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  Digger talked to writer Gabriel Hershman, about his biographies of three of the greats of British acting; Albert Finney, Nicol Williamson and Ian Hendry.
The biographies, 'Black Sheep', 'Strolling Player' and 'Send In The Clowns', reflect Gabriel's passion for British cinema and theatre and for these somewhat underrated and overlooked but hugely talented and fascinating players.
Please click on the book covers image to the right to read their discussion.
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The new Rocket 88 JukeboxThe new Rocket 88 Jukebox
CLASSIC VINTAGE CAFÉ JUKEBOX REBORN. THE ROCKET 88. Taking inspiration from the Rock-Ola 1455, it is the first silver age jukebox ever built in the UK, There’s nothing vintage about the performance though, the ‘Rocket 88’ features Sound Leisure’s excellent 80 CD mechanism, and a 300watt 2-channel stereo amp drives the custom made 5 way speakers to produce a powerful and clear audio response. With remote control operation and an auxiliary audio input, and having the optional extra of a fitted iPod dock or Sonos music streaming system, the choice of music available is increased to a phenomenal level.
The Fabulous ShadowsThe Fabulous Shadows
The Fabulous Shadows - UK & Europe's Number 1 Shadows Tribute Show Band. Here Digger talks to The Fabulous Shadows about their tribute to the masters of rock and roll instrumentals.
The Norwich Movie ShopThe Norwich Movie Shop
Peter Cossey has been running The Norwich Movie Shop for nearly three decades. An avid collector as well as dealer in all manner of movie memorabilia, Peter has the knowledge, experience and contacts to help you find that special piece of movie memorabilia.
Chapman RecordsChapman Records
Digger talked to Sean Chapman at Chapman Records. As well as running Chapman Records, Sean is a popular DJ on the soul circuit, resident at the biggest all-nighter in the world. Inspired by Sean's love of authentic rare Northern Soul, Chapman Records now caters for fans of a number of genres, the only criteria being that the music needs to be great music.
Flashback are THE Vinyl Records Specialists. With shops in Crouch End and Islington as well as a prominent web presence, Flashback offer a huge selection of musical genres, decades and artists on vinyl as well as a wealth of experience and expertise. If you can't make it to the shops, searching their website for titles from one's past is, believe me, quite addictive. Here Digger talks to Mark at Flashback
JJ GuitarsJJ Guitars
Digger talked to Jeff at JJ Guitars, handcrafted electric guitars made in the United Kingdom.
Jukes of StaffordJukes of Stafford
Jukes of Stafford - new or beautifully restored Jukeboxes for sale, the only place to call. Here, Digger talked to Len Beddow at Jukes of Stafford. Len worked for more than thirty years as a Jukebox, pinball and one-armed bandit engineer and supplier. Since he 'retired' fifteen years ago he has been busier then ever, travelling the length and breadth of the UK repairing these classic, rare and valuable Jukeboxes.

