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Country Stormz

Date: 25th March 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Country Stormz are bringing their Nashville Rock Show to Lydney Hall with a great evening of music,humour, dance, fun and nostalgia including 2 rock legends and a some great musicians Event starts at 8pm

Country Stormz 2023 tour brings together an impressive line up including 2 rock giants, guitarist Dai Shell (Sassafras) and world class drummer Steve Williams ( Budgie) plus country singer Annaleise West it’s guaranteed to be an amazing night not to miss.

Country Stormz are one of the most entertaining 7 piece Country Rock bands to come out of the UK in several years. Headlining festivals and with a big following on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, iTunes , Spotify , Amazon etc they bring together extremely experienced musicians, humour, nostalgia and an entertaining show that delights every audience. They will take you back to the 70’s/80’s enhancing magical memories with a variety of favourites including hits from Eagles, Creedance Clearwater, Maverick’s, Steve Miller, Lynard Skynard and many more plus a mixture of their own popular songs. Always a full crowd so an idea to book your seats early. Don’t forget your cowboy hat !

Supported by Annalee West:, appearing at Country Festivals and Venues around the UK.
Annalee became Interested in country music from a very young age as her mum and dad were already established artists on the folk/country circuit.
While growing up she performed on stage, dancing, singing and playing clarinet in shows and Pantomimes.
Country became a big influence during her teenage years especially after seeing Shania Twain on CMT and Garth Brooks.
After A level drama and theatre, Annaleise passed an audition in London to be a resident band singer at a top holiday resort then moved on to join ‘Fusion’ a rock tribute band. Moving back toward Country and Country Rock was her future and with a couple of songs on Amazon music ‘Times I’ll never know’ + ‘You’re not here’ she is waiting to go back into the studio to record more original songs and is looking forward to touring where possible with Country StormZ.

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

Türkiye and Syria fundraiser

Date: 1st April 2023
Location: Lydney Town Hall
Coming Up

We are holding a Fundraiser evening for the Turkey Syria Earthquake appeal.
All receipts, donations etc will be collected on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). DEC charities and their local partners are among the first responders providing urgent aid.
Following the search and rescue operation, immediate priorities are access to healthcare, shelter for those who have lost their homes, heating in safe spaces, blankets, warm clothes, ensuring people have food and clean water.
Sonic Fire Band will provide the entertainment for the fundraiser evening.
In addition to a small charge for entry there will be the opportunity to further donate and also take part in raffles etc.
We welcome donations in advance and raffle prizes for the evening.
Tickets £5 are available on the door or online from the town hall box office.

The Guitar Icons Show

Date: 15th April 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Welcome to our colourful, dynamic and exciting tribute show featuring the music of some of the world’s most iconic and influential electric guitar players. Musicians that have shaped pop and rock music over the years – and many that continue to do so. However, it’s difficult to see some of these artists perform their music live, a few are no longer with us, others only touring infrequently. That’s where we come in…the songs we play are faithful live renditions of the original pieces. Although we occasionally indulge ourselves with an interpretation, none of the songs lose the feel of the original recording. We’ve picked our tracks with great care to showcase the work of the greatest guitar icons. We hope you enjoy the show!

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

Julia Martin – This is Me

Date: 22nd April 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Having spent 26 years travelling the globe entertaining for Heads of State, Cruise Companies, Celebrities, and Leading Hotels of the World, with award-winning tribute shows to Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, and Tina Turner, Julia Martin is touring UK theatres with her sensational show ‘This Is Me’. The show has been described by Sky Televisions Cruising with the Stars as ‘One of the most brilliant shows that they had ever seen’, and by the BBC as ‘Simply Outstanding’. Theatre audiences have described the show as funny, thoroughly entertaining, and totally mesmerising, especially in the way that Julia effortlessly switches between characters.

