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Simply Soul & Motown BIG Summer Seaside Festival at Pontins Pakefield
4 days, 12th-15th August, 2022 from £199 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, Love Train and more.
Best known for their legendary hits ‘You To Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, as well as their ground-breaking 1977 song, ‘Children of the Ghetto’, The Real Thing remain Britain’s most successful black group of all-time. Pioneers in soul, funk and dance music, the two original members – Chris Amoo and Dave Smith – are now celebrating over 45 years in the music industry. Still gigging across the world, the band’s success and longevity is unprecedented in British entertainment history.
Sharn Adela is a true Motown fan. Her professional CV includes West End Shows, UK tours, international tours, television and radio. Her distinctive voice has enabled her to sing and work along side a whole host of the UK’s top entertainers. Her Soul & Motown Tribute Show provides sensational vocals, glamour, class and outstanding costumes, and a wide range of great Soul & Motown Classics. A recipe to get any party started.
Buzz D’Angelo is currently the only tribute artist in Europe celebrating the life and music of the Godfather of soul James Brown. 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 this great American music icon, Buzz D’Angelo performs the hits including Sex Machine, I Feel Good, Living In America and many more.
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.
Lionel Richie tribute act Hamilton Browne is without doubt the Number 1 tribute around today, his uncanny resemblance to one of the most resilient Legends of Motown Lionel Richie prompted the BBC to invite Hamilton to guest alongside Lionel himself on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ Recently appearing on the BBC1 ‘The One Show’.
Sing Baby Sing pay tribute the hits of the Stylistics and the sounds of Philadelphia, offering a high-end sound and visual performance. The four-piece tight harmony band are first class vocalists and musicians who create and produce their own sound for hits like Betcha By Golly Wow, You Make Me Feel Brand New, Sing Babay Sing and more. They share a wealth of talent with experience gained in both the USA and UK that can be clearly seen in their performance. They interact with the audience and create a real professional, fun and party atmosphere.
Hayley Ria Christian’s versatility as a vocalist is sensational as she performs the Soul, R&B and Motown numbers that have inspired her career. In addition, Hayley performs an exceptional tribute to the ‘Empress of Soul’ Gladys Knight and one of the greatest female artists of all time, Whitney Houston.
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.
Soul sensation Steve Williamson performs all the great hits from soul and Motown legends such as The Temptations, The Drifters, Otis Reading and Luther Vandross to name but a few. Dance, sing along and enjoy a night of great live music.
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 (£199pp sharing a twin or double; £229pp 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 (£229pp 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.