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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 - Saturday, 17 October 2020
17/10/2020 19:30
John Bramwell

I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, has released his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” and is touring a brand new live show.
The record is a stunning showcase of John’s skilful, widely acclaimed song-writing and his unique voice. It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his

Audiences can expect a highly personal experience from a performer who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has taken John to little rooms above pubs (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) to World War II underground bunkers in Germany.
It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience. The new show will include songs from “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces”, a handful of songs from his follow up album, which he has already started to record, and ten I Am Kloot classics that he has rearranged with other instruments.
And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories…

This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game.

For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 12th November 2020
12/11/2020 19:00
John Bramwell - Extra Date

I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, has released his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” and is touring a brand new live show.
The record is a stunning showcase of John’s skilful, widely acclaimed song-writing and his unique voice. It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his

Audiences can expect a highly personal experience from a performer who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has taken John to little rooms above pubs (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) to World War II underground bunkers in Germany.
It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience. The new show will include songs from “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces”, a handful of songs from his follow up album, which he has already started to record, and ten I Am Kloot classics that he has rearranged with other instruments.
And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories…

This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game.

For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 13th November 2020
13/11/2020 19:00
Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's
Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's 

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!
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 3rd December
03/12/2020 19:00
Walk Like a Man
Fresh from performing in the hit West End show ‘The Jersey Boys. The life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’, Mark Halliday (owner and client liaison of Veritas Entertainment) proudly presents his latest smash!

The 1950’s American rock n roll revolution was spearheaded by Frankie, Nick, Tommy and Bob, the original Four Seasons!

America’s answer to the British pop invasion, Frankie and the boys created some of the greatest rock n roll songs of a generation. Pumping out classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many many more.

Walk Live A Man is the ultimate celebration of the band that gave us this musical legacy and showcases, not only their individual vocal harmony style, but also their slick dance moves.

Great singers, great songs – live band.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 5 December 2020
05/12/2020 19:30
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
This 5 star show that tours the world is ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’! (Daily Telegraph, UK)

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. Expect the unexpected!

Internationally acclaimed, the show was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series. Nearly a million people around the world have seen it since.

As of 2019, 11 teams of cast working from England and Australia tour around 20 countries a year. The show is also into its eighth year in London’s West End, where it holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Please note: The ticket price includes a 3 course meal. Special dietary requirements must be made directly with the venue a minimum of 1 week before the event.
There is no pre booked seating plan for this event.


For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 6 December 2020
06/12/2020
PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES Christmas Extravaganza

Following first class reviews, the brand new, Only Fools and Horses style, variety Tribute Show, ‘PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES, has been launched across Theatres nationwide!

Based on the TV show everybody loves-ly jubbly!!!

A brilliant homage, full of renditions of your favourite episodes.

Phoney Fools and Horses has all your favourite characters in new adventures and mishaps.

A specially scripted, hilarious storyline is delivered by the show’s cast of three who superbly embody favourite characters DEL BOY, UNCLE ALBERT, RODNEY, BOYCIE and TRIGGER.

Plus stirring renditions of favourite cockney songs.

With hilarious moments, uncanny resemblance and fun audience interaction, this comedic tribute is guaranteed to captivate and delight audiences young and old !

It’s bonnet de douche !

Starring Award Winning Comedy Impressionist, Drew Cameron from Britain’s Got Talent.

Don’t wait until it’s too late BOOK IT NOW.   You know it makes sense!

from DREW CAMERON PRODUCTIONS.

This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!! 

“What an absolutely brilliant performance. They were hilarious and the laughs just kept coming; everyone really enjoyed themselves and I couldn’t recommend this enough, definitely worth every penny!”

“Excellent show well put together fun & laughter all round. Would certainly recommend seeing this show. Fantastic night well done”
 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday, 9 December 2020
09/12/2020 19:30
PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES Christmas Extravaganza - The Dinner Show

Following first class reviews, the brand new, Only Fools and Horses style, variety Tribute Show, ‘PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES, has been launched across Theatres nationwide!

Based on the TV show everybody loves-ly jubbly!!!

A brilliant homage, full of renditions of your favourite episodes.

Phoney Fools and Horses has all your favourite characters in new adventures and mishaps.

