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Led Into Zeppelin
Date: 7th October 2017
Details:  Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. The four-piece recreate Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.

The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant on vocals, Bram Duckworth as Jimmy Page on electric guitar, Nigel Clutterbuck as John Paul Jones on bass and David Holt as John Bonham on drums.

Paul has toured all over Europe since the 1990s and is recognised as one of the best Robert Plant impersonators in the music business. Bram Duckworth is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar in any style from jazz to rock. You can also expect Bram to emulate Jimmy Page’s stage presence, complete with high jumps. Nigel Clutterbuck has played bass for over 30 years and performed alongside 1980s rock band Dare, which was fronted by former Thin Lizzy keyboardist Darren Wharton. Finally, drummer David Holt is completely self taught and has worked with Craig David, Simply Red and The Stone Roses among others.

This intimate gig at the Citadel will include classics such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, The Rain Song and Whole Lotta Love. A must see event for Led Zeppelin and rock music fans everywhere, Led Into Zeppelin will not disappoint!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Bootleg Blondie
Date: 13th October 2017
Details:  BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before its demise in 2006. CBGB’s was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.

The Bootlegs have played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric’s in Liverpool, and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard we were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish us good luck with our show and when Clem Burke, Blondie’s charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for us to meet him to sign our bass drum skin. ‘During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took Clem out for a trip around London in our tour bus, he signed that too!!!!’

In 2014 Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo Fighters’ famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the awesome Neve mixing desk in action!

Debbie and Andy got married in March 2016 and to their great delight received two video clips from both Blondie and Debbie Harry herself congratulating them on their wedding day. What a wedding present!

And probably the best Xmas present in the world ever was in 2016 when Clem Burke came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on stage with the band. Afterwards he said that watching and playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional. We were very touched by his presence!
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members.

Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film ‘Oliver’!

‘Good luck with your show!’ DEBBIE HARRY
‘Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional’ CLEM BURKE
‘Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!’ DEBBIE HARRY AND BLONDIE
www.bootlegblondie.com

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
Date: 14th October 2017
Details:  Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘(If Paradise is ) Half As
Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Mary J. Blige, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Van Morrison, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend… and hundreds more.

Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it’s heels.

In fact Andy has been touring and releasing CD Albums since then and is building a strong following having now released four CD Albums, One Live DVD and a Three disc Box Set DVD / Double Live CD which debuted in the Amazon Box Set Top 50 in it’s very first week of release.

2013 saw Andy & The band opening the shows on Eric’s European tour headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with 8 shows in Tokyo and their UK Autumn 2013 tour in support of the Zone O Tone was so well received that further early Spring dates in 2014 were added in the UK and Germany.

2014 started with the band on Bob Harris’ rock show playing in session and continued with two UK tours, Festival appearances, a second tour of Japan and further German touring and a landmark appearance at Bluesfest held at The Royal Albert Hall which was broadcast lvie on Paul Jones Radio 2 Blues show and the next night they played a show at The New Theatre in Cardiff which was both filmed and recorded and was released as a DVD / Double live CD in Autumn 2015.

2015 itself was a year of consolidation as it started with an appearance in January at Celtic Connections Festival, contained two long UK tours, two tours of Germany, another Japan stint, a tour of Ireland and several UK summer festivals and one in Estonia but many people will remember that in May 2015 Andy and the band were the opening act for Eric Clapton’s 70 th Birthday tour starting at Madison Square Garden, NYC and ending with a run of seven shows at The Royal Albert Hall.

A remarkable band, A remarkable Front Man

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£20

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Handmade Fair
Date: 15th October 2017
Details:  Vibrant Vintage are hosting 5 handmade fairs at the Mercure Georgian House, Blackrod, Bolton. This is a brand new venue for 2017. The fairs have a wide selection of stalls selling handmade cushions, cakes, chocolate, crafts, paper craft, jewellery, knitted items, pens, wood craft, button craft, jams, cards and much more.

