Fantastic Season Of Music Coming To The Epstein Theatre
We’re halfway through the year already but the best is yet to come as The Epstein Theatre is delighted to announce a whole host of new musical performances coming to Liverpool!
With tributes to Pink Floyd, T.Rex, Elvis, Abba, Genesis and Fleetwood Mac alongside music from award winning singer Hazel O’Connor, Thomas Lang, Joe Longthorne and Gary Murphy’s Guitar Legends there truly is something for everyone.
Kicking things off this month is Genesis Connected who, after a successful 2016 visit, return to The Epstein Theatre for what is sure to be another full house on Sunday 18th June.
The show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles! Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.
The front man, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, so expect the show to include the iconic ‘double drums’ element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.
Toxteth born and Liverpool based singer songwriter Thomas Lang will receive a hometown reception on Thursday 22nd June with the 30th anniversary of critically acclaimed Scallywag Jaz.
Best known for the jazz-tinted song The Happy Man, which spent three weeks in the UK top 100 singles chart in 1988, Thomas Lang continues to play live with his band. He released a live album Torch in 2014 which was recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic and is a tribute to some of his heros Billie, Ella, Franket al.
This year sees the re release of Scallywag Jaz with bonus live tracks from last year’s sell out tour, some unreleased material and new tracks showing that his voice has stood the 30 year test of time. See it for yourself this June!
Gary Murphy’s Guitar Legends – The Rock & Roll Years will be appearing at The Epstein Theatre on Thursday 27th July.
Performed by Gary and his multi-talented band, the story is narrated by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler who gives an insight into the lives and songs of some of our best loved guitar heroes… including: Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Duane Eddy, The Shadows, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Gilmour, Albert Lee, Angus Young… and many more.
The show highlights many different guitar styles including rock, pop, jazz and country and has something for all ages. Guitar Legends is a show you will not want to miss.
Saturday 7th October will see Darkside Performing The Pink Floyd Show, proving themselves as not a tribute act but a tribute to the music of Britain’s greatest progressive rock band.
Seven musicians will deliver with empathy and passion a brand new show with tracks from the massive back-catalogue of Pink Floyd from the early magical days of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums renowned for their complex structures such as Dark Side of The Moon. The emphasis will be on replicating the experience of Pink Floyd live on stage which many believe was Floyd at their very best.
As would be expected the show incorporates a spectacular and dramatic state of the art laser light show and evocative projected images and animated sequences on a circular screen made popular by Pink Floyd live performances.
TV and Recording star Joe Longthorne returns to The Epstein Theatre on Friday 3rd November. Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and a special guest artist.
Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr, all delivered with 100% accuracy!
With Gold and Platinum albums to his name and with records sales in the region of 10 million, Joe is up there with the best of them! Book now to be sure you don’t miss out on a fantastic night of song, chat and laughter, call the box office now or book your tickets online to avoid disappointment.
T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years and you can catch them on Thursday 16th November.
This year T.Rextasy are celebrating Marc’s life and works with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
A career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan and T.Rex. T.Rextasy are also the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex.
Performing their fifth UK theatre tour and heading to The Epstein Theatre on Friday 17th November is a tribute to the greatest pop band in the world, its Gimme Abba.
This complete and superb Abba show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden’s most famous export. It is full of all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent Abba fan. The many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies come together to re-create that original Abba party feel and make this a show not to be missed.
The stage will be illuminated with lavish lighting and breath taking visual effects whilst you experience the magical music of Sweden’s greatest export. So why not join them and celebrate the music of the legendary Abba.
Tuesday 21st November sees Hazel O’Connor and band play all the hits from her first three albums Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers andCover Plus.
Hazel is back with her full band and will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O’Connor for the first time since their 2 week residency atRonnie Scott’s back in 1984. Neil played original guitars on the Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus album and enjoyed his own success as the front man of the punk band The Flys.
Joining Hazel on stage is a 5 piece band including Clare Hirst on Sax and Sarah Fisher on Keys. Don’t miss out of this night of exceptional live music.
Fleetwood Bac, the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band return after a sell out 2016 gig on Friday 9th February 2018.
Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, Fleetwood Bac are the only Mac tribute band in the world to authentically replicate the classic Stevie,Lindsey, Christine, John and Mick, Rumours line-up. The band features their best ever line-up, and in the last few years the response has been amazing.
Rave reviews in The Stage, endorsements from the UK’s leading Fleetwood Mac fan sites and the official Stevie Nicks website and ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, including wowing audiences as far afield as St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo. The band has also been rated by The Times as ‘One of the UK’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones’.
Multi award winner Gordon Hendrick brings you The Spirit of Elvis in concert on Saturday 10th March 2018.
This original presentation of Elvis’ fantastic musical career takes you through the 68 special and Elvis in Concert years to a special acoustic section featuring beautiful ballads and gospel numbers recreated for the audience in an intimacy which could only be performed by a singer of huge talent and is not presented by any other artist in the world.
After the interval it’s into the jumpsuit and enjoy all of Elvis’ iconic numbers in a set that takes you through the Vegas era with all those favourite numbers including You Gave Me A Mountain, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy plus many more which will make you believe you are there with Elvis.
Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said: “We always have the very best tribute bands at The Epstein Theatre and our new season proves that. These bands are endorsed by many, far and wide. Their reputations are second to none and we cannot wait to welcome each and every one of them!”
Check out the website to see what’s on this month and book your tickets now!
Dates: Sunday 18th June
Tickets: All seats £17
Date: Thursday 22nd June
Gary Murphy’s ‘Guitar Legends – The Rock & Roll Years’
Dates: Thursday 27th July
Darkside performing The Pink Floyd Show
Date: Saturday 7th October
Tickets: All Seats £18
Date: Friday 3rd November
T.Rextasy – The 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour
Date: Thursday 16th November
Tickets: All Seats £20
Date: Friday 17th November
Tickets: Adults £19.50 / Concessions £17.50
Date: Tuesday 21st November
Tickets: All Seats £26
Date: Friday 9th February 2018
Tickets: All Seats £19
The Spirit of Elvis in Concert
Date: Saturday 10th March
Tickets: All Seats £23.50
*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy