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21/09/2016

THE RUBETTES

RUBETTES featuring Alan Williams, John Richardson & Mick Clarke.

 

‘AN EVENING WITH ‘ U.K. Tour 2016

 

Ferneham Hall, Fareham Saturday 1 October 7.30pm 

 

 

 

Do you have your ticket for the ultimate pop glam band of the 70’s?

 

If not, then don’t delay any longer as this may be the last chance you’ll ever get to re-live up close and personal the nostalgic experience of one of the few, if not the only, virtually all original 70s chart bands that are fast becoming an endangered species! 70s hit makers The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, the original vocalist and guitarist John Richardson and Mick Clarke, also both 70s originals on drums and bass guitar respectively, complete this Rubettes line up with Steve Innes Etherington on Keyboards and guitar and will be touring the U.K. for only the second time since they first took the world by storm when their number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ topped the charts selling over 10 million copies. With the ever increasing continuing demise of our 60s and 70s pop heroes, this is a chance not to be missed. Pop history waits for no person and ‘tributes’ aside, there really is nothing like the real thing. The upcoming ‘An Evening With’ Tour visits 20 theatre venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales and promises something entirely different to a usual concert experience.

 

All the hits, of which there are many, will naturally be featured plus a selection of songs that hold special significance to the band members before and during the success years together with some album tracks that they have never before performed live. All this during a totally new first half acoustic set interspersed  with recollections and often hilarious anecdotes surrounding the early years, including the real reason the ‘caps’ were adopted and what ‘Showaddywaddy’ and another famous American band had to do with the Rubettes’ success, make it the 70s show of 2016 that you won’t want to miss.

 

As tribute bands are steadily replacing their original counterparts in perpetuating Rock’n’Roll legends, the authenticity of the Rubettes featuring Alan, John and Mick is unique. Most of the original band members who actually played and sang on such 70s hit classics as ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Juke Box Jive’, ‘Baby I know’ and many more are still there in the band which means the songs don’t just sound the same but they are the same. It makes the whole concept of time travelling to the heyday of pop music an imminent possibility.

 

The Rubettes will be appearing at Ferneham Hall, Fareham on Saturday 1 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at just £20. Call the Box Office on 01329 231942 or visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

 

 Links:

 

http://www.rubettes.com/

http://www.rubettesfeaturingalanwilliams.com/

https://www.facebook.com/The-Rubettes-featuring-Alan-Williams

 

Notes to Editors:

 

For interview request please email Alan Williams at catchall@rubettes.com

20/09/2016

THE THREE DEGREES

THE THREE DEGREES

UK Tour Autumn 2016

Ferneham Hall, Fareham Thursday 13 October 7.30pm

Celebrating 50 years in the business and first new studio album in 25 years!

The Three Degrees need no introduction. Featured in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running female vocal group in history, they were, without doubt, the most successful female soul/disco outfit of the 1970’s, scoring hit after hit for Philadelphia International Records, including the enduring classic, ‘When Will I See You Again’, ‘Year of Decision’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and the UK Top 10 hits, ‘Woman in Love’ and ‘My Simple Heart’.

Currently celebrating 50 years in the business, original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday along with new arrival Freddie Pool (who joined in 2011), have been wowing clubland with their amazing live performances and recently released ‘Strategy (Our Tribute to Philadelphia) on SoulMusic Records’, their first new studio album in twenty-five years.

Having sold out a 28 date UK tour earlier in the year, due to public demand, The Three Degrees are pleased to announce a further 15 dates this Autumn, kicking off at Porthcawl Grand Pavilion on the 15th September. As the earlier tour dates will testify, the threesome has retained all three of their major qualities; their beauty, their sparkling choreography, and their precise vocal harmonies.

“For us, it is still exciting and we still enjoy our work,” says Valerie Holiday. “We are blessed with a wide age group appeal….from fifteen to sixty-five.” Scott goes on to add, “We have opened a lot of doors for other entertainers. In some cases, we may not have always succeeded but we have never given up. It still amazes me when we see teenagers singing along with our songs. And yet we still have the fans who have grown up with us.”

‘Strategy (Our Tribute to Philadelphia)’ was recorded with full band and orchestra at Down In Deep Studios in Atlanta, USA, and features the trio’s own very personal tribute to timeless Philadelphia classic such as The O’Jays’ ‘Love Train’, The Trammps’ ‘Disco Inferno’, Billy Paul’s classic, ‘Me & Mr. Jones’ and the exciting title track, popularized by Archie Bell & The Drells, along with a new recording of the group’s own hit, ‘T.S.O.P’.

“This album holds a special place for me. I was raised in Philly and my exposure to the music of many Philadelphia artists was vast. T.S.O.P came from two talented musical moguls, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who challenged the industry and put Philly on the map. Thanks guys! There is love and a message in the music.”, says Helen Scott.

