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Mark Radcliffe

An intimate evening with the Radio 2 Folk Show presenter

Radio 2 Folk Show, 6music and Glastonbury TV presenter Mark Radcliffe invites you to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying personal stories from his life and career.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 28 October 2021
28/10/2021 19:00
Altrincham Film Club presents “AFTER LOVE”

Altrincham Film Club presents “AFTER LOVE” - our award winning film for Thursday 28th October.

Devoted wife Mary Hussain (a stunning performance by Joanna Scanlan) converted to Islam when she married. Now in her 60’s she finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret family just 21 miles from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais.

“AFTER LOVE has the agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller.” 5 Stars, Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 28th October 2021
28/10/2021 19:00
The Strictly Swing 17 Piece Big Band featuring Matt Ford

“If you’re a fan of the Great American Songbook, the music of the Rat Pack, or just great music played and sung with style and panache, then this is the show for you.”


Big band vocalist Matt Ford is coming back to The Bowdon Rooms with the 17 Piece Strictly Swing Big Band.

Having performed with the likes of the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, will be tackling some his favourite swing numbers.

Matt Ford sings with the Strictly Swing Big Band fronted by the legendary Bryan Pendleton of the original Syd Lawrence Orchestra and is assisted by female vocalist Simone McGregor.

The Strictly Swing Big Band,  formed by Simone McGregor, is a seventeen piece big band under the musical direction of Bryan Pendleton. Bryan is supported by an outstanding selection of highly accomplished musicians and together they will pay tribute to the greatest swing bands of the era including Miller, Basie, Dorsey, Goodman and more.

Matt Ford, voted the UK's Best Male Big Band Vocalist, is our featured guest and will be performing the hits songs of Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett.

Simone adds even more variety and glamour with hit songs from Peggy Lee and many others.
 

The programme features some great new arrangements from Bryan Pendleton as well as a special tribute performance to George Shearing.

 An event that should not be missed.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Saturday 6th November 2021
06/11/2021 19:00
Eban Brown - Former Lead Singer of The Stylistics
Eban Brown was the lead singer of The Grammy Nominated Stylistics and has recently performed at Wembley Arena and Birmingham Arena amongst others as a solo artist.
He unmistakeable silky tenor vocals have been heard across the globe.

Along with his incredible UK based band, he will be bringing his soulful show to you, which will be packed with hit after hit from The Stylistics such as: “You Make Me Feel Brand New”; “Can’t Give You Anything”; "Stone In Love With You"; "You Are Everything"; "Sixteen Bars" and “Betcha By Golly Wow” along with some fresh new hits! Get ready to go back to the good old days and fall in love with 70’s soul music all over again.

Hosted by Hits Radio Star Darren Proctor who will keep you dancing after Eban leaves the stage with his legendary disco classics. 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 11 November 2021
11/11/2021 19:00
Clare Teal and her Trio
As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter
Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate the Great American and British Song books as well as contemporary writers creating the standards of today. 

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 12th November 2021
12/11/2021 19:00
Sale & Altrincham Musical Theatre Society Present - “All Together Now!

It’s been a tough 18 months or so for the theatres and theatre companies……the intermission is now over and we are proud to announce that the award winning Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre society will be part of a unique global event that supports amateur theatre companies with a specially composed revue show, “All Together Now”.

 

Featuring some of the West End’s most loved songs such as “You Cant Stop The Beat!”, “Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat”, “Pure Imagination” and many more.

Music Theatre International (MTI) have waived their fees to help theatres and companies alike.

 

We are delighted to be performing our fund raising show at one of Cheshire’s most prestigious venues, The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham.

 

Set out in cabaret style seating, you will be treated to a wonderful evening’s entertainment from SAMT in the surroundings of the venue’s Grand Edwardian Ballroom.

The Grand Edwardian Ballroom, Altrincham - Sunday 14th November 2021
14/11/2021 19:30
An Evening with Shaun Ryder
Shaun Ryder is nothing short of a living legend.