David BrandonDavid Brandon
David Brandon brings you some wonderful songs, with orchestral arrangements and backing from Colin Campbell and his music. Here, Digger talks to David about his music, his career and his influences.
The Sixties GemsThe Sixties Gems
Digger talked to The Sixties Gems, a professional five-piece band performing hits from the 1960s delivering them in the most authentic way. Using authentic vintage instruments and amps along with dressing in the period's style. Available for weddings, holiday parks and 60s-themed weekends. More recently, as well as covering British girls such as Sandie Shaw and Dusty Springfield as well as the Tamla Motown greats such as Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and The Supremes, The Sixties Gems are focusing on a Lulu-inspired show.
Iconic GrassmarketIconic Grassmarket
Here, Digger talks to Valerie Thornton, proprietor of Iconic, a vintage/retro shop nestling below the beautiful Edinburgh Castle in The Grassmarket, about her, and partner Robert's, love of curios, antiques, jewellery, glass, ceramics, quirky collectables and retro items.
Midland RecordsMidland Records
Digger talked to Steve at Midland Records, the UK's leading independent supplier of specialist pre-recorded budget CD and DVD products to non-traditional outlets.
The Twist ShowThe Twist Show
The NEW hit 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll Show... The Twist, has arrived. Featuring the songs of, Petula Clark, Elvis, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Dusty Springfield, Billy Fury and more. This West End style show takes you into the heart of an American diner where your Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy begins. All the greats pop into The Twist diner to perform for Tony Tremendo, the diner owner. Featuring the Twisters, the resident house band and the Twistettes, the diners adorable waitresses... and aspiring actresses. 'Happy Days' meets 'Buddy' in this hit after hit musical. Comedy, live band, authentic vocals and a stunning set. Here Digger talks to the producer Julie Stewart at Crimson Fair about The Twist Show.
UK Events/UK Dance FloorsUK Events/UK Dance Floors
Here Digger Barnes talked to David Biggers who runs go-ahead company UK Events and UK Dance Floors. David is a busy DJ at many of these events, fronting hundreds of parties and corporate events a year. David knows what it takes to make a memorable event - great music and great dancing. UK Events/UK Dance Floors are the UK's number one provider for everything you need to make a successful event.

Retrospective RecordsRetrospective Records
Launched in October 2008, RETROSPECTIVE now has a catalogue of some 70 titles, on both single CDs and two-disc sets, featuring many of the greatest artists in the worlds of both Nostalgia and Vintage Jazz. Here Digger talks to Ray Crick about the background to the Retrospective label and about what's on offer.
3R Guitars3R Guitars
Digger talked to Chris Richards at 3R Guitars about his guitar repair and restoration business. With a large worldwide customer base of delighted musicians, Chris has brought his experience and skills to bear on numerous vintage and classic guitar repairs and restorations. Chris is THE man when it comes to revitalising your dilapidated but treasured vintage guitar.
Artists GalleryArtists Gallery
Album Cover Fine Art exclusive to their galleries in Scotland now on display in a permanent exhibition at their Artists Gallery in Aberdeen. They specialise in limited edition prints, original paintings and signed fine art album covers and memorabilia from the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Hendrix and Bowie to name just a few.
Big Top ManiaBig Top Mania
Big Top Mania's Circus Shows, Big Top Hire, Circus Tent Hire, Marquee Hire, Party Tent Hire, Medieval Tents & Striped Tent Rental.
Ovolo and Clarksdale BooksOvolo and Clarksdale Books
Digger talks to Mark Neeter at Ovolo Books and Clarksdale Books. Clarksdale are a specialist independent publisher of rock and pop-related books, driven by a desire to produce quality, fun and unusual titles.
Ultimate Arcade CabinetsUltimate Arcade Cabinets
Here Digger talks to Liz at Arcade Game and Cabinet specialists Ultimate Arcade Cabinets. Ultimate Arcade Cabinets - specialise in producing the best customized arcade machines for playing retro arcade table games at home.
Key Mail OrderKey Mail Order
Digger talked to Paul at Key Mail Order, one of the UK's leading independent specialist mail order companies with an extensive database of UK & overseas product. Their featured artists include: Pink Floyd, Electric Light Orchestra, Ian Anderson, Bob Dylan, Dusty, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, The Kinks, The Move, Beach Boys, Jethro Tull, Keith Potger, Judith Durham, Kula Shaker and Eric Stewart.
Dig GalleryDig Gallery
Now very well established as a leading expert in the world of Entertainment Memorabilia, Helen Hall brings her experience to bear at Dig Gallery where many exciting artefacts from the world of music, film and entertainment are for sale. As the name suggests, at Dig Gallery there is also a large 'archive' of photos, prints, books and limited editions on offer covering every genre of popular culture and entertainment imaginable. Here Digger talks to Ben and Helen who between them run Dig Gallery.