‘This Is Me’ not only delivers wonderful stories and humorous renditions from Julia’s travels, but also captures the incredible stage presence, power ballads, mannerisms, and magnetism of some of the world’s most remarkable diva’s, delivered in a spectacular evening of entertainment, that definitely should not be missed. Julia makes this show her own, with her on-stage presence, amazing vocals, meticulous attention to detail, and her ability to truly entertain an audience. In 2018 & 2019 Julia was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 tribute performer by the National Tribute Music Awards, and after watching Julia perform you can understand why. So, allow yourself to be taken on an astonishing musical journey which includes songs from West End Musicals, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, and many more.

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

The Casuals and Friends

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

Back in Lydney at last, a potpourri of the sixties, a spectacular night of great music on stage, starring ‘THE NEW CASUALS’ Who had a 1968 hit with “Jesamine” plus friends, with tributes to Roy Orbison, Cilla Black, Billy Fury, Sandi Shaw, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield and Many more…..

More details to follow…
Tickets only £15 – available from the town hall box office.

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

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

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 now, only £15 from the Town Hall box office.

Beach Boyz

Date: 10th June 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Come join the Beach Boyz, in a journey through time and space, back to the 1960s, across to the sunny shores of the Golden State of California where the surf sound was conceived.

The five all-singing, all-playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band. By the end of the performance you will be on your feet, clapping and cheering for more, you will be in good company – the Beach Boyz Tribute Band concert, wowing audiences across the UK and beyond!

Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

Road House Rock

Start date: 23rd June 2023
End date: 24th June 2023
Time: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Coming June 2023 – FMS present Road House Rock – more details soon.

Tickets only £8 and £10 – available from the FMS ticket office.

(booking fees may apply to online sales)

Fleetwood Shack!

Date: 1st July 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Established in 2021, FLEETWOOD SHACK are a band of professional musicians who have come together to pay tribute to one of the best bands to ever grace the charts… FLEETWOOD MAC!
The main common factor within the band is the sheer love of FLEETWOOD MAC’S music, history and tribulations.
On their debut UK Tour, FLEETWOOD SHACK bring their show to you celebrating the music of one of the best and most loved bands, we promise to capture the love, feel and mysticism of FLEETWOOD MAC.
Bringing you the biggest and best Fleetwood hits such as – Don’t Stop – Go Your Own Way – Little Lies – Everywhere – Landslide, The Chain, and many more, this show is guaranteed take you on a musical journey of emotion.
Band Members – Lead Vocals / Chantelle Stuckey, Lead Vocals / Jack Stuckey, Lead Guitar / Nick DeBris, Bass / Shaun Culleton, Drums / Max Howell, Keyboards & Synth / Nigel “Rocket” Rees.
Tickets just £20 available from the town hall box office.

The Unravelling Wilburys

Date: 2nd September 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

This top tribute show is more than just a tribute – they are the complete package! With their perfect combination of brilliant musicianship and tongue in cheek humour, they have had rave reviews throughout the UK.
Playing the country-rock songs of the 1980s supergroup ‘The Traveling Wilburys’, the band also steal some choice numbers from the back catalogue of each of its five iconic members; Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne.
Born out of the ashes of the popular Beatles tribute band Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band, the fabulous UNRAVELLING WILBURYS are made up of Sticky Willy, Walter, Thumper, Blind Melon and Honky Tonk Wilbury, the “real” Wilbury brothers, who present their own unique slant on what it means to be a tribute band. The show tells the story of the fateful night in Nashville’s Tootsies Bar in 1987, when their songs were (allegedly) stolen by Messrs Orbison & Co. and the hard road they had to tread to get ‘em back.
Songs such as ‘End of the Line’, ‘Handle with Care’, ‘The Devil’s Been Busy’, and ‘Tweeter and The Monkey Man’ form the basis of the set, which also features additional choice cuts including ‘Pretty Woman’ (Orbison), ‘Mr Blue Sky’ (Lynne), ‘American Girl’ (Petty), ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (Harrison), and ‘A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’ (Dylan).
With music for everyone to enjoy, this is an evening not to be missed. A fabulous night out for lovers of great music.

Tickets only £18.00 – available now from the town hall box office.

