One Night Only: More music acts join the Belgrade Theatre’s sizzling summer line-up
From Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli and Johnny Cash to The Drifters, Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is gearing up for another series of sensational live music acts over the summer.
This July, audiences are invited to take a trip back in time as some of the UK’s finest performers recreate sounds from the fabulous 40s, spectacular 70s and everything in between.
Back by popular demand, the hugely successful Johnny Cash Roadshow kicks off the line-up on Thursday 5 July, led by respected singer-songwriter and native West Midlander Clive John. As the only tribute show to have earned the endorsement of the Cash family, JCR have established a reputation as one of the world’s finest Johnny Cash tributes, taking listeners on a journey from the rock ‘n’ roll era all the way up to 2002.
Then on Friday 6 July, get ready to dig out your flares and platforms for a celebration of one of the biggest names in European pop music. Widely considered the world’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBA Mania promises an unmissable night out, packed with guaranteed dancefloor-fillers from Dancing Queen to Mamma Mia and Super Trouper to Money, Money, Money.
On Saturday 7 July, Walk Like A Man revives the instantly recognisable hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award-winning stage show Jersey Boys. With a repertoire which requires no introduction, Walk Like A Man combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a night of irresistible nostalgia.
On Wednesday 11 July, Unforgettable takes a step back even further in time, paying tribute to the legendary jazz musician Nat King Cole. Created to commemorate 50 years since Cole’s death in 1965, this stunning show continues to tour, charting his incredible career from 1939-1962. Star singer Mark Anthony is joined by his own quartet of fabulous musicians, as well as the superb Oakwood String Quartet, authentically recreating the atmosphere of the 1950s Cotton Club.
Then on Friday 20 July, doo-wop legends The Drifters are set to bring the house down with a set packed full of favourite songs from throughout their amazing 59-year history. Over the decades, more than 65 vocalists have performed with the group, including the likes of Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King and Johnny Moore. Paying homage to those musical icons, the current line-up revisit classic numbers like Up on the Roof, Under the Boardwalk and Save the Last Dance for Me.
Concluding the programme on Saturday 21 July is the world-renowned vocalist Stephen Triffitt, with his acclaimed touring tribute show Frankly Sinatra. Direct from The Sands Casino in Las Vegas, Triffitt fully embraces the swing, swagger and velvet vocals of Ol’ Blue Eyes, in a performance that will mesmerise dedicated fans and newcomers alike. After three seasons in Vegas and a stint in the original West End production of The Rat Pack Live, Triffitt has gone on to become a major name in his own right, performing sell-out shows at the Royal Festival Hall and London Palladium.