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Magic Moments at the Concorde Club
AFTER a lifetime of magic Paul Daniels has many tricks up his sleeve.
But he has revealed that he receives a lot of packages from families of magicians who have died.
“They send boxes of tricks they don’t know what do with,”
says Paul who will be weaving his magic at The Concorde on October 25.
It is billed as The First Farewell Tour – From Legend to Leg End and is part of the autumn/winter programme unveiled by the Stoneham Lane club.
Daniels, who is 75, was one of the most successful TV magicians of the 20th century. And there is no sign of his magic show fading as he regularly tours the globe with his glamorous assistant Debbie McGee.
Another veteran entertainer who will be taking centre stage in the winter months will be one of Britain’s most famous jazz musicians and band leaders, Acker Bilk.
Acker, who is 84, celebrated his 80th birthday at The Concorde where he revealed that he played Stranger on the Shore, which was in the charts for a remarkable 55 weeks, every night of his life.
He jokingly calls the tune Strangler on The Floor, and it will be top of the playlist when he brings his Paramount Jazz Band to Eastleigh on November 6.
The Concorde has become one of the top venues in the south for its tribute shows.
On October 4, there will be a salute to super group The Travelling Wilburys who had that dream line-up of George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.
Other tribute shows waiting in the wings include Madonna (October 12) George Michael (November 22) Take That (Nov 30) Pink and Lady Gaga (December 6) Robbie Williams (Dec 12) Black Eyed Peas (Dec 13) James Brown (Dec 14) Rod Stewart (Dec 16) Elvis Presley (Dec 19) Abba Rival (Dec 20) and Kylie Minogue (Dec 23).
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, which made its debut in the late Sixties will be headlining an international jazz night on October 16.
It became famous for re-creating swing music of the Twenties and Thirties with foot tappers like Puttin’ on The Ritz.
His dazzling boogie woogie piano playing has made him a firm favourite with Concorde audiences and Ben Waters returns with his trio on October 30.
Ben has travelled the world for 20 years, playing alongside rock greats like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Shakin’ Stevens, Procul Harum, Mick Hucknall, Ray Davies and Jools Holland.
Two award-winning songstresses have Concorde dates in October.
Multi-million-selling recording artist Barbara Dickson, who starred in the hit TV series Band of Gold, makes her debut at the Stoneham Lane club on October 11.
Brit-award-winning singer Beverley Craven takes centre stage on October 18.
Back to The Sixties will celebrate that golden era of pop on November 1 when musicians from the Southampton area will come together for a night of sheer nostalgia.
Famous Irish duo Foster & Allen, who in a career spanning 40 years released 30 albums, star in a Friday night special on November 8.
Iconic soul bands The Real Thing (Nov 15) and The Stylistics (Nov 28) are part of The Concorde’s winter line-up which includes veteran jazz band leader Chris Barber (Dec 4) top jazz singer and broadcaster Clare Teal (Dec 11) and ex-lead singer with The Drifters Roy G Hemmings (Dec 17).
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