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The Mersey Beatles

Date: 31st August 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert


Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.
The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their truly authentic and widely acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The band – who clocked up more than 600 appearances in a 10-year residency at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club – brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four.
From the costumes, instruments, cheeky Scouse wit and, of course, that brilliant era-defining Mersey sound, The Mersey Beatles stunning live stage show is a gloriously presented hit-packed celebration of the music that changed the world.
Throughout two unforgettable hours, they take the audience on a fabulous ride through the ‘mop top’ hits of Beatlemania, the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder and energy of the Fab Four’s later work.
So, roll up, roll up for this very special ‘Magical History Tour’ – a splendid time is guaranteed for all!
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE MERSEY BEATLES…
“The Mersey Beatles absolutely nail the sound of The Beatles. They have that brilliant ability to get people up on their feet dancing… and John would have loved that!”
Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister.

“When I saw them play in The Cavern, they perfectly recreated the atmosphere the original Beatles produced. It was just like listening to The Beatles again.”
Joe Flannery, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein’s assistant.

“The best Beatles tribute band around”
The British Beatles Fan Club.

“The next best thing to seeing the original Beatles live”
The Morning Call, USA.

Tickets only £25 are available from the town hall box office.

An evening with Dolly

Date: 3rd September 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a dynamic, high energy theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute to Dolly Parton. It is performed by the award-winning Julia Martin, and has been delivered to audiences around the world, with standing ovations on every occasion. After appearing on Sky Television Julia was described as ‘Phenomenal & Outstanding’, and in 2018 & 2019 Julia was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 Dolly Parton tribute by the National Tribute Music Awards (NTMA). The show has been described by audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Dolly’s incredible stage presence, mannerisms, charisma and unique comedy one-liners, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true Dolly fan will want to miss.
In a tribute to Dolly’s unparalleled appeal, ‘The Rags to Rhinestones Story’ will combine stunning replica costumes; classic hit songs, and a portrayal of Dolly’s epic Glastonbury performance, into a sensational sound, light, and visual theatre production. Julia struts across every inch of the stage, quite simply redefining the words ‘crowd pleaser’, delivering a performance of foot stomping entertainment and banter, guaranteed to enthral the audience from start to finish. With a combination of stunning sequined Dolly costumes, audience interaction, flashing tambourines, classic hit songs, and vocals direct from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, this show will take the audience on a musical journey through the outstanding singing career of this singing legend. With meticulous attention to detail, Julia will weave her magic and deliver a show that makes the audience feel that Dolly herself is in the theatre.

All I can say is OMG! the show was AWESOME!!!
SKY TV Cruising with the Stars

What a Performance
The Stage

I don’t think Dolly could have put on a better show
Alban Arena

Tickets only £15, available from the town hall box office.

The Carpenters Experience

Date: 10th September 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

Karen and Richard Carpenter performed and often wrote, some of the greatest love songs of all time. Recreated to perfection by the Carpenters Experience.

The Carpenters experience has a great catalogue of music to perform and they go about it with all guns blazing. Lead singer Maggie is a hugely experienced show performer with over 20 years in the business. Backed by a highly-talented touring band, this is a show that has been performed across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Note – under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets only £15 are available online now from the town hall box office.

Ladies Night

Date: 17th September 2022
Time: Doors Open 6:45 for 8pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Performance

Come along to our spectacular Ladies Night!

The night will kick off with our buff butlers serving you a glass of Prosecco on arrival, followed by hot pork rolls and accompaniments served from Skiddy’s Kitchen!
Then from 8pm, get ready for laughs and giggles from our amazing Drag Queen…..
Followed by tantalising and jaw dropping erotic dances from 3 muscly, tanned and toned male stripper entertainers.
The night will end at around 11pm, but there will be an opportunity to have photos with the queen and the strippers as you exit.
A raffle will be held on the night, tickets will be sold at tables.
There will be a bar at the event to purchase drinks.
Seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

NB; any person aged under 18 will not be permitted to attend this event. ID will need to be shown upon entry.

