We do mainly 60's and 70's covers with a few soul and rock and rollers thrown in.
The band played 50's -60's music Buddy Holly/Elvis/Shadows/Searchers/Cliff Richard/Billy Fury/Marti Wilde/Del Shannon/Chuck Berry/The Belmonts
Ronnie Fletcher singer
Martin Bohen Guitarist
Dave Drummer (replaced by Mike Harrison 2007)
Mike Gardner Bass
They played around Manchester at working mens club/charity events/pubs in the region
Look out for a new band on the scene with members of the following Manchester bands of the 60's among it's personnel
"The Chevrolets" who are a four peice combo comprising of John Featherstone (Ex "The Chuckles") on Lead guitar/vocals , Steve Wilde (Ex "The Lancastrians") Drums, Jono Walsh (Ex "The Rattlers") Bass and vocals, completed by Alan Taylor (no relation to the Casua's Alan Tylor) Ex "The Federals on Lead Vocals.
The band perform rock n roll and 60's classics and bokings are accepted via their manager my goodself via the following contacts firstname.lastname@example.org and the following phone contacts 01925813783 or 07748605272.
Manchester based function band “Nite Life” have known each other for over 30 years and their friendship and enthusiasm comes across in their performance.
Probably one of the best four piece live bands in the North West, their aim is to Entertain (with a capital E) the audience with a set list so comprehensive and as flexible as can only come with such experience from a genuine 60's tribute band.
Travel from the 60's to the present day with music to guarantee to get your function dancing and your feet tapping.
Styles and material range from 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop covers to the more sedate ; quicksteps, foxtrots, waltz and music from the shows. Strict tempo and old time are equally represented with a barn dance, St. Bernard’s, square tango and other ballroom favourites.
Comic asides and communication with the audience is the stock in trade of Nite Life along with the flexibility to make sure your function is a fun night to remember for all your guests.
Chris Statham, ex Axis, is still very much on the road with a great request show featuring a huge range of songs and styles.
For more info. and to book Past & Present (Chris & Louise / Blues Brother, Soul Sister) checkout his great website
Past and Present are still available 12 or 13 June, 19 or 20 June, 10 or 11 July, Fri 24 July, 21 or 22 Aug
On Pete’s premature retirement in 1985, his CV already filled 5 briefcases, of news, reviews and photos alone.
His records, cds and trophiess adorned the walls of his bar restaurant in Portugal, where he still sang every night.
A computer expert estimated that after another ten years he did in Blackpool where he was a Pier bill-topper, he’s probably done over 10,000 gigs and over 300 tv shows - most recently being Phoenix Nights, Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Coronation St, Shameless to name but a few and many years ago, The Kenny Everett Show, plus many long forgotten.
THE VOICE easy to describe a cross between Joe Cocker, Van Morrison and Chris Rea.
THE IMAGEa cross between John Lennon and Maurice Gibb.
THE SHOW take your pick he has 4 different shows.
SHOW 1 since 2000 his superstars multi tribute show has toured Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Majorca, with 3 dancer singers, now solo, he portrays P.J. Proby, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, and a humorous Ozzy Osborne, with an incredible Righteous Brothers medley and more.
SHOW 2 is a Joe Cocker tribute commercial rock pop. SHOW 3 is a ballad dinner restaurant type show with question and answers on his prolific career SHOW 4 classic 40s 50s memorable sing alongs for over 60s.
Pete’s amazing career spans over 5 decades, a real ex pop star who swapped his Bentley for a 22ft tour bus, come dressing room and mobile pa system.
He has also recorded a song for charity LET THE HEALING BEGIN which he includes in his spot.
“There Ain’t No Soul Like An Old Soul”
The Rumble Fat Band were one of the most successful Soul Bands of the 60’s and 70’s around the North West area.
Now they are back.
Three of the original members, Joe Carroll, Keith Davies and Stuart Bunyan have now been joined by Allan Cassidy, (Phoenix City Smash) and Steve Wilde (The Lancastrians), to bring you an elixir of musical entertainment ranging from Swing to Soul.
The Rumble Fat Band are completely self sufficient with their own quality equipment and can provide a line-up ranging from a Solo Singer or 5/8 piece Soul Band.
Having built up once again a very popular fan base and are enjoying playing to packed venues all around the Manchester area, including music from the bands original recordings, plus a catalogue of all the best sixties seventies hits.
Dave was known as Dave Bowker in Manchester groups
To celebrate 50 years of Rock,Blues and Country music, the band will be back on the road in 2010 around Greater Manchester,Bolton and Salford areas at a venue near you playing '60s Classics and more.
Joe Baker, Guitar/Vocals
John Richards, original Hardtimes
Eddie Unwin ex Tribunes
John Lowe ex Stylos Drums
Roy Collins,Vegas Cruisers, Lead Guitar/Vocal.
The band played at last year's Pete Cowap Dusting of the Plaque and hope to be at this year's Pete Cowap Music Festival on Sunday 2nd May 2010 at the Middleton Arena.
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Just been to Blackpool for a 60's weekend at the Savoy Hotel - what value and entertainment. I have added the poster and must say that the 'Union Gap' were, by far, the most talented 60's band I have seen recently - although my ... Read More
Just been to Blackpool for a 60's weekend at the Savoy Hotel - what value and entertainment. I have added the poster and must say that the 'Union Gap' were, by far, the most talented 60's band I have seen recently - although my personal favourite was the Ivy League. It was so good my wife and I will be going to the show in Whitby in June (different line up). If you like sixties live music go to www.whitbylive.co.uk
Yet another 60's weekend, this time in Southport. Couple of pics, first is a fabulous tribute 'The Stones' fronted by Ben, a true lookalike (sounded good too!)the second of the original band - anyone guess who ? I like the DJ box above ... Read More
Yet another 60's weekend, this time in Southport. Couple of pics, first is a fabulous tribute 'The Stones' fronted by Ben, a true lookalike (sounded good too!)the second of the original band - anyone guess who ? I like the DJ box above the stage ! Whitbylive 2016, Southport, great crowd and excellent music.