David Nathan, founder of SoulMusic Records and SoulMusic.com says, "We're extremely proud to have this brand new Three Degrees album on the label, in particular because of my personal connection with the group which goes back to their UK success in the '70s and with their longtime manager, John Abbey, founder of 'Blues & Soul' magazine.  It's exciting to hear the group's interpretation of these truly timeless Philadelphia soul music classics."

The influence and popularity of The Three Degrees has played an important role in bringing Soul music to the world and they continue to be considered around the globe as one of the most important ambassadors of American Soul Music, more than five decades after its birth and they show no signs of slowing down.

The Three Degrees are at Ferneham hall Fareham on Thursday 13 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at just £25.

For more information or to book tickets call the Box Office on 01329 231942 or visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk

http://thethreedegrees.com/

Notes to editors: For more information and interview requests, please contact ian@9pr.co.uk / 0207 375 2725

20/09/2016

BODYROX HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR (1)

Fly, slither or crawl…. Our Halloween show has something for all!

 

The witching month is fast approaching, and with is comes the brand new show from Bodyrox Productions. An interactive monster of a Halloween show.

Come adorned in your best Halloween outfit & revel in delight at meeting the boo-tiful Pumpkin Princess. Why not have your photo taken at our spooky fun photo booth. Pop in to see Dracula for a selfie but be sure to keep your eye out for the spook-tacular face painter who’ll make you squeal with delight.

 

The Pumpkin Princess will pick best dressed (adults included!). We welcome you to bring your carved pumpkins to adorn the stage and you could win a prize from the Pumpkin Princess! This is an interactive show so don’t forget to collect your ghoulish *goodie bags on your way in!

 

Featuring classic Halloween show numbers – this is a fang-filled, wickedly satisfying family show. So don’t be haunted with regret enjoy some chills & thrills this October!

 

Bodyrox Fangstastic Halloween Spook-tacular - Ferneham Hall, Fareham - Sunday 30th October 5pm

 

Tickets priced at just £13 (U16/O60 £10 and Family Ticket £40) including Goodie Bags for all audience members,

from the Box Office on 01329 231942 or at www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

Notes To Editors: For interview requests , more information and photos please contact Kirsten Skinner at bodyroxdance@yahoo.co.uk

03/09/2016

MUSIC HALL TAVERN RETURNS

MUSIC HALL TAVERN RETURNS TO FERNEHAM HALL THIS AUTUMN!

 

The funniest night out of the year is once again on its way.

 

Back by popular demand for its fourth successful tour of the UK , October and November 2016 are going to be sizzling hot with the return of this family friendly comedy drag show direct from the Canary Islands.

 

For those of you that have visited and watched this show on holiday in the Canaries, you will already know that a night with the “girls" of MHT will always leave you with a smile on your face and a feeling of happiness and the want for more. For those of you that have never seen the show, well this is certainly worth a look.

 

The show started 20 years ago when 2 ambitious young lads left their home and families in the UK to live out their dreams of finding a bar where they could simply entertain people abroad. 20 years later, the show is now seen by over 120,000 people every year across Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura and offers dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and live singing and dancing all night long.

 

Founder, Producer and lead cast member Paul Carroll says “its a real feel good show that entertains people of all ages. We have families and groups of work mates all enjoying the show from start to finish. The last 3 tours have sold so well that we just couldn’t resist returning for a 4th. I have been overwhelmed by the support we have had both in the Canarys Islands and in the UK. I really can’t wait for the opening night again, its the biggest show we have performed with a cast of 7 and will certainly have the wow factor like never before”.

 

The show will be touring for 2 months from the middle of October 2016 and will finish on the West End of London on the 27th of November.

 

Whether its a night out or a weekend away, there is a show in a place for everyone on this tour, just make sure you book seats as soon as possible so that you are not disappointed as we don’t want anyone to miss it.

 

To book your seats simply go to www.fernehamhall.co.uk or call 01329 231942

11/04/2016

MAYOR TO HELP CHARITIES WITH GALA DINNER

MAYOR OF FAREHAM’S ANNUAL CHARITY BALL

Friday 15 April 7pm for 7.30pm with carriages at midnight

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Councillor Mike Ford and his wife Mrs Anne Ford are inviting Fareham residents, Councillors and members of the public to join them for an evening of fun, food and music to raise funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities, the Dave Wellman Cancer Trust and the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service.

The Dave Wellman Cancer Trust was established in 1999 and raises funds to help beat cancer and to help support relatives and friends of sufferers. You can find out more at dwct.net

The Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service known locally as ‘GAFIRS’, is an independent search and rescue facility covering the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. All of the crew are volunteers and give freely of their time to help others in distress in, on or near water. For more information go to gafirs.org.uk

Tickets are £45 per head with a 3 course dinner. To book call the Mayor’s Office on 01329 824303.