A specially scripted, hilarious storyline is delivered by the show’s cast of three who superbly embody favourite characters DEL BOY, UNCLE ALBERT, RODNEY, BOYCIE and TRIGGER.

Plus stirring renditions of favourite cockney songs.

With hilarious moments, uncanny resemblance and fun audience interaction, this comedic tribute is guaranteed to captivate and delight audiences young and old !

It’s bonnet de douche !

Starring Award Winning Comedy Impressionist, Drew Cameron from Britain’s Got Talent.

Don’t wait until it’s too late BOOK IT NOW. You know it makes sense!

from DREW CAMERON PRODUCTIONS.

This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!!

“What an absolutely brilliant performance. They were hilarious and the laughs just kept coming; everyone really enjoyed themselves and I couldn’t recommend this enough, definitely worth every penny!”

“Excellent show well put together fun & laughter all round. Would certainly recommend seeing this show. Fantastic night well done”

*Vegan Options available. For any special dietary requirements, please contact the venue on [email protected]mailto:[email protected]

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 10 December 2020
10/12/2020 19:30
Brian McFadden
This event was originally billed as BOYZLIFE but due to tour scheduling is now Brian Mcfadden with Support from Cole Page.

Brian McFadden has enjoyed huge global musical success, including 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, and a record breaking seven top spots in a row.

The band also boast  four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.
The former Westlife star will be live for one night only for a very intimate show.

The show will celebrate the hits from chart topping Westlife and his successful solo career.

Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘and many many more

Cole Page will also be on the nights bill,  performing his unforgettable swing set.

A TRULY INTIMATE SHOW.

For Group bookings or for parties of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 13th December 2020
13/12/2020 19:30
The Rat Pack
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 - Thursday, 17th December 2020
17/12/2020 19:00
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 2020 and say hello to 2021.

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 2020
31/12/2020 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 - Friday, 12th February 2021
12/02/2021 19:00
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, 18 February 2021
18/02/2021 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 - Sunday 7th March 2021
07/03/2021 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 - Friday 12th March 2021
12/03/2021 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, 19th March 2021
19/03/2021 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.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 25 March 2021
25/03/2021 19:00
Peter Karrie: The Man Behind the Mask

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

A NIGHT OF MUSIC FEATURING HITS FROM:


Evita
Lion King
Jesus Christ Superstar
Les Miserable
Phantom of the Opera

Featuring the Magic Voices Choir.


His first success was as the lead singer of the band 'Peter and the Wolves'. Peter later toured the country as a singer and then went to London as a busker before he got his first role in a show. He has stared in most major musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), often as the main roles. He is best known for the role as the Phantom in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical 'The Phantom of the Opera'. He was twice voted the favourite Phantom of members of the international Phantom Appreciation Society. The Vancouver Sun described his performance in the role as "definitive". He has appeared in concerts around the world, on television and on the radio. His own Beyond the Mask concert tour has been an international success, receiving excellent reviews. He has hosted his own radio and TV show in Wales. He created the title role in Bernard J. Taylor's dark musical 'Nosferatu'. The role was specifically written for Karrie, with his vocal range in mind. Karrie's TV show in Wales is called 'Young at Heart' and he has previously presented his own show 'Karrie on Karrie'. He appeared on Welsh TV's 'Children in Need' and at the 'Music Under the Stars' concert at the Faenol Festival in 2001

VOTED THE BEST PHANTOM OF ALL TIME
I.P.A.S

"THE DEFINITIVE PHANTOM"
Vancouver Sun


For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 27th March 2021
27/03/2021 19:00
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, 2nd April 2021
02/04/2021 19:00
Shakatak

After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic ‘Nightbirds” recording and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.  This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street and the award-winning video established the band’s personnel of Jill Saward(lead vocs), Bill Sharpe(keys),Keith Winter(gtr),  George Anderson(bass) and Roger Odell(drums). With the magic Al Jarreau/Shakatak combination,the group went on to record the track ‘Day by Day’ to further international acclaim.

Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival-other awards include the “Best Instrumental Album’ for 6 consecutive years-and other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people.Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group.

Because of the nature of their music, their fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an ‘underground element’.  This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high ‘cult’ status and instant recognition as a household name.


