Lazyacre Programme

“A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL”   Mon 15th JANUARY 2018

Admission Members: £10.00

Non Members: £12.00

40th birthday celebration show

LAZYACRE’S OPENING SHOW OF 2018 IS THE FIRST OF SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – WE PROUDLY PRESENT – “AN EVENING WITH THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS.” For our first clubnight of our club’s fortieth anniversary year, we are pleased to welcome back to the club that highly entertaining and long established folk group from Lancashire – THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS, wnners of our club’s “Most Popular Band” on no less than six occasions between 1998 and 2004. With the show taking place on January 15th, that means that it also just happens to take place on the birthdayof the lead singer of “The Weavers,” Tony Berry, so it’s sure to be a terrific party evening at the club. All-ticket show.  Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 Mon 29th JANUARY 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

40th birthday celebration show

THIS IS THE SECOND OF THE SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT A “DOUBLE ATTRACTION.” Following the outstanding success of his appearance at Lazyacre in January 2017, we welcome back to the club that sensational solo country singer from Sheffield who is very highly thought of in British country music, that brilliant singer/songwriter, GARY PERKINS. We are also pleased to welcome back a very special star guest artiste in that delightful songstress from North Wales, TAMMY JONES, who first appeared at the club in the early 1980’s, when her hit record, “Let Me Try Again” was riding high in the charts. Tammy is not just a lovely singer, but a great entertainer and it’s a pleasure to have her back with us for this celebration show. All-ticket show.  Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 12th FEBRUARY 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

40th birthday celebration show

THIS IS THE THIRD OF THE SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – WE PRESENT ONE OF NORTHERN IRELAND’S FINEST COUNTRY SINGERS IN “THE SHAUN LOUGHREY SHOW.”  This excellent country singer from Enniskillen is very popular with our Lazyacre club members and it’s always a pleasure to welcome the very talented SHAUN LOUGHREY AND THE SHAUN LOUGHREY BAND. Taking the opening spot will be a very popular  solo country singer now resident in Birmingham, HAYDEN. All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 26th FEBRUARY 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

40th birthday celebration show

THIS IS THE FOURTH OF THE SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – WE PRESENT THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC IN  THE RAYMOND FROGGATT SHOW.  We couldn’t possibly be celebrating this great milestone at Lazyacre without featuring Britain’s No. 1 singer, songwriter and entertainer in country music. He has appeared at our club at least once every year since his first appearance here in 1985. We are pleased to welcome the No.1 attraction in British country music, one of Lazyacre’s most popular visitors, Britain’s foremost attraction in country music and member of the prestigious British Country Music Hall of Fame, the unique RAYMOND FROGGATT AND HIS BAND. Taking the opening spot will be  a very talented country singer from Suffolk, BOB KEELEY. All-ticket show. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – SORRY!  Raymond Froggatt’s next appearance at Lazyacre will be on Monday 17th September 2018.

Mon 12th MARCH 2018

LAZYACRE’S FORTIETH BIRTHDAY PARTY SHOW

RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY ADmission : £12.00

THIS IS THE FIFTH OF THE SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – WE PRESENT A “TRIPLE ATTRACTION,” Firstly we present a stunning singer, whose association with the club goes back tothe 1980’s when she was an integral part of the long running “LAZYACRE COUNTRY ROADSHOW” which toured this country and Europe for many years in the 80’s and 90’s, It’s a pleasure to welcome for this special show, THE CAROLE GORDON TRIO, featuring Carole, who is still very busy with her touring theatre shows, “Forever and Blue Jeans,”  and “Voice of the Heart,” oher stunning tribute to the music of “The Carpenters.” Secondly we welcome one of Lazyacre’s most popular solo entertainers and current holder of the club’s “Most Popular Solo Artiste” award. DARREN BUSBY.  Completing the line-up for this great show, we have Britain’s undisputed No.1 multi-instrumental and vocal variety entertainer, the sensational ANDY EASTWOOD. The eveningwill commence an hour earlier than usual at 7.00 pm and will include a buffet supper. All-ticket show. THIS VERY SPECIAL MILESTONE IN OUR CLUB’S HISTORY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – SORRY! 