As the frontman of The Happy Mondays and Black Grape, Shaun is a fundamental cog in the Madchester phenomenon that spread across the globe. Creating mind-blowing anthems with an abundance of energy, his music has managed to transcend guitar and house music.

Join Shaun for a fascinating interview about his years in The Happy Mondays & Black Grape. You will also hear his take on the Manchester music scene and truly incredible first-hand accounts of mad incidents and the rock & roll capers he is so renowned for.

“I'm not too sure where I've been, I've just got off a plane, mate. I think it was Spain or Norway or some mad place like that... in fact ask Bez.”  - Shaun Ryder

Audience members will have the chance to ask Shaun questions and delve into the mind of a true icon of our time. You know this will be entertaining, make sure you’re part of it!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 19th November 2021
19/11/2021 19:00
TOPLOADER

 90s icons Toploader are back with brand new material including a full length album and new singles.

 Made up of Joseph Washbourn, Matt Knight, Rob Green and Dan Hipgrave, Toploader is one of the biggest band of its generation.

Since exploding onto the scene shortly after forming in 1997, the multi-time Brit nominated band have_ over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Right from debut hit single ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ to tracks like ‘Dancing In the Moonlight’, the band have always made it big. As one of the highest selling outfits of their era, they still boast a massive fanbase more than ten years later, and as such news of their new material couldn’t come soon enough.
The band might have taken a break between 2003 and 2011 but their star is still very much burning brightly. They returned with a well received album ‘Only Human’ and more singles came in the ensuing years including ‘Turn It Around’, which picked up plenty of support from BBC Radio 2. Wholly accustomed to playing in from of massive audiences and mixing up musical influences with ease, this band is as skilled in the live arena as they are in the studio when crafting massive singalong hits.
Toploader never fail to please the crowd and have backed the likes of Robbie Williams and Tom Jones everywhere from Wembley Stadium to Glastonbury.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 26th November 2021
26/11/2021 19:00
Fleetingwood Mac

We are Fleetingwood Mac, an exciting tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.


We didn’t just want to be  another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy dress outfits. Instead we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!

As much as we aim to create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound, we can’t help but give it a modern edge, it’s just the way we play. How else are five people supposed to play tribute to a band that have lasted nearly 50 years?

A band who have over time have featured eight different Guitarists & Vocalists. A band that tour arenas all over the world, with six extra touring musicians. A band that started out as part of the sixties British Blues Invasion and ended up as one of the biggest mainstream groups of the eighties. Let’s not even get into the scandals, relationships and excesses……

We work hard in rehearsals to get the details right and do justice to some classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

We also want to introduce the songs to a new generation of Fleetwood Mac fans, who just like ourselves, weren’t even born when the band were in their prime. We do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead we go on as who we are, five young musicians who love the music, and want to share the music of one of the worlds greatest bands to a wider audience.


Songs you can expect to hear at our shows

Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Oh Well, Tusk, Everywhere, Songbird, Gold Dust Woman, Don’t Stop, You Make Loving Fun, Black Magic Woman, Dreams, Little Lies, Gypsy, Say You Love Me, The Chain, Landslide, Seven Wonders, Stand Back, Second Hand News, Isn’t it Midnight, Sara, Shake Your Money Maker, Big Love, Paper Doll, World Turning, Edge Of Seventeen

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on events@thebowdonrooms.co.uk

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 27th November 2021
27/11/2021 19:00
Dominic Halpin & the Honey B's Swing Band - Christmas Show

It's hard to compare Dominic to anyone, but waiter if you please
"Two shots of Italian Dean Martin croon, a slice of Frank Sinatra swing, blend that together with a healthy dash of good old Elvis ...  Bang! you have it “
.....Waiter make mine a double….. Shaken AND Stirred!
Join Dominic and his fabulous band for a Christmas show to remember.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 4th December 2021
04/12/2021 20:00
Only Fools - The (cushty) Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International presents…

Only Fools - The (cushty) Dining Experience

This is a knees-up like no other! Critically acclaimed, Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. And as it continues both its London residency and its tour around the UK, it’s also coming to Bowdon!

