2017 Bournemouth Rock & Roll Weekend

2017 Bournemouth Rock & Roll Weekender

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th October 2017
Carrington House Hotel, Bournemouth

5 Live Bands, Dance Tuition, Clothes & CD Stall, 2 nights accommodation with dinner & breakfast

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Following on from our sell out weekender at Blackpool in November 2016 - Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to be launching our Rock & Roll Weekenders in the South in the glorious seaside resort of sunny Bournemouth. Join Venture Away for an action packed weekend of Live Music & Dance Tuition at the Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth. We have selected 5 of the very best Live Rock & Roll Bands for the event, & all 5 bands are sure to get everyone on there feet and on to the dance floor.

Capacity is limited to 260 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2017. We have 30 single rooms and we advise you to book soon to secure your places.

In addition to all the Bands we have superb music from DJ Alistair Fitzgerald, plus afternoon dance tuition from Alistair from Strictly Jitterbug. We are pleased to announce that Strictly Jitterbug will once again be in attendance in 2017.

Join us in 2017 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth & the hotel is located close to Bournemouth train station & just a mile from the Beaches of Bournemouth. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Function Room with Stage & Dance floor ideal for the event.

In addition to the bands & dance tuition there will be a record stall as well as Vintage clothing/record stall present as well.

Bands appearing at Bournemouth in 2017 are confirmed as follows:
The Firebirds
Recognised as one of Europe's top Rock 'n' Roll bands , The Firebirds are Jim
Plummer Lead Guitar/Vocals, Dan Plummer Double Bass/Vocals and  Jason Bryant Drums/Vocals, with three first class musicians The Firebirds are able to cover the complete spectrum of 1950s' and 1960s' music, from Commercial Rock ‘n' Roll Songs to Rockabilly, Harmonised Doo Wop, Instrumentals, Ballads, and their Own Compositions.

Having backed some of the great American Singers of yesteryear including Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Feathers, Charlie Gracie, Ray Campi and Sleepy La Beefe to name but a few, the band has also played alongside British greats such as Marti Wilde, Lonnie Donegan and Showaddywaddy.

Phil Haley & His Comments
Well where do you start with this band? This Leeds based band, deliver a quality performance every single time they perform. In 1997 after being told time and time again of his resemblance to the late great Bill Haley, Phil decided to put together a group of musicians to form the band Phil Haley and his Comments. The first to join him was Saxophone player, Allen Paris, and together they set out to build a Rock and Roll stage show that would become one of today's most requested performances to come out of the United Kingdom, spread throughout Europe, and as far as Australia.
Leeds based Double Bass player Martyn Savage, became the third member of the band. The trio then set out to find a drummer to provide the back beat to the music they were so keen to create. Brian Nichols appeared, and his unique style of drumming became the backbone of the bands music, setting them on the road to becoming one of today's top Rock and Roll tribute bands.

Together the four members of the band began to create a unique style and sound. Writing their own songs as well as covering some of the greatest Rock and Roll numbers ever to be written and performed by Bill Haley and the Comets.

This is one show you do not want to miss & will be a great closing act to the Bournemouth Rock & Roll Weekender.

Greggi G & His Crazy Gang
The Glorious Gang are one rocking rhythm outfit with two times the drive and three times the enthusiasm of what you'd normally expect , you can't fail to enjoy one of their performances. Playing a tailored mix of enthralling and lively music ranging from the 40's swing to the 80's rockabilly, their infectious style never fails to have people rockin in the aisles and filling the dance floor.

Greggi G was once a member of 80s band Matchbox. 

Joey & The Jivers
This fine band are from the Isle of Wight and are led by Joey (Frontman) - With acclaimed appearances on the rock ‘n’ roll circuit, and despite his youthful 34 years, Joe has captivated audiences up and down the country for 23 years with his electrifying piano playing. Sean (Lead Guitar) - The band can boast one of the best rock ‘n’ roll/blues player on the Isle of Wight. Originally from North London Sean brought with him the sounds and riffs of the Islington and Camden blues and rock ‘n’ roll scene. Steve (Bass Guitar) Bass guitar, is rock-steady Eddie himself, Steve. This man knows his scales and enjoys
nothing more than bridging the rhythm section with the melody-men using his customary laid back style that is sought after by many. Joe R (Drums & Vocals) - Joe played his first gig at the age of 12, just two weeks after taking his first drum lesson. Since then, he has gone on to play drums, percussion and keyboard. We are delighted to welcome Joey & The Jivers to Bournemouth in 2017.

Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight
Good Rockin; Tonight have established themselves as one of Europe's No1 Rock n Roll show and a sensation wherever they appear.Fonted by the very talented and dynamic Mark Keeley (lead vocals/guitar/piano).This classy, fully professional four-piece group with the amazing talents of John O'Malley (vocals/lead guitar) regarded by fellow musicians to be one of the finest guitarists around today. Kurt Simms (vocals/double bass) and Daz Leggatt (vocals/drums) - have captivated audiences up & down the country and abroad with there very comprehensive range of Rock 'n' Roll music which includes commercial, Rockabilly, 3 part harmonised Doo Wop and of course there own compositions. We look forward to welcoming this band to Bournemouth in 2017 to open the weekend.

Dance Tutors & DJ
We are pleased to announce that  Alistair from Strictly Jitterbug will once again be in attendance throughout the whole weekend at Bournemouth. Join in the lessons from Alistair at Blackpool & your lives could be transformed forever. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate dancer Alistair will teach you to move to the music. Throughout the two evenings Alistair will also be the DJ at Bournemouth. Venture Away are delighted to welcome back Strictly Jitterbug to Bournemouth in 2017

All rooms in the hotel are En-suite and come with Colour T.V, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Biscuits, & Towels. All rooms are available on a Half-Board basis so breakfast & evening meal is included. Choose from a wide range of breakfast from the buffet in the mornings, and a selection of hot and cold food for a 3 course evening meal.
Enjoy a 2 night stay on a half-board basis plus all the above entertainment for just £159.00 per person in Double or Twin Rooms for the whole weekend. Deposit = £50 per person.
30 x Single rooms available @ £169.00 per person.

To book please call 01305 750797

All Deposits are non-refundable. All balances are due 8 weeks prior to the event, we are unable to refund final balances that have been paid within 8 weeks of the event.
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