We ask that you please behave accordingly. Any person behaving anti socially will be removed straight away and will not be let back in to the venue.

Tickets: Adults £30 available from the Severnbanks ticket website.

Kiss the Teacher – Abba Tribute

Date: 24th September 2022
Time: Doors Open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert



Kiss The Teacher ABBA tribute band – A 4-piece UK performing ABBA Tribute with shows running since 2000. Bringing the sound of ABBA back to you with our 100% ABBAtraction show.
With their flawless voices, expert musicianship,  along with captivating choreography. Kiss the Teacher really are one of the top ABBA tributes in the UK.

Tickets only £15.00 are available online now from the town hall box office.

West Coast Eagles

Date: 8th October 2022
Time: Doors Open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

The music of the Eagles is timeless and has influenced many artists over the past 45 years. It does not easily fit into any category yet within it you can hear a subtle blend of pop, rock, country and a style all of their own. To contemplate a tribute show to a band of this calibre and with such a legacy of songs, is a daunting task indeed. Yet this is exactly what West Coast Eagles have done. Formed in 2014 the band have built a reputation of superb precision musicianship and layered with superb vocal harmonies.
Each member of the band has been working in the music industry for over 30 years with many top name cabaret, show band and tribute acts. Names such as Tears, Sight n Sound, Jackie Graham, Quill, Desperado and Lack of Commitment to name but a few.
The love of great music, musicianship, fabulous harmony vocals and a sheer enjoyment of playing have been bought together in one package. Sit back, take it easy feel the warmth of a Tequila Sunrise and the cool wind in your hair.

Tickets only £15 – available from the town hall box office.

The Alex Voysey Blues Band presents ‘Faux Bonamassa’

Date: 15th October 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

‘A brilliant night – Alex Voysey’s guitar playing is out of this world’

Following on from their successful visit last October, the Alex Voysey Blues Band return to Lydney to reimagine the genius of Blues Titan, Joe Bonamassa. Heavily influenced by Bonamassa’s distinctive playing style, musicianship and creativity in his own performances and song writing for several years, Alex’s new show brings together tracks from the last 2 decades of Bonamassa albums blended with his own personal style of virtuosity, exceptional improvisation and contemporary blues mastery.

Expect to hear all of your Bonamassa favourites including ‘Sloe Gin’, ‘The Ballad of John Henry’, ‘Athens to Athens’, ‘Woke Up Dreaming’, ‘Dustbowl’, ‘A Conversation with Alice’ and many, many more.

‘Alex Voysey is not only a superb musician but plays with a feeling and a passion that is true to the meaning of the blues’
‘Fantastic night and a huge talent’

Tickets £12 are available from the town hall box office.

Lydney Town Band – 130 Years!

Date: 22nd October 2022
Time: Doors open 6pm for 6:30 start
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

In 2022, Lydney Town Band is marking the 130th anniversary of its establishment as a brass band. Over the course of its history, the band has represented Lydney both nationally and internationally, and competed at the very highest levels of brass banding. In recent times, its focus has expanded to supporting young and aspiring musicians in the local area through the Lydney Training Band, one of Gloucestershire’s most successful youth music groups.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our anniversary at a special concert. Under the baton of Musical Director, Thomas Dunne, the evening will feature a celebration of the Band’s rich history and its place within the Forest of Dean, with the premiere of two new pieces of music written by local composers to mark the occasion. This will be complimented by a programme of music that will excite, inspire and tug at the heart strings. There will also be the chance to hear from Lydney Training Band, under Kevin Ford, who will showcase the next generation of brass banding talents in the Forest of Dean.

Tickets: Adults £8 Under-16 £5 available from the website, or Facebook @LydneyBand, or from Kerry on O75554O469.

Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Band

Date: 29th October 2022
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert


Led by the iconic Joe Loss since the 1940s, The Joe Loss Big Orchestra became one of the biggest acts of the big band era.
Todd Miller took over leadership in 1990, and since then, the group have continued their meteoric rise through the music ranks, with an eclectic mix of great dance music from all eras. The group’s powerful and rich sound is unlike any other act in the genre. Todd’s incredible voice adds a smooth, crooning touch to the orchestra’s immense and energetic sound. Delivering an exhilarating show that appeals to audiences of all shapes and sizes, Todd Miller & The Joe Loss Orchestra have undertaken an incredible 14 world tours.
As a testament to their success, the group were the act of choice at 2 Royal Weddings and have been presented to the Queen on several occasions.

Doors open 7pm
Smart dress

Tickets only £25, available from the town hall box office., or Tel: O1594 841565 and O758O 966O71

Flash: A Tribute to QUEEN

Date: 4th November 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert


Flash: A Tribute to QUEEN, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live Tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the discerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that is performed in authentic costumes, bringing back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Flash are back in Lydney in 2022 to perform again at the Town Hall. Doors open at 6pm and its guaranteed to be one of their most lavish shows to date, ‘guaranteed to blow your mind’, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, a non stop jukebox of Queen’s greatest song’s…

BBC – “As close as it get’s”.

Tickets only £17 are available from the town hall box office.

Onika Venus

Date: 12th November 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

Following on from the sucess of the smash album Everything You Are, we are so pleased to announce her return performance at Lydney Town Hall.
Onika Venus is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Jamaica but now based in the UK. With a unique vocal style & outstanding musicianship, she fronts a five piece band performing original material in a wide range of styles. Expect to hear shades of old-school reggae with soulful compositions that conjure up many surprises.

Tickets only £12, available from the town hall box office.

Ragged Company – Rock the 70’s

Date: 19th November 2022
Concert

At the beginning of 2022, Ragged Company Guitarist Nigel Dean and Bassist Pete Willey, decided to put a new project together. A Tribute to the Greatest Rock Hits of the 70s and a show they would call ROCK THE 70s!

Recruiting fellow Ragged Company Keys player Matt Tucker and Shepton Mallet drummer Andy Duffield, the foundation of a new line up and a new direction was created. One of the most important elements of the new project was to find the best singers. Vocalists that would enable the band to reproduce those fabulous harmonies of the 70s, from bands like The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers. Dixie Belles singer Charlotte Dean and BBC’s The Voice contestant, Matt Baker, by far two of the finest singers in the South West, joined forces with the quartet to complete the dream line up. A strong and formidable 6 piece, Ragged Company have a musical pedigree that spans decades and a live show that will take you right back to your favourite memories of the 70s.

The Ragged Company set list has been meticulously put together to include hits from the US and from the UK. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Frankie Miller, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Foreigner, Wings, the Stones, Mott the Hoople, Bowie and many many more. If you are into the 70s and you like your rock music. The ROCK THE 70s show will be right up your street. The tight and pumping rhythm section, authentic guitars, tasteful keys and four part vocal harmonies will bring to life your favourite songs from your favourite decade. Ragged Company and their ROCK THE 70s show, is not to be missed !!

Tickets £15 available from the town hall box office.

The Unravelling Wilburys

Date: 26th November 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

The Unravelling Wilburys, a band of good ‘ol boys, turn their skills and replicate the sound and songs of the late 80s ‘super-group’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together………… George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO.

So… welcome back to Thumper, Blind Melon, Sticky Willy, Walter and Honky Tonk … The Unravelling Wilburys.

Their shows feature the boys take on their songs being usurped by Messrs Harrison, Dylan, Lynne, Orbison and Petty, back in the late 80s at Nashville, Tennessee. The story unravels, as is told in the show, and it comes to be that The Unravelling Wilburys have now stolen back what is rightfully theirs! Not only that, they have stolen some choice solo songs (allegedly) from Messrs Dylan, Lynne, Orbison, Harrison and Petty as compensation…………… and now happily play them in their shows!

