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The BIG 60s, 70s, Soul & Motown Castle Festival at Warner Bodelwyddan Castle
4 days, 1st-4th October 2021, from £399 per person
Showaddywaddy had more UK hits in the 1970s than any other act – including Abba! From their winning appearance on an edition of New Faces, the Britain’s Got Talent of the day, to become runners-up in the series’ All Winners Final, it took just a matter of months until the band released and secured their debut hit, Hey Rock And Roll, which reached No2 in the UK Singles Chart. Now there’s a Greatest Hits vinyl LP collection, features 16 of the band’s best-known singles, including nine Top Ten hits and the Million-Selling No1 single, Under The Moon Of Love. Showaddywaddy are recognised as one of the hardest working touring bands in the UK.
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.
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.
Mud II features ex-members of Les Gray’s Mud, keeping alive legendary hits like Tiger Feet, Dynamite, Cat Crept In, Oh Boy, Rocket, Lonely This Christmas and more. Still wearing the original drape coats, drainpipes and brothel creepers, the band perfectly evokes the late 60s and early 70s and the music is sharper than ever.
Glen Leon is a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist who has played the guitar from the age of nine with his vocal talents emerging 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 Ragdolls are Europe’s number 1 tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their celebration of Frankie and the boys will take you on a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time. Classic songs such as Sherry, Walk like a man, Oh What a Night and many more truly recreate the iconic sound of the Four Seasons.With slick choreography and the Frankie’s recognisable falsetto, The Ragdolls really set the scene for a great night of music.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Keith Slater has created a superb show celebrating the 1960s – the decade when music changed the world. 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).
Nancy Ann Lee is best know as “Little Miss Sixties” where she has received rave reviews for being one of the liveliest tributes to the 60s divas including Lulu whose songs make a huge contribution to the show. Remember Shout, Relight My Fire, Teardrops, The Man Who Sold the World, To Sir With Love and more.
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.
Warner Bodelwyddan Castle
Bodelwyddan (pronounced bod-el-with-an), is a Grade II listed Victorian building near the North Wales coast, close to Snowdonia. Set within the grounds of a romantic castle, but with all the amenities of a modern Hotel, including a superb range of leisure facilities, numerous daily activities, and nightly live entertainment. The hotel was given a £6 million renovation and awarded a 4* AA award.
Standard Room – from £399pp to £419pp – check-in from 3pm: In these fantastic value rooms you’ll find everything you could want for a blissful night’s sleep. Comfort and a wide range of amenities are key here to put you properly at ease.
Signature Room – from £429pp to £444pp – check-in from 2pm: Signature rooms are a special retreat. They’re the dream ticket if you’re longing for a super-soft duvet and too-many-to-mention extra little touches courtesy of the Signature Experience.
Royale Room – from £474pp to £519pp – check-in from 1pm: Each Royale room is unique and beautifully furnished with rich and sophisticated decor. We reckon that pure luxury doesn’t get much better than this – includes Signature Experience.
Signature Experience extras..
• A cosy lightweight duvet • A duo of soft and firm pillows – more choice with a pillow menu (on request) • Super soft blanket (on request) • Fluffy white robes to use during your stay
Temple Spa toiletries
• Good Hair Day shampoo • In Good Condition conditioner • La La Lagoon aromatic bath & shower gel • Be Still calming body balm • Keep Calm aromatic cleaning soap
Mini fridge with..
• Fresh milk • One bottle of still and one bottle of sparkling water • Frobisher’s fruit juices • Sweet and savoury nibbles
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”