After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic ‘Nightbirds” recording and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.  This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street and the award-winning video established the band’s personnel of Jill Saward(lead vocs), Bill Sharpe(keys),Keith Winter(gtr),  George Anderson(bass) and Roger Odell(drums). With the magic Al Jarreau/Shakatak combination,the group went on to record the track ‘Day by Day’ to further international acclaim.

Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival-other awards include the “Best Instrumental Album’ for 6 consecutive years-and other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 9th November 2021
09/04/2021 19:30
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 - Thursday 15th April 2021
15/04/2021 19:00
The Animals
Having played here four times before, you know these guys give the one of the best live shows we have.    Featuring from the original Animals - John Steel & Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz.
 
House of the rising sun,  Keep on running,  Gimme some lovin
Don’t let me be misunderstood, We gotta get out of this place,
Every Little bit hurts and so many more.
 
In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily.
 
The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot in various parts of the world. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 16 April 2021
16/04/2021 19:30
MY MY!
THERE ARE ABBA TRIBUTES AND THEN THERE'S 'MY MY!'

“Sensational!” “The best Abba tribute show in the UK we’ve seen.” “A rip-roaring fun night out.” are just some of the terms that have been used to describe our incredible tribute show that will have you involved from the very start.

My My! pays homage to the original Swedish sensations through capturing Abba’s great sense of fun, recreating their incredible unique sound and combining this into a fun filled evening of sing-along, dance-along magic! Let us thrill you with a mix of iconic costume and a touch of audience participation that only a Veritas production can provide.

Featuring such unforgettable hits as “Waterloo”, “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”, this fantastic cast of West End performers and full band are guaranteed to liven up your night and keep you dancing till dawn!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 17th April 2021
17/04/2021 19:30
Helme:Morriss:Clark


Three epic frontmen, one suberb music bill.

Chris Helme first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ with the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun'.
 

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously fronted English indie outfit The Bluetones over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums.

Nigel Clark, singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer and bassist of Dodgy. Best known for their hits "Staying Out for the Summer", "If You're Thinking of Me", and "Good Enough" which reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. He released his first solo album '21st Century Man' in 2006 before returning to front Dodgy and releasing a further two studio albums.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 23rd April 2021
23/04/2021 19:00
An Intimate Evening With Sir Ranulph Fiennes

For the first time ever in the North West, join the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a fully immersive and exclusive black tie GALA DINNER, presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

Guests will enjoy a red carpet, Champagne reception while enjoying live entertainment and Art installations showcasing Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many expeditions.

The Grand Edwardian Ballroom will be your Everest Base camp for the evening, a spectacular 3 course meal will be served while you enjoy live on stage entertainment and have the rare opportunity to bid on one of a kind pieces of memorabilia.

What makes this event truly spectacular is that each guest will get the opportunity to meet the legend himself and have a professional souvenir photograph to commemorate your evening.

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience ‘The World's Greatest Living Explorer’, As described by the Guinness Book of Records.

Educated at Eton College and Following in his father’s footsteps, he served with the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS.

In 1968 he joined the army of the Sultan of Oman and was later awarded the Sultan’s Bravery Medal by HM the Queen.

Having led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both Poles, Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface.

He was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.

In 2009, aged 65, Fiennes climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. As a result, he became the oldest Briton ever to summit Everest.

Since 1969, when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Ranulph Fiennes has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking exploratory expeditions.

“My admiration for Ran is unbounded, and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him”
HRH Prince Charles

Dress Code: BLACK TIE

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on [email protected] 

Tickets include a three course dinner with dietary options available*

*email venue directly with dietary requirements after ticket purchase

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 24th April 2021
24/04/2021 18:00
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 - Friday, 30 April 2021
30/04/2021 19:30
George Michael LIVE - Featuring Steve Mitchell

GEORGE MICHAEL LIVE FEATURING STEVE MITCHELL


Steve Mitchell, along with bass player James Crofts & their backing singers, pay tribute to George Michael, covering all the George Michael and Wham! classics in this fantastic tribute show.

All this 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 - Friday, 14th May 2021
14/05/2021 19:00
An Intimate Evening With Brian Blessed

**Reschedule date: 15th May 2021**

Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television.

