2021 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender

ROCKIN' @ THE SAVOY - 5th Annual Blackpool Weekender
5th - 8th November 2021 Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender

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Friday 5th - Monday 8th November 2021 @ The Savoy Hotel Blackpool


Due to the Downtown Daddyo's no longer playing going forwards, we are pleased to announce that we have now booked Darrel Higham & The Enforcers for November 2021 to replace them.Venture Away Music Weekends is delighted to announce a BUMPER 3 Night Rock & Roll Party Weekend in 2021.




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 - The Jets, Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight, The Zodiacs, Memphis Lee & The Creepers plus The Mee Kats - this is a weekend not to be missed. Capacity is limited to 200 persons so book soon to secure your places for 2021.


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 Strictly Jitterbug. We are pleased to announce that DJ Teddy Boy Ty plus Strictly Jitterbug will be in attendance in 2021.

Join us in 2021 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 - this is being provided by Razzle Dazzle.

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Seven Live acts will be joining us for the Rock & Roll Weekender at Blackpool 2021 including:

Memphis Lee & The Creepers - Returning by Demand

'Memphis Lee & The Creepers joined us at Blackpool in 2017 & 2018 and put in two great performances, this throughly entertaining band are returning to Blackpool in 2021, this is a band you do not want to miss. This 5/6 piece band based in Wales, UK playing a mixture of authentic sounding rock n roll jivers rockabilly & rhythm n blues. Lee has a voice designed for RNR!!'

memphis lee & the creepers

The Mee Kats

The Mee Kats started life in 2010 in NE England to perform 1950's rock n roll and rockabilly music. This rockin' trio was developed by lead singer Colin Mee, who is a veteran of the UK rockin' scene, having played drums in well known rockabilly band the Sure Shots from 1984-1993. Colin is also lead singer of rockabilly trio The Skip Rats since 1987.The other band members are Stuart Turner on lead guitar who at 21 years old has quickly become a master of the instrument. Mandy Mee who plays double bass started her gigging career with hillbilly trio The Smokey Mountain Boys. Mandy also makes 1950's style clothing for men ?www.mandymee.co.ukTo date The Mee Kats have four releases in the form of a 2 sided 7" vinyl 45rpm single, a 7 track CD "Everybody's Rockin....." a 14 track CD "All Dressed Up" and a 16 track CD "Let's Go Boppin". The 7" 45rpm features 2 tracks written by singer Colin Mee. "Rag Top Baby/Call My Name".

The first of the CD's "Everybody's Rockin....." was released in March 2014. Opening track "I Don't Want It" written by Colin was aired on BBC Radio Tees on 15th March 2014.In February 2016, the 14 track CD "All Dressed Up" was released. On this CD is a track written by Colin Mee called "Crazy Over You" which featured as record of the week on local BBC radio 15th-19th February 2016. The other original Colin Mee track on this release is "I'm On Fire" which was originally written for The Sureshots which they recorded in 1986. This song led to an appearance on Ben Elton's "Saturday Live" TV show on UK national television.

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The Zodiacs

A True 4 piece Rock & Roll band from Oxfordshire - we are delighted to welcome this band to Blackpool in 2021 following rave reviews.

Doug Loveridge - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Lee Collins - Drums
Paul Holmes - Double (Slap) Bass
Dan Loveridge - Lead Guitar & Vocals

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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.

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Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight

This classy, fully professional four piece group with the amazing talents of John O'Malley (vocals/lead guitar), Kurt Simms (vocals/Double Bass), Daz Leggatt (vocals/drums) plus led by the superb Mark Keeley have captivated audiences up and down the country & abroad with there comprehensive range of Rock & Roll Music which includes commercial, Rockabilly, Harmonised Doo Wop plus there own compositions.

The Band have also been support acts to many of the big name attractions as well so you are sure of a great show from this fabulous band.

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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.

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Darrel Higham & The Enforcers

Darrel Higham
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.

The Enforcers
Joining Darrel onstage throughout 2019 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.

Darrel Higham

Dance Tutors

We are pleased to announce that Alistair Fitzgerald 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. Venture Away are delighted to welcome back Strictly Jitterbug to Blackpool in 2021 - dance tuition is Friday from 4pm - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm & Sunday 1pm - 3pm.

DJ FOR 2021 - 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.


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

No single supplements for the first 15 single rooms - £30 per room thereafter

Enjoy a 3 night stay on a half-board basis plus all the above entertainment for just £239.00 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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