FROM the Giants of Rock to New Jersey Boys, the Melksham Assembly Hall is promising you ‘the time of your life’ over the next few months.
Forbidden Nights – Friday 19th January at 7.30pm
“Brace yourself for something truly spectacular,” says the Assembly Hall. “Forbidden Nights is here, celebrating 10 years of muscles, mayhem and over 11,000 shirt rips!“Were you excited by the show stopping performance on Britain’s Got Talent? If you were left craving more, then get ready to experience their live stage show where YOU can be the ultimate judge!
“Whether you’re just looking for an excuse to let loose, celebrating a birthday or planning a sensational hen party, look no further.
“This show is not only hot, it’s hilarious. This isn’t just a typical show; get ready to dive right in and interact like never before. Sing along from your seat or go all out and book a stage pass for the ultimate experience. Each ticket includes a free meet and greet cast photo opportunity.
For the best seats in the house book now and find out why Forbidden Nights have performed to over 300,000 people. Hangover: optional, a night to remember: guaranteed.”
We Three Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Friday 2nd February 7.30pm
Three artists celebrate the music of three Icons of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley.
Roy Orbison, played by Darren Page will perform all the hits from In Dreams to I Drove all Night.
Marc Robinson and his four-piece band The Counterfeit Crickets pay attention to every detail with their tribute to Buddy Holly, with authentic attire, horned rimmed glasses and the famous Fender Stratocaster. Buddy: The Musical star Marc Robinson, who has appeared on Stars in their Eyes, creates nostalgic memories with songs that include Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Peggy Sue and True Love Ways!
And from the BBC Elvis Show and other hit shows in Great Britain and Europe, Steve Halliday, with authentic costume changes, will transport you back to the days when Rock ‘n’ Roll was King!
The Kast Off Kinks – Saturday 10th February, 7.30pm
The Kast off Kinks include former members of the legendary band The Kinks. “Expect all the hits, including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing and many more for a great night out!” say the organisers.
“This great line-up features Mick Avory, founding member of The Kinks and the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964 to 1984; Mark Haley, keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1989 to 1993, also played with The Rubettes; and Mike Steed, bass/vocals, playing history with Love Affair, Chip Hawkes, Marmalade, The Rubettes and Mike Pender.
“These high-class professionals are then fronted by the equally talented and charismatic Dave Clarke (guitar/main vocals). Dave made three albums with the Noel Redding band, two solo albums as Dave Carlsen and the Dream Machine, one with Jimmy McCulloch and several others including Mick Avory, Dave Rowberry, Tim Rose and Keith Moon. Dave has been a member of the Kast Off Kinks since it was formed almost 30 years ago.”
Majesty – Saturday 17th February, 7.30pm
The UK’s premier Queen tribute act is returning to Melksham to perform an ‘electrifying’ and ‘energetic’ show.
“Majesty is fronted by actor and musician Rob Lea, who is renowned for his incredible showmanship and powerful vocal skills,” say the organisers. “Rob graduated drama school with a Master’s Degree in Professional Acting and it’s clear through his meticulous eye for detail that he brings Freddie to life in a way no other tribute artist has done before.”
Giants of Rock ‘24 – Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm
In a rock showdown, tribute bands performing the classics of Guns ‘n’ Roses and Bon Jovi go head-to-head to take you back to the ‘glory days’ of rock.
The Guns ‘n’ Roses Experience – the band recreate the energy of renowned rockers Gun ‘n’ Roses performing classics such as Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O’ Mine. Organisers said, “Every note will have you convinced you’re in the presence of Axl, Slash and the gang themselves. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of one of the greatest rock bands ever to grace the stage!”
Pure Jovi – Timeless hits such as Livin’ on a Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive will convince you that Bon Jovi himself is performing in the Melksham Assembly Hall. Organisers said, “Feel the arena-rock magic as our remarkable Bon Jovi tribute takes you on a journey through the band’s timeless hits. Experience the anthems that have shaped generations.”
The Carpenters – Masquerade – Friday 12th April, 7.30pm
The show will take the audience through a story of the Carpenters, performed by top musicians.
Organisers said, “Come with us through various points of Karen’s life, from the origins of the Dick Carpenter trio through to Karen’s premature passing. Sit back, relax and celebrate with us the legacy that is the Carpenters.”
Meat Loud – Saturday 13th April, 7.30pm
This show has been branded the ultimate tribute to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman and will include a performance of the album Bat Out of Hell in its entirety, as well as songs from other Meat Loaf albums.
Organisers said, “Meat Loud was founded in 2015 by vocalist Andy Plimmer along with the band from The Rocky Horror Experience. They cover many of the songs from the Meat Loaf Back catalogue as well as some of the Steinman classics by Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and Cher. The second half of the show is a complete performance of the 1977 classic album Bat Out of Hell.”
The Time of Our Lives – The Soundtrack of a Generation – Friday 19th April, 7.30pm
Hits from classic movies will be performed by a seven-piece band.
Organisers said, “Hop in the DeLorean and travel back in time to an unforgettable era of timeless and classic movies! Awaken that nostalgia and dance the night away to all the beloved hits from the 80’s classics. Featuring Don’t You Forget About Me, St. Elmo’s Fire, Footloose, Danger Zone, Johnny B. Goode, Hungry Eyes and many more.
The New Jersey Boys – Thursday 25th April, 7.30pm
The tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns. The choreographed show features the falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of entertainer Gary Gould.
Organisers said, “Back by overwhelming public demand, this hit show continues to play to sell-out audiences and standing ovations throughout the United Kingdom. The evening guarantees an evening of fast-moving entertainment with superb harmonies, stunning solo spots and light comedy.
“As well as all the hits from the Four Seasons, the packed two-set programme includes tributes to other legendary performers such as Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Tina Turner.”
For more information about the above events and to buy tickets, visit the Melksham Assembly Hall website https://www.melkshamassembly.co.uk/