A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, he is also an avid explorer and climber and ‘An Evening with Brian Blessed’ will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring. 

With a career spanning more than 50 years, there is no shortage of material. On screen, he has appeared in everything from Doctor Who to Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films. On stage his credits range from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And his trademark booming voice has also featured on everything from Peppa Pig character Grampy Rabbit to a voice download on TomTom's sat nav system.

He is also an avid climber and will also be talking about his Everest climb without oxygen; his expedition to the jungles of Venezuela during which he survived a plane crash; his trek to the North Pole (he is the oldest man to go to the Pole on foot) and his many hours of space training in Russia!

The show is an experience that nobody should miss! His eloquence and humour will have the audience captured from the moment he walks on stage until the moment he leaves.

Enjoy a fabulous 3-course dinner, live entertainment, a memorabilia auction and a chance to ask your own burning question in an audience Q & A. Everyone will also receive their own personal souvenir photograph with Brian Blessed to remember this very special night.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience an amazing evening in the uniquely entertaining company of one of the country's best-loved performers and true national treasure.

Tickets are strictly limited for this event, which is exclusively presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

Dress code: BLACK TIE


BRIAN BLESSED
 

 

The son of a South Yorkshire coal miner, Brian Blessed was born in 1936 in Mexborough and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning a distinguished and varied career, which has encompassed all media. Brian is now one of this country’s best known and most highly respected actors.
 

Brian created the role of ‘Old Deuteronomy’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly successful musical, CATS, for which he received a SWET nomination. He also starred as ‘John Freeman’ in the West End musical METROPOLIS. Whilst a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company he played ‘Claudius’ in HAMLET, ‘Exeter’ in HENRY V and ‘Hastings’ in RICHARD III. At the Royal National Theatre he created ‘Maxim Gorky’ in Robert Bolt’s STATE OF REVOLUTION and played the role of ‘Sir Tunbelly Clumsey’ in THE RELAPSE, directed by Trevor Nunn. He also played ‘Henry II’ in THE LION IN WINTER at Basingstoke and he created the role of ‘Baron Bomburst’ in the original cast of the hugely successful musical, CHITTY, BANG, BANG at the London Palladium.
 

Countless television roles include; ‘Augustus Caesar’ in I CLAUDIUS for which he received the New York Critics Award; ‘PC Fancy Smith’ in Z CARS; ‘Porthos’ in THE THREE MUSKETEERS; ‘Pepone’ in THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO; ‘Spiro’ in MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS; the title role in THE JOY OF BACH, ‘Richard IV’ in BLACK ADDER; and the larger than life ‘Squire Western’ in the BBC’s classic drama series TOM JONES. More recently the ‘Laughing Cavalier’ in ADAM’S FAMILY TREE (YTV), ‘Mr Scottley’ in THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD,  ‘Sir Morris’ in the award winning animated series THE BIG KNIGHTS (BBC) and ’Max’ in WINTER SOLSTICE ( BBC).
 

On Film, Brian played ‘Talthybius’ in TROJAN WOMEN in which he was thrilled to co-star with Katherine Hepburn, Irene Papas and Vanessa Redgrave. He played ‘Vultan’ in the ever popular FLASH GORDON; ‘Pedro’ in MAN OF LA MANCHA; ‘Long John Silver’ in RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND; ‘General Zukov’ in WAR AND REMEMBRANCE and ‘Lord Locksley’ in ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES with Kevin Costner. In Kenneth Branagh’s HENRY V he played ‘Exeter’, in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING he played ‘Antonio’ and in hamlet he played ‘Hamlet’s Father and the Ghost’. He played ‘Boss Nass’ in George Lucas’ STAR WARS, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ‘Pendragon’ in MERLIN - THE LEGEND BEGINS, ‘Clayton’ in Walt Disney’s

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 15th May 2021
15/05/2021 18:00
Adam Night - Comedy Hypnotist

With over 35 years of experience, Adam Night is one of the most famous hypnotist comedy shows in the United Kingdom today, and the first choice for a comedy stage show.

He has taught and mentored many of the other UK and overseas names.

A highly recommended, entertaining and professional act whose comedy stage hypnotist show is ideal for everyone.

