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Cracking weekend of AOR (or even Prog?) Rock coming up at Tropic At Ruislip this Friday and Saturday.
Dear Live Music Fan


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








This band do not play a lot of gigs, seven show on their web site in the next year or so, and so I am both thrilled and delighted that they are making a return to Ruislip very soon and can honestly they will NOT be back in 2018.


Based in London and Paris, the band is made up of a varied pool of talented professional musicians who have been fortunate enough to have performed around the world as session players or as original artistes in their own right.


All huge fans of Supertramp, they have joined together to perform the greatest hits of Supertramp with the sense of fun, dedication and accuracy that only a true fan can muster!


If you know the music of Supertramp then I am sure you will be moving heaven and earth to get down to Ruislip…but what if you don’t?? Well why not regard this as your chance to have a great night out and listen to the music of a classic English band?


Of course with songs like The Logical Song, Dreamer and Breakfast in America, to name but three, in their back catalogue Supertramp were global superstars and everyone but everyone will know some of their music.


Last time I did this gig partly seated and PLAN to do much the same again, so get in early if you want a chair at the front. They were simply STUNNING last time, and I am in no doubt they will be again.


Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm I promise you will not regret it.


PLEASE NOTE THE LOGICAL TRAMP WILL BE PART SEATED so get in early to get the best spots.








StillMarillion pay tribute to the classic Eighties "Fish era" of Marillion. Formed in 2008 from a love of the band's early material, the band is comprised of four talented and experienced musicians who accurately recreate the complex, intricate sounds of early Marillion. Together with a vocalist with an authentic Scottish accent who sings the songs with intense passion and emotion, it's a formidable combination.


The band performs a broad selection of tracks from the first four Marillion albums, from the big hit singles such as 'Kayleigh', 'Lavender', 'Incommunicado' and 'Sugar Mice', all the way through to classic album tracks such as 'Script For A Jester's Tear', 'Fugazi' and other forgotten gems.


Performing everywhere from Northern Scotland to Southern England, the ever-growing reputation of the band was enhanced further still in March 2010 with a full album performance of 'Misplaced Childhood', to commemorate the album's 25th anniversary, in front of a packed audience at Glasgow's ABC2 venue. Fans from far and wide travelled to see this stunning show, some from as far afield as Holland.


StillMarillion honour a much-heralded era of music, which is still today so warmly welcomed by prog-rock fans young and old, and will take you on a journey, back to a time of Jesters, Sugar Mice and your own Misplaced Childhood.


I make no excuses here, this is a truly brilliant night with the finest audience to grace the venue each year, and at only £12 pre-booked a total bargain.

I have NOT got a date in from them for 2018 so have no idea if they will be returning anytime soon, so do not miss this opportunity to have just a wonderful night of classic rock.

Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm - it will be a brilliant night. I for one am really looking forward to it.










A band that have never got the size of audience they deserve and yet the sell out venues up and down the country. Quite why the good people of Ruislip do not flock to see them I have no idea, as they are truly excellent.


Roxy Magic are the UK's Definitive Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry Tribute


"It took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now and it's very good"  Roxy Music's Andy Mackay (Ken Bruce Radio 2 show 29.11.2007)


Roxy Magic are the UK's best and longest-running tribute to Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. We recreate, entirely live, material which spans four decades; from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock. Our aim is to give the audience a fabulously entertaining evening. Very high quality musicianship and a wonderful Bryan Ferry look and sound-alike, in the person of singer Kevin Hackett, combine to do just that.


It is well over a year since they were last with us and I suspect about that before they return so do not miss your chance to see a tribute to a truly groundbreaking band, oh, and of course just for good measure you do get to hear some of Brian Ferry’s solo work as well.


One word, but it is quite a long one, spellbinding.


Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm






4th AUGUST 2018


Following several requests to book them from customers I am please to advise those making said entreaty that I have booked this band to debut at Tropic' on SATURDAY 4th AUGUST 2018. As the name implies they are a Tina Turner tribute but more than that, for their second set, rather that going for obscure album tracks by Tina, brings us a dance party!




24th AUGUST 2018


Fresh from her slot on BBC 1 (well 9 months ago, she is on this Xmas on "Better Than The Real Thing") Debbie Harris and Andy return with their polished "Duo Show" bringing us all those massive Blondie hits plus a second set of massive tunes from the likes of The Jam, Kim Wilde, Madness, Soft Cell, T-Rex, UB40, The Clash, The Eurythmics, Bad Manners, The Specials etc.




Both THE FLOYD EFFECT and COULD IT BE MAGIC look like being sell outs and if you have not booked already then an early reservation is suggested. Please note The Floyd Effect will be doing their "Dark Side and Beyond" set and the music is set to finish around 1.15 a.m. so do not book a taxi for midnight!




I had a problem last week writing to @blueyonder e-mail addresses where they were all bouncing back. If you have such an address and made a booking last week and did not get an acknowledgement then I almost certainly have it, but if you want to check please go to http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/changeabooking/index.htm and pop in something like "Booked 2 for XYZ can you confirm you have it" and it is perhaps a good idea to say that if you do NOT get a booking acknowledgement and request I confirm it in cases it bounces back (or goes in your junk folder) if you insert a phone number I can at least call you.




Creeping up - now at 1,000. I see Shakira has a stunning 104 MILLION likes, so I have a bit to go to catch her but go on - if you have not already please "Like" me at https://www.facebook.com/TropicAtRuislip/




For those of you that like a bit of music history (locally) I chanced across http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41918726 which makes interesting reading.




I also found this article on tribute bands http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/martin-townsend/875808/tribute-bands-soundalike-keep-musical-spirit-of-the-originals-alive which equally makes interesting reading, especially as the featured band appear regularly at Tropic'.






A somewhat disappointingly low turnout for the return of this great band, maybe the 0-0 draw in the football did for us, who knows? What I can say to those who missed it was you missed a great night and those that came cheered every song so much it felt like the place was packed. One interesting diversion was that the singer that was with them last time is still there, but now at the back on the drums.


There is no date in the diary for them to return, and I doubt it will be in 2018.




See you soon, and if you do nothing else come to at least one of the gigs we have on this weekend, as both will be absolute classics I promise.




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