All items sold are made by the stall holder meaning that this is a true handmade fair with lots of talented people. Plus there will be craft demonstrations, such as rag rug or spinning guild. Finally, you can take a break from shopping by sitting back and relaxing with a cup of tea and cake at the venues café.
10am to 4pm
Venue:  Mercure Georgian House
Manchester Road
Blackrod
BL6 5RU

LANKYKATS - Socking it to ya!
Date: 19th October 2017
Details:  Thursday nights are rock nights...

FOUR LIVE BANDS

BEATS WORKING - THE ORIGINAL REPLICA
GEORGES BIG SHED - ONE FOOT IN THE GROOVE

Still only £1 admission
Raffle prizes... and a shed-full of fun
www.lankykats.com


Venue:  The Standish Unity Club Live Lounge
(The SUCLL)
Cross Street
Standish
WN6 0HQ
01257 424007
www.lankykats.com
Website:  Click to visit

Wigan & District Speakers Club
Date: 19th October 2017
Details:  Thursday 19th October, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wigan & District Speakers Club provides a friendly and supportive setting in which you can aquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.
New members always welcome.
Venue:  Sunshine House, Wellington St, OFF Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SD
Website:  Click to visit

The Enid
Date: 21st October 2017
Details:  After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre-busting music. Fusing rock, symphonic, electronic and choral elements, there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journey’s End trilogy, The Enid enter the next phase of their evolution with the much-anticipated release of “Resurgency”, which sees a fresh new line-up of young musicians continue The Enid’s unique legacy.

Under 18s must be accompanied by and adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£16

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Catapluf's Musical Journey
Date: 22nd October 2017
Details:  Part of the Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Festival, 19 October – 5th November 2017

Book your tickets then after the show Pay What You Decide your experience was worth to you.

Doors: 2:00pm

On stage: 2:30pm

Call us on 01744 735 436 to book your tickets

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water, drums, even the body. Catapluf’s Musical Journey includes samba, jazz, klezmer and plenty of audience participation.

Commissioned by the EFG London Jazz Festival, Catapluf’s Musical Journey is a new work by multi-instrumentalist Adriano Adewale (Brazil/UK),aimed at children aged 5-7. Catapluf’s Musical Journey is 50 minutes long and can be performed at festivals, concert halls, or in schools.

The performance features Jenny Adejayan on cello, Marcelo Andrade and Giuliano Pereira both on saxophone, fluteand guitar, Andres Ticino on percussion and Adriano Adewale on – saucepans and everything else!

‘One of the best shows for children I’ve ever seen’ Lennart Strömbäck, Artistic Director, Umeå Jazz Festival

“The children came away from the performance dancing….they keep asking when they can see Adriano again. Captivated by the array of instruments and sounds, within minutes the children were involved…moving and responding to what they could see and hear.” Sophie McLoughlin, Music Teacher, Latchmere Primary School

Music – Feel the beat! This is a music based performance

Speech free – The storyline doesn’t rely on script or speech, communication through movement, music or light.

Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Fleetwood Bac
Date: 27th October 2017
Details:  FLEETWOOD BAC
MAC ARE … BAC! ! !

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones. Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in either a theatrical 2-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section, or a one-hour Greatest Hits Show, specially tailored for corporate events.

Songs featured (all UK and US hit singles) include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc…

What people have said about Fleetwood Bac:

‘ Keep up the good work! Much luck.’ – Mick Fleetwood

‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’ – Bob Brunning, original Fleetwood Mac bass player, and author of ‘Fleetwood Mac: Rumours And Lies’

‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’ – Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer

‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’- The Times

‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’ – The Stage

www.fleetwoodbac.com

Under 18s must be accompanied by and adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15 ADV/£18 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Merry Hell
Date: 28th October 2017
Details:  North West folk-rockers Merry Hell return for another of their “Merry Helloween” concerts at The Citadel. The band will be playing old favourites as well as new tracks.

Merry Hell are an 8 piece band formed in 2011 from the ashes of 90’s folk/punk group The Tansads and featuring 5 original members. Since signing a record deal with Mrs Casey Records, the band have gone from strength to strength releasing two previous albums and an EP. The band now tour annually and have supported the likes of Bellowhead and Richard Thompson.

This show will almost certainly sell out so don’t miss an incredible evening of musical entertainment and ensure you book early

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£11 ADV/£13 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at www.citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

 
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