In this fully immersive and highly interactive show, audiences are transported to The Nags Head to join the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and non-stop laughing. The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in two hours of mayhem that sees everyone stopping by including fan favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more.

Deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes are quizzed in a downright triffic event that even comes with some cushty pub grub. Youd be a plonker to miss it!

Exceptional. One of the most hysterical, unique and well produced nights out in Britain in 2019! ★★★★★ Celebrity Radio, Petwood 2019

‘Hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Stage, London 2018

‘It’s a hoot… just like being inside the telly.’ ★★★★ TimeOut London, 2018

‘I came out grinning from ear to ear… it’s hot property!’ ★★★★ The Break A Leggers, London 2019

This is a fabulously new, completely unique experience that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience launched on 20 September 2018 to immediate acclaim. It is a wholly original immersive theatre show written by ITI in loving tribute to the Only Fools & Horses TV series.

All tickets include a 3-course meal.

EXPERIENCE THIS HILARIOUS NEW SHOW

 

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday & Thursday, 8th and 9th December 2021
08/12/2021 to 09/12/2021
A Festive Night In With Rob King & Kiki DeVille

Stars of Television’s biggest talent shows Rob King and Kiki DeVille team up to bring you an intimate evening filled with the classic Christmas songs of yesteryear.

Already an established performer around Manchester, singer and actor Rob King is most recognisable for reaching the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019. Growing up locally in Altrincham, Rob has gone on to become one of the region’s leading male vocalists. Gracing stages around the country with his huge voice, Rob has performed in some of the nation’s largest theatres in concert and pantomime.

Kiki DeVille, a stand-out star of The Voice UK series three, has forged a glittering three-decade career as an internationally-renowned and award-winning Cabaret star. Hailing from Australia, and with an enormous voice (and even bigger heart), Kiki is the kind of performer who leaves you feeling like she is your new best friend every time she graces a stage.

The pair first met as judges within “The 100” on BBC One’s All Together Now in 2017, and have been firm friends ever since. Now, for the first time, this dynamic duo combine their unique powerhouse vocals in a distinctly vintage style to transport you back to the festive specials of Hollywood’s Golden Age, in an intimate evening packed with laughter, stories, and their favourite Christmas hits. Not to be missed!

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 12th December 2021
12/12/2021 19:30
A Tribute To George Michael
A Tribute To George Michael
Award winning tribute artist Robert Taylor as George Michael along with his bass player & backing singers, the group will pay tribute to George Michael, covering all the George Michael and Wham! classics in this fantastic tribute show.
All his hits from Club Tropicana, to I’m Your Man along with Freedom 90’, Fastlove & many, many more.
This is a brilliant show that will have you on your feet, singing along from start to finish!

 

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 18th December 2021
18/12/2021 19:00
The Rat Pack Christmas Special
Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect night’s entertainment with ‘The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!’

This fully choreographed homage to the greatest performers in known history features stars of the hit West End show ‘The Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas’ and features such favourites as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Mr. Bojangles”, not to mention the numbers every audience .  can’t help singing and dancing along to, such as “New York, New York”, “That’s Life” and of course, “My Way”
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd December 2021
22/12/2021 to 23/12/2021
The Bowdon Rooms New Year Extravaganza

Direct from Fabulous Las Vegas

The Bowdon Rooms New Year Extravaganza
Presents the International Swinging Sensation Cole Page and his LIVE Big Band

Set to be even bigger, even better, than last year, it is the one night of the year you simply cannot miss!

Join us for a spectacular evening of live entertainment as we wave goodbye to 2021 and say hello to 2022.

Direct from a sell out season at The Wynn Las Vegas, Cole Page and his swinging Big Band will have you singing into the new year.
His Breathtaking vocals embody a classic jazz era and epitomise the very essence of swing.

