2024 Blackpool September Rock & Roll Weekender

ROCKIN' @ THE SAVOY - 11th Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender
13th - 16th September 2024


Friday 13th - Monday 16th  September 2024 @ The Savoy Hotel Blackpool


All bookings must be made with Venture Away Music Weekends - Please call 01305 750797 or email paul@ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce a BUMPER 3 Night Rock & Roll Party Weekend in September 2024.
£265.00 per person - 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 7 Live Sessions of Music from TOP UK Rock & Roll Bands, DJ, Dance Tuition, Clothes Stall & More - Book Now for February, September or November 2024 @ Blackpool - Deposit = £50 per person


Come & Join Venture Away Music Weekends at Blackpool for a Great Rock & Roll Weekender. We have booked 7 of the very best Rock & Roll Bands available in the UK today. Bands already booked to appear include - Johnny & The Jailbirds, Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, The Bobcats, The Firebirds, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, Mike Byrne & The Sunrockers, plus The Jets, DJ Ty Carter, Compere & Host - Lord Glenn Darren - this is a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 250 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2024.

In addition to all the Bands we have a specialist Rock & Roll DJ for the weekend with superb music from DJ Teddy Boy Ty from Liverpool throughout the weekend, plus dance tuition on Friday (4-5pm) Saturday (10am - 1pm) & Sunday (1pm - 3pm) from Learn Backstep Jive. We are pleased to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty plus Dance Tuition - Learn Backstep Jive with Mike & Kyla will be in attendance in September 2024.

Join us in 2024 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool & the hotel is located on Blackpool seafront. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Warbreck Ballroom which has a good size 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.

Seven Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool in September 2024 including:

Johnny & The Jailbirds

We are delighted to welcome this fabulous band to Blackpool in 2024 for there first appearance on a Venture Away Music Weekends Rock & Roll Weekender.
Johnny & The Jailbirds were formed in 1973 by Johnny Red after moving to Northamptonshire from London. Johnny has been around the Rock & Roll Clubs in London since 1969 and had been inspired by many of the Teddy Boys Bands playing on the circuit.
Charly records gave them a recording contract and bought them back down to London to record the "Out on Bail" Album which sold thousands of copies in the UK and Europe, especially Finland where they still tour to this day.
The band have a name for writing and performing there own songs, and the set only includes there own material like "Roll on Clickety Clack" which is one of many that have become a firm favourite on the Rock n Roll Circuit.
Johny and The Jailbirds are looking forward to playing for Venture Away Music Weekends and what you will hear is a unique set of Rock n Roll songs including some from the New 2022 Album "Rollin Dice".

No wonder this band is known as one of the hottest rock & roll bands around.

Darrel Higham & The Enforcers

Born in Bedford, England in 1970, Higham grew up listening to the music of Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran. Through the influence of these artists, Higham took up the guitar in his early teens and joined his first band whilst still at school.

In 1992 he spent 6 months living in the USA; touring and recording with Eddie Cochran’s original backing band, The Kelly Four. His first solo album was released in 1995 on Nervous Records, entitled Mobile Corrosion. 

Higham played lead guitar in the West End production of Elvis: The Musical in 1996. He co-wrote the first biography on his musical hero, Eddie Cochran for Mainstream Publishing in 2000. 

Along with solo albums and records released with his Rockabilly band, The Enforcers, throughout the 90s and 00s, Higham also played lead guitar and produced many other artists. He co-owns Embassy Studio in Hampshire and oversees a great many sessions there. 

In 2007, Higham started work with Stray Cats drummer, Slim Jim Phantom. Together they recorded 2 albums and toured Europe, even making an appearance on BBC’s Later With Jools in 2012.

In 2011 he shared the lead vocal duties with Imelda May on the Jeff Beck DVD and subsequent CD, A Rock 'n' Roll Party.

He has played guitar for Robert Plant, Jools Holland, Imelda May, Sharon Shannon, Shakin’ Stevens, Jeff Beck, Billy Lee Riley, Rocky Burnette, Bono, Paul McCartney, to name but a few.

Darrel is endorsed by Gretsch guitars, Peavey amplifiers and TV Jones pick-ups. Darrel also helped design The Rockingham semi-acoustic guitar for Peavey.

Joining Darrel onstage throughout 2024 will be his regular bass player, Adam Miles. Adam has played in the band since the early 2000's and has played on the CDs, Monochrome Dream and Rocky Burnette's Rockabilly Boogie. Adam plays upright and bass guitar. 

