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A welcome return to this terrific, fully costumed, tribute to the early years of Genesis.
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the early songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis with leading UK tribute band The Book of Genesis, who faithfully recreate the 1970s era complete with period musical instruments, fabulous costumes, an animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.
 
Nigel Betteridge (as Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins) has many years of experience singing the early Genesis songs. This coupled with the theatrical costumes and masks that Gabriel used (including “The Flower”, “Bat Wings”, “Magog”, “Crested Britannia” and more) makes for a truly dramatic performance;
 
Howard Boder (as Tony Banks) our classically trained keyboards maestro, has gone to a lot of trouble to re-create the early ‘Genesis/Banks’ keyboard sounds. Generous to a fault, Howard tells you how to get these vintage sounds on YouTube (now with over 99,000 hits);
 
Dave Mason (as Steve Hackett) Dave is our newest member and plays guitars. As a pro guitar teacher and tech he has the right background to take on the demanding role of Steve Hackett.  Equipment: Black "les Paul" Gibson, various pedals.
 
 
Kirk Watson (as Mike Rutherford) not only has a multi-instrumentalist role (‘Rickenbacker’ double neck-bass/12-string, bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string acoustic guitar), but sings backing vocals too – his contribution is, quite simply, awesome!
 
Andy Welsford (as Phil Collins) Andy is the drummer from Romeo’s Daughter and the former drummer for Meatloaf and Then Jerico.
 His experience and precision is a great bonus to the band.  Equipment: drums and percussion.
 
It really is a show not to miss if you are a fan of the early years of the band.
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
NEWS
 
CHANGED SHOWS
 
Progfathers show 28th June
 
This show has had to be cancelled as their drummer has been taken ill.
 
On 28th June we will now see the return of Skylines, a tribute to Camel, who will play a full two set show (which will be seated).
 
Kraftwerk/Tubular Bells show 5th July
 
As I touched on last week this show which was set to be on 5th July has been cancelled.

On 5th July we will now see the welcome return of Like The Beatles.
 
 
THIS E-MAIL ONLINE (a repeat reminder)
 
You can read this e-mail each week at
 
https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/members  
 
If you do not get an e-mail for any reason it should be available to read there.
 
ULEZ (a repeat reminder)
 
Please remember that Tropic is inside the new expanded ULEZ Zone
 
OFFICE CLOSURE
 
I will be out of the office from noon on Friday 7th June until around 2 pm on 12th June and all bookings etc. will be handled off my phone.

The web site will not be updated until 12th June.
 
 
LOOKING BACK
 
THE ROLLIN STONED
 
Well as predicted it did get a little warm in the room given we had over 200 in attendance but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
 
The Rollin Stoned will return on Friday 11th April 2025 and bookings are now being taken.
 
 
Finally, in view of the sad news of the death of Colin Gibb from Black Lace there will be no jokes this week but I have included a few pictures I spotted that made me smile.
 
 
I think that is all see you soon.
 
 
Regards
 
 
Philip
 


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LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD
 
FRIDAY 21st JUNE
 
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
 
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? are now in their 25th year, and during that time they have become widely regarded as one of the best tribute shows on the circuit.
 
Guitarist John Campbell bears more than just a passing resemblance to Jimi, and has drawn upon many years of playing in different bands and exploring various styles to perfect his ‘Hendrix’ persona. When he plays his Strat behind his head and with his teeth, it brings a smile to the face of even the most finicky Hendrix fan.
 
As with any three-piece rock band the rhythm section provides the all-important foundation which allows John to improvise freely.
 
After 23 years together, Kevin O’Grady (drums) decided to retire from playing in late 2019. We’d like to thank Kev for his contribution and laughs, and wish him all the best for the future.
 
In December 2019, we welcomed Phil Carter into the fold and look forward to the next chapter of Are You Experienced? We’re sure that he will put his stamp on our sound.
 
Audience participation is always welcomed at gigs, and John inviting the ladies on stage to join the band for “Foxy Lady” has become an almost legendary part of their stage show.
 
The band like to throw in some of Jimi’s lesser-known album tracks as well as the favourites to help keep the diehard fans happy, but if you’re a Jimi Hendrix fan, there’s something for everyone.
 
The band are proud to be playing the timeless music of JIMI HENDRIX, providing some nostalgic moments for those lucky people who actually witnessed Jimi in the flesh and recreating some of the magic for a new and eager audience.
 
“Wow!. . . . I mean WOW!” ~ Darren Redick – Planet Rock DJ
 
“John has the whole Jimi vibe going on.” ~ Keith Altham – PR to The Stars
 
“Unnerving accuracy!” ~ Guitarist Magazine
 
“The sound that came from his guitar was genuine talent.” ~ Sunday Telegraph Magazine
 
Catch ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? when they come to town and relive the excitement and explosive stage show of the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE. Let the band take you through all the favourites like ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Voodoo Chile’, ‘All Along The Watchtower’, ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Little Wing’, culminating in the guitar-burning finale of ‘Wild Thing’.
 
“The Legend Lives On…”
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links.
 
 

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SUNDAY 23rd JUNE
 
THE KEITH THOMPSON BAND (+ Mike Day)
 
On Sunday 23rd we see the welcome return of the Sunday Blues shows after a gap of two months and welcome The Keith Thompson Band who make their debut at Tropic’
 
British Blues Rock guitarist Keith Thompson and his band has been consistently performing in the UK and mainland Europe for 30+ years appearing at many major blues festivals. Keith plays guitar with passion and feel influenced by guitarists such as Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher and Paul Kossoff. From tasteful guitar lines to full on rocking, Keith Thompson hits the spot. He also writes superb songs and produces top notch albums.
 
"A concept album perhaps, but full throttle enjoyment, a musical gem." Blues Matters magazine.
 
"Keith’s playing is just pure magic........A hugely enjoyable and must have blues release!" Blues In Britain magazine.
"Another strong release from a genuinely talented artist." RNR magazine.
 
And now the Keith Thompson Band has a new album: "Enigmatic Blues".
 
For the gig at The Tropic at Ruislip, the Keith Thompson Band will include renowned sax player Patsy Gamble and Climax Blues Band and Roy Wood band drummer Roy Adams. Plus Blues At The Tropic's own troubadour acoustic guitarist Mike Day will open up the evening.
 
Book now at https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook or your usual web links, where pre-booked it is only £10 (or £12 on the door).
 
 
NEWS
 
SHOWS THE CLUB ARE PUTTING ON WHILST TROPIC’ TAKES A BREAK
 
Below are details of THREE events that are coming up at the venue whilst Tropic’ is on a summer break.
 
Tropic is NOT the promoter of these show and it all three cases for tickets or more information you should either enquire of the bar at the club or phone James on 07979 795414 (the number stated on each “flyer”.)
 
FRIDAY 26th JULY
 
SHORTS AND SHADES DISCO

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FRIDAY 9th AUGUST
 
A BAND CALLED MALICE (A tribute to The Jam)

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 FRIDAY 30th AUGUST
 
COMEDY NIGHT AT THE VALE 

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TROPIC AT RUISLIP will take a break from 20th July and return on Friday 6th September with The Joneses (A tribute to The Smiths)
 
THIS E-MAIL ONLINE (a repeat reminder)
 
You can read this e-mail each week at
 
https://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/members  
 
If you do not get an e-mail for any reason it should be available to read there.
 
ULEZ (a repeat reminder)
 
Please remember that Tropic is inside the new expanded ULEZ Zone
 
LOOKING BACK
 
THE SMALL FAKERS
 
I think if you came you will agree it was a cracking night with a 30 minute opening set by The Veras and then a full one and a half hours of The Small Fakers.
 
The show had everything including a wonderful moment when “Spike”, aged 8, joined them on stage as an impromptu guest and was asked to join in on backing vocals!
 
(Apparently one of the present line-up of Status Quo was there but I confess I did not spot him!)
 
 
Finally, in view of the sad news of the death of Arthur “Gaps” Hendricks from The Selector there will be no jokes this week but I have included a few pictures I spotted that made me smile.
 
 
I think that is all see you soon.
 
 
Regards
 
 
Philip
 
 
 

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