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March 2019

SPECTACULAR WEST END PROMS IS HEADING TO GREENWICH AND SCARBOROUGH

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Some of the world’s most talented musical theatre stars, from Broadway and the West End, will unite this summer as part of West End Proms – an evening of beautiful live music, complete with a stunning 32-piece orchestra.

Shows are confirmed for London’s Greenwich Music Time on Thurs 4 July and Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Fri 5 July. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Fri 29 March from www.cuffeandtaylor.com

West End Proms will present a breath-taking evening of live music from the past seven decades of popular musical theatre. This immaculately performed and vividly compelling show will include songs from Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Greatest Showman, Rock Of Ages, Wicked, Sunset Boulevard, Dear Evan Hansen and many more.

West End Proms boasts a top cast, including the award-winning John Owen-Jones (Les Mis), Ben Forster, winner of ITV’s Superstar (2012), plus Rachel John and Jon Robyns, stars of West End show of the moment Hamilton. Jodie Steele and Jamie Muscato, two of the leading actors from the show Heathers, plus Lauren Samuels, who rose to prominence as a finalist on the BBC’s Over the Rainbow, and Marisha Wallace, leading lady of Dreamgirls and Waitress are also confirmed.

The show will make its debut at London’s Greenwich Music Time on Thurs 4 July, before travelling to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Fri 5 July.

West End Proms is curated and presented by live music promoters Cuffe and Taylor.

Director Peter Taylor said: “This is the first time we’re bringing West End Proms to London and Scarborough and it’s going to be an incredible evening. This is more than a concert; it’s a show worthy of the West End and Broadway. We’ve brought together some of the world’s most beautiful voices complete with a stunning live orchestra. It will be an extraordinary night.”

 London’s Greenwich Music Time series of concerts, which will take place 1-7 July 2019, are set against the city’s most impressive backdrop. Framed by the pillars of the stunning Old Royal Naval College, the Thames and the London skyline are viewable against the stage to complete the ultimate concert experience in the capital. Cliff Richard, Paul Weller and Groove Armada are among the names already confirmed for this year’s bill.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, situated on Yorkshire’s beautiful east coast, is the UK’s largest, purpose-built, open-air concert arena. West End Proms is part of a stellar 2019 line-up at the venue which includes headline shows from Kylie, Cliff Richard, Madness, Years & Years, Hacienda Classical, Jess Glynne and Lewis Capaldi.

WEST END PROMS – FULL LINE UP:

Ben Forster (ITV Superstar / Phantom Of The Opera)

Jamie Muscato (Heathers / (Les Misérables )

Jodie Steele (Heathers / Wicked)

John Owen-Jones ((Les Misérables  / Phantom Of The Opera)

Jon Robyns (Hamilton / Miss Saigon)

Lauren Samuels (We Will Rock You / Bend It Like Beckham)

Marisha Wallace (Waitress / Dreamgirls)

Rachel John (Hamilton / The Bodyguard)

Tickets for West End Proms go on sale at 9am on Fri 29 March from www.cuffeandtaylor.com

‘Come Together’ as The Mersey Beatles celebrate 50 years of Abbey Road

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The Mersey Beatles 2019 World Tour – a sensational 50th anniversary celebration of the Fab Four’s legendary Abbey Road album – is coming to UK.

In a show that is already wowing sell-out audiences across the globe, the world-renowned Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band will play the classic 1969 album in full – followed by a spectacular set of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s greatest hits.

This not to be missed UK Tour hits Middlesbrough (Theatre), Rhyl (Pavilion), Blackburn (King George’s Hall), Barry (Memo Arts Centre), Yeovil (Westlands), Aberdeen (Beach Ballroom), Stoke (Victoria Hall), Salisbury (City Halls), Norwich (Epic Studios), Coventry (Albany) and climaxes with a huge homecoming gig at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday March 29th via www.cuffeandtaylor.com

Abbey Road – which features such stunning tracks as Come Together, Something, Here Comes the Sun, and the ground-breaking 16-minute album closing medley – is regarded by many fans and critics alike as The Beatles’ greatest LP.

And it is brilliantly brought to life by The Mersey Beatles who exude the inner and outer spirit of the real thing, from the costumes, instruments, Scouse charm and, of course, that unmistakable era-defining, Liverpool-born sound.

Formed in 1999, The Mersey Beatles – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) – were the resident Beatles’ band at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club for more than a decade where they racked up more than 600 gigs.

Since leaving The Cavern, they have toured the world many times over – winning legions of fans and plaudits including John Lennon’s own family.

Their 2019 World Tour sees them play theatres and festivals across America, Australia, the Far East, Asia and Europe.

Steven said: “This year is both our 20th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road so we wanted to give Beatles’ fans something really special.

“Abbey Road is regarded by many as one of the Beatles best albums, if not the best. However, as The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, they never played these amazing songs to a concert audience. Fans today rarely, if ever, get chance to hear this amazing album played live in full.

