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Jazz superstars and top bands head Hampshire venue's summer line-up
10:36am Sunday 12th May 2013 in National Entertainment News
JAZZ superstars, rock bands, top tribute acts and 60s pop bands are among a star-spangled summertime package at The Concorde Club.
The Eastleigh venue will become The Cotton Club for the night on June 5. Hitting the dance floor will be the Jiving Lindy Hoppers, accompanied by the Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, as they recreate the atmosphere of the famous Harlem jazz club.
It ran from 1923 to 1940 during the American Prohibition era.
Britain’s top jazz pianist Dave Newton and his trio headline an international jazz night on June 12.
The UK’s number one jive and swing band The Jive Aces return a week later.
Legendary jazz band, The Temperance Seven, who became pop stars when their You’re Driving Me Crazy single topped the charts, have an Eastleigh date on July 31.
Phoneyfest, which has become the largest three-day tribute festival in the south, opens on Friday, May 24.
Now in its third year, the glittering line-up of look and sound-alikes include tributes to Lady Gaga, Bob Marley, Oasis, Thin Lizzy, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
Big names from the pop world will be stopping off at Eastleigh during nationwide tours.
Making his debut at the club on May 23 will be Billy Ocean, a man with 30 million record sales.
It will also be a first Concorde appearance on June 6 for 80s pop/rock band T’Pau, fronted by Carol Decker and celebrating their 25th anniversary.
One of Britain’s most popular songstresses and ‘Queen of the Blues’ Elkie Brooks headlines a Friday night special on May 17.
The countrywide spectacular Billy Fury Years show on May 31 salutes a 60s star.
Diamondogz on June 7 is a tribute to Glam Rock.
Herman’s Hermits (June 14) will be wandering down pop’s musical memory lane with their string of 60s hits, including I’m Into Something Good.
There will be more pop nostalgia on July 26 when Buddy & The Killer features the songs of Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Stoneham Lane club will be also staging a Summer Dinner Party on June 22 and Beer & Music Festival on August 10 and 11.
Hit-making 60s band The Tremeloes takecentre stage on August 6.
Other headliners in the pipeline are: soul superstars Ben E King and Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Sept 6), singing sensation Barbara Dickson (Oct 11), Brit Award winner Beverley Craven (Oct 18), the magical Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee (Oct 25), soul band The Real Thing (Nov 15) and iconic American band The Stylistics (Nov 28).
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