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Below is a copy of the most recent Tropic At Ruislip newsletter (minus the jokes!).

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Tributes to The Beach Boys, Kiss, Blondie and The Eagles are all coming to Ruislip very soon.

Dear Live Music Fan




Now, whilst I have always said that I am not the greatest fan of the music I have to confess this is one of my favourite nights of the year to do. Why? Well quite simply it is just one long party, right from the moment that the customers start arriving in the "Hawaiian" shirts and once the music starts everyone gets up dancing and has a great time.

The Beached Boys were founded in 1999 from the remnants of a Beach Boys inspired band called Endless Summer

The idea to form a new band originated from a request from a television company for them to appear in a programme hosted by Ann Robinson based on American themes. The success of this appearance led them to rehearse a set of songs to take on the road. This was an instant success as bookings for shows and private functions. Their accurate harmonies and tight mix of two guitars, bass, drums and keyboard create the nostalgic feel of those fun days from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Listen in amazement as Dave, Paul, Kevin, George and John recreate the super summer sounds of Brian, Mike, Carl, Al and Dennis, who made up the inspirational and very different California group The Beach Boys. Hits like 'Little Deuce Coup', 'I get Around', 'Surfin Safari' and 'Help Me Rhonda' should get you yearning for the sun and surf.

With their neatly trimmed harmonies, the Beached Boys magically capture the original sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys. In the sixties, at the height of their original popularity, the Beach Boys propagated their own variant on The American Dream, painting a dazzling picture of beaches, parties and endless summers.

Quote from Kingsley Abbott - Record Collector. August 2009 No 365.

"Here in the UK, after many years of Gidea Park being the mainstay, there are now many Beach Boy styled bands on the circuit, with the Beached Boys currently being considered the best".

This night is always one of those nights when there feels to be just the right number in the room, enough folk for a great atmosphere but not too packed to dance, if you have never been to see them…you should. But bring THAT shirt and THOSE dance shoes.

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm


SNOG - A tribute to KISS

About a year ago somebody, and I confess I forget who, asked me to book a Kiss tribute band. I had a look around and most of them wanted a small fortune and INSIST on using Pyros' (Fireworks to you and me) and that was never going to be allowed (or actually be safe) at Ruislip but then I chanced across SNOG and they were willing to "give us a whirl" and here we are.

So, as it says on the web site:- SNOG are a leading KISS tribute band - if you wanna rock 'n roll all night and party every day we are the band for you.

Now I confess I do not think I know many songs by Kiss (if any!) and so this night is going to be an education for me. Why not come and join me in my "classroom" if like me your knowledge of their music is a little thin on the ground? Who knows, we might learn something together!

Tickets are only £10 pre booked and as I type we do not look very busy….but I am sure that will change when everyone reading this books!

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm




A long awaited “welcome back” to Bootleg Blondie where this time Debbie and Andy will bring us their ever popular “duo show” where, as well as getting a full set of top top Blondie hits the show also includes some music by The Jam, Kim Wilde, Madness, Soft Cell, T-Rex, UB40, The Clash, The Eurythmics, Bad Manners, The Specials etc.....

Always a great show and a lot of fun. One not to miss.

Tickets are only £10, book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm



The ever popular ALTER EAGLES return this SATURDAY 26th AUGUST. Once again it looks like being a very popular night and if you have not booked you are urged to do so without delay.

The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - through to hard rocking numbers, showcasing the Eagles' trademark duelling electric guitars. The current set comprises material from 35 years of Eagles' performances, up to and including 2007's Long Road Out Of Eden.

Lauded for their accuracy, the Alter Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, pure and simple and in a typical two hour set play many of the band's greatest hits, including Hotel California, Desperado, Life In The Fast Lane, How Long, Lyin' Eyes, Take It Easy and One Of These Nights.

"Their performance of the Eagles' music was superb and the standing ovation from the packed audience was truly deserved."

"Being ardent fans of the Eagles since the 70s, we were thrilled to hear their renditions of songs such as Take It Easy, Desperado and Hotel California...absolutely excellent."

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm and PLEASE bring the correct change to pay for your ticket if you come in, it speeds up the queue considerably.


Remarkably although it has been a while since I composed a newsletter I have not got much to report.


I am delighted to announce that these two bands have once again agreed to come in and grace the stage on Good Friday, this time being on 30th March 2018. Bookings are now being taken.


I do not proposed to give any lengthy "reviews" suffice to say Voodoo Room, Sinnerboy and Straighten Out on their returns gigs to us were all not that busy (well it is the holiday season), which was a great shame as all were excellent and will be invited back at some point I am sure.

The ELO Encounter were new in to us and I, and it seems everyone who came along, thought they were very good. I thought their PA system was not really up to the room although I am usually towards the rear and I gather as you moved forward it did sound much better. That said if they will grace us with their presence again (like almost all ELO tributes they mainly play posh theatres) then I am fairly sure I will be getting in the big PA for them.

I think that is all.






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