“Cole Page is a performer you’ll never forget seeing!” Zara Phillips


“Nobody sings these songs better” Steve Wynn


What to expect:
Award winning Four Course Meal*
Incredible line up of live entertainment including a 7 Piece Big Band
Champagne Reception
Stunning venue with Edwardian Ballroom
A midnight countdown ceremony to remember
Exclusive Auction and Raffle for local NHS charities
Dresscode: Viva Las Vegas
Dancing until 2.00am
Table Bookings available

Coles’ last visit to Manchester with his ‘A Swinging Affair’ theatre show, brought 2,000 music lovers to the famous Opera House & Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a sell out hit show.
For Table bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992
* Please contact us directly on 0161 926 8992 with any dietary requirements or allergies.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Thursday 31st December 2021
31/12/2021 19:00
Ed Gamble and Friends – The Ultimate Comedy show
Hosted by Noel Brodie and featuring four comedy sets by top British Comedians.

Following a twice extended sold-out UK tour of his stand-up show Blizzard, winner of the latest series of Taskmaster (UKTV/Channel 4), star of Mock the Week (BBC Two) and co-host of chart- topping Off Menu podcast Ed Gamble, is set to tour Europe for the first time across 11 dates from 4 March 2020.

As well as being a co-host on Radio X’s Sunday morning show and releasing his first comedy special within Amazon Prime Video in 2020, Ed’s TV stand-up appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Conan (TBS). His numerous guest appearances include Hypothetical (Dave), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two) and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central).

Ed first came to prominence playing Georgie Carlton in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America/E4/Netflix) and co-wrote the fourth series of Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), as well as appearing in two episodes.

Don’t miss a full bill of comedy featuring some of the UK’s best talent.
The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Thursday 27th January 2022
27/01/2022 19:00
John Power
Former bassist with The La's and singer/guitarist with 90's hit makers Cast, Power has also carved out a career of his own, releasing three solo albums in the noughties. His solo work maintains the spirit of Cast songs, but also explores acoustic folk territory. He is now continuing both his solo career and touring with Cast.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 10th March 2022
10/03/2022 19:00
An Evening with Bez from The Happy Mondays

Bez is a true Manchester legend!

From his days with The Happy Mondays, Bez is a fundamental cog in the Madchester phenomenon that spread across the globe. Creating mind-bending dances with an abundance of energy, his presence has made him globally recognised.

Join Bez for a fascinating interview about his years in The Happy Mondays. You will also hear his take on the Manchester music scene and truly incredible first-hand accounts of mad incidents and the rock & roll capers he is renowned for.

Audience members will have the chance to ask questions and delve into the mind of a Manchester icon.
You know this will be entertaining, make sure you’re part of it!

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 11th March 2022
11/03/2022 19:00
The Blow Monkeys

With hits like ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’, The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated. In the band’s frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they possessed a tall, charismatic singer who was both camera-friendly and clever, who appeared to be just as much at ease on the catwalk that is pop’s conveyer belt as he was penning witty, incisive songs. While quite clearly Robert’s band, though, the Blow Monkeys were also gifted three immensely talented musicians in bassist Mick Anker (he of the trademark bowler hat), saxophonist Neville Henry and drummer Tony Kiley.

Behind the band’s stylish veneer lay something else, which became increasingly apparent from Robert’s lyrics. While some of the Smash Hits generation avoided politics with a capital P, The Blow Monkeys openly criticised the policies of the Conservative government, railing against social injustices and adopting an openly left-of-centre stance on issues of the day.

From openly endorsing the gay community “Digging Your Scene” to an outright attack on Margaret Thatcher ‘Celebrate (The Day After You)’ – a duet with the late, great Curtis Mayfield, The Blow Monkeys were always the thinking person’s pop group.

As the 1980s progressed, so too did the band’s musical style, from a sound once dubbed “jazz punk” by Robert to a more soulful, jazzy style and an ever-increasing adoption of dance music. The Blow Monkeys of their rare, indie debut single ‘Live Today Love Tomorrow’ (recorded on a shoestring in 1981) would be barely recognisable to those who bought the Balearic remix of ‘La Passionara’ from 1990. And yet a soulful, spiritually uplifting strain has continued to run through their music – and, indeed, that of Robert’s solo recordings – to this day.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 18th March 2022
18/03/2022 19:30
An Evening with Rick Witter, (Shed 7), Hosted by Clint Boon
Join Rick Witter the legendary frontman of 90’s mega band Shed Seven. Looking back through his fantastic career and taking through the inspiration behind the songs, this is an absolute must for Indie fans and music lovers alike. Joined on stage by Clint Boon, (Inspiral Carpets), for a look back at the 90’s to now. 

VIP tickets include front 2 rows seating with meet and greet opportunities and photograph. 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 24th March 2022
24/03/2022 19:00
Disco Inferno
A CELEBRATION OF D.I.S.C.O

For all those who dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno is the spectacular all singing, all dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O. From the smoking hot girls to the guys in platforms, this electrifying show just screams glitter balls and good times.

You’ll be thrilled by pitch perfect harmony, high energy, slick choreography and Disco classics such as Blame It On The Boogie, Car Wash and It’s Raining Men. You’ve all seen Abba, you’ve all seen Motown, but have you all danced
to the ultimate UK Disco tribute and sang along to your favourites by Earth Wind and Fire, Barry White, Donna Summer, The Tramps, and many, many more?

With crowd engagement and interaction like only a Veritas show can provide, Disco Inferno has the wow factor that everyone will be talking about for months to come.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161926 8992
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 26th March 2022
26/03/2022 19:00
The Manfreds

Key members of the 1960’s Manfred Mann line-up re-formed as The Manfreds in 1991 following what turned out to be a very successful and enjoyable reunion for Tom McGuinness’ 50th birthday celebration.

Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness , and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, formerly of Family, on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone & flute, as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds.

This line up featuring Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Mike Hugg, plus Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe & Simon Currie, are becoming well known for their show of ‘Hits, Jazz & Blues’. A wonderful mix of Manfred Mann hits along with some solo material from all involved and a few surprises along the way too!

Book your tickets now.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 31st March 2022
31/03/2022 19:00
Stayin Alive - The UK's Top Bee Gees Tribute Band
Winners of the National Tribute Awards in 2013, 2016 and 2017, Stayin Alive are recognised as the UK's top Bee Gees Tribute. They re-create the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to seen to be believed, and has gained them huge respect. A must see show for any fan.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 2nd April 2022 - 19:00
02/04/2022 19:00
Big Country

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” - Lancashire Evening Post

Big Country perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher, plus many more.

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, Big Country continue to look beyond the next horizon.

The band – Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist Simon Hough and bassist Scott Whitley.

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

The run of success continued throughout the 1980s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.
Official website bigcountry.co.uk

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday 13th April 2022
13/04/2022 19:00
T'Pau

Fronted by fiery redhead Carol Decker, T'Pau were one of the first acts to have a number one single and number one album in the charts at the same time with China In Your Hand and Bridge Of Spies. Other hits include Heart And Soul, Secret Garden and Valentine.

T'pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with the hit Heart & Soul reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts.

Heart & Soul led to a meteoric rise in T'pau's fortunes at home & in the USA where the track stayed on the US Billboard Chart for 6 months.

To date, China In Your Hand has appeared on more than 300 compilations, and has become part of the fabric of the 80's. After further hits Valentine, I Will Be With You, and Sex Talk The "Bridge Of Spies album was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, selling 1.2 million copies. 1988’s Rage also went platinum.

'In 1987 T’Pau were officially BIGGER than The Beatles, keeping George Harrison and Paul McCartney at No.2 in the UK singles and album charts respectively.

'T’Pau hold the exclusive title of holding three simultaneous No.1 slots . ‘China’ No.1 in the singles charts, Bridge of Spies No.1 in the album charts and the ‘China Remix’ at No.1 in the dance charts!'