“It went down a storm on our recent sell-out US tour and we can’t wait to bring this all-new show – which mixes both Abbey Road and songs from The Beatles entire catalogue –home to the UK.”

Every Mersey Beatles concert is a hit-packed celebration of the greatest band of all-time, from the ‘Mop Top’ hits of Beatlemania, through the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder of the Fab Four’s later work.

Mark added: “It’s a real privilege for us, as a band from Liverpool, to tour the world and play these amazing songs to Beatles’ fans of all ages.

“Every show is a joyous celebration of the best band of all time and, in my mind, the greatest songs ever written. We can’t wait for the UK leg of the tour to begin – these will be amazing shows.”

Tickets for The Mersey Beatles UK Tour go on sale at 10am on Friday March 29th via www.cuffeandtaylor.com

Pop Superstar Is Back For Headline Show on Yorkshire Coast

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Global superstar and chart record holder Jess Glynne is returning to headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Jess – the only ever British female solo artist to score seven UK Number One singles – performed an unforgettable gig at the Yorkshire coast venue in 2017.

And in an announcement that will delight her legions of fans, Jess is bringing her stunning live show to Britain’s largest open-air arena again on Sunday July 21.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre

It has been an incredible five years for the North London singer-songwriter whose powerhouse vocals and fearless delivery has captured so many under its spell.

Smashing her way into the nation’s consciousness as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s 2014 Grammy Award-winning ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94’s ‘My Love’, Jess has since become one of the UK’s biggest acts.

Her 2015 debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ was one of the defining British pop records of the era. Hit singles ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself’ spawned 12 million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK Top 10, 2.5 billion Spotify streams as well as BRIT, MTV, Ivor Novello, MOBO and Q award nominations.

2018’s much awaited follow-up ‘Always In Between’ – which includes the anthems ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘All I Am’ – again took the charts by storm and was catapulted straight to Number One.

 

Throughout her ever-developing journey as an artist, Jess has built a huge fanbase and her live shows are magical and mesmerising events that simply can’t be missed.

Jess’s Scarborough Open Air Theatre gig is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “We are delighted Jess Glynne is returning to Scarborough OAT this summer. As proven here in 2017, her live shows are epic and wonderful events.

“In scoring score seven Number One hits, Jess has done something which no UK female solo artist has done before. It’s an incredible achievement and shows just how much her brilliant songs have become part of our lives over the last four years.

“We cannot wait to welcome Jess back to Scarborough for what promises to be another incredible night on the Yorkshire coast.”

Jess Glynne joins a stellar line-up at Scarborough OAT this summer. Kylie, Hacienda Classical, Years & Years, Madness, Cliff Richard and two shows by Lewis Capaldi have already been confirmed with more acts still to be announced.

Tickets for Jess Glynne at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on sale at 9am on Friday March 22 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Years & Years join headliners at Scarborough OAT 2019

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UK pop superstars Years & Years are set to light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer with their stunning live show.

UK pop superstars Years & Years are set to light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer with their stunning live show.

The chart-topping electro-pop group – fronted by Yorkshire-born singer Olly Alexander – will play the UK’s biggest open-air arena on Thursday July 18.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre

It has been a whirlwind four years since Years & Years’ 2015 debut smash hit album ‘Communion’ landed with the massive hit singles ‘King’, ‘Desire’ and ‘Shine’.

The band followed it up with last year’s breath-taking ‘Palo Santo’ which spawned the singles ‘Sanctify’, Top 10 hit ‘If You’re Over Me’ and ‘All for You’.

The album was a Top 3 hit in the UK and topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Chart in the US.

Years & Years – Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen – are famed for their electrifying live shows. They are the reigning ‘GQ Live Act of The Year’ and have built a massive fanbase around the globe.

And it’s been a brilliant start to 2019 for the band. Recent single ‘Play’ with Jax Jones went Top 10 in the UK alongside a nomination for Best British Band at this year’s BRIT Awards

Their Scarborough Open Air Theatre gig is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “Years & Years are quite simply one of the most exciting live acts around and we are beyond delighted to be bringing them to Scarborough OAT this summer.

“The band – who are fronted by Olly Alexander who, of course, hails from just down the road in Harrogate – have released hit after hit over the last few years.

“They’ve become the soundtrack to many music fans’ lives and for me, and I’m sure many other people, this is going to be one of the highlights of the summer here on the Yorkshire coast.”

Years & Years join a stellar line-up at Scarborough OAT this summer with shows by Kylie, Hacienda Classical, Madness, Cliff Richard and two dates by Lewis Capaldi already announced.

Tickets for Years & Years at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on sale at 9am on Friday March 22 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Summer Events Schedule Planned for Family Fun At Fleetwood Town

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Families are being urged to save the date for a series of summer events organised by Fleetwood Town FC.

