John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan Band will be back in 2021 for a brand-new headline tour across the UK to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.
As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
The combination of the band delivering high energy renditions of the prodigious songwriter’s work and John skillfully singing and enunciating the lyrics,
has seen the project go from recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday, to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across
the UK and most recently having the privilege to open up the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019 on the big top stage.
“It is incredible to consider that Dylan has been writing and performing for some 6 decades and continues to do so right up to the present day.
The talent he has for story-telling and developing a song is extraordinary. My greatest challenge is deciphering a set-list when there is so much choice and an array
of genres to select from; after all everyone has their own personal favourite!”
Roy Grace is back as the thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to The Lowry with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.
From the producer of recent Lowry stage hits, Band of Gold and The Girl On The Train and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!
Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.
Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).
Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+
The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.
In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.
Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.
Age Guidance: Not Suitable for under 16s
After opening for Russell Howard’s sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams land in Salford to deliver a double dose of stand up.
Steve Williams has appeared on Tonight at the Palladium (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow (BBC1) and co-wrote A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC1), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One) and many, many more…
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and 1/3rd of legendary sketch group ‘We Are Klang’ (BBC3), Steve Hall regularly appears on Frank Skinner’s Radio Show. He has written for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and many other shows…
Two comedians, one night, one winner – you!
From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Join the Legendary Linda Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, CBBC Creeped Out’s Stephanie Dooley and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones in GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! A riotous night out of hilarious sketches and classic pop tunes that celebrate all that it means to be a 21st Century Woman!
Join the star cast of four refreshingly honest and unreserved girls on a riotous evening of laugh-out-loud sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman. We take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman, dating, relationships, breakups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is too taboo!
Get involved and come along to channel your inner dive because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 16+
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.
‘Telling the Wrong Man he had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories’
Dr Kevin Jones is a practising consultant physician who has been on the comedy and after-dinner circuit for 30 years.
This one-off, one and half hour special performance will be poignant, insightful, bizarre and gut-wrenchingly funny, celebrating the dark comedy inherent in hospital medicine. Kevin is kindly donating all proceeds of this event to Bolton Hospice. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him here in Bolton!
“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.
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