Multi award winner Adam Night.
Entertainment Awards TMT
Best Hypnotist Comedian 2016 and 2019

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 21st May 19:00
21/05/2021 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 22nd May 2021 19:00
22/05/2021 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 - Friday 4th June 2021 19:00
04/06/2021 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 11th June 2021
11/06/2021 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 - Saturday 12th June 2021
12/06/2021 19:00
The Real Thing
The UK's own disco pioneers The Real Thing still whip up the crowds from the minute they hit the stage. Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo, his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band. Return to the glory days of dance music with the real music legends in a soulsational evening of non-stop, live dancefloor anthems including You to Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. Backed by their critically acclaimed band, one of The Real Thing's original frontmen, Chris Amoo plus Dave Smith, revive the sensational 70s and 80s, performing all of the UK's most successful soul group's formidable repertoire. Rainin' Through the Sunshine, So Much Love to Give and Love's Such a Wonderful Thing give way to the classic Children of the Ghetto famously covered by Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. Also featuring a specially composed tribute to the biggest dance hits of their era, including Ladies Night, Ain't No Stopping us Now and Celebration, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time!

" ... these guys are pure class, and really hold up their songs vocally, even after all these years" - Clair Woodward, Sunday Express
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 18 June 2021
18/06/2021 19:30
Matt Ford and The Strictly Swing 17 Piece Big Band

“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 19th June 2021
19/06/2021 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 - Friday 9th July 2021
09/07/2021 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 15th July 2021
15/07/2021 19:00
ALLO ALLO!

Featuring original cast members live on stage;

Richard Gibson – Herr Otto Flick
Guy Sinner – Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kim Hartman – Private Helga Geerhart


Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once!

Join us for a fabulous evening of live entertainment and authentic french cuisine with plenty of laughs.
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; BBC’s  'Allo 'Allo.

This special cast reunion evening will include, a fabulous 3 course meal, replica sets, audience Q&A, live entertainment, television memorabilia auction and souvenir photo with the cast members.

Dress Code: Homage to your favourite character.
Sit back, relax and laugh 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. (V) options available, and a souvenir photograph with the cast members.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 21st August 2021
21/08/2021 18:00
Odyssey

Originally formed in New York, Odyssey were quick to build themselves a reputation as a premier act. Headed up by Steven Collazo, the eldest son of the group’s original founder Lillian Lopez, the group is formed of several talented performers. Sharing the stage with Romina Johnson and Jerdene Wilson, Steven has led the soul singers towards international stardom.

One of the group’s best-loved songs, the iconic Native New Yorker, saw the group achieve widespread success upon its release in 1977. Performing well in the international charts, the track soon made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The song was later covered by fellow American singer Frankie Valli, garnering the song further attention with the listening public. Not long after, the group achieved further success with the release of their R&B-inspired hit Inside Out, which was featured in music magazine NME’s Tracks of the Year.

Capitalising on the disco band’s increasing momentum, the group went on to release a number of notable albums and singles. During the years that followed, the group produced an array of memorable songs, including Going Back To My Roots, Don’t Tell Me, Tell Her, I Can’t Keep Holding Back My Love, Ever-Lovin' Sam, Magic Touch, When You Love Somebody and It Will Be Alright. Up until 1982, the band released a number of albums with iconic record label RCA Victor.

Although the group was originally based in the United States, Odyssey enjoyed much of their greatest popularity in the United Kingdom. As a result, the group remain vastly popular with British artists and audiences alike. Their song If You’re Looking For a Way Out was covered by the Nottingham-based rock band Tindersticks, featuring on their fourth studio album, Simple Pleasure. Odyssey member Romina Johnson has also collaborated with a number of notable British actsover the years, having featured on The Artful Dodger’s hit single Movin’ Too Fast.

As some of the best-loved soul singers of all time, Odyssey continues to tour music venues across the country. Building further upon their already impressive musical repertoire, the group are the perfect choice for corporate events and a wide array of other occasions.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 10th September 2021
10/09/2021 19:30
James Taylor Quartet
James Taylor Quartet: the last word in funk.

