2018 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender



Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September 2017
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

The Firebirds
The Jets
The Revolutionaires
Memphis Lee & The Creepers (South Wales)
Debra June & The Rockin' Tunes

£159.00 per person - 2 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 5 Live Sessions of Music, DJ, Dance Tuition, Razzle Dazzle Clothes Stall & More - Book Now for 2017 - Deposit = £50 per person

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The Firebirds
Join Venture Away Music Weekends for a superb weekend of Live Music & Dancing in the Stunning Ballroom at our Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool in 2017.

Come & Join Venture Away Music Weekends at Blackpool for a Great Rock & Roll Weekender. We have booked 5 of the very best Rock & Roll Bands available in the UK today. Bands already booked to appear include - The Revolutionaires, The Firebirds, The Jets, Memphis Lee & The Creepers & Debra June & The Rockin' Tunes - this is a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 250 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2017.

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 Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool & the hotel is located on Blackpool seafront. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Ballroom which has a huge sprung & polished 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 - this is being provided by Razzle Dazzle..
Five Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool 2017 including:
The Jets

THE JETS secured a major recording contract with media giants EMI, achieving phenomenal success. Scoring hit records around the world, " Love Makes the world go round"," Yes tonight Josephine" "Rockin around the Christmas tree" appearing on hundreds of TV shows and featuring in national BBC and ITV Dramas.
The ultra talented Cotton Brothers, have thrilled audiences professionally since 1980.

Having performed alongside Sir Cliff Richard, Shakin Stevens, Meatloaf, the Police, Boy George, Madness and even Led Zeppelin!
With over an amazing 2000 live shows to their credit, THE JETS never fail to deliver a sensational show.

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.

Memphis Lee & The Creepers
This brilliant band from South Wales have been thrilling audiences across the UK with there show and Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted that they have agreed to join us at Blackpool in 2017 - This is one band you do not want to miss!! Memphis Lee is earning rave reviews at festivals and clubs across the country.

Members: Lee - Vocal & rhythm guitar, Elliott - Drums, Tom - Lead guita,r Matt - Sax &keys Ian - Bass.

The Revolutionaires

Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin’ circuit, as well as the Blues scene.
They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals in Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai.
Highlights include performing at festivals with artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds.


Debra June & The Rockin' Tunes

They are a female fronted 1950’s style rock n roll band with additional Male lead vocals and harmonies performing songs from female rock n roll stars such as Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Dolly Cooper, Lavern Baker, Ruth Brown and then classics from Big Joe Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry and many more. All tracks have been specially chosen for Jiving/ Swing Jive and Strolling.

Originally formed in 2013 with a few changes in members but now settled with a dream team of musicians passionate about the 1950’s rock n roll era and all the music, fashion and dancing that goes with it.

Debra June Smith is on lead vocals with Colin (Smithy) Smith on rhythm guitar /lead& backing vocals, Jo Neale on Sax, Simon Neale on Double Bass/backing vocals, and Mal Burgess on drums/backing vocals,


Dance Tutors & DJ
We are pleased to announce that Alistair from Strictly Jitterbug will once again be in attendance throughout the whole weekend at Blackpool. 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 Blackpool. Venture Away are delighted to welcome back Strictly Jitterbug to Blackpool 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 for the whole weekend. Deposit = £50 per person.
No single supplements
Seaview Rooms £20 supplement

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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