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Tropic News and Views

16/1/20

Dear Live Music Fan,
 
COMING UP
 
FRIDAY 17th JANUARY
 
ROD AND THE FACEZ
 
We remain sold out for this show but only just! I envisage some availability between now and say noon on Friday and this will be reflected on the web site. Once noon passes the web site cannot be updated as I will be on my way to London and cannot do after this time.
 
If you would like a ticket JUST BOOK ANYWAY as I jiggle the numbers as far as possible within EXISTING customers where they have tried to book.
 
As it says on the web site:-
 
Incredible Rod Stewart Tribute Act

There are other Rod Stewart tribute acts, but none is as convincing as Garry Pease, backed, of course, by his wonderful band.

Garry Pease not only looks like Rod Stewart, he sounds like him too! In an all-action, non-stop tribute show, Garry performs all of the favourites from Rod Stewart’s vast portfolio of songs – everything from the early Faces days through to the Old American Songbook.

Whatever the event, The Rod Stewart Experience will have you singing along and dancing on their feet in no time.

The show has everything you would expect from a real concert – superb showmanship, audience participation and superb songs belted out in exactly the same style as Rod Stewart – in fact, it’s exactly what a Rod Stewart act should be.
 
You’ll hardly know the difference between Garry and Rod Stewart – and once the party gets going, you won’t even care, you’ll be having such a great time.
 
So, whilst we are technically sold out if you want to come and book as normal I will see what I can do.
 
https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook.html
 
ALSO THIS WEEKEND
 
SUNDAY 19th JANUARY
(and not February as I stupidly put in last week - but you knew that!)
 
THE OLI BROWN BAND
 
If you enjoy coming to us for the guitar based tributes like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Thin Lizzy, you'll surely enjoy the blues rock music of Oli Brown and his band.
 
"Oli Brown has won a string of awards in recent years, including Best Young Artist in the  British Blues Awards, which followed nicely from Best Band and Best Album awards."
 
Oli Brown these days doesn't often play the blues. This is the music he was first recognised for, an amazing guitar talent from a young age.  His recent run of returning to the blues gigs have included sell outs so you want to make sure you reserve your tickets and get down to this rocking the blues gigs!
 
If you haven't yet been to a 'Blues At The Tropic' gig, maybe now's the time to give it a try. What else is there to do on a Sunday evening?
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook.html where pre-booked it is only £12 and remember we have early starts and finishes on Sunday with a start time of around 8 p.m. and a finish around 10.30 p.m.
 
LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD
 
FRIDAY 24th JANUARY
 
THE BOHEMIANS (Play Queen)
 
This gig remains sold out and I have quite a few on the "Unofficial" waiting list but, once again, if you want to come just book anyway and I will see what I can do, remember when I look at the waiting list the more regular customers on it get priority.
 
As it says on the web site:-
 
The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70’s and the Magic of the 80’s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.
 
They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.
 
Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.
 
The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.
 
You should try to book at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook.html if you want to come but like I said I have several on the list and it is sold out as I type.
 
NEWS
 
OLI BROWN DATE
 
As mentioned above in my missive last week I popped in the wrong month! I just know you realised I am an idiot and I am grateful to those who pointed this out. This gig is this coming SUNDAY 19th January.
 
NEAL PEART
 
I am sure you will heave heard by now that Neil Peart, the drummer from Canadian rockers Rush sadly died last week. I saw Rush several times and to this day think that live they were up there as one of the best bands I ever saw live. We do, of course, pay respects to their music and have Bravado, a tribute to them, gracing us about every 18 month, where their next visit will be on Friday 10th April (Good Friday). If you do not know what all the fuss was about perhaps it is time you found out! Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook.html
 
LOOKING BACK
 
WHO'S WHO
 
"Packed out" would be the best words to choose here, and a fitting "Goodbye" to Paul "Moonie" Kemp who has, sadly it would seem, played his last gig at Tropic At Ruislip citing his work commitments (repairing windmills - really!) and a move to north Norfolk as the reason for his departure from the band.
 
It is my understanding that his very big shoes are going to be filled and so I have booked the band to return to us on 15th January 2021, and bookings are now being taken.
 
TODAY I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO
 
The Beatles - White Album
Big Dez - Wet Paint
 
 
I think that is all, see you soon
 
Philip
 


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