Funk is a way of life for the James Taylor Quartet, which has been one of the main proponents of funk and acid jazz in Britain for more than a quarter of a century. Since its formation in 1985, the quartet has embodied creativity and surprises, and is especially known for its electrifying live performances. Join them for a truly special show.

A journey from jazz funk to acid jazz
Also known as JTQ, the James Taylor Quartet was founded in 1985 when James Taylor, a Hammond organ player, was looking for a new musical project to replace his former band. Drums, guitar and bass make up the other three pieces of the quartet, while many recordings and live performances feature guest vocalists. The band became known for their covers of film theme tunes, from 'Blow-Up' (their first single, released in 1987) to 'Mrs Robinson', 'Goldfinger' and 'The Theme from Starsky and Hutch'. James Taylor Quartet songs are almost always a funked-up version of the original, with a fast-paced rhythm and punk-influenced style of playing that leaves plenty of room for one of James Taylor's virtuoso Hammond organ instrumentals. With a rough, often heavily improvised style, the group became famous for their incredible live performances that turned both songs and genres on their heads to approach dance music. It's almost impossible to watch the James Taylor Quartet live without getting your groove on - and with so much creative freedom thrown into the mix, you can never be quite sure what you're going to get.

Be thrilled by the James Taylor Quartet live
After a brief detour from jazz funk to concentrate on acid jazz in the 1990s - during which time the James Taylor Quartet had a top 40 single and released one of their best ever selling albums, 'In the Hand of the Inevitable' - the band returned to their roots and began releasing more funk and soul-influenced songs. James Taylor Quartet gigs inevitably feature a mixture of cinematic covers and original compositions, with stunning improvisation allowing the two to melt seamlessly into one another. They have worked with Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers, U2 and The Pogues, made numerous television appearances, and contributed to film soundtracks including 'Austin Powers'. While the output of James Taylor Quartet albums has been prodigious, 2018 saw the group finally realise a long-awaited project when they recorded an orchestral album ('Soundtrack from Electric Black') based on the legacy of great film composers but adding a rougher, more punk-like vibe to proceedings. It was proof that this band is still full of surprises, and just as fresh and creative as they ever were. Don't miss out on an electrifying performance.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 17th September 2021
17/09/2021 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, 13 October 2021
13/10/2021 19:30
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 - Friday 29th October 2021
29/10/2021 19:00
An Intimate Evening with Sir Lenny Henry

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**


GALA DINNER

One of the UK’s most popular entertainers.
As co creator of Comic Relief, host of many television and stage shows, he truly is a national treasure.

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known andcelebrated comedians, with a career which began withcult stardom on children’s television to becoming awriter, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of ComicRelief and award-winning actor.

Lenny will take the audience through a jam packed session offunny memories and stories – from growing up in theBlack Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secretsand unashamed racism. With his mother’s mantra of‘H’integration’ echoing in his ears, Lenny will recountsetting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career – but atevery stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this whatthey want?

Lenny will be interviewed live on stage, about furtherinsights into his life and career, followed by questionsfrom the audience.

Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, toldwith a glorious sense of humour.

Dress Code: BLACK TIE 

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992. 

Tickets include a 3 course dinner and a souvenir photograph with Sir Lenny Henry.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
20/11/2021 18:00
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 [email protected]

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 27th November 2021
27/11/2021 19:00
An Intimate Evening with Sir Tony Robinson

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

GALA DINNER

Sir Tony Robinson will be live on stage for an intimateevening looking back at his career on stage and screen,together with his literary accomplishments, in what will bea spectacular gala dinner.

Join us to hear the lowdown on his many exploits andendeavours and expect plenty of fascinating anecdotes andpeeks behind the scenes. Follow Sir Tony’s journey from childactor to Blackadder’s immortal Baldrick and from Time Teamto everybody’s favourite history presenter.

Enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner, live entertainment, a memorabiliaauction and a chance to ask your own burning question in anaudience Q & A. Everyone will also receive their own personalsouvenir photograph with Sir Tony to remember this special night.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience an amazingevening in the uniquely entertaining company of one of thecountry’s best-loved performers and true national treasure.

Tickets are strictly limited for this event, which is exclusivelypresented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

Dress code: BLACK TIE 

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992. 

