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!
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!
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“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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Sir Tony Robinson will be live on stage for an intimate evening looking back at his career on stage and screen, together with his literary accomplishments, in what will be a spectacular evening.
Join us to hear the lowdown on his many exploits and endeavours and expect plenty of fascinating anecdotes and peeks behind the scenes.
Follow Sir Tony's journey from child actor to Blackadder's immortal Baldrick and from Time Team to everybody's favourite history presenter.
This evening will be hosted by television legend Jenny Powell and you will also have a chance to ask your own burning question in an audience Q & A.
Limited VIP seating is available for the front 3 rows with each ticket guaranteeing you a personal meet & greet experience with Sir Tony Robinson and you will also receive your own personal souvenir photograph with Sir Tony Robinson to remember this 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 limited for this event, which is exclusively presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.
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
**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**
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
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Tickets include a three course dinner with dietary options available*
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