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Showaddywaddy Live In Blackpool @ Viva 15/07/16
« on: July 16, 2016, 10:03:14 PM »
Showaddywaddy made their long awaited debut at the self acclaimed Vegas of the North..VIVA  here in Blackpool..Viva is building a very good reputation all over the Country as one of the best places to be entertained.. :thumbup1:

I personally have been supporting this concept for many years and its great to see them doing so well and is  fantastic for Blackpool..

Showaddywaddy played to a definite full house it was absolutely rocking..!!

They were so good they are coming back next year February 3rd 2017..and its already starting to fill up..!

A bit of trivia about Showaddywaddy before I start my report.. :thumbup1:

Showaddywaddy is a pop rock group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material and dress as Teddy Boys.

The band were formed in 1973 by the amalgamation of two groups, Choise and the Golden Hammers, the latter often known simply as The Hammers. This led to an eight-member band, with the unusual feature of having two vocalists, two drummers, two guitarists, and two bassists. They both played at the Fosse Way pub in Leicester and soon discovered shared musical tastes. After playing together in jamming sessions, they joined together permanently and Showaddywaddy was born. The band's first professional gig was at the Dreamland Ballroom in Margate, Kent on 1 September 1973.
They appeared on the ATV series New Faces, and won one programme in the series in November 1973, and were runners-up in the "All Winners Final", which was broadcast on 28 December 1973. Their first single, "Hey Rock and Roll" (written by the band), was released in April 1974. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Showaddywaddy then went on to have a further 22 UK hits[2] until late summer 1982. They had most of their biggest hits with covers of songs from the 1950s and the early 1960s. These cover versions included "Three Steps to Heaven" (originally by Eddie Cochran in 1960), "Heartbeat" (originally written and recorded by Buddy Holly), "Under the Moon of Love" (originally a US hit for Curtis Lee in 1961 and co-written by Tommy Boyce), "When" (originally by the Kalin Twins), "You Got What It Takes" (originally by Marv Johnson) and "Dancin' Party" (originally by Chubby Checker). The above six singles were all produced by Mike Hurst (a former member of the Springfields).

Band members
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Original members listed in bold
Current members
Romeo Challenger (born 19 May 1950, St John's, Antigua, West Indies) — drums (1973–present)
Rod Deas (born 13 February 1948, Scarborough) — bass (1973–present)
Paul Dixon – guitars / vocals / (2008–present)
Rob Hewins – drums / guitars / vocals (2012–present)
Dean Loach – keyboards/ guitar / backing vocals (2012–present)
Andy Pelos – vocals / guitar (2012–present)
Former members
Dave Bartram (born 23 March 1952, Leicester) — vocals (1973–2011)
Trevor Oakes (born Trevor Leslie Oakes, 9 September 1946, Leicester) — guitars (1973–2009)
Al James (born Geoffrey Betts, 13 January 1946, Leicester) — bass (1973–2008)
Buddy Gask (born William George Gask, 18 December 1945, Leicester – 7 June 2011, Spain) — vocals (1973–1987)
Russ Field (born James Lewis Russell Field, 1 September 1949, Berwick-upon-Tweed) — guitars (1973–1985)
Malcolm "Duke" Allured (born 27 August 1945, Leicester) — drums (1973–1984)
Ray Martinez – guitars (1985–1995)
Danny Willson – guitars (1995–2009)
David Graham – saxophone (2009–2011)

I had a seat this close to the stage.. :tongue_smilie:







































The packed Viva was loving them.. :thumbup1:







The Audience loved them.. :w00t:







Under the Moon of Love absolutely lifted the roof of Viva..!!!!



Here is the video to prove it.. :tongue_smilie:

 https://youtu.be/a4Nec5dYMuQ













The actual set list.. :thumbup1:





A wonderful evening at Viva yet again, and you can still book to see Showaddywaddy in February 2017..but be quick as seats  are selling like hot cakes... :tongue_smilie:

The lead singer signing autographs after the show.. :thumbup1:





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Re: Showaddywaddy Live In Blackpool @ Viva 15/07/16
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 02:34:29 PM »
Can you believe I saw Showaddywaddy back in the in day, in the late 70's! My mum and I were big fans. They had just released a greatest hits album and my parents had secretly booked tickets for us all, to celebrate paying off their mortgage.
On the night of the concert, I remember not wanting to go out as Juliet Bravo was on the tele  :lol:
Somehow, they talked me into it and when we arrived at the car park, I saw lots of fans with band scarves on and the penny dropped. I was over the moon and the show was a belter. So many people were up on their seats dancing. What a night. 

I really must visit Viva. It looks like a great venue.

Chris.

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Re: Showaddywaddy Live In Blackpool @ Viva 15/07/16
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 06:25:49 PM »
They were amazing Chris..I didn't realise how good they are live.. :thumbup1:

Full of energy and they captivate the audience with their enthusiasm on stage..!

No wonder they still have a big following after all these years.. :thumbup1:
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Re: Showaddywaddy Live In Blackpool @ Viva 15/07/16
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 11:39:02 PM »
great report and pics pete as per usual,looks like a great night,i understand the original lead singer dave bartram quit in 2011 but is now the manager and introduces them now and again  :thumbup: :thumbup: