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60s to Soul & Motown Summer Seaside Party at Warner Norton Grange
4 days, 17th-20th September 2021, from £339 per person
The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim in 1965, when You’ve Got Your Troubles broke into the US and UK Top 10s. There followed a succession of hits including Here It Comes Again and Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again continuing into the 1970s with more global successful releases such as Storm in a Teacup and Freedom Come, Freedom Go. Other European hits such as Seasons in the Sun and Same Old Feeling followed culminating in a hit album in 1987 which sold 100,000 copies world wide. After five decades, The Fortunes still perform and are thrilling audiences as far afield as Australia and Canada with their fantastic harmonies and slick presentation. Michael Smitham, Bob Jackson, Eddie Mooney and Glenn Taylor have many years of live performance between them and promise audiences a night to remember.
Roy G Hemmings is the longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters. He has entertained audiences around the world with his easy, relaxed style and fabulous voice in a career that spans four decades. Roy enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal in the mid-seventies with the J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with the dance record, ‘Disco Music, I Like It’ co-produced by Pete Waterman. After three well-received albums, the group disbanded and Roy launched his solo career, releasing his first solo album, ‘No Afro, No Sequins, No Flares’ to critical acclaim in 1997. His latest album, ‘Philly vs Motown’ includes songs from his stage show including a fine version of ‘The Drifters’ classic, ‘Like Sister and Brother’. Roy’s Dictionary of Soul® show includes songs by Otis Reading, James Brown, The O-Jays, The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops and other Soul & Motown greats. The show also features the Soul Divas The Prim-ettes, adding a stunning dimension of smooth harmonies and slick Motown dance routines. Diana Ross and Mary Wilson were in fact founder members of the Prim-ettes before changing their name to The Supremes. The show is full of timeless songs performed with energy and sensitivity, creating emotions with a musical array of all-time greats: Get Ready, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Me & Mrs Jones, Under the Boardwalk, Can’t Help Myself, My Girl, Save the Last Dance for Me, Love Train and more.
Winners of the National Tribute Awards in 2013, 2016 and 2017, Stayin Alive are recognised as the UKs top Bee Gees Tribute. They re-create the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to seen to be believed, and has gained them the respect of many fans.
Cherie Jade brings her amazing tribute Diana Ross and Ladies of Soul to Warner Lakeside. Songs include Stop In the Name of Love. Aint No Mountain High Enough, Baby Love, Chain Reaction and many more soulful hits from the 70s diva, Diana Ross. Cherie performs a truly dazzling show guaranteed to have your guests dancing the night away.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Keith Slater has created a superb show celebrating the 1960s – the decade when music changed the world – and he has now added ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’. His one-man show perfectly evokes the era and is virtually a time-travelling experience. Keith has been a professional musician since 1981 and has toured extensively around the British Isles. He has recorded with well known bands such as 60’s group Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders, the nationally acclaimed folk act The Fastest Bat and Lancashire comedian Phil Cool. He has appeared on national TV shows Pebble Mill at One, The Tom O’Connor show, The Barmaids Arms and The Phil Cool Show. His music has been played on Radio one, Radio two and Local radio. He regularly works with well known artistes Carl Chinn (Birmingham historian), Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo where he sings, plays guitar, drums, violin and harmonica (obviously not all at the same time).
Absolutely Elton: Martin Cox has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years, with a unique background in musical theatre, opera, impressions and comedy. His Tribute to Elton is a true labour of love, as one of the few Elton tributes who actually plays the piano, he brings a natural feel to Elton’s songs and he is blessed with a powerful voice which sounds uncannily like the man himself. Attention to detail is also an advantage, as Martin’s Costumes are both extravagant and classy, enabling him to emulate the iconic look of the superstar. No Other Elton Tribute manages both the look and sound of the legend nearly as well!
Warner Norton Grange
The journey to the Isle of Wight is a pleasure in itself with a relaxing short cruise across the Solent from the Portsmouth, Lymington or Southampton. During the crossing, you can sit back and take in the lovely views as the south coast recedes into the distance and the picturesque Isle of Wight coast gets ever closer. Once on the island, the journey takes in picturesque countryside before arriving at Warner’s Norton Grange resort.
There are plenty of activities to keep you on your toes at Norton Grange, from pitch ‘n‘ putt, a bike ride or enjoy or archery to a swim in the indoor pool followed by a sauna.
You can rely on Warner‘s quality hallmark for good food and you will enjoy a hearty breakfast – or something lighter to suit your taste – and a full three-course dinner served at your table in the Castaways restaurant.
Relax in your comfy chalet, situated in single story terraces near the main entertainment and restaurant complex. Every chalet is looked after by a team of housekeepers who ensure they are clean and tidy with fresh linen and towels.
Standard chalet – £339pp – check-in from 3pm
Standard include en-suite bathroom, toiletries, hairdryer, central heating, tea & coffee making facilities & biscuits, TV & radio. There is a choice of single, twin & double-bedded chalets.
Premier chalet – £369pp – check-in from 2pm
Classy furnishings, extra space, still & sparkling water and iron & ironing board are the extra finishing touches in Norton Grange’s highest chalet grade.
Garden Suite – £419pp – check-in from 1pm
They’re sleek and contemporary with a hint of a nautical theme giving a nod to their prime coastal location.
Please note, for operational reasons ‘My Warner Table’ will not operate on this break. Instead seating in the ballroom will be on a first come first served basis.
What Our Customers Say
Hi Guys, just a quick thank you to all the GN staff for a great weekend break at Warner Bembridge I.O.W. Our party really enjoyed the break and the evening entertainment was first class. We all look forward to next years 60 & 70s party. Keep up the good work. Read more “Warner Bembridge 2020”
The Whole weekend is fun & friendly and really well put together Read more “Bembridge 2017”
Good food, good service, excellent entertainment Read more “Warner Bembridge 2017”
The whole weekend was excellent Read more “Warner Bembridge Carry on New Year”