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4 days, 11th – 14th August, 2023 from £219 per person
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, and Love Train.
Memories of the 4 Tops are the ultimate Soul and Motown group who present a stunning floorshow of an extensive repertoire of hits from the legendary Four Tops. Featuring outstanding vocal harmonies and pulsating choreography, the group also perform a unique blend of classic R’n’B, Stax, Motown and Soul including classic hits from the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Drifters and more. This classy act have been wowing audiences all over the UK and Internationally with their energetic and evocative performance that guarantees a fantastic evening of music.
Soul Kinda Wonderful are Multi National Music award winning act. Voted #1 Drifters tribute. The songs of The Drifters: such as Saturday night at the movies, Under the boardwalk, Stand by me. My girl and many more. Lead vocalist, Richie Sampson, has performed alongside former long standing members of The Drifters, such as Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Butch Leake and Roy Hemming’s at various times.
Bruce Parker – The California Soul Man, takes you on a musical journey through the hits of Soul, Motown, and a few surprises along the way. From Los Angeles, Bruce has touched the hearts of audiences the world over. Having worked with legendary Music Icons like Debbie Harry, Chaka Khan, and Michael Jackson, Parker presents himself comfortably to any audience and is a natural at engaging venue goers of all ages.
Shenton Dixon has an incredible performing history. He featured in the original Tamla Motown Musical ‘Dancing in the Streets’ alongside the late great Edwin Starrand has toured throughout the UK and Europe working on the smash hit Buddy. He is an accomplished piano player and guitarist and has been the musical director for several gospel choirs
Misha Dawn’s Diamond Ross tribute show is one of the the very BEST you will see in the UK. She has that special kind of magic to wow the guests with her designer bespoke, diamanté gowns and precious, soulful hits. Covers songs 40’s upwards including Motown and soul.
Nat Augustin is an all-round talented musician and sensational vocalist who has perfected incredible tributes to the iconic Stevie Wonder and George Benson. Nat’s soulful voice is perfect for Motown and has everyone singing along. Nat performs the hits from the 60s right through to the 90s. Throughout his career, Nat has worked with music legends including Whitney Houston, Lemar, Boy George, Rick Astley, Shakira, Pet Shop Boys and Lulu.
Red Mick is a superb tribute artist whose visual and vocal likeness to Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is quite extraordinary. His impersonation showcases his talent, quality and his ability to rouse crowds with his interpretation of the Mancunian master. Red Mick is the only Simply Red tribute in the country performing all the top hits, including You Make Me Feel Brand New. From the early northern soul of Money’s Too Tight and Holding Back the Years through the sophisticated Motown groove of It’s Only Love and If You Don’t Know Me by Now to Nineties pop-driven classics such as Stars and Fairground. Simply Red is simply one of the most successful British chart acts of the last thirty years and Red Mick’s take on the pop band is the most authentic around. Red Mick brings the energy and presence to fill shows with the same exquisite quality. Hucknall’s voice is no easy impersonation but this amazing sound-alike holds an impressive vocal quality and confidence. Red Mick does Mick Hucknall full justice. His experience as a soloist and with a live band, playing Simply Red’s greatest hits make him a captivating watch.
Maxine Mazumder was a live grand finalist on ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ as Lulu and also appeared on ‘New Faces’ as the lead vocalist in a band known as ‘Strange Rooms’. Taking on the role of Dusty in Bill Kenwright’s West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ Maxine has taken her tribute to one of the greatest ever soul divas all over the world. Recreating the performances of Dusty Springfield with precision and performs each of Dusty’s hits with power and emotion. Maxine has travelled worldwide performing on Ocean Village, Azura and Ventura cruise ships and for Corporate Events and Holiday Centres everywhere. The look and mannerisms are eerily accurate and Maxine delivers power and emotion to every classic hit including: ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’ and many others.
Buzz D’Angelo is currently the only tribute artist in Europe celebrating the life and music of both the Godfather of soul James Brown and the amazing Ray Charles. Performing shows all over the world with his own Georgia All Star Band as well as many other world class musicians and Orchestras. With the moves and all the showmanship of these great American music icons, Buzz D’Angelo performs all the hits.
Pakefield is one of Pontins most peaceful resorts set in a picturesque seaside spot near Lowestoft, with beautiful gardens and grounds, it’s a great place to unwind and relax. Seaside towns, beaches and unspoilt countryside are all on the doorstep. Enjoy entertainment every night and day PLUS a choice of bars and eateries, an indoor swimming pool, snooker, pool, darts, short mat bowls, 9-hole pitch & putt, tennis court and more.
Classic standard Chalets (£219pp sharing a twin or double; £249pp in a single) are all single storey and situated on level terrain, in landscaped grounds just a short stroll from the main facilities and car parks. All chalets have TV, tea⁄coffee making facilities, heating, double glazing, en suite bath⁄shower and toilet. Bed linen, towels and electricity are provided. Check-in is from 4pm.
Upgraded Club Chalets (£249pp sharing a twin or double) are all single storey on level terrain in a garden setting, with facilities stated above plus sliding patio doors and an earlier check-in from 2pm.
Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the buffet-style cafeteria with views over the grounds to the sea.