Limehouse Lizzy presents 'The Best of Thin Lizzy'
Sat 29th June, 8:00pm
Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages wordwide. The band have also added a tribute to the late ex-Lizzy guitarist and respected solo artist Gary Moore. Attention to detail, playful audience interaction and classic tracks such as Whiskey In The Jar and The Boys Are Back In Town make Limehouse Lizzy one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit.
I Can Give You The Starlight with Julie A Scott
Saturday 6th July, 2:30pm
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
F:Rated Comedy Club
Meal served Panoramic Lounge 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Contains strong language and adult references…
Comedy Only £10.00
Comedy and Two Course Meal £22.00
The Floral’s monthly comedy club returns featuring some great stand up as well as being the showcase for up and coming young comedians.
2nd June - Tony Vino - Callum Oakley - Ben Schofield
14th July - Danny Mcloughlin - Tony Simpson - Steve Shanyaski
14/07/2013 To 01/12/2013
Miss Giggles Entertains
Every Monday starting 22nd July till 2nd September, 2:00pm
(Except Bank Holliday Monday 26th August)
Come and join Miss Giggles for a fully traditional ‘It’s behind you’ style show. With puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing this will be a fun-filled hour of entertainment for everyone aged between 2 and 8.
Let your children enter the magical, fictional world of Chuckleborough! Meet Scruffy the dog and Squeak the mouse, but be aware of the Choo spiders!www.missgiggles.co.uk
22/07/2013 To 02/09/2013
Floral Tea Dance
Pay on the Day £6.00
Why not put on your dancing shoes and come along to the Winter Gardens in the Floral Pavilion theatre for an afternoon Tea Dance?
24/07/2013 To 21/10/2013
West End Night
Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th September, 7:30pm
Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company
An exciting concert showcasing the most popular musical theatre music of the last 50 years. Featuring Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and so much more. Featuring the company and children of EPMTC and guest soloist Heather Heighway (award winning soprano).
04/09/2013 To 05/09/2013
Wirral Schools Concert Band 30 Year Celebration Concert
Sunday 8th September, 7.30pm
WIRRAL’S PREMIER YOUTH CONCERT BAND
The Concert Band has been delighting audiences on the Wirral for 30 years and has toured extensively in Europe, most recently in Paris, Prague and on the Rhine in Germany. They were also invited to perform in 2012, at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the national Music for Youth festival. Come along and witness for yourself, the high standard that dedication, hard work and real enthusiasm for music, can deliver.
Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes
Thursday 12th September 2013
Celebrating his 70th birthday this year, double grammy award winner Albert Lee returns with his multitalented band Hogan’s Heroes (Gerry Hogan. Peter Baron, Brian Hodgson and Gavin Povey).
Albert is without a doubt one of the worlds finest guitar-players. “He is a great great player, fluid, lyrical and free” and “above all he is a truly wonderful singer, soulful and strong” (to quote Eric Clapton). Albert has appeared at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festival on two previous occasions and is on the bill to play again in 2013, this time at Maddison Square Gardens.
Mothership - Led Zeppelin Earls Court Show 1975
Friday 13th September, 8:00pm
LED ZEPPELIN EARLS COURT 1975 SHOW – BY MOTHERSHIP
Mothership recreates the sound of Led Zeppelin with ease and authenticity, and for this show they will be bringing you what was hailed as the greatest Led Zeppelin tour ever. So come along and let Mothership show you what all the fuss was about.
RLPO Lunchtime Concert Series
Blue Lounge – Unreserved Seating
Come and join members of the RLPO for a relaxing lunchtime recital framed by the panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary. Programme details to be announced in the weeks running up to the event so please ask for further information.
Programme to be announced
18/09/2013 To 25/10/2013
Bunty The Bouncer
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2013
Bunty the Bouncer tells the tale of a club doorman over one night on a Liverpool City Centre night club door. Single mother Bunty is trying to earn a living and keep the roof over her kids head. She has promised her daughter and mother a week away at Pwllheli Butlins and she's not going to break that promise so she will make her spends the only way she knows how by using her fist's.
SHE'S mean, she's tough and she's dog rough - and Bunty the Bouncer is heading back to a stage near you!
Bunty is the hardest bouncer at the tackiest nightclub in town.
Burn your fluffy bras and leave your hot pants at home - it's smart dress only.
And, if you're wearing jeans or trainers you're not getting past Bunty - at least, not without a very vigorous body search.
This one woman play written by Marc Gee is performed by Lynne Fitzgerald who plays 10 characters including beered-up Billy, Greek kebab shop assistant Maria and drag artist Shona Snatch.
The play was first performed by renowned Liverpool actress/comedienne Lynne Fitzgerald in 1992 and to celebrate Bunty's twenty year anniversary 100th Meridian Theatre Company are bringing Bunty back to a stage near you... "if your names not down your NOT comin in!"
19/09/2013 To 20/09/2013
The Spirit and Sound of Steely Dan - Nearly Dan in Concert
Saturday 5th October 2013, 8:00pm
Tickets will be 'more on the door'
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 41 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
”… 31 years since the release of Donald Fagen’s classic solo masterpiece “The Nightfly
” and 16 years since Nearly Dan were formed.
The ten piece Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam. Aja and Gaucho.
A real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.
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Donna Robinson.tv An Evening of Mediumship and Clairvoyance
Friday 11th October, 7:30pm
Well-known and much loved psychic Donna Robinson is appearing at the Floral Pavilion for a very special evening of mediumship and clairvoyance. Enthusiastic and compassionate, Donna’s strong psychic ability has given hope and comfort to many, and she is able to bring that special connection with the spirit world to you.
Saturday 19th October, 8:00pm
Over 40 years on and still rocking hard; Wishbone Ash wield their twin guitars like musical swords. Age and experience may stop some bands in their tracks but these British hard rockers celebrate by hitting the touring circuit with a vengeance. Whether you’re a fan from the 70s or an Ash addict of today, these are historic concert tickets you don’t want to miss!
Kieran Powell Look Who's Talking
Thu 31st October, 7:30pm
This fabulous family show introduces award winning teenage ventriloquist Kieran Powell and his puppet companions Angus (the gorilla), Dave (the dinosaur), Artie (the raccoon) and Ernie (he’s green and furry). Join Kieran, his friends and a special guest or two for music, laughter and games and see if you can see ‘who’s talking’!
Suitable for ages 7
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra - November Concert
Sat 2nd November, 7:30pm
(Pre-Concert Talk, 6:45pm)
Holst - St Paul’s Suite
Warlock - Capriol Suite
Britten - Simple Symphony
Finzi - A Severn Rhapsody
Haydn - Symphony no. 92 ‘Oxford’
Conductor: Jamie Phillips
Celebrate the beauty of our English landscape as captured in the imagination of some of our best-loved English composers - and Haydn, who found great inspiration from his visits to London. Via pastoral string harmonies, lively folk-dance tunes and flowing wind melodies, enjoy an audio tour of England as we play for you.
ReGenesis - Selling England by the Pound
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
Friday 8th November, 8:00pm
1973, Genesis released one of the crowning glories of the British prog-rock movement. Selling England by the Pound remains a dazzling and beguiling collection of fables and fairy tales, combining pastoral folk with a hard-rocking edge and topping it all off with a very English brand of whimsy. The album gave Genesis their first Top 40 hit single, the magnificently-titled I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe), providing Pan’s People with surely the only opportunity of their careers to perform a Top of the Pops dance routine to a song about lawnmowers.
Forty years on, ReGenesis – the world’s finest Genesis tribute band – are celebrating the album’s anniversary by performing Selling England by the Pound in its entirety, using it as the centrepiece of a rich and varied set that encapsulates the spirit of the band’s early, Peter Gabriel-fronted years. Since forming in 1994, ReGenesis have won acclaim for their authentic, dramatic and colourful live shows, even earning a place in Mojo Magazine’s ‘Top Ten Tribute Bands’ feature.
Tickets will be 'More on the Door'.
Walter Trout plus support
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
Tuesday 12th November, 8:00pm
Walter Trout plays earth shattering blues rock music throughout Europe and the USA. Trout was voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listener’s poll and topped the Blues charts with the all star ‘Full Circle’ and ‘The Outsider’. His live shows are mesmerising and his guitar technique dazzling.
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
Tuesday 19th November 7:30pm
The celebrated star of worldwide hit comedy Scrubs and frontman of platinum selling Australian band Men at Work to tour UK.
Scottish-Australian Colin Hay is probably best known for his time with 1980’s legends ‘Men at Work’ – the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80’s with anthems like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be?”. We have most recently been reminded of Hay’s outstanding talent from his many appearances in US comedy series ‘Scrubs’ – which became (and still is) a staple of evening television here in the UK and throughout the globe.
Although he’s one of Australia’s best-known exports, Colin Hay was born in Kilwinning, Scotland, and to this day remains hugely popular in the country and the rest of the UK.
Hay has released nine albums since founding own label Lazy Eye in 1992. Peaks & Valleys (1992), an outing for solo acoustic guitar and voice; Topanga (1994), a rock album that featured “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin;” Transcendental Highway (1988); the acoustic Going Somewhere (2001); Company of Strangers (2002); a collection of newly recorded Men at Work hits and some new songs called Man At Work (2003); Are You Lookin’ at Me? (2006); American Sunshine (2009) and the current Gathering Mercury.
