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Back to the 60s BIG Easter Special at Bosworth Hall Hotel
4 days, 10th April, 2020, from £219 per person
Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963 – Freddie and The Dreamers – The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the 60s music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were inevitable but one member, Alan Mosca, remains in the band today. Alan was alongside Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage with Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Searchers and others. Alan is joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin, who have toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. Newest member Nicky Walker also a seasoned professional who toured the UK and Abroad as a session musician and his own unique Buddy Holly tribute show. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties.
Union Gap gained worldwide recognition when their first combined release Young Girl hit No.1 in the UK and No.2 in the USA in 1968. After several more hits, in 1971 the band parted company with Gary Puckett. In 1974 Young Girl was re-released in the UK and the new Union Gap was put together to promote the record which was yet again a smash hit. Eventually the band went their separate ways until in 1996 they relaunched the New Union Gap with Tom Harding on bass guitar and lead vocals. They were an instant success on the 60s circuit playing all the major festivals, theatres and holiday centres throughout the UK. The boys have worked extensively to put together a repertoire of classic songs from the 60s to 90s, which they perform either in the original form or in their own unique style – many of which appear on their albums This Time Around, Classics and By Request. The band – now known as Union Gap UK – have also perfected their distinctive concert sound, which make them stand out from the crowd.
Spencer James has been vocalist/lead guitarist with 60s legends The Searchers for 32 years, during which time the workload has been phenomenal, and has included numerous UK and world tours. Spencer’s high-end recording studio (SJO Music) has produced acts such as The Equals, The Searchers, as well as his own albums Tides of Time, Love Remains and Breath In Breath Out, The Age Of Reason and Hope For Me Yet, featuring his own original songs. Spencer is developing his solo recording, writing and playing career as time and Searchers’ schedules permit.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Glen Leon has played the guitar from the age of nine with his vocal talents coming shortly after. He became a professional musician at the age of 16. For the last 15 Years Glen has performed with The Soul Survivors and the 60s band New Amen Corner ,who are going from strength to strength appearing at home and abroad in theatres everywhere. Glen can also be seen performing solo in his Tom Jones act where his vocal range truly evokes the Welsh legend.
The Mersey Legends are a professional and highly-regarded merseybeat band creating a truly authentic early 60s sound. Featuring music from the Beatles, the Searchers,the Hollies, Billy Fury, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and many more.
DJ Phil Stevens has 20 years experience spinning the turntables at a wide range of events. His personal choice in music is from the 60s (as well as the 70s, 80s & 90s) making him an ideal choice for this retro music party.
Bosworth Hall Hotel
Bosworth Hall Hotel is located in the heart of the English countryside in the village of Market Bosworth, near Leicester. Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Grade II listed mansion which houses the hotel dates from the 17th century and still retains many of its original features, making for a visually impressive location. The building’s grand features continue on the inside. The majestic sweep of the hall’s main staircase is enhanced by magnificently carved banisters, bearing baskets of fruit and flowers. The main hall is panelled in oak and boasts a stunning Tudor stone fireplace. Large windows give the rooms a light and airy aspect and overlook breath-taking views of the gardens and moat. The services offered by Bosworth Hall Hotel include fine dining at the Crompton’s restaurant, which adjoins the Bosworth’s cocktail bar, while Jenny’s Carvery serves traditional food. The Courtyard Bar overlooks the hall’s stables, and has a flexible schedule. While at the hotel, guests can also enjoy the Spindles Health and Leisure Club, with its hot tub, steam room, swimming pool and sauna.
The area surrounding the Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa also offers plenty for guests to see and do. The magnificent Warwick Castle is close by, and local attractions such as Twycross Zoo, Donnington Park Racing Circuit and The Snow Dome are also within easy reach of the hotel. The historic village of Market Bosworth, located just a stroll away from the front door of the hotel, is famous for its flower display, and also hosts a range of galleries and antique shops well worth visiting.