5 Things- This Week in Staines

1.

Take in a Piano Recital , Egham

Nadia Giliova

Nadia Giliova at United Church, Egham, Wednesday Apr 16th 2008 8PM

The pianist at this Egham and District Music Club evening concert will be Nadia Giliova, who studied piano at the Kharkov Special School of Music in the Ukraine and subsequently graduated from the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Nadia has been a prize-winner at a number of national and international competitions, including the International Prokofiev Competition in Moscow, the Petrozavodsk International Piano Competition and the 2003 Grieg international Piano Competition in Oslo. Since her English debut in 2002, Nadia has performed at a number of important venues, festivals and music series across Great Britain. She is due to play “The Seasons” at the Wigmore Hall in 2008.

Visitors – £10

Concerts held at:
United Church, High Street, Egham (next to Literary Institute)

http://www.edmc.org.uk/
2.

Go to see the ‘Bee Gees’ at Hayes

Bee Gees fever


Bee Gee Fever at the Beck Theatre, Hayes. Thu 17th April 8pm. £12-£25

Bee Gee Fever – the ULTIMATE Live TRIBUTE to the music of The Bee Gees

Since 1999 Bee Gees Fever have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning live tribute to the music of the Brothers Gibb.

From the soulful ballads Too Much Heaven and How Deep Is Your Love through to the high energy disco classics such as Stayin Alive and Night Fever, the band faithfully recreate the songs that have helped make the Bee Gees musical legends over the last four decades. With a full show of over 2 hours, there is something for everyone from every era of the Bee Gees glittering career, and create a striking visual tribute too as they pay tribute to the Saturday Night Fever image of the late 70s.

Unlike some tribute acts, all the songs are performed totally live, no backing tapes or sequencers, just five guys, their voices and their instruments. This gives the show a raw energy which will get even the most reserved feet up on the dance floor.

Bee Gees Fever perform to theatre and festival crowds both in the UK and in Europe and have worked with the likes of Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate, The Manfreds and the Foundations – plus a host of todays brightest chart stars such as Liberty X, Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates and Busted.

They also perform regularly at the Bee Gees Fan Club’s Convention in Manchester, to an audience made up of fans from all over the world and some special guests such as Blue Weaver, the keyboard player in the Bee Gees disco era line-up and responsible for co-writing many of the 70s classics. In 2004 the band were asked to headline a festival in Emmen, Holland on a bill which also featured The Troggs and Chris Farlowe, and they have continued to play to packed audiences all over the UK.

Bee Gees Fever
The Beck Theatre , Hayes, GB
Thu 17 Apr 2008, 19:30

Click here for tickets for THIS THURSDAY >>>

http://www.myspace.com/beegeesfeverofficial


3.

Go see Rough Justice, Rising Sun

Rough Justice- Rising Sun, Slough

Rough Justice at Rising Sun, Slough on Sat 19th April 8pm. Free entry

Energetic rock covers from a hard working local band. Now is the chance to catch the boys Rough Justice

Sat 19th Apr: Rising Sun, Slough

* Dangerous Dave – Bass
* The Stoner – Guitar
* The Mighty Mammal – Drums
* Caesar – Guitar
* Hog – Lead vocals

http://www.roughjusticerock.com/

4.

Go see ‘Hanging Hooke’ , Riverhouse Barn, Walton

Hanging Hooke

Hanging Hooke- The Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames Fri April 18th 8pm

Take the Space present – Hanging Hooke
Friday 18th April 8pm – tickets available

Hanging Hooke

by Siobhan Nicholas.

Chris Barnes (Midsomer Murders, Hornblower) stars in this new play, which comes highly recommended by a friend of Riverhouse.

Christopher Wren loved him. Isaac Newton loathed him. Robert Hooke, this genius of the 17th century provoked intense loyalty, controversy, jealousy and hatred. His recently unearthed manuscript sold for millions. But was “England’s Leonardo” buried by another Da Vinci plot?

“a gem of a show… this was story telling of the highest order”.

Tickets:

full price £12.00
conc. £10.00

Booking Details

By Post

riverhouse boxoffice
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey KT12 2PF

By Phone 01932 253354 (24 hrs)

5.

Go to see ‘Big Jim Sullivan’ at Staines Riverside Club

Big Jim Sullivan and Duncan Mckenzie at Staines

The Big Jim Sullivan & Duncan Mckenzie, Apr 17 2008 8:30P The Riverside Club, Staines

The Big Jim Sullivan / Duncan Mckenzie

Big Jim Sullivan started playing the guitar at 14 and within 2 years was
already a professional. Richie Blackmore went to see Jim every now and
then for the odd lesson. “It wasn’t that odd” said Jim “Richie was a precocious talent even then, he learned to be an individual very quickly. To be truthful I think that telling him to be an individual and making him use his little finger is all I needed to tell him. The rest was natural to him.”

Hitting the big time at 17 as one of Marty Wildes original Wildcats. The Wildcats, including Jim, had the pleasure of meeting and backing the charismatic Eddie Cochran on his ill-fated tour of England. Jim went on to become one of the most sought after session guitarists throughout the sixties and seventies, his flexibility for every style of music meant he was always busy, averaging 3 sessions a day, playing on an enormous number of hits, (at least 1,000 chart entries).

In early 1969 Jim joined Tom Jones, touring extensively and although often in the background with the rest of the band he featured many times with special guests on Toms TV shows.

Jim left Tom late 1974 and immediately teamed up with Derek Lawrence, the producer of ‘Deep Purple‘, ‘Wishbone Ash‘ and more. Derek and Jim had a record label called ‘Retreat’. They also produced various artists over a period of two years or so. Among these artists were ‘Labi Sifri‘, ‘Chas ‘n’ Dave‘, ‘Mcguiness Flint‘, ‘Tiger‘ and more. Together they went to the states and produced a Glam Metal band called ‘Angel‘. This band was very big in America and Derek and Jim Stayed in the States and produced more artists and a second ‘Angel’ album.

Jim now tours with Duncan Mckenzie, a friend of long standing and a great artist in his own right. The duo covers music from jazz standards to Jimmy Hendrix.

A rare chance to see a true Guitar Hero here in STAINES

http://www.bigjimsullivan.com/

http://www.duncanmckenzie.com/

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Get Your Tickets for Beck Theatre, Hayes



The Beck Theatre
Grange Road
Hayes
Middlesex
UB3 2UE

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