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Issue:- 3 April 2015

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra Bring the Best of UK Roots to Southport

ROB Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra is 1 of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit… With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or "North Eastern Swing" as they've coined it.  Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of:- "razor-sharp" solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'.  The band, a hot 6 piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Rob Blazey (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).  Their debut album:- 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews; many of them 5 star. Their 2nd album:- 'Talk About The Weather' is gathering some notable radio play and reviews. Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra takes to the stage on Friday, 10 April 2015, at 7.30pm. Tickets are:- £10 advance / £12 doors and are available online at:- Theatkinson.Co.UK or by calling the Box Office on:- 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours. Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Drifter's "Rebranded Tour 2015" heading to Southport this year!

FOLLOWING on from the success of their recent tours, the current line up brings you the Rebranded Tour 2015 defining the evolution of the phenomenal story of the Drifters through its music from the past to the present. One of the stops of this high energy show will be Southport, in September. The show will feature many of the greatest hits:- 'Under The Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night At The Movies', 'Up On The Roof', 'Kissin In The Back Row', 'Down on the Beach', 'More Than A Number In My Little Red Book' along with newer songs that have evolved through the first new recordings in over 30 years. With over 65 members in over 60 years the brand continues today with the only official line up in the world. Promising to bring the best performance standards with the groups four part harmonies through some of their vast back catalogue of songs along with the continued musical evolution of the band through their new recordings. This concert is guaranteed to bring a musical extravaganza along with a world class band, production and some very smooth moves. As 1 of the biggest selling and longest serving bands in history, The Drifters have collated a huge catalogue of over 50 hits, selling in excess of 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world. Since their creation, the line up of The Drifters have undergone many changes with more than 60 different singers, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Johnny Moore and Rudy Lewis.  Events for The Drifters still to be held:-

11 April 2015 - Princess Theatre (Torquay).
20 May 2015 - Milton Keynes Theatre (Milton Keynes).
3 Jun 2015 - William Aston Hall - Glyndwr University (Wrexham).
4 June 2015 - New Theatre (Oxford).
7 June 2015 - Playhouse (Edinburgh).
11 June 2015 - Richmond Theatre (Richmond upon Thames).
18 June 2015 - Leas Cliff Hall (Folkestone).
23 July 2015 - The Empire Theatre (Sunderland).
24 July 2015 - Wulfrun Hall (Wolverhampton) .
18 September 2015 - Auditorium (Grimsby).
24 September 2015 - The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre (Southport).
19 November 2015 - Regent Theatre/ Britannia Suite (Stoke-on-Trent).

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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