'T’Pau were nominated for 5 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello Award for ‘China In Your Hand’, and won an ASCAP Award from the USA for ‘Heart & Soul’.'

T’pau are a regular fixture on the Festival & Arena circuit & have rocked out at IOW Rewind, Let’s Rock ,W-Fest, Here and Now, StepBack, Ibiza Children of the 80’s to name but a few. Carol also joined a host of 80s stars on the 80s Classical shows in 2019 with the Opera North and BBC Concert Orchestras.

The evening will be hosted by radio legend DJ Darren Proctor. His 80’s Power Ballads will continue after the show.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 14th April 2022
14/04/2022 19:00
Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten)

Natasha Hamilton is the lead singer of the popular, early 2000’s band Atomic Kitten. With 19 singles and 3 studio albums Natasha has had a successful career as an artist before turning to a family orientated life.

The biggest single ‘Whole Again’ sold over two million copies worldwide in 2001. The single reached Number 1 in nine countries across the globe and stayed Number 1 in the UK for four weeks. Since then hits such as ‘Feels so Good’, ‘Ladies Night’, ‘The Tide is High’ and ‘Eternal Flame’ were also a huge success around the UK and the world.

Taking a break from Atomic Kitten, Natasha moved into the theatre and performed in large stage productions of Blood Brothers and Rent.

In 2018 Natasha won the Best Female Singer award at the Boisdale Music Awards, as well as winning the award she performed a Gladys Knight classic ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’, live on stage to celebrate.

 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 15th April 2022
15/04/2022 19:00
Nearly Dan - The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.

It’s been over 40 years since the release of the first Steely Dan album “Can’t buy a Thrill”, featuring the hits  “Do it Again” and “Reelin’ in the years.”

After a sell out show in early 2020, this is a must see performance.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 7th May 2022 19:00
07/05/2022 19:00
TONY CHRISTIE - Avenues and Alleyways | The Greatest Hits Tour
Tony Christie is a legendary English singer and International hit maker. He has recorded million selling albums and singles, performed in the worlds best-known arenas and major festivals including Glastonbury and has found fame all around the world in a career that spans five decades.

This exciting new tour sees Tony perform all of his Greatest Hits includingI Did What I Did For Maria, Walk Like A Panther, Las Vegas, Avenues & Alleyways and the Number 1 single (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. Joined by his superb band, this is an evening not to be missed!

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 19th May 2022
19/05/2022 19:00
The Sounds of Simon

A full band tribute that covers the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon's solo career. From the early harmonies of 'Wednesday Morning 3am' and 'Homeward Bound' to the later beauty of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', this is live entertainment at its finest.

Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly.
The Sounds Of Simon (A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel) is a must see show.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Friday 20th May 2022
20/05/2022 19:00
SPACE - Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain Tour 2021

Space embark on the UK “Music for Pleasure Music for Pain Tour” in 2021.

Space released the bands anthology CD boxset via Demon Records in November 2019 – the 6 CD boxset includes “Spiders, Tin Planet, Love you More Than Football, Suburban Rock and Roll, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab and the 6th CD containing B-Sides and Re- mixes – The band will follow up with a string of festivals  before embarking on the 1st European tour for 20 years followed by the first USA tour for 20 years later in 2021.

The bands last studio album Give Me Your Future was recorded and produced by Grammy and Brit award winning producer Steve Levine who also worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Denice Williams and Gary Moore to name a few.

The bands 1990’s hit Female of the Species making the top of the album charts with the “TFI Album” – (Number 1 in June 2015) and the 2009 re-release of the of the single achieved a silver award with BPI.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday 22nd May 2022
22/05/2022 19:00
An Evening with Alan McGee

Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

Feature film Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture. Alan is portrayed by Ewen Bremner.

VIP tickets include front seating and meet and greet photo opportunity.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 26th May 2022
26/05/2022 19:00
The South

The South are keeping alive all those timeless songs – A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles.

