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Katey Brooks is a rebellious artist that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent this ‘rising singer-songwriter had the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent) and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country. Her finger-picked, harmony-inflected sound on the 2016 I Fought Lovers EP received an enthusiastic reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and CBC Canada and her new album Revolute was released in May 2019 to huge critical acclaim across the world. Revolute blends soul and folk with Americana to “create something hopefully pretty different…My realm is connection and emotion, something quite raw, I think” – says Katey.
To watch her sing live is to witness emotional exorcism, but when you know her backstory, it’s hardly a mystery why. Growing up inside a cult, as a child Katey found refuge in song. Later, she travelled the world with her guitar on her back, writing everywhere from the Occupied West Bank to an abandoned Finnish island. Over a career spanning four continents, Brooks has journeyed from intimate living rooms to opulent concert halls, from dive bars to decorated studios with some of music’s biggest names, boasting famous admirers like Joss Stone. She has recorded with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith at Abbey Road for BBC Radio 2’s Children in Need single. She has shared bills with a host of big names including Newton Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Martin Simpson, Deaf Havana, Lou Rhodes (Lamb), Mike and the Mechanics, and Mystery Jets. She has played some of the world’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, the 2012 Paralympics, the Cambridge Folk Festival and Australia’s National Folk Festival.
The Forum are pleased to announce that we have these guys performing here!!!
The band mastered the large catalogue of Stereophonics songs and began to perform live on a regular basis. Even playing a fantastic gig at the Working Man’s Club in Cwmaman, Wales; where the Stereophonics played their first ever live show, due to it being Kelly, Richard and Stuart’s home town! the band had the great pleasure of being joined onstage by Stuart Cable Stereophonics former drummer – which is a personal highlight for all band members.
Stereosonics received many compliments that evening regarding Their performance, even being told that Shane sounds like Kelly by Mrs Jones herself! (Kelly’s mother, Beryl) they continued to perform over the years and became renowned for providing great entertainment that could not be rivalled unless you had an audience with the band themselves.
Due to family commitments and a member of the group emigrating they took a year off from the performing scene, although they continued to rehearse and hone their performance as close to the originals as possible.
They were now back with a vengeance and ready to rock the tribute music scene once again.
As the band restarted with new members, it felt that a new beginning and a new name was necessary. Formally known as the Replicaphonics, the band re-emerged as the Stereosonics.
Stereosonics are proving to be more successful than ever and continue to tour the length and bredth of the UK going from strength to strength.
Back By popular demand!!!!The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!
A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to get your hands in the air, Bon Jovi Forever have been reviving the heyday of the 1980/90's with their sellout tribute show in venues throughout the UK.
Come along to an electric performance that will recreate a stadium style show here at The Forum packed with Bon Jovi's hits, album tracks and so much more. This show is guaranteed to give all fans of Bon Jovi ‘One Wild Night’.
Bon Jovi Forever come loaded with authentic signature guitars, stage clothes and a stunning light show with a first class sound system as well as stunning stage effects and explosions to make you believe you're stepping back in time to watch the real thing!
Meet the band:
Gregg (Jon Bon Jovi)
A time served professional vocalist with over 20 years' experience in the rock industry, Gregg is a huge Bon Jovi fan which certainly comes across in his flawless live performance as Jon.
Also with over 20 years of teaching guitar and playing liv, Phil lays down the Richie role perfectly. Loaded with signature guitars and amp: seeing is believing!
Dan has toured the world with various rock legends! He's currently working with The Tony Martin Band (ex Black Sabbath) and continues to tour and record with UK metal band 'Venom'. Dan is a total powerhouse drummer perfect for Tico's style.
Stev a lecturer and teacher in all things bass. With 2 solo albums to his name and over 5,000 live show performances, Stev certainly has sold his soul to rock ‘n’ roll!
Matt has previously toured with the UK's best Pink Floyd show (Shine On) and his sounds and playing are second to none. Also providing stunning backing vocals, Matt is the perfect David.
With captivating harmonies and finely crafted songs, LORE will provide an evening of soulful songs with stunning musical arrangements.
Famed for turning the legendary 'Teenage Kicks' on its head, LORE have gone from living room dreams to sell-out theatre tour success in a short time.
With a strong folk influence, LORE combine their songwriting craft with soulful 3-piece harmonies.
NEW DATE 24/07/2021
THE UPBEAT BEATLES
Did you miss The Beatles first time around? Don’t miss them now!
The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why!
Breath taking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour, the audience will be left on an emotional high.
From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show.
If you love the Beatles you'll love this show, and if you don't love the Beatles you'll love this show!
Back again after our wonderful night on Feb 22nd this year!!!