A special Summer Events Schedule is being planned by bosses at FTFC to take place at the club’s state-of-the-art training facility at Poolfoot Farm in Thornton.

The events will kick off with a Family Fun Day on Saturday May 11 and will then see a series of evening and weekend activities taking place each weekend until the end of July.

Activities will include FREE cinema screenings, football challenges, big screen football, live music and much more.

The announcement follows the huge success of special World Cup Nights held at The Crossbar at Poolfoot Farm last summer and will see the Summer Events Schedule based around key events in the sporting calendar including Premier League Finals Day (May 12), FA Cup Final (May 18), Champions League Final (June 1), England V Netherlands (June 6) and National League Finals (June 9).

FTFC Chief Operating Officer Richard Simkin said: “The World Cup and of course England’s success last year drew thousands of people to Poolfoot Farm over the course of the competition.

“2019 may not be a World Cup year but we want to recreate that fantastic atmosphere by holding a series of family friendly events from May through to July.

“Poolfoot and it’s fantastic facilities are enjoyed by countless people every week of the year, but we want to increase that enjoyment by arranging a Summer Events Schedule that will cater for everyone.”

More details of FTFC’s Summer Events Schedule will be revealed soon.

For more information go to www.poolfootfarm.co.uk

Lewis Capaldi To Play Second Show At Scarborough OAT Due To Phenomenal Demand

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Lewis Capaldi will play a second date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The extra date is announced today due to the phenomenal demand for his previously announced show at the Yorkshire coast venue which went on sale this morning.

Lewis will now perform at Scarborough OAT on Saturday July 20 and the additional date of Friday August 30.

Tickets are on sale now for both dates from www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Lewis is considered one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation. The 22-year-old singer songwriter is currently topping the UK Singles Charts with his sensational hit ‘Someone You Loved’. His eagerly awaited debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish’ Extent will be released on May 17.

His Scarborough OAT gigs are presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “The demand for tickets for Lewis’s first show far out-stripped demand so we are delighted to announce this very special talent will be playing a second show at Scarborough OAT this summer.

 “Both these shows are going to be among the highlights of the year and we cannot wait to welcome Lewis to this wonderful venue. We would advise fans to get their tickets now because they will not be around for long!”

 Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, with his debut release ‘Bruises’, Lewis has sold out no fewer than three back-to-back headline tours.

The young Scotsman has achieved successive Radio 1 A-List tracks, amassed more than 330 million plays across streaming services and was shortlisted for the 2019 Brits Critics’ Choice award.

As well as selling more than 90,000 tickets for his own headline shows, Lewis has also joined such musical peers as Sam Smith, Rag’n’ Bone Man, Bastille and Niall Horan on tour, playing to audiences in excess of 500,000.

 

Lewis Capaldi To Play Unmissable Headline Show At Scarborough OAT

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Chart topper Lewis Capaldi – one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation – is bringing his unmissable live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The 22-year-old singer songwriter has just scored his first UK Number One single with the sensational ‘Someone You Loved’ and will now play the UK’s largest open air arena on Saturday July 20.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Lewis’ eagerly awaited debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish’ Extent will be released on May 17.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, with his debut release ‘Bruises’, Lewis has sold out no fewer than three back-to-back headline tours.

The young Scotsman has achieved successive Radio 1 A-List tracks, amassed more than 330 million plays across streaming services and was shortlisted for the 2019 Brits Critics’ Choice award.

As well as selling more than 90,000 tickets for his own headline shows, Lewis has also joined such musical peers as Sam Smith, Rag’n’ Bone Man, Bastille and Niall Horan on tour, playing to audiences in excess of 500,000.

His Scarborough Open Air Theatre gig is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “Lewis Capaldi is fast becoming one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation and we are delighted he is coming to Scarborough OAT this summer.

 “He has just scored his first UK Number 1 single, with the sensational ‘Someone You Loved’, and is one of the UK’s most sought after live performers with a string of sell out concerts throughout 2018 and again in 2019.

 “Lewis’ debut album is going to be one of the records of the year and so we cannot wait to welcome him here. I am sure music fans will be beating a path to the Yorkshire coast in their droves for what promises to be an unmissable show.”

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ was recorded over an 18-month period in London, New York and Los Angeles. It features collaborations with the likes of Jamie Hartman (Calvin Harris & Rag N Bone Man), Malay (Frank Ocean & Lorde) & TMS.

Including hit UK singles ‘Grace’, Bruises’ and ‘Someone You Loved’, Lewis’ stunningly identifiable voice, coupled with its turbulent themes of love, loss and heartache, make it a debut record that is unequivocally relatable.

Tickets for Lewis Capaldi at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on sale at 9am on Friday March 15 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

 His debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ is available on 12” LP, CD and CD Box Set (with exclusive sunglasses & Lewis Capaldi calendar (available via Lewis’ store only) https://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/OfficialStorePR

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