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The Ultimate 60s Summer Seaside Festival at Warner Norton Grange
4 days, 10th September 2021, from £339 per person
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.
Mike d’Abo started musical career while still at Harrow School, enjoying minor success with a group of Old Harrovians, A Band of Angels, that had their own comic strip in a UK pop music weekly, Fab 208. In July 1966, after leaving A Band of Angels, d’Abo joined chart-topping group Manfred Mann as a replacement for lead singer Paul Jones, who left to start a solo career. D’Abo’s first big hit with Manfred Mann was Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James. He composed and produced Chris Farlowe’s Handbags and Gladrags, a hit single (which was also notably recorded by Rod Stewart and Stereophonics and subsequently became the theme music to the BBC television show The Office) and The Last Goodbye. He also wrote two songs recorded by Rod Stewart on Immediate Records: Little Miss Understood and So Much to Say (So Little Time). Manfred Mann continued to have many hits before disbanding in 1969. In 1968, Mike co-wrote Build Me Up Buttercup with Tony Macaulay, which was recorded by The Foundations and sold over four million copies and was a million-seller in the United States. He also wrote Loving Cup for The Fortunes and Mary, Wont You Warm My Bed for Colin Blunstone and performed the music for the Peter Sellers film, Theres a Girl in My Soup. DAbo also worked with Mike Smith, the former keyboard player of the Dave Clark Five. In 1976 they released an album on the CBS (UK) label, Smith & d’Abo. He continues singing and touring with other bands, including New Amen Corner.
Dave Berry is best-remembered for hits such as Memphis, Tennessee, The Crying Game and Little Thing‘. Together with his backing band The Cruisers they continued recording and touring throughout the 70s and 80s. Known for his expressive voice Dave Berry has remained fresh and dynamic in front of the pulsating back-beat of The Cruisers.
The Beached Boys magically capture the original 60s surfing sound of the Beach Boys and are still probably the only Beach Boys tribute to have Been joined on stage by original members of the Beach Boys. Listen in amazement as they recreate the super summer sounds of the inspirational California originals. Hits like ‘Little Deuce Coup‘, ‘I get Around‘, ‘Surfin Safari‘ and ‘Help Me Rhonda‘ should get you yearning for the sun and surf.
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.
The Revolvers are four Young guys who got together in 2006 with an burning passion for the greatest musical decade of all time – the 1960s. Having played over 1500 concerts, worldwide The Revolvers continue to wow audiences with not only their incredible musical talents but also with their unmatched authenticity. From the meticulously sourced costumes they wear to the vintage musical instruments they use, their set truly evokes the 60s era. Suited and booted, The Revolvers are an energetic tribute to the lost decade of the 60s, covering songs from artists such as Small Faces,The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Nancy Ann Lee is best know as Little Miss 60s 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.
Sammy Lomax has performed for audiences all around the world with her sensational vocals and diverse repertoire, including pop, rock, motown, and songs through the decades from 60s to present day, but she is best known for her amazing life-like tribute to 60s soul icon Dusty Springfield. Sammy fully evokes Dustys diva-like appearance and vocal sounds.
Tank Sherman has risen to fame in the comedy business and is one of the most well known, well loved and well respected comics in the UK. His comedy career beagn after he entered a talent contest while on holiday in Weymouth – which he won. By now he had the bug and he knew that making people smile and laugh was his chosen career. Tank has worked alongside Jethro, both live, on TV and on 5 DVD’s, won an ITV Talent Contest, performed on TV and SKY TV. He has headlined shows at The Babbacombe Theatre and done Panto with Jimmy Osmond. Not being afraid of a bit of travelling, Tank regularly takes to the skies and the Seven Seas, doing fly-backs and cruises across the globe. One of Tanks pet hates are acts that think a joke or a funny story needs a swear word and foul language to make it funnier. It doesn’t. End of!
Warner Norton Grange
Norton Grange coastal village, on the island’s north west coast, is just minutes from Yarmouth centre and ferry port. With an indoor swimming pool, sauna, pitch & putt and lots of local attractions there’s plenty to do every day. Every day is a real treat with delicious food in Castaways restaurant and GN’s tailor made entertainment programme.
Situated in single storey terraces near the entertainment and restaurant complex, all have en-suite bathroom, toiletries, hairdryer, central heating, tea & coffee facilities, biscuits, TV, radio.
Standard chalet – £339pp – 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 – £369pp – 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 – £419pp – check-in from 1pm
They’re sleek and contemporary with a hint of a nautical theme giving a nod to their prime coastal location.