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|Some Disco and Funk and a set of classic Sixties music coming to Tropic'|
Dear Live Music Fan
Quite a bit to get through this week, so pin back your eyelids.
FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER
THE CITY FUNK ORCHESTRA
It is always good to welcome a new band to Tropic' and in City Funk Orchestra we not only welcome a new band but almost welcome a new genre of music, as I am not sure we have had a "Funk" band on before.
I am hoping that this band will become a fixture in the Tropic' calendar going forward but that always depends on how many people come along to see them….and so I have to pass that baton over to you.
As it says on the web site….
Britain’s finest Soul singers front the most exciting and authentic Funk Soul Band in London.
The Live Show
City Funk Orchestra always features two of Britain’s most highly acclaimed Soul singers combined with the most exciting and accomplished Funk and Soul outfit in the land to deliver their trademark irresistible dance-all-night live performance. Featuring the great songs of Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Michael Jackson via Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal, Stevie Wonder, Maze and more, all performed with a spirit that springs from the special love amongst all these great performers for this enduring golden era of music. From pumping dance-floor specialities to the smoothest of romantic soul ballads delivered so authentically, it's this which truly sets CFO apart as the best dance band in town. True Funk!
Noel McCalla – “One of Britain’s best soul singers” Blues and Soul Magazine
Mary Pearce – Michael Jackson, Prince, Primal Scream
Geoff Dunn (drums) – Van Morrison, Incognito.
Nial Tompkins (guitar) – Marcella Detroit.
Carl Hudson (keyboards) – Sister Sledge, PB Underground.
Rick Mitra (bass) – Philip Bailey, Christina Aguilera.
This gig is booking well and a great busy fun night is envisaged. If you like to dance the night away this could well be the night for you.
Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links.
LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
THE BRITISH INVASION
Another new band to grace the stage THE BRITISH INVASION are, however, fronted by somebody who we have seen many times, Johnny Warman.
The British Invasion Show, by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus, relives an iconic time between 1964 and 1966 when British bands captured American charts and minds.
The period saw the States hail all-conquering heroes like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cream, Them, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Pink Floyd and The Kinks.
So prepare for Great British classics including:
'I Wanna Hold Your Hand',
'For Your Love',
'Keep On Running',
'See Emily Play',
'Sunshine Of Your Love',
'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and many more.
The "Invades" included...
The Dave Clark Five
The Small Faces
The Moody Blues
The Spencer Davis Group
The Rolling Stones
The Pretty Things
and many many more
The Brisih Invasion are (exact line up can vary)
Johnny Warman (Ringo Starr/Humble Pie/Peter Gabriel/Asia)
Richard Willoughby drums (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, Peter Frampton, Marillion, Fun Loving Criminals, Quire Boys, 10CC),
Marcus Flynn guitar (Top TV & film soundtrack show guitarist) Marcus has performed and recorded for some of the biggest artists in the World including Beyonce, Radiohead, Nina Hagen, Dizzee Rascal, Robin Gibb, Danni Minogue, Kelly Clarkson, The Saturdays, Alexandra Burke and Lena Lovich. Together with Richard Willoughby he has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen The Foo Fighters Fun Loving Criminals.
Steve Tilling Bass (For over 25 years, Steve has played bass for acts throughout the UK and Europe, alongside members of Whitesnake, Marillion, the Moody Blues, Ultravox, Jethro Tull and the Chris Cornell band. A brilliant live artist who mesmerises on stage, and is totally unique.)
Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links, it promises to be quite a night and ladies, wear your mini-skirts if you dare!
Bands booked or re-booked.
FLEETWOOD BAC will return on 16th March 2018
OTHER BAND NEWS.
I was so delighted and enthralled by the IAN PARKER BAND gig that I have decided to give them a Friday night gig in the hope of them garnering the size of audience they truly deserve. Ian and his band will return on Friday November 2nd …but sadly for all those who loved the show, that is 2018.
LES BINKS was, some years ago, the drummer with Judas Priest and has decided to return to his "roots" and is putting together a Judas Priest show to be called Les Binks' Priesthood (I had to think long and hard about the apostrophe there!) and I have booked them to grace us on 12th October 2018. It is a very new project and I am delighted to have been approached.
For all of the above dates bookings are (and indeed have been already!) being taken at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links.
DISCO AT THE CLUB THIS WEEKEND
For those of you who cannot make Friday
there is a Disco at the club on Saturday, admission £5, from 8 pm
Fleetwood Bac gave us their usual great show notwithstanding the lead guitarist being unwell and a deputy having to be hastily arranged and the more astute may have noticed Alice the regular keyboard player was also missing, but as she is also a jobbing actress she was probably treading the boards somewhere, I confess I did not ask where she was.
Thanks to everyone who came along, apart from the idiot who decided it would be funny to enter the room via a window (apparently). I wish I had seen it, as he would have been exiting via a door soon after….
Fleetwood Bac will return on 16th March 2018.
I think that is all. See you soon.