From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of 'Thank You For The Music', Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest, most memorable hits including 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', 'Take A Chance On Me', 'SOS', 'Fernando', 'Chiquitita', 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', 'Money Money Money' and many, many more.
This ABBA tribute stage show features superb live vocals and clever harmonies throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow. A Swede Dreamz ABBA tribute show really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. With audience participation encouraged throughout, you're sure to be having the time of your life!
NEW DATE!! Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.
In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.
Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.
Super VIP includes a pre-show meet'n'greet, with ticket holders gathering at the venue from 17.30 for shows that start at 19.30.
Ticket holders will meet Francis, a photograph will be taken for them by our team using the ticketholder's phone/camera and they will be able to bring along ONE item of memorabilia for him to sign.
They will also be allocated the best seats in the venue (front rows). They will also receive a VIP Merch bag, which will contain a tour lanyard and an unsigned photograph of Francis.
VIP - £40 *
These ticket holders get the next best seats in the venue, and receive the merch bag, which contains tour lanyard and photograph. They do not receive signed items and they do not participate in the meet'n'greet.
The Unravelling Wilburys, a band of good ‘ol boys, turn their skills and replicate the sound and songs of the late 80s ‘super-group’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together…George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO…and completed two Wilburys albums, Volumes One and Three though, sadly, Roy Orbison had passed away before Volume Three was recorded.
So… welcome to Thumper, Blind Melon, Sticky Willy, Walter and Honky Tonk…The Unravelling Wilburys. In a former guise as top Beatles project, Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band, (The Flab Five), they had toured for 21 years playing at UK festivals, including Glastonbury, and at theatres and music venues across Europe and the UK. They also headlined at a Beatles festival at Montgomery, Alabama.
Their shows feature the boys take on their songs being usurped by Messrs Harrison, Dylan, Lynne, Orbison and Petty, back in the late 80's at Nashville, Tennessee. The story unravels, as is told in the show, and it comes to be that The Unravelling Wilburys have now stolen back what is rightfully theirs! Not only that, they have stolen some choice solo songs (allegedly) from Messrs Dylan, Lynne, Orbison, Harrison and Petty as compensation…and now happily play them in their shows!
The set list includes Wilbury songs such as: End Of The Line, Handle With Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, Last Night, Tweeter And The Monkey Man, She’s My Baby, Heading For The Light…And choice cuts such as: Pretty Woman, You’ve Got It (Roy Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman (Jeff Lynne’s ELO), I Won’t Back Down, Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty), Mr Tambourine Man, Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan), Here Come’s The Sun (George Harrison)…and many more. All great songs in the Country/Rock genres and plenty of humour throughout!
”Captured the style and sounds perfectly and with their own added sense of humour gave the audience an evening to remember”
The UK’s Number One Status Quo Tribute Show!
“An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail is awesome!” MATT LETLEY - Status Quo drummer 2000-2013
Rockin’ All Over The World - Whatever You Want – Down Down – Living On An Island – In The Army Now - What You’re Proposing – Burning Bridges… just a few of the many hits spreading five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history.
‘The Quo Experience' is an East Anglian based band including David Wood as ‘Francis Rossi’ and Dave Crawte as ‘Rick Parfitt’; both have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances to make sure they are both as close to the real thing on stage as is possible, without actually being the legendary rock duo themselves! The magic and chemistry that the Parfitt/Rossi partnership brought to a Quo 'live' performance is now being continued within The Quo Experience.
However, The Quo Experience is not all about Rick and Francis; it also features Graham Partridge, who captures the magic of Status Quo’s long-term keyboard player Andy Bown's playing and vocals perfectly; plus Ian ‘Jaspa’ Woodthorpe on drums and Del Fletcher on bass, who together help create the Status Quo ‘live’ sound every fan expects to hear!
With such an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians and passionate Quo fans, along with a stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars, The Quo Experience is fully armed to take the act as far as is possibly achievable in the tribute band industry. The Quo Experience is, however, not just another Quo tribute band - it is an 'experience'; an ongoing chance to 'experience' the sounds and looks of "Britain's biggest singles chart band of all time" as we all remember it!
The Quo Experience feel proud and privileged to have had the legendary Status Quo drummer Matt Letley play many full shows with the band during 2017 and 2018. This goes to show the Quo Experience are not just another Status Quo tribute band but an act worth seeing by any Quo fan along with others who may not have seen the real Status Quo ‘live’.
The Quo Experience now feel honoured to be represented by Rick Parfitt’s widow Lyndsay Parfitt at ‘Lyndsay Parfitt Promotions’!