Featuring The Beautiful South singer Alison Wheeler now celebrate their 10-year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released Song For Whoever.The South are back in 2022 for a spring UK Tour playing shows up and down the whole of the UK. The South are an impressive nine-piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles who does main vocals. The South are keeping alive all those timeless songs – A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 27th May 2022
27/05/2022 19:00
The Christians
THE CHRISTIANS PROFILE

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years!  the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.

Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to' 
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 2nd June, 2022
02/06/2022 19:00
ALLO ALLO!

Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once!



For the first time anywhere in the North West, experience Original cast members of the multi award winning British Classic, ‘Allo!‘Allo! Live on stage.

Join Herr Otto Flick (Richard Gibson), Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (Guy Sinner), Private Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman) and  - Officer Crabtree, (Arthur Bostrom) for a fabulous evening of live entertainment with authentic French cuisine and plenty of laughs.


You will see clips from the show and hear first hand stories from the original cast members live on stage as they take a look back at one of the most popular comedy series on television and re-enact some of the most memorable scenes and catchphrases.

This special cast reunion evening will include a fabulous 3 course meal, replica on stage sets, audience Q&A, live entertainment and a spectacular television memorabilia auction with one of a kind items.
The evening comes complete with a souvenir photograph with the cast members!

Dress Code: Homage to your favourite character. 

Prizes throughout the evening for the best dressed! 


Sit back, relax and laugh all night as we look back at some of the funniest moments in television history and hear first hand the hilarious stories from behind the scenes.

All tickets to this event include a three course meal. Dietary options available upon request, and a souvenir photograph with the cast members.

Featuring original cast members live on stage;

Richard Gibson – Herr Otto Flick
Guy Sinner – Lieutenant Hubert Gruber

Kim Hartman – Private Helga Geerhart

Arthur Bostrom - Officer Crabtree


Hosted by Radio and Television stars Darren Proctor and Jenny Powell

 

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 18th June 2022
18/06/2022 18:00
Simply Dylan - Celebrating Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday
A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, NOT A BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE BAND
Simply Dylan is as straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks and no pretense. Led by front man John O’Connell, the band delivers a tribute to Bob Dylan celebrating the rich and diverse work of the award-winning artist. It is their interpretations, precise playing and high energy renditions of some of Dylan's back catalogue that has caught the attention of many Bobcats.
What started as a modest project in 2011, recognizing Dylan's 70th Birthday, the success of the band has been nothing short of remarkable from selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK, to opening up the Isle of Wight Festival on the Big Top Stage. 
Ten years on, 2021 will see the band celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday, touring the UK and once again honoring one of the world’s most prodigious songwriters.
PRESS QUOTES:
“Together, they marry the extraordinary range and beauty of Dylan's lyrics with the joyous and exuberant, celebratory sound I have always secretly wanted to hear whenever, in recent decades, I have listened to Bob Dylan.”
Alan Bleasdale, Playwright
A show every Bob Dylan fan should see.” 
Louder than War

“Johnny is one of the most talented musicians I have come across and his Dylan set is effortlessly brilliant."
Peter Hooton, The Farm

“There’s no attempt to look or dress like Dylan or imitate his voice. Instead you get John’s excellent and powerful voice, enunciating the words clearly backed up by a brilliant bassist and violinist.”
Trust the Wizards

“Great songs performed by musicians at the top of their game.”
Hub Review
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 7th July 2022
07/07/2022 19:00
The Three Degrees
The Three Degrees with original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday all the way from the USA. 50th Anniversary Tour. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like 'When Will I See You Again' 'Dirty Ol' Man' 'Take Good Care of Yourself'. They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and they are still touring to this day!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday, 12 October 2022
12/10/2022 19:30
Peter White
Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White returns for his usual visit – playing just 1 show downstairs in the Club.  We have an amazing time every year, and we are glad to be able to welcome Peter back. He will be playing selections from his ever growing discography as well as songs from throughout his solo career.

Peter White guitar,
Carl Stanley  sax,
Marc Parnell  drums
Frank Felix  bass
Oli Silk keyboard

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

At aged 20  he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
01/12/2022 19:30