The set list includes Wilbury songs such as: End Of The Line, Handle With Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, Last Night, Tweeter And The Monkey Man, She’s My Baby, Heading For The Light……………. And choice cuts such as: Pretty Woman, You’ve Got It (Roy Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman (Jeff Lynne’s ELO), I Won’t Back Down, Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty), Mr Tambourine Man, Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan), What Is Life, Here Come’s The Sun (George Harrison)………… and many more. All great songs in the folk/country/rock genres and plenty of humour throughout!

Tickets only £16.00 are available from the town hall box office.

Funhouse Comedy presents…

Date: 3rd December 2022
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Comedian

Miss Bee-Have and the Glamour Girls

Start date: 16th December 2022
End date: 17th December 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Performance

Back by popular demand, another two evenings of outrageous fun and entertainment.
After 10 years of incredible shows in Turkey, as part of their UK tour, Miss Bee-Have brings the show back to Lydney to cheer up your wintertime blues.

Tickets tba will be available from the Town Hall, or Alison on O7747738O36

MeatLoud

Date: 23rd December 2022
Time: Doors Open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert


MeatLoud, founded in 2015 by classically trained vocalist Andy Plimmer, already a solo MeatLoaf tribute for 5 years. He has put together a band of fantastic musicians with backgrounds ranging from classical and musical theatre to rock and blues.
MeatLoud cover songs from a range of MeatLoaf’s albums from Bat out of Hell in (1977) to Bat out of Hell III (2005).
With a rich blend of backing vocals, driving piano, out of this world guitar playing, a rocking rhythm section and the outstanding vocal talents of top vocal coach Sally Rivers and of course MeatLoud himself, Andy Plimmer – MeatLoud deliver a night never to forget.
Presenting a number of MeatLoaf’s greatest hits mixed in with songs by Jim Steinman for Bonnie Tyler plus songs by Cher.
MeatLoud sets the story for each song creating an incredible experience for all MeatLoaf fans

Tickets only £20.00 are available from the town hall box office.

The Elton John Show

Date: 18th February 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert


The ultimate tribute act! With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful
singer-songwriter of his generation. A flamboyant mega-star, with a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer, The Elton John Show brings “Young Elton” back to stage at his energetic best.

Tickets only £24 will be available soon from the online town hall box office.

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

Date: 20th May 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Concert

1977 – A year of hope for two aspiring artists. An opportunity looms – a guest spot on the famed Old Grey Whistle Test. John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett’s big break after slogging the pubs with their eccentric brand of self-penned rock. And what does Otway do? Falls off an amplifier, damaging his intimate bits, but ever the trouper, keeps going to the bitter end.
Thus was the legend of Otway and Barrett displayed to an astounded British public. Closely followed (after a hospital visit) by “Hey Baby that’s Really Free” on Top of The Pops, the legend of “Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure” has gone from strength to dubious strength, with a fiercely loyal and supportive fanbase that stretches worldwide.
The magnetic bond still holds after more than 50 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between Barrett’s deadpan humour and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. Marvel at John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he plays almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!).

Willy’s interest in making instruments began when he commandeered two guitars made by his dad in 1965 – One from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank which became affectionately known as the Les Dawson, and the other branded the Mk1 Schitstik electric slide of similar pedigree. These were used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free and Racing Cars.

Was the Last Straw Tour of 2017 to be the end? Willy’s remark “this will be the last time that many of you will see us together again” was hastily misinterpreted as the final throw of the dice, but the reason given “it’s not us packing up, it’s you lot dying off, you know who you are!” is often overlooked by eager scribes. And so the rumours continue to abound and the duo endures…

For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to the notorious Wah-wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another: An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.

For this very special occasion, Otway and Barrett are supported by the Forest’s very own Free Beetroots – a trio comprising Mike Edwards (bass, vocals), Graham Mizen (guitar, vocals) and Tim Buckmaster (guitar, vocals). A unique, original and eccentric songwriting partnership that explores such divisive subjects as aftershave, ecologically-aware polar bears, the concepts of doom and anger and why we all need belts and braces to cope. Expect the unexpected as the Beetroots prepare you for the Unforgettable!

Tickets available soon!

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