“I feel very proud to be working with the UK’s number one Status Quo tribute act ‘The Quo Experience’ to help keep my late husband’s name and music alive. This is a tribute act that does everything right... the show, the sound and the mannerisms... a band well worth seeing and a fitting tribute to Rick and Status Quo” – Lyndsay Parfitt
100% LIVE ROD STEWART TRIBUTE BAND
Rod Stewart’s career has spanned over 50 years with over 100 million records sold worldwide.
His numerous hits include Sailing, Maggie May, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Baby Jane and many many more.
Pete McCall with his sensational band are The Rod Stewart Songbook at all venues across the UK. Pete naturally sounds like Rod and as quoted by the Hull Daily Mail on the 5th February 2020, “Pete McCall is the next best thing to seeing Rod himself”.
Even the great Rod Stewart himself would be proud of the tribute paid to him by Pete McCall. In fact Rod’s sister Mary Cady, said to Pete “you were excellent”.
This excellent trio has played in every corner of the UK and Europe, always bringing the house down with their superb renditions of the fantastic ballads and brilliant disco tracks written by the Gibb brothers.
Sit back and enjoy the show, sing along to your favourites like Massachusetts, Jive Talkin' and You Win Again or get on the floor dance to those famous hits from Saturday Night Fever.
Whatever you want – you'll have a night to remember with Almost Bee Gees!
MY BAND AND ME
West End & TV star Lee Mead and his band bring an exciting new show to you for a limited season of concerts in Autumn 2021. Singing songs from his five hit albums, Lee will leave the audience wanting more as he performs fan favourites and popular songs from the West End and Broadway.
Lee has starred in West End shows including 'Wicked', 'Legally Blonde', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and the role he made famous after winning ‘Any Dream Will Do’ on the BBC in 2007, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. For over 12 years he has been a household name and most recently has been playing Nurse ‘Lofty’ in Holby City on BBC 1.
As a singer, Lee has performed with Josh Groban, Susan Boyle, Michael Ball and Donny Osmond to name a few and is himself a Double Gold selling artist. He is delighted to be back on the road again doing what he loves most, singing fantastic songs with a wonderful live band.
‘The Stones’ are the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage - from ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, to ‘Ruby Tuesday’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Brown Sugar’ - the Greatest Tribute Band in the World pays tribute to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.
With all the energy and charisma of The Rolling Stones themselves, ‘The Stones’ pay an accurate and faithful tribute to the sound and look of an authentic Rolling Stones show. Complete with authentic vintage instruments, costume, mannerisms and the 'look-alikes', the group perform each single song with the same accuracy, passion, energy and verve of the originals.
Since forming in 2007, ‘The Stones’ show has grown into a full-scale Rolling Stones concert, leaving audiences mesmerised up and down the UK, Europe, and further abroad.
The band perform the music of The Rolling Stones faithfully, accurately, and with all the excitement an audience expects from ‘The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’.
THE REAL THING with ORIGINAL VOCALISTS CHRIS AMOO & DAVE SMITH and live 5 piece band will be out touring in 2020 on the back of a new movie playing in cinemas ‘EVERYTHING’ and a GREATEST HITS ALBUM out on Universal Records.
This Best of album contains their 3 million selling No 1 Hits ‘You To Me Are Everything’ ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ & Feel The Force. Plus the lost song recorded in 1976 but never released which has sat in the vaults for over 40 years ‘Someone Ought to write a song about you’
This single is receiving lots of Radio airplay and making The Real Thing a force to be reckoned with once again.
Back by popular demand!!!
From the producers of the hugely popular Bon Jovi Forever's ‘One Wild Night' Tour. We are proud to present ‘The UK Monsters of Rock Show’.
Get ready to be transported back to the 80's heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting attention to detail as this amazing 5-piece band, who have numerous recording credits and having travelled the Globe extensively, re-create hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen ……and many more!
If you are a fan of live classic rock this is the show for you!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
The world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING, this is a musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career. ELVIS THE LEGEND features Elvis’ greatest, most-memorable songs from ground-breaking 1950's Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970's.
An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout.
For over 16 years JD KING (Jim Devereaux) has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. At 33 years old (the same age as Elvis when he performed his 1968 Comeback Special) JD is the perfect age to re-create all eras of Elvis Presley with energy and credibility – rendering Elvis at his very best.
A professionally trained actor and singer, JD becomes the character of Elvis in a way that transports the audience to that special place and time – the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself.
Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever!
The UK’s number one girl band, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for 2 hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut for 2020!
Whether you’re a mum who listens on the radio or a little diva who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for four lucky little divas to join the stars LIVE ON STAGE!
It doesn’t matter if you’re 4 or 64, don’t miss Pop Divas Live! the UK’s number 1 Pop Tribute!
Since 2016, Women in Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians.
Women in Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around. Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more.
Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, Pink, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner and many more.
Women in Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet.
Grab your tickets and let's get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!