Dr. Feelgood

Date: 8th September 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Dr. Feelgood – the iconic pub rock band formed in 1971. Hailing from Canvey Island, Essex, the group are best known for early singles such as “She Does It Right”, “Roxette”, “Back in the Night” and “Milk and Alcohol”. Although their most commercially productive years were the early to mid-1970s, a version of the band continues to tour and record.
This top tribute show is more than just a tribute – they are the complete package! With their perfect combination of brilliant musicianship and tongue in cheek humour, they have had rave reviews throughout the UK.

Tickets only £20 are available from the town hall box office.

Kiss the Teacher – Abba Tribute

Date: 16th September 2023
Time: Doors Open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back again after last years smash 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 £16 – available from the town hall box office.

The ELO Encounter

Date: 23rd September 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

As a recent reviewer remarked, “Not really a tribute, that cheapens what this band does, which is to transport you back to those days. So sensitively and authentically done, at times it felt like it was actually ELO being mirrored up there on the stage”.

That’s what The ELO Encounter tribute show is all about.

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

West Coast Eagles

Date: 7th October 2023
Location: Lydney Town Hall

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.

Hells Bells – AC/DC Tribute

Date: 21st October 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back at last, Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol, Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional AC/DC tribute band in the United Kingdom. Touring the length and breadth of Britain & Ireland for over 23 years playing the music of the legendary AC/DC, Hells Bells have built up a loyal following of fans and continue to do so wherever they play.
The band play material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, covering four decades of classic no-nonsense, foot stomping rock n roll!
From the blistering scream of the vocals, the duck-walks, the pounding rhythm & bass and the frenzied schoolboy antics to the booming cannons and pyrotechnics at the finale. The camaraderie of all 5 musicians is second to none and the excitement & passion shines through the music. All the elements are there for an awesome show of spectacle and power.
Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

Elvis 56 – Memphis to Hollywood

Date: 28th October 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

This Elvis Tribute is the only one of its kind in the world Elvis 56, Memphis to Hollywood show is a unique, not to be missed show.

A tribute to the greatest singer and entertainer that ever lived. ELVIS PRESLEY. Taking you through the 50’s and 60’s, from Elvis’ meteoric rise to international stardom through the movie hits and on up to the late 60’s.

Backed by a live band, no click tracks, Elvis 56 follows his dream by singing the songs that took him through his childhood and into his adult life. Such classics as, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling in Love, GI Blues, Devil In Disguise, Viva Las Vegas, Suspicious Minds and many many more.

One of the most influential artists of the last millennium, Elvis Presley is possibly the most impersonated performer in the music industry, past and present.

Across the world people still come together to celebrate and remember him. Elvis 56 is a true tribute and will bring you an unforgettable celebration of The King of Rock and Roll.

Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

Seriously Collins

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

A genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation.
Packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class band.
Phil’s extensive catalogue has been meticulously studied and arranged to give the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.
No Phil Collins / Genesis show would be complete without the double drum kit duets.
Featuring, In the air tonight – Another day in paradise – Easy Lover – Against all odds – Invisible Touch – Follow You Follow me – I can’t Dance – Sussudio amongst others.
Seriously Collins is the show that fans deserve.
Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

The Mersey Beatles

Date: 25th November 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the return of 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!
“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 £32 – available from the town hall box office.

Soul Destroyers

Date: 9th December 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

More of a tribe than a band, the mighty Soul Destroyers have been playing their mix of cheese tinged, horn driven soul since Adam was a lad – the line up has come and gone, some have drifted into the sunset, some have died, and some have (genuinely) been born, grown up and then joined the band!
A 13 piece line up, with 6 awesome horns, 3 singers and a rock solid rhythm section it is an unnatural phenomenon of truly awe-inspiring musical power.
But the music is only part of the story, think Marvin, Aretha and James Brown all jamming under the influence of laughing gas – all fronted by a stand up comedian with a rasping soul voice and the comedy timing of Peter Kay and you are getting close to full The Soul Destroyers Experience.

“The Soul Destroyers have an arsenal of secret weapons; a bellowing, charismatic lead singer-cum- stand-up comic, female backing singers who behave like devils and sing like angels, a rock-solid rhythm section and a 6 piece horn section that packs more brass than Lilly Savage.”
(Andy Stead – Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre)

Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

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