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The Vinyl Frontier - Another Evening with…Martyn Ware (Heaven 17/Human League)

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Once more The Vinyl Frontier welcomes electronic music pioneer, Martyn Ware, to chat about and listen to some of his career highlights and also talk about his new autobiography, Electronically Yours Vol 1.

Martyn was a founding member of The Human League, after which he set up the B.E.F. a part of which was 80s synth pop legends Heaven 17 as well as producing superstars such as Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby.

We’ll talk about his life in music and play vinyl cuts from throughout his career.


The Vinyl Frontier website

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The Marley Experience

The world's number one sound, look and vibe alike Bob Marley Tribute.

This is a band with a difference - with lead vocalist Lionart's undeniable vocal resemblance to the late, great King of Reggae - Bob Marley himself.

Lionart has performed on stage alongside famous Reggae stars such as Dawn Penn, Erroll Dunkley and David Rodigan. He has been the lead vocalist in bands such as the Friendly Fire Band and the Roots Ambassadors. He has also played trumpet for Reggae band Natural Mystic.

Lionart has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, One Love Festival, Reggae Garden Festival and more.

Lionart has a natural flair for all things Bob Marley. As well as being a close look alike and authentic sound alike, he brings the the passion of the legendary Bob Marley to the stage.

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some unallocated seating

The Marley Experience website


Fleetingwood Mac

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

The band 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!

They create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound with a modern edge, doing justice to the classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

The band do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead performing as five musicians who love the music and want to share it to a wider audience.

Courtyard Theatre

Fleetingwood Mac's website

  •   3 Mar SOLD OUT

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album Live Dates.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve
Upton. They were intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody. Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark. Guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.

Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works. Their name is synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Sonny Flint.

They capture the original Wishbone Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success. Expect epic tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and Phoenix.

Courtyard Theatre

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash website


Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Supporters

Flash's website


Jive Talkin'

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show.

Jive Talkin' are the only Bee Gees tribute show that has actually performed with the original Bee Gees!

As with the original band, Jive Talkin' is very much a family affair. Brothers Gary and Darren Simmons take on the roles of Barry and Maurice Gibb. Darren's son Jack joined the group in 2014 in the role of Robin Gibb. They are supported musically by a four piece band with lead guitar, violin, cello and drums, to ensure that every note in every song is just right!

With all the great Bee Gees hits including Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, Jive Talkin. Expect a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony!

'The Soundalike quality is quite sensational' The Stage

'Amazing similarity to the real Bee Gees' Wakefield Express

'Absolutely brilliant' Maurice Gibb

'WOW' Barry Gibb

Courtyard Theatre

Jive Talkin' website


The George Harrison Project

The George Harrison Project is a live music celebration of George Harrison’s best-loved hits from his early Beatles songs, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Featuring My Sweet Lord, Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, What Is Life, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Handle With Care, All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, Cheer Down and many more!

Courtyard Theatre

The George Harrison Project website


Oye Santana

Based around the exciting dance rhythms of Santana’s Latin music, this is no ordinary tribute to Carlos Santana’s music.

More a party than a concert, this is a feast of Latin music, superb musicianship and hit songs, faithfully re-creating the music of Santana.

They bring a powerful and melodic drive to Santana’s Latin rock style, which they play with power, passion and perfection ensuring a fantastic high energy, engaging and fun event.

Oye Santana play all the hits including the Grammy award-winning Smooth plus Maria Maria, She’s Not There, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Oye Como Va, Jingo and Corazon Espinado.

The band line up consists of a superb 'Carlos Santana' - looks and sounds identical to the great man himself. Top-notch Spanish and English speaking vocalists compliment them.

Courtyard Theatre

Oye Santana's website


Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, Tues 21 Feb - 21 Mar, Tues 28 Mar - 25 Apr (exc 4 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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