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Bringing on Back to the 60s Seaside Party at Warner Norton Grange
4 days, 6th March 2020, from £279 per person
Marty Wilde‘s career took off after he was discovered singing in a Soho club by impressario Larry Parnes. His big breakthrough came with the release of Endless Sleep, which entered the UK charts in June 1958, reaching number 4 and staying for 14 weeks. His follow-up was Donna, Written by Ritchie Valens, whichj went one better, peaking at number 3 early in 1959 and staying in the top 50 for four months. Marty’s chart progress continued with Teenager in Love which reached number two in the UK. The hits then followed one after another with Sea of Love, Bad Boy, Jezebel and many more. When music shows like ‘Oh Boy‘ appeared on British TV, Marty became a smash hit. He has continued touring with his band, The Wildcats, and still plays to packed audiences to this day. A true British Rock and Roll icon.
Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett 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.
New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as arguably the hottest band on the 60s circuit with an unrivalled ability to perfectly recreate the sound and atmosphere of that momentous period 50 years ago when music sent good vibrations across the world. The original Amen Corner was a big influence on the 60s pop scene, creating their own unique brand of music, a mixture of mod, psychedelic power pop, heavy horns, swirling Hammond organ and distinctive voice of Andy Fairweather-Low. Their power house live show made them one of the most exciting bands around. With million seller hits like Gin House, Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise was half as Nice, High in the Sky, & Hello Suzie they became a household name in the late 60s. The New Amen Corner has a musical pedigree second to none with band members who have played with the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, The Symbols, Jeff Beck, Alexsis Korner, Roy Wood, Robert Plant, Alvin Stardust, Ruby Turner, Mike Oldfield and Jaki Graham to name but a few. Their Bringing on Back the 60s show is a veritable discography of the era.
The Ultimate Everlys are brothers Mick and Terry Page who have been singing and playing together for over 30 years. Their show recreates the spine-tingling harmonies of Phil and Don Everly, probably the greatest harmony duo of all time, and contains all of their greatest hits – Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy’s Clown, All I Have To Do is Dream, and many more. The act looks and sounds authentic in every detail, including replica Everlys’ guitars, the trademark double-gooseneck mike stand and first class backing tracks. As brothers, Mick and Terry come as close as you can get to recreating the unique Everlys’ vocal blend.
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 – £279pp – 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 – £309pp – 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 – £339pp – check-in from 1pm
They’re sleek and contemporary with a hint of a nautical theme giving a nod to their prime coastal location.
What Our Customers Say
We have just returned from your weekend Isle of Wight 'Back to the 60s' break. We had a great time, everything went like clockwork, great acts, great food & free drinks, excellent accommodation & brilliant organisation. We look forward to the next one. Thanks for all hard work organising the event. Read more “Warner Norton Grange 2019”
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”