80′s, they will be rocking in the aisles,
    GREAT SHOW

    • Yes, what a great night at the Stables, one of our favourite venues, we’re so pleased you enjoyed it as much as we did !

  10. Really enjoyed your show at Borehamwood last night. Great entertainment.
    Carole sang a song , I think it was called “Secondhand heart”. I have never heard that song before and thought it was great. Can you tell me who the original was sung by.
    Many thanks again for a great evening.

  11. Saw the show at the Castle on Friday night could have sat there another hour to listen to all the hits FANTASTIC.

  12. Saw forever in blue jeans last night Friday 18th April Queens Hornchurch, and yet again another great show. It is becoming a good Friday tradition now fantastic singers, please keep it going Carole.

  13. Hi
    We are all coming to see the show at southsea on Sunday to celebrate my dad’s birthday
    It would be great if you could shout out happy birthday to john white ? He is a big carpenters and frank Sinatra fan
    Kev

  14. when are your next performances in fernham hall Fareham or kings theatre southsea ? love it when we went few years ago and would like to go again thank you m smith,of Gosport hants

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