Since 2003, Hay has had a partnership with Compass Records and has slowly rebuilt his name recognition. “I went from playing for 50 people a few years ago, to 500 and 1,000 seat venues. I’d like to speed it up a bit, cause I’m running out of life,” Hay quips in fine Scottish style, “but for the most part I’m happy to be on the road and still making music, and attracting ever increasing audiences.”
Hay and Greg Ham toured with backing musicians as Men At Work from 1996 to 2002, and played to an estimated audience of 2 billion viewers during the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He’s also toured with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band in 2003 and 2008 and took part in the All Starr TV special.
Hay and his music, most notably an acoustic version of the Men at Work hit “Overkill”, as well as more recent works such as “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin” and “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get over You”, has been featured on TV shows including Dawson’s Creek, Judging Amy, and Scrubs – converting a new generation of devout fans across the globe.
His song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” was included on the soundtrack of the Zach Braff film Garden State. Hay also appeared in an episode of the celebrated “Larry Sanders Show,” in Hay’s mind, a career highlight.
Today, he’s equally at home in the studio or on stage, playing with either his band or solo acoustic. “I started off playing acoustic; it’s my natural game, if you will,” he concludes. “It’s the point I started from and may well be the point I end with. It’s always what I return to.”
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
Thursday 21st November, 8:00pm
Bafta and Ivor Novello award winning singer-songwriter Emily Barker and her band The Red Clay Halo are set to release their much-anticipated fourth studio album, ‘Dear River’ on the 8 July 2013 on Linn Records and are touring the UK in October and November.
UK based but hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling singer-songwriter, who with her band The Red Clay Halo blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. Having released three critically acclaimed albums, played a string of sold-out UK dates, performed with Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and written the award winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line, the ‘Dear River’ album is a major landmark that will surely take Emily to a whole new level.
‘Dear River’ was produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile) and marks a significant sonic move forward from the previous three albums, highlighting Barker’s agile vocal blend of strength and fragility, while lyrically exploring the meaning of Home and its related tangents of exile, displacement, and family. Blending her own story into the wider joys and sorrows gleaned from her rigorous researches into others’ experiences of travel and emigration, Emily has emerged with a compelling song cycle that makes her ‘Dear River’ album an unmistakable watershed in her rapidly burgeoning career.
Support comes from Chris T-T
Ian McNabb plus Cold Shoulder
Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge
Saturday 23rd November, 7:30pm
One of the great singer/songwriters to emerge from the 80s Liverpool music scene. Founder/lead singer with the chart toppers The Icicle Works, famous for the UK and US Top 40 hits "Love Is A Wonderful Colour" and "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)", Ian McNabb has gone on to enjoy a critically-acclaimed solo career. The Mercury Music Prize nominated artist continues to write stunning songs with warmth, humour, cynicism and grandeur.
Thursday 28th November 8:00pm
A Solo Acoustic Performance
“I’m not reinventing the wheel/I just like the way it makes me feel,” says Glenn Tilbrook of his recent recordings. When the wheel in question is the perfect three-and-a-half minute pop song, Tilbrook is a certified patent holder and member of that elite group that includes such tunesmiths as Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello.
As one half of the song-writing ampersand behind the beloved band Squeeze and now a successful solo artist, Tilbrook has perfected a signature style marked by brilliant melodic invention, cheeky humor and slice-of-life pathos, all wrapped up with unshakable hooks and his golden boy tenor. From chestnuts like “Up the Junction” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” through stunning new tracks “Untouchable” and “Ray and Me,” he has amassed a veritable Sears Catalogue of memorable songs.
Wirral Symphony Orchestra - A Christmas Festival
Sunday 15th December, 2:15pm
Come and hear the strings, wind, brass, percussion and children's choir in another Sunday afternoon Christmas concert from the W.S.O. Featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, music from TV and film, popular classics and family carols for everyone to sing, this is the perfect festive event.
Tom Spence at Christmas
Wednesday 18th December, 12:30pm
Tom Spence is back by popular demand, bringing his very special afternoon Christmas Concert to the Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge. Join Tom for an afternoon of Christmas Classics, Musical Theatre Favourites and some exclusive tracks from his forthcoming album.www.tom-spence.com
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Friday to Sunday 24th to 26th January
This critically acclaimed show continues to win five-star reviews and standing ovations.
Your hosts are Basil, Sybil and Manuel, serve up madcap mayhem, all the best gags, and a three-course meal in ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ (Daily Telegraph). In this pitch-perfect Fawlty Towers homage, the audience take the role of diners in the hotel in a totally immersive, and highly interactive piece of laugh-out-loud comedy theatre.
'Cleese would be delighted' (The Public Reviews, London West End 2011)
'genuinely impressive' (Exeunt Magazine, Edinburgh Fringe 2012)
'the wackiest and happiest experience you’ll ever have' (Cork Evening Echo, Galway Comedy Festival 2011)
24/01/2014 To 26/01/2014