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The Doors, The Police and Michael Bublé tributes come to Ruislip, and a cancelled gig

Dear Live Music Fan

Quite a bit to get through this week, so pin back your eyelids.



The Friday we see the return of The Strange Doors after a gap of nearly two years, and it could well be a similarly long gap before they return so I would urge you, if you are a fan, not to miss them. It could also be a slightly special night as there is a possibility that Phil Jones who does the PA for us most Friday's will make a cameo appearance with the band on stage….we will see.

The Strange Doors are a Doors tribute band that has been thrilling Doors fans up and down the country for five years. The band has been featured in NME magazine who said they looked at sounded so much like the real thing that they thought it was the real Jim Morrison & co on stage! 2013 saw them play their first headline slot at Festwich, the UK's biggest free tribute festival, and they also performed some dates in France to celebrate Jim Morrison's 70th birthday.

The Strange Doors don't just replicate the studio versions of Doors classics; they actually recreate the live Doors experience. Here you will find ad-libbed poetry, a singer that jumps into the air and writhes on the floor (whilst conjuring the Lizard King with his rich baritone voice), jazzy organ solos, bluesy slide guitar and powerful, yet subtle drumming that punctuates the music and vocals. Like a gig by the real Doors, seeing the Strange Doors live has an air of unpredictability... audiences are kept guessing what to expect next. The atmosphere is charged with the darkness and feeling of menace that only Doors music can provide.

The Strange Doors will take you on a journey into the severed garden... fires will be lit and lizards will be celebrated!

Experience the music of The Doors played live and accurately for your entertainment. With The Strange Doors audiences aren't just getting a Doors tribute band; they are getting the Ultimate Doors experience. Including an amazing projection show during the performance, great costumes and authentic instruments (Gibson G101 organ, Fender Rhodes Piano Bass and Gibson SG Standard Guitar), Doors fans can relive the psychedelic sixties in style and step back in time with a Doors Tribute band that looks as good as it sounds.

If you have seen them before I am sure you will be returning and if you have not seen or even heard of The Doors (!) then this is your chance to see what all the fuss is (was) about. They were somewhat different it has to be said.

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links, or, of course via the "App" (details at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/appfeeder/ ).



Usually a fairly popular night and on once occasion when it did not look that busy I made the massive mistake of filling the floor with the tables and chairs usually around the perimeter of the room and sat at the back with my head in my hands as EVERYONE got up to dance on a dance floor that hardly existed….a mistake I can assure you will not be repeated. There will be room to dance on the 31st, and that is a promise.

The Secret Police have been performing their uncannily authentic tribute to The Police since 1996. In those years the band have taken their exciting live show to the Middle East, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland and just about everywhere in the UK.

The band have headlined festivals with audiences of up to 12,000 and have never failed to get the audience chanting and clapping along to The Police's infectious songbook.

The Secret Police re-create the kind of show that made The Police the worldwide sensation they became - as well as all the global hits The Secret Police play many of the album tracks in their live show recalling the diversity and originality of The Police's appeal.

2015 sees The Secret Police taking their show to cruise audiences on board the Royal Caribbean's newest luxury ship, The Anthem Of The Seas and plans are being finalised for a couple of tours back again to The Middle East.

If you want to be captivated by the spirit and energy of The Police live then you'll love The Secret Police.

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links, or, of course via the "App" (details at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/appfeeder/ ).


Albie J is an International Singer/Songwriter based in Berkshire. With an incredible vocal range this gives Albie the unique skill to take on any genre of music making it his own.

He has a wide repertoire of his own music and released his first album in 2017.

Albie also celebrates the music of Michael Buble', effortlessly and with his wealth of live experience and confidence, projects magically in every show, always leaving the crowd wanting just that little bit more.

With his charm, style and charisma he will make any occasion special for you.
All shows can be tailor made to you requirements, where Albie will include some of his own tracks, and if you're a fan of Michael Buble' he can include smash hits like, Cry Me A River, "Haven't Met You Yet" , "Me and Mrs Jones" and "Come Fly With Me".

This is actually so much more than just a Michael Bublé tribute show as for the last hour or so Albie will entertain you with floor-filler after floor-filler and you will leave with your shoes in your hands and your feet aching from dancing…..that is a promise.

We will, of course, have the stage set out "Catwalk" style and who knows, I MIGHT even pop a few tables around it so you can get "up close and personal".

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or the usual web links, or, of course via the "App" (details at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/appfeeder/ ).



I am sorry to have to report that the with Stanley Dee scheduled for SATURDAY 20th May has had to be cancelled, I will try and get them back in early 2018 instead. Sorry if, like me, you were looking forward to it.


Fleetwood Bac were as ever the consummate professionals and treated us to a classic night with the music of Fleetwood Mac. I love the way they mix the newer tunes in with some of the older "Peter Green" era of the band's back catalogue.

Fleetwood Bac with return on Friday 13th October, and bookings are now being taken.

I think that is all. The e-mail for next week which will be going out on 30th March has already been written and will be a shorter one than usual as I will, by the wonders of modern technology, be sending it whilst in a bed in Bamburgh (near Berwick on Tweed).






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