Tickets include a 3 course dinner and a souvenir photograph with Sir Tony Robinson.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
01/12/2021 18:00
Heatwave

Formed in London, UK, Heatwave are a funk/disco group who came into international success in the mid-70s and 80s, known for the hits, “Boogie Nights,” “Always and Forever” and “The Groove Line.”

The band came together initially when two American serviceman brothers, Jennie Wilder and Keith Wilder, who were based in Germany, began performing together. After they were discharged, they moved to London, UK in 1975 to team up with songwriter/keyboardist Rod Temperton. They then fleshed out the lineup with Spaniard Mario Mantese (bass), Czechoslovakian Ernest Berger (drums) and Americans Jesse Whitens (guitar) and Eric Johns (guitar). With the multicultural nature of the group, they managed to create an eclectic sound that pushed their music well ahead of their peers, becoming pioneers in their genre.

After touring the London club circuit, they gained the attention of GTO Records, with their simple disco beats and heavy funk grooves. They began recording their debut album but the tragic murder of Jesse Whitens set them back. However, finding a replacement in Roy Carter, they began recording again, releasing a string of singles culminating in the hit disco anthem, 1977’s “Boogie Nights.” The song hit number two in the UK charts and also became a top five hit in America. Their debut album appeared later that year, titled “Too Hot to Handle,” peaking at number five in the R&B charts. By the end of the year, they had also gained a number two hit in the US with their soul ballad, “Always and Forever.”

Success followed them into their next album, “Central Heating,” in 1978, featuring the hit, “The Groove Line,” which scaled the top of the charts. However, lineup instability followed shortly after, with both Johns and Temperton leaving the band. Further tragedy hit after Mantese was stabbed by his girlfriend and was left paralysed, forcing his retirement. In 1979, Heatwave had recuperated to record their third album, “Hot Property,” which despite its strong collection of songs, failed to make much of an impression in the charts.

Don't miss this sensational disco show!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 4 December 2021
04/12/2021 19:30
Twist and Shout

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

The greatest musical era of the 20th century comes alive with a nostalgic and fun packed musical journey through the sights and sounds of the swinging 60s.

When skirts got shorter and hair got longer!

Sing and dance along with a cast of leading performers to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits., Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more...

This show will leave you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
05/12/2021 19:00
Elton John - It's A Little Bit Funny

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END
FEATURING SONGS BY ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

ELTON JOHN: It’s A Little Bit Funny tells the incredible story of Elton John’s rise and fall (and rise again) as one of the most successful singer/songwriters ever.

It also tells the tale of one extraordinary night in Las Vegas when Martin Kaye bumps into the bespectacled star and happens to spend the evening with him.

It’s a night of confessions, anecdotes, jokes and – of course – fabulous songs. Martin Kaye (star of Million Dollar Quartet) is the biggest Elton John fan ever – so who better to sing and play Elton’s greatest songs and narrate this tall tale of an unforgettable celebrity encounter. For group bookings or parties of 10 or more, please contact the venue direct on 0161 926 8992.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
06/12/2021 19:00
Money for Nothing

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.

Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ‘Sultans of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their last single released in 1992 ‘The Bug’ – also the legendary ‘Money For Nothing’ (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also include versions from ‘On the Night’ and ‘Live @ The BBC‘. The Money For Nothing stage show has been performed all over Britain and the world, at all types of venues & events – from music festivals, theatres, nightclubs and venues. 2010 saw them headline the main night on Europes Biggest Tribute Festival. The band have also had the pleasure of performing as show opener for the legendary Roy Wood on part of his Theatre Tour. Sept 2011 saw them take their show to India to perform at a sell-out concert where they headlined an event held at one of Bangalore’s largest Amphitheatres. Their special appearance was featured in the worlds largest selling English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India. Dire Straits are one of the best bands to ever come out of the UK, they have sold in excess of 120 million albums worldwide and were the UK’s first stadium rock band. Their best selling album Brothers in Arms was an international blockbuster selling over 30 million copies and becoming the fourth best selling album in UK chart history. Brothers In Arms was also the first ever CD single, and the first ever album to sell over one million copies on CD. Dire Straits also won numerous awards including, three Brit Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Video Awards, and in 2009 they were awarded the Music Heritage Award.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
31/12/2021 19:00