Nicks GuitarsNicks Guitars
Selling vintage, used guitars and basses, Nicks Guitars offers a wide variety of instruments at all price levels. Here Digger talks to Nick about the background to the business and about what's on offer.
The Mersey BeatlesThe Mersey Beatles
Since 1999, The Mersey Beatles have been recreating the sights and sound of the Beatles with a stunningly accurate tribute show - the closest you can get to the excitement of seeing The Beatles in concert. Natural, vibrant, funny and above all very talented musicians, The Mersey Beatles' love of The Beatles music shines through in their portrayal of their home city's most famous sons.

Loricraft AudioLoricraft Audio - keeping the Garrard name alive
Loricraft Audio has been the acknowledged leader in the servicing and sale of restored classic Garrard 301 and 401 turntables since the 1980s. It also manufactures professional quality vinyl record cleaning equipment, the acclaimed, new, Garrard501 reference turntable, high end amplification and mains control equipment. Digger talked to Terry at Loricraft about his background and the background to this thriving business satisfying the demand for quality sound reproduction for vinyl lovers.
Simon Gynne runs The business developed from a gap in the market which Simon noticed when looking for finely detailed replicas of musical instruments for people to wear. Whether you're into Classic Rock, Classical Music, Brass Bands, String Quartets - Simon should have something for you with his assembly of music-related gifts.
The Vox BeatlesThe Vox Beatles
The Vox Beatles have a wealth of experience playing in other bands and with some big names from the sixties circuit and got together based on their love for the music of The Beatles and for playing live. So may we introduce to you... The Vox Beatles - John, Mike, Paul and Joe
Big Boppa RecordsBig Boppa Records
Doug at Big Boppa Records has three distinct strands to his business that was born from his love of Doo-wop music. Doug is buying and selling vintage vinyl, selling the Vinyl Solution Record Cleaner and producing reproduction record sleeves. There are 300 sleeve designs covering aprox. 370 labels.
Rock Guitar MiniaturesRock Guitar Miniatures
Rock Guitar Miniatures - From AC/DC to ZZ Top. Rock Guitar Miniatures offers guitar and drum kit miniatures of some of your favourite musicians and bands. Lifelike and full of detail, the guitars feature strings and knobs, just like the originals. The drums are authentically detailed. Here Digger talks to Barry at Rock Guitar Miniatures about the business and what's on offer.
Electric MusicElectric Music
Digger talks to David Wiseman who has over forty years of experience in electronics repairs. Coming from a background of TV, Radio and music systems repairs, David now offers his expertise to customers with faulty vintage and retro electronic musical instruments and equipment.


Art VinylArt Vinyl
Digger talked to Andrew at Art Vinyl about the Play and Display frames for displaying album/LP/12" artwork. The Play & Display Flip Frame has a unique quick release system, allowing you to instantly change your Art Vinyl record display as often as you like, available in both a neutral black and stunning white. Art Vinyl is the original way to display your favourite music and vinyl record art. Something new for music enthusiasts and an original interior design concept...
Tom Hanley PhotographyTom Hanley Photography
Tommy Hanley photographed many key movers and shakers from the sixties and seventies, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many significant American and British musicians from the world of jazz and blues. In fact, as a close and regular 'companion' of theirs, Tommy developed a special and close relationship with The Beatles. Here Digger talks to Tony Hanley about his dad's work.
Rock n Rolls Tours Rock n Rolls Tours
Digger talked to Ronnie Scott, your private guide at Rock n Rolls Tours, who will help you discover London's swinging city in true style. Join him in his own 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow where you will be escorted through the heart of the city while you discover many of the famous areas of London which help to shape Pop and Rock History.


Naomi PayneNaomi Payne
Here, Digger talks to Naomi Payne, singer and entertainer, who specialises in jazz and blues and who has wowed audiences at vintage events and private parties. Naomi also covers from 1920s - 1940s gangster and moll parties, murder mystery, tea dances and vintage balls.


