In Celebration of the music of The Shadows
About the show
Once again Lakeside hosts the celebration of the music of the world famous band, "The Shadows" bringing fans and friends together from all walks of life and countries.
This year we feature five "Shadows" bands. They join us from Norway, Sweden, Finland and the UK.
A new UK act featuring Lee Restarick, bass guitarist with The Rapiers, who will be bringing his own band to Lakeside for a one-off performance featuring himself on lead guitar. The band includes ex-Rapier Nathan J Hulse on bass guitar, brothers Keith & Kevin Cox on guitar and drums (We Say Yeah! UK Tour - Cliff & The Shadows Tribute) and Lawrie Bolton on keyboards who has worked with and produced many top names. The set will include some of The Shadows outstanding vocal tracks and some songs from the 70s and 80s which have rarely, if not ever, been heard at a Shadows fans event before
Also returning is local band the "Evening Shadows" who have proved popular over the years at these celebrations. Originally formed in the early 90's by Nick Ffrench, the current line-up includes, Chas. De Lacy on lead guitar, Jim Barr on Bass, Tony Grubb on Rhythm, Peter Precious on drums and Dave Cameron on Keys.
This year we feature a band from Finland known as the "Beatmakers" who as a guitar band have received a lifetime achievement award in their own country. They have over ten CD's and tracks on more than 50 different compilations, plus have appeared on TV several times
We are also featuring "Shotgun Ltd" from France - "Les SHADOWS sortent de l'Ombre" who are well known to several British people having appeared at many events. They are currently making a new programme called "The Saga of the Shadows", which includes many of their numbers from 1960 upwards.
Finally, we are delighted to again feature the much loved band from Norway called "Tasty". Tasty was formed 13 years ago as a Shadows cover band and have played on big guitar festivals in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands and in fact, celebrate their 100th gig in Norway in the Summer of this year. They have twice played Lakeside and are back due to the number of requests that we have had to re-book them. Tasty are: Rune Moe (guitars), Daniel Gullien (guitars and vocals), Jan Halvorsen (bass) and Oivind Karlsen (drums). They have released 2 CDs and 1 DVD, plus they also write their own tracks.
During the event we also have memorabilia stands for those who like to purchase souvenirs. Amongst the memorabilia vendors on the day will be the ever popular "Leo's Den" .To see the kind of collectibles and services they offer, please follow the link: http://www.leosden.co.uk/shop/
Our bars and food servery will be open throughout the day where guests can buy reasonably priced hot meals and snacks.
Those who wish to attend the pre-show party at the Lakeside International Hotel on Friday 22nd September should email Kathy & Roy Cresswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food & beverage: Snacks on sale, Bars open (drinks at pub prices), Hot food available.
Watch Celebrating The Shadows video
A special rate will apply in the Lakeside International Hotel for those who like to make a weekend of it - please telephone 01252 838000 for more information.
Early bookers (by the 30 June 2017) will receive a discounted ticket this year. £31.50 per head to include VAT and booking fee. After this date (from 01 July 2017) the price will rise to £36.50 per person including VAT and booking fee.
Please note that all seats are allocated per table and not individual seats at that table - these are on a first come, first served basis.
For anyone having difficulty in walking or requiring a wheelchair, we would ask that you please call our Box Office on 01252 836464 to enable us to seat you comfortably.