Tropic at Ruislip Blog

Tropic At Ruislip News and Views

(Updated 19th May 2022)

Dear Live Music Fan
 
COMING UP
 
FRIDAY 20th MAY
 
THE ELO ENCOUNTER
 
As it says on the web site:-
 
Roll over Beethoven, the UK’s greatest Electric Light Orchestra Tribute act has arrived! Drawing inspiration from all of ELO’s phases, from their spectacular debut single 10538 Overture to their seminal 1981 concept album Time, the ELO Encounter combines lights, projections, lasers and massive hits to provide a fast paced and exciting show for both your eyes and ears. Those expecting Blue Skies and Telephone Lines shall not be disappointed.
 
Put together by theatre veterans and unabashed ELO devotees, The ELO Encounter is a labour of love that will have you up and dancing to all your favourite tunes from the song-writing genius Jeff Lynne, including – Mr. Blue Sky, Last Train to London, Evil Woman, Rock & Roll is King, Don’t Bring Me Down, Rockaria, Turn to Stone, and many more.
 
“Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!” Phil Pattie, Braintree Arts Theatre Manager
 
“Great show, that Mr. Blue Sky was spot on”
 
“Spectacular show, great friendly atmosphere from the band”
 
“Really loved it, even my teenager was smiling”
 
A must see for theatregoers and ELO fans, the ELO Encounter guarantees a night to remember. So strap on your dancing shoes for the show that will have you partying All Over the World.
 
NOTES:-
 
If you are coming please be aware that Ian who normally does the door is on holiday so I (Philip) with be on the door doing the tickets….and I am not as proficient as him! For this reason I might open the doors a bit ahead of 8.30 p.m.

We are looking quite busy and the weather looks warm so I suggest you do not wear that nice warm hoodie in the second drawer but come down in some thin clothes as it can get quite warm in the room!
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD
 
FRIDAY 27th MAY
 
BRINGING ON BACK THE 80’S PLUS aTOMic JONES
 
Featuring members of The New Amen Corner this band went down a storm on their first visit and this time, as a special “Treat” they will kick off their show with aTOMic JONES, a set of Tom Jones’s greatest hits.
 
(I went to my doctors the other day and told him I felt I had an obsession with Tom Jones and he told me “It’s not Unusual”.)
 
For their 80’s set expect some or all of the following:-
 
Somewhere in my Heart,
 
Maneater,
 
Everybody wants to rule the world,
 
Sledgehammer,
 
Rio,
 
Tainted love,
 
Addicted to Love,
 
Just Can't Get Enough,
 
Electric Dreams,
 
Living on a Prayer,
 
Don't you forget about me,
 
1999,
 
I Don't want your Freedom,
 
Enola Gay,
 
We Close our Eyes,
 
Dancing on the Ceiling,
 
Let's Dance,
 
Take on me,
 
Run to you,
 
A Little Respect,
 
Road to Nowhere,
 
Gold,
 
Power of Love.
 
This really will be a great, and fun, night, that is a promise.
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
NEWS
 
SUMMER BREAK – NOT LONG NOW
 
Just to remind you Tropic’ will, for the first time, have a summer break.

This is simply because during August historically the numbers coming have not really made the gigs economically viable and post Covid our numbers are down around 20% or more each Friday.
 
We could really do with your support during the May/June/July period.
 
The final gig before the break will be The Beached Boys on 22nd July and Tropic’ will reopen on SUNDAY 4th September with a Sunday Blues Special and the Dave Sinclair 4. Bookings for these shows, and indeed ANY show showing on the web site are now being taken.
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
BOOKING FORMS
 
On the subject of bookings just remember if you go to book a ticket on one of the forms and you are presented with a form asking for your address you are actually using the (longer) new customer form. Although your request will still get through OK maybe the Tropic’ cookie on you device has expired. This cookie automatically sends you to the shorter form.
 
You can test your cookie by going to https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/cookie-test
 
and if you see a booking form all is well.
 
If you do not then you can follow the instructions on the pages linked to remove the (maybe expired) cookie and the get it served on your pc/phone again. Takes 15 seconds, saves much more time than that going forward.
 
SHORT NOTICE GIG CHANGE
 
Can I remind you that the gig with Bootleg Bolan scheduled for 10th June has had to be cancelled and instead we will have The Feelgood Band, a tribute to Dr Feelgood.

Gigs put in at short notice have, historically, been poorly attended hence this reminder. If you fancy a spot of “She Does It Right” etc. then do book for this great show.
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
LOOKING BACK
 
WHAT A WASTE – A TRIBUTE TO IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
 
Well we all had a lot of fun last Friday listening to the somewhat irreverent music of Ian Dury that this fine band brought us.

This show had had to be cancelled twice in the last two years and it was a pleasure to finally put it on. Will they return? Well yes…I think they just might. I certainly hope so BUT I'm planning to sue the lead singer, does anyone know a good Ian-Dury lawyer?
 
THE CINELLI BROTHERS
 
Tyranny of distance means I do not do the Sunday Blues shows but Ian often attends and reported back to me that the band were “terrific” which is actually in keeping will all the Sunday shows it seems. There are only about 10 a year, do try and pop down and see some original music from time to time, you never know what or who you might discover.
 
 
I think that is all.
 
See you soon
 
 
Philip

 

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