Mon 26th MARCH 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

40th birthday celebration show

THIS IS THE SIXTH AND FINAL ONE OF THE SIX SPECIAL CLUBNIGHTS CELEBRATING THE CLUB’S FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY – WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT A “DOUBLE ATTRACTION.” Following the outstanding success of his appearances over the last six years, we welcome back to the club from North Wales, that wonderful entertainer, MORGAN REEVES, with his amazing voice and his wicked sense of humour. Sharing the evening with Morgan will be that superbly charismatic entertainer, BOB BROLLY, who is extremely popular with our Lazyacre audience, with his gentle sense of humour and his excellent singing voice. Of course, Bob, as always, will be accompanied by his personal Musical Director, BASIL HENRIQUES. ace guitarist and virtuoso of the pedal steel guitar, who is a star in his own right. All-ticket show. THIS SHOW IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – SORRY! 

 

Mon 9th april 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

We are pleased to present THE PADDY O’BRIEN SHOW. We welcome back to the club one of Ireland’s finest country singers, County Waterford’s PADDY O’BRIEN AND HIS BAND. Paddy is a real country singer and his superb country material is always very popular with our Lazyacre audience. Opening the show for Paddy will bethat superb entertainer from Doncaster, making a welcome reappearance at the club, KEN DURRANS.  Another wonderful evening is guaranteed. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 23RD APRIL 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

DOUBLE ATTRACTION. We present two of the finest and most popular acts on the British country music scene together on one great show. Firstly we have members of the British Country Music Hall of Fame, THE THORNHILL BROTHERS. Keith and Arthur, founder members of one of Britains finest ever country bands, Liverpool’s  West Virginia, bring us their great music and their wicked humour. We also welcome Scotland’s finest – that terrific family country band, TEXAS GUN. This very talented trio features three generations of the Payling family – George Senior, his son, George Junior and his grandson, Ryan. This is going to be a Lazyacre evening to remember. and it is a show NOT TO BE MISSED. All-ticket show. Please phoneShrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 Mon 7TH MAY 2018

Admission Members: £10.00

Non Members: £12.50

We present THE STEPHEN SMYTH SHOW. We are delighted to welcome the return of one of the finest and most talented individuals Northern Ireland has ever produced. the amazing multi-instramentalist and fine country singer, STEPHEN SMYTH. Stephen now tours and appears with his stage partners – guitarist/vocalist, Chris Blair, and his sensational keyboard and sax player, John Taylor. They appear as THE STEPHEN SMYTH TRIO.  This triple Lazyacre award winner will be giving us two spots. Taking the middle spot on the show will be another excellent country singer (also from Northern Ireland) making one of his regular appearances at our club, KENNY PAUL.. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 21ST MAY 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

DOUBLE ATTRACTION. We welcome that superb singer from County Westmeath in Ireland, a gentleman who has been entertaining us at Lazyacre for over thirty years, the great T.R. DALLAS. T.R’s first appearance at the club was way back in 1987, when clubnights were  held at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Social Club, and this popular entertainer has appeared here almost every year since. Sharing the evening with T.R. will be that brilliant country music duo from March in Cambridgeshire, SPEED LIMIT, featuring the wonderful country voice of ANGIE CLARK, with her husband, TONY, accompanying her with his superb pedal steel guitar playing. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 4th june 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

We present a DOUBLE ATTRACTION, starring two of the finest and most talented artistes on the British country music scene. Firstly we have the great PETE BRAZIL who, apart from being an excellent country singer, is a virtuoso of the accordion and a superb lead guitarist. Pete is a former member of several bands including Cotton Gin, The Brazil Band, Charlie Landsborough’s Band and of course, most recently,  Blake and Brazil, until the sad passing of his stage partner, Jim Blake. Pete is now working solo and we look forward to this, his first appearance at the club in this new role. Sharing the evening with Pete will be another superb guitarist and singer who is immensely popular at our club, NICKY JAMES, a top solo entertainer based in Greater Manchester,  who is also now making a name for himself as a very successful promoter, bringing in to the country many top American artistes. We are certainly in for a tremendous evening’s entertainment with these two terrific artistes. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 18TH JUNE 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

THE EAMON McCANN SHOW.  It is a great pleasure to welcome from Omagh in Northern Ireland one of the best country singers ever to cross the Irish Sea, EAMON McCANN AND HIS BAND. In Eamon we have a singer who puts the emphasis on pure country music. A really excellent singer and always welcome at our club. Eamon was due to appear here early in 2017 but had to withdraw due to illness with a throat problem so we look forward even more to this appearance. Opening the show for Eamon will be that superb young country singer and guitarist from Herefordshire, MARK BROWN who will be making a welcome return to Lazyacre. All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 2ND JULY 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

We present THE MICHAEL MULDOON SHOW. We are delighted to welcome back to the club that superb Irish country singer based in the Manchester area, MICHAEL MULDOON, appearing with his keyboard player as The Michael Muldoon Duo.  Michael was introduced to us by friend of the club, Pat Jordan, ten years ago and since his first appearance here in his own right in 2008, he has become very popular with our club members. Michael will be giving us two spots on this show and the middle spot will be taken by a rising star of British Country Music, the lovely young singer from Derby, KEZIA GILL, for whom this will be her third appearance at Lazyacre. It’s good to have her back. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 16TH JULY 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

THE SHAWN CUDDY SHOW. We are pleased to present this superb artiste from County Laois in Ireland, for his only appearance at the club in 2018. We welcome the superb SHAWN CUDDY AND THE SHAWN CUDDY BAND. Opening the show for Shawn will be that superb country singer, MIDDY.  All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 30TH JULY 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

AN ALL-WELSH SUMMERTIME SPECIAL It is a great pleasure to present two od North Wales’ most talented and popular acts. We have that long established country music duo, formerly from Anglesey but now resident in the Scottish Borders,  IONA AND ANDY, and one of the finest voices ever to appear at Lazyacre, from the royal town of Caernarfon, the sensational JONATHAN DAVIES. A very special clubnight to look forward to.  All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 Mon 14TH AUGUST 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME.  We present one of Lazyacre’s most popular and talented bands and three times winners of our club’s Most Popular Band” award. It is a great pleasure once again to present  “AN EVENING WITH THE INDIANS,” and to welcome back to the club Ireland’s longest established and most spectacular country showband.. It’s a great pleasure to have this fantastic band back with us at the club. All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets. 

 Mon 20TH AUGUST 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

DOUBLE ATTRACTION. After the outstanding success of their appearance at Lazyacre in April 2017, we are delighted to welcome back by popular request, the same two act who entertained us so well on that occasion. Two brilliant acts giving us an ALL-BRITISH EVENING OF PURE COUNTRY MUSIC from two of this country’s finest acts. We present the brilliant voice of JOHN ASTON, formerly from the Black Country and now resident in Doncaster, and thet delightful award-winning country duo from Newark in Nottinghamshire,  JONNY WILLIAMS AND LYNNETTE MARIE. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

DOUBLE ATTRACTION. Firstly from Coleraine in Northern Ireland we proudly present that hugely popular solo entertainer and ELEVEN times winner of the Lazyacre award,“Most Popular Solo Artiste,”CURTIS MAGEE.  Sharing the evening with Curtis will be that delightful country music trio from Darligton, County Durham, BLUE HORIZON, who are very popular at our club. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 

Mon 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Admission Members: £12.00

Non Members: £14.00

THE RAYMOND FROGGATT SHOW.  We proudly present Britain’s No. 1 singer, songwriter and entertainer in country music and one of Lazyacre’s most popular visitors, Britain’s foremost attraction in country music and member of the prestigious British Country Music Hall of Fame, the unique RAYMOND FROGGATT AND HIS BAND. Taking the opening spot will be  a very talented country singer from Nottingham, JOHN DOHERTY. All-ticket show. Please telephone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets

 

Mon 1st October 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC DOUBLE ATTRACTION. We proudly present a repeat of the brilliant show given to us by these two fine acts in August 2017. The response from our audience was such that we immediately rebooked the same show for 2018. It is a great pleasure to welcome back Britain’s “Big Man of Country,” TRAVIS LOGAN. Travis is a superb country singer and a wonderful guitar player, who specialises in offering pure country music to his listeners. Along with Travis, we welcome back that excellent father and son duo from Leeds, CLEAR CUT.  So we can look forward to another very special evening’s entertainment. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

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Mon 15th OCTOBER 2018

Admission Members: £12.00

Non Members: £14.00

THE JOHN McNICHOLL SHOW. It is always a pleasure to welcome to the club, the brilliant JOHN McNICHOLL AND HIS BAND,  winners of our club’s “Most Popular Band” award on two occasions, in 2013 and 2015. Opening the show for John this time will be that excellent solo entertainer from Crewe, THORNE HILL,  who gave us such a great spot when he recently supported  Stephen Smyth.  An evening to look forward to. All-ticket show.  Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 

Mon 29TH OCTOBER 2018

Admission Members: £11.00

Non Members: £12.50

We present THE STEPHEN SMYTH SHOW. We are delighted to welcome the return of one of the finest and most talented individuals Northern Ireland has ever produced. the amazing multi-instramentalist and fine country singer, STEPHEN SMYTH. Stephen now tours and appears with his stage partners – guitarist/vocalist, Chris Blair, and his sensational keyboard and sax player, John Taylor. They appear as THE STEPHEN SMYTH TRIO.  making a welcome return to Lazyacre tp open the show for Stephen will be that delightful young country singer from Blackburn, AMY MORGAN. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 

Mon 12th november 2018

Admission Members: £7.50

Non Members: £9.00

DOUBLE ATTRACTION. We present an evening at Lazyacre shared by two of Britain’s finest and most entertaining acts. Firstly we have from Llandudno in North Wales, the stunning  MORGAN REEVES. Miorgan’s amazing voice and wicked sense of humour makes him extremely popular at the club, and he has won our “Most Popular Solo Artiste” award four times in the last five years. Sharing the evenig with Morgan will be that fine country music duo from the West Country, KALIBRE.  Kalibre features superb country singer, Bobby Reed, and wonderful musician, BOB DIXON,  cone of this country’s finest pedal steel guitar players. We look forward to another fine evening’s entertainment. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

Mon 3RD DECEMBER 2018

Admission Members: £12.00

Non Members: £14.00

We present THE DECLAN NERNEY CHRISTMAS SHOW. We are delighted to welcome for his second visit of 2018, dynamic talents of one of Ireland’s most popular country stars, DECLAN NERNEY AND THE DECLAN NERNEY BAND. Declan is one of Lazyacre’s favourite entertainers from across the Irish sea. To take the opening spot on the show, we welcome that fine young country singer from Preston, DONNA WYLDE, and coincidentally, the show just happens to fall on Donna’s Birthday. All-ticket show.                                      Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 

Mon 10th DECEMBER 2018

Admission Members: £10.00

Non Members: £12.00

For our final regular clubnight of 2018, Lazyacre’s 40th Anniversary Year, we introduce to the club a very special artste who is new to Lazyacre. We are pleased to present a brand new talent from Ireland who is rapidly making a big name for himself, JORDAN MOGEY.  Jordan is only in his early twenties but is a sensational country singer with a fabulous rich voice to die for. Jordan will be appearing with the very popular NICKY JAMES and Nicky’s ALL-STAR COUNTRY BAND, which features some of the finest musicians on the British country music scene. The band includes top keyboard player and singer, JON J. PAUL, Award-winning pedal steel and lead guitar virtuoso, DEREK THURLBY and it features ADRIAN FOUNTAIN on bass guitar and. DAN WRIGHT on drums. This amazing band will be backing both Nicky and Jordan, and a tremendous night’s country entertainment is guaranteed. It is certainly a show not to be missed to close our anniversary year in style. All-ticket show. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets.

 

Mon 17th DecEMBER 2018

Admission Members: £24.00

Non Members: £24.00

To bring our 2018 programme of events to a close, we are pleased to present LAZYACRE’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE. This is one of the club’s biggest nights of the year, commencing with a delicious Christmas Dinner of Roast Shropshire Turkey with all the trimmings. followed by  music for dancing to those Lazyacre favourites, THE THRILLBILLIES.. This festive night will include novelties, crackers, spot prizes and a GIANT CHRISTMAS CHARITY RAFFLE in aid of the 2018 BBC “CHILDREN IN NEED” APPEAL. and a few surprises! DON’T MISS THIS GREAT FESTIVE EVENING. It is one of the highlights of Lazyacre’s year. All-ticket event. Please phone Shrewsbury (01743) 241899 to reserve tickets. HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT LAZYACRE YEAR IN 2019 – AS WE BEGIN OUR CLUB’S NEXT FORTY YEARS !

 

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR 2019

Mon 18th MARCH 2019

CURTIS MAGEE

Popular Irish entertainer, CURTIS MAGEE, lives in Coleraine in Northern Ireland, and since his debut at our club in 1992, he has become immensely popular with our Lazyacre members. He has built up a tremendous following this side of the Irish Sea, with his easy-listening style of entertaining, playing keyboards, accordion and guitar to accompany his singing. Curtis is the winner of many country music club awards, including our own club’s annual “Most Popular Solo Artiste” award on no less than eleven occasions.                       After nearly thirty years of touring over here on a regular several times a year, Curtis has decided to end touring in Autumn 2018. He appears here at Lazyacre on Monday 3rd September 2018.  He will continue to perform regularly in Ireland. However, he has just informed me that he will be doing a special event in England over the St Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15th to 17th) in 2019, so I have asked him to stay over an extra day to appear at Lazyacre on Monday 18th March 2019, and he has agreed to do it. So that will be the date of a big farewell party for Curtis to thank him for nearly thirty years of great performances over the years.

 

 

 

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