Drummer Rob Tyler has worked with Restless and Dave Phillips and The Hot Rod Gang, amongst others. He also was a member of The Enforcers in the early 2000's for a couple of years and played on the bands Urban Jamboree CD for Foot Tapping Records. 

The Bobcats


The Bobcats are a 1950s Rock & Roll , Doo Whop & Jive, rockabilly band       and recognised as one of the top acts on the circuit and who have been performing for many years. The band members between them have a very wide range of experience ranging from playing in small private venues to performing all over Europe. The band covers a wide spectrum of music legends from the 1950's covering the Rock & Roll scene.

Darren Davis - Lead Singer

Darren is the voice of The Bobcats. He has one of the most recognised vocals on the Rock & Roll circuit. He has been singing since his early teenage years and his passion for the fifties music shows the minute he steps onto stage. Whether its Doo-Wop & Jive, Rock & Roll or Rockabilly, Darren lights up the stage as soon as he starts to sing. 

This larger than life character is our very own gentle giant and fun to be with .....

The Firebirds 

The Firebirds are an excellent 4 Piece Rock n Roll Band loved by audiences all over the world. 

Recognised as one of Europe’s top Rock ‘n’ Roll bands, The Firebirds; Jim Plummer, Dan Plummer, Rich Lorriman and Paul Willmott, four first class musicians/vocalists able to cover the complete spectrum of music from the 1950s and 1960s, including rockabilly, doo wop, instrumentals and ballads.

Over the years, the band have a built a reputation in the country as the go to act when it comes to 50’s rock ‘n’ roll. This has led to the band being invited to perform alongside Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lonnie Donegan as well as the Holladay Sisters (Elvis’ original backing singers) to name but a few.

As well as being incredibly popular in the UK, they continue to enjoy success on the European rock ‘n’ roll scene and are regularly invited to perform at Europe’s top rock ‘n’ roll festivals as well as headlining sell-out tours.

To date, the band have released three singles and twelve albums. The last five, recorded in their own studio and on their own label ‘Rockville Records’, include a Rock’n’Roll Special with Linda Gail Lewis the sister of ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee, and two Doo Wop albums – the second featuring guest vocalist Den Hegarty of ‘Darts’ fame.

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.

Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz

Venture Away is delighted to welcome back this fabulous band with their charismatic leader Glenn Darren, the Krew Katz are certain to get you on your feet dancing the night away. This quality Rock & Roll band from Nottingham is known and loved by many.
What can you say about the brilliant Glenn Darren the Leader and vocalist of one of the most popular Rock n Roll Bands on the Circuit today. Simply Superb. The Dance Floor will be packed and the party will go on!

Mike Byrne & The Sunrockers

Mike Byrne & The Sunrockers are known as one of the top authentic rock ‘n’ roll bands on the circuit travelling all over the country to play the hits of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and a whole lot more.

With a slap bass, piano, guitar and drums, the SUNROCKERS replicate the authentic 50’s sound for the numerous theatres, holiday parks and Rock n Roll clubs they perform at while Mike with his many years in cabaret and theatre can entertain any club audience

The Sunrockers are making there debut at Blackpool in 2024 and we are delighted to welcome this band from Liverpool to the Savoy Hotel.
Mike Byrne - Lead
Jimmy Hughes - Drums
Martin Taylor - Slap Bass
Paul Adshead - Lead Guitar

Dance Tutors

Dance Tuition - Learn Backstep Jive with Mike & Kyla will be in attendance in September 2024. Venture Away are delighted to welcome Learn Backstep Jive with Mike & Kyla. Dance tuition is Friday from 4pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm & Sunday 1pm - 3pm.

DJ FOR 2024 - DJ Teddy Boy Ty

Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty from Liverpool will be joining us at Blackpool for the whole weekend playing all your favourite classic Rock & Roll tunes. Teddy Boy Ty is a regular on the Rock & Roll scene and is sure to fill up the dance floor till the early hours.

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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.


Seaview Rooms £30 supplement - Suites are £100 per room Upgrade

No single supplements for the first 28 single rooms - £60 per room thereafter

Enjoy a 3 night stay on a half-board basis plus all the above entertainment for just £265.00 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit = £50 per person.


To make a booking for any of the 2022 Venture Away UK music weekends 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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