Bumper bill of live music and mediumship on stage this May

April 15, 2015

TAMWORTH Assembly Rooms is set to rock throughout the month of May, with a bumper bill of live music featuring everything from AC/DC to Buddy Holly, plus a brief spiritual interlude in between.

The musical line-up kicks off as soon as the month begins with a Black Country Night Out on May 1st. The popular show returns with some old favourites and a whole host of new and talented acts for an evening of top class Black Country entertainment.

After a triumphant debut, musical comedian Jonny Cole makes a welcome return together with the region’s funniest husband and wife duo ‘Dandy’. This time they will be joined by new faces Kaylee Cropper – a young wench from Tipton – and The Ronaldos – four incredible musicians who are set to enthral the audience with classic songs performed in their own unique style.

Peter Lee, aka ‘the silver fox’, will again preside over the evening as master of ceremonies. Tickets for this show are priced at £15.

Rock fans won’t want to miss a tribute to one of the greatest bands in rock when Livewire…The AC/DC Show comes to the Assembly Rooms on May 8th. The show comes complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshall amplifiers and more than two hours of high voltage rock and roll.

And in celebration of AC/DC’s 40th year in music, the six-man tribute will pay homage to both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras of the band in a night of rock to remember.

Tickets for the performance are priced at £16 or £14 in advance.

Firm favourites with Tamworth audiences, Quill return to the Assembly Rooms by popular demand on May 23rd. Inspired by last year’s successful theatre tour, the band is back with new songs, new ideas and new inspirations.

Together with new members, including the permanent addition of Bev Bevan, and the ever popular long-time front woman Joy Strachan-Brain, Quill will captivate and entertain with a moving, dynamic and varied show.

Strong vocal harmonies and expert instrumental skills combine as Quill perform violin-influenced interpretations of classics from the 1970s to the present day, including Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy, as well as brand new original material. Tickets for Quill are priced at £17.

A sensational new production takes centre stage on May 29th paying tribute to one of the world’s most influential musical duos. The Carpenters Story features all the songs that made Karen and Richard Carpenter legends in the world of music, including Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Please Mr Postman and many more.

Widely regarded as the first ever tribute show back in its 1989 incarnation, The Carpenters Story brings the show bang up to date with Phil Adridge’s lavish arrangements, Claire Furley’s uncanny representation of tragic Karen and stunning vocal harmonies coming together to recreate pop’s most melodic duo. Tickets for this show are priced at £21/£19 concessions.

Another musical legend will be brought back to life on May 30th when Buddy Walker steps into the shoes of Buddy Holly, ably assisted by the Illegal Crickets. Together Buddy & the Illegal Crickets take audiences back in time to capture the sound and feel of the 1950s with fantastic music, showmanship, fun and laughter.

Buddy Walker is as close to the real deal as you’ll get and has toured all over the world as the musical great. He was even asked to perform at the site of Buddy Holly’s plane crash in Iowa. Tickets cost £18 or £16 concessions.

Medium Colin Fry will provide a spiritual interlude to the packed programme of music when he brings his 6ixth Sense anniversary tour to the Assembly Rooms for a sell out show on May 15th. One of the world’s most recognised spiritualist mediums and healers, Colin Fry’s TV series 6ixth Sense has been broadcast globally for many years.

He is in demand internationally for his public performances, in which he brings his own unique form of comfort to people’s lives.

Tickets for all shows are available online at www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk, in person from Tamworth Tourist Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.