Twinwood Festival incorporating The Glenn Miller FestivalTwinwood Festival
Twinwood Festival incorporating The Glenn Miller Festival, an annual event at Twinwood Arena near Bedford, has become Britain's biggest vintage festival. Here, Digger talks to Liz and David Wooding, whose family have been running Twinwood Festival since its inception in 2002, about the vintage 'phenomenon' and about the Twinwood Festival.
Rock 'n' Roll ParadiseRock 'n' Roll Paradise
Here Digger talks to Lord Tim and Lady Eve Croxford about their Rock 'n' Roll Paradise show. With tributes to Elvis, The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison and over 40 songs, the show is guaranteed to get you rocking and bopping.
Your Jukebox Co Your Jukebox Co
Paul at Your Jukebox Co has a passion for restoring these classic jukeboxes to their original glory. Here Digger talked to Paul about this love of jukes which sees him with the best of both worlds - running a thriving business where there's a strong customer demand and great personal satisfaction in providing quality restorations.
BeatlesFest IrelandBeatlesFest Ireland
Digger caught up with Gerry McLaughlin, who runs the only annual Beatles festival to take place in Ireland. A mixture of Beatles tribute acts and covers bands, special guests and other Beatles-related festivities, the BeatlesFest event takes place at Moville in the beautiful countryside of Donegal.
Jukebox One Night HireJukebox One Night Hire
Digger talks to Robin Rowe at Jukebox One Night Hire about their hire service, supplying events and parties with the ultimate musical soundtrack for their celebrations.
The Jukebox CoThe Jukebox Co
Digger talks to Terry at The Jukebox Co. whose love of Jukeboxes started with rock 'n' roll in the fifties and with his dad's passion for, and involvement with, these beautiful machines. A passion that was passed on to Terry...
Those Old RecordsThose Old Records
With a love of vinyl and having amassed a large record collection, Chris McGranaghan very early got on eBay and discovered that there was a good market for quality vinyl. Chris has built-up Those Old Records into a large and resourceful online and physical vinyl records store with a big reputation for quality and expertise.
Gary's Music FramesGary's Music Frames
Gary's Music Frames produce visually stunning phonecards framed with original records and DVDs. Digger caught up with Gary at the Brackley Biker's Festival where his stall was doing a brisk trade in rock 'n roll related Music Frames.
Digger talks to Simon Hart about his business Rockpots. Simon is producing contemporary rock artwork on ceramics, so you can have mugs, teapots, plates, cups and saucers with images of your favourite bands on them. Simon also offers other items for sale, including a big choice of rock T-Shirts. And there's a big range of exclusive Sandy Denny items.

The SoundboxThe Soundbox
Digger talked to Ian Maxted who runs a business based on his expertise for, and love of vintage gramophones and phonographs. The SoundBox is one of the few remaining such outlets that maintains and offers these beautiful items for sale.
Johnny Mans ProductionsJohnny Mans Productions
Johnny Mans Productions - Johnny offers Shows and Productions from music hall & the forties through to the modern & contemporary.
The Jukebox Jive ShowThe Jukebox Jive Show
Here Digger talks to Katie Gale who is the energetic and enthusiastic driving force behind the new Jukebox Jive Show to be held near Heathrow in October.
A mix of Juke Boxes, rock & roll and retro & vintage, The Jukebox Jive show features live bands, makeovers, jiving, memorabilia and clothing dealers and, of course, Juke Boxes.
Mickey and GraceMickey and Grace
MG stands for Mickey and Grace. They have worked in the entertainment business for the past twenty years and now work with some great artistes and musicians. At MG productions you can book Mickey and Grace as a Duo (or Solo), or using their contacts they can supply you with different scenario Trios, Tributes and Cabaret shows. Here Digger talks to Grace about what makes MG special.
Playable Picture FramesPlayable Picture Frames
Here, Digger talks to Kirstie at Playable Picture Frames. Kirstie has come up with an innovative way to display classic Album Cover Art and also be able to play the albums inside.
Vicpine rare & cult moviesVicpine rare & cult movies
Digger talks to Chris Smedley at Vicpine rare and cult movies. Chris is a rare and cult films enthusiast and helps customers from all over the world locate those hard to find movies and made-for-TV movies that people have fond memories of. These range from pop culture and classic movies to cult and noir or made-for-TV movies.
Victory BelleVictory Belle
Digger talks to Johnny Victory and Frances Belle about their highly popular wartime tribute show 'Victory Belle'. This show features music, dance and comedy banter in a nostalgic package that is guaranteed to get you singing along and waving your Union Jack.
Juke Box ServicesJuke Box Services
Juke Box Services have probably the largest stock of 1950's and 1960's Wurlitzer, AMI, Seeburg and Rockola jukeboxes in Europe.
Here Digger talks to Simon at Juke Box Services about his vast stock of vintage 50s and 60s jukeboxes and about his thirty-odd years in the business.
Metropolis GroupMetropolis Group
Digger talked to Ian Brenchley, the MD at Metropolis Group, about their diverse array of activities in the music business. Both contemporary and retro, Metropolis activities range from studios and providing multi-format recording and production facilities to their own record labels and live events.
Koo Ka Choo and 80s GoldKoo Ka Choo & 80s Gold
Digger talks to Keith of Koo Ka Choo who pay tribute to two of the greatest eras of popular music - the Glam and disco of the seventies and the electropop and power rock of the eighties.


The Games Room CompanyThe Games Room Company
Digger talked to Olivia Walder-Smith about The Games Room Company, the place to come to for Jukeboxes, Arcade Games, Pool, Snooker & Billiard Tables, Bar Billiards, Coca-Cola Machines, Jelly Bean Machines and much more.
Timeless Theatre ProductionsTimeless Theatre Productions
Memory Lane, A Timeless Collection, All Our Yesterdays and Rolling Back The Years... These four nostalgia-packed variety shows are wowing audiences around the UK. Here Digger talks to Colin Francis at Timeless Theatre Productions about what makes their shows so special.
Ace RecordsAce Records
Ace Records is the leading reissue record company in the UK, specialising in Rock'n'Roll , Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Garage Rock and Punk. Digger asked the Managing Director of Ace Records, Roger Armstrong, some questions about the company and its huge, varied and impressive catalogue of artists. 
Pop Art Inc - Elvis DavisPop Art Inc
Digger talks to Elvis Davis who combines two careers, one as a leading Pop Artist and another as a highly successful movie costume designer. As a member of the costume team, Elvis has been the recipient of two Oscar nominations. His Pop and Rock icon artworks are much sought after, not only by the public but also by musicians and those within the industry.
JSP RecordsJSP Records
Here, Digger talks to John, the founder of JSP Records. John's experience and passion for the music is second to none and he offers the best in Jazz & Blues. Jazz Box Sets, Roots Box sets, Select recordings, Nostalgia & Roots and American Roots with some country and rock and roll for good measure.
Geoff FelixGeoff Felix
Digger talks to Geoff Felix, Punch and Judy man and puppeteer, about the history of Punch and Judy and the way it reflects the times and social changes. The genre has survived for 350 years, Punch exists in countless manifestations around the world and is constantly evolving. Nevertheless, Punch is essentially a very British phenomenon.
The Hollywood Bees Hollies TributeThe Hollywood Bees Hollies Tribute
Here Digger talks to Vince Mason of The Hollywood Bees about the band and the music of The Hollies as well as about his new project - The Counterfeit Sixties. Vince and the band have been involved in the music business for many years and there's no-one better to do justice to the songs of The Hollies and the sixties.

Bamalama PostersBamalama Posters
Bamalama Posters - Limited edition Rock and Movie Posters. Digger talks to John Brett at Bamalama Posters. John offers original and vintage music and movie posters in all genres and from the fifties through to the 'noughties'.
Classic DrumsClassic Drums
Here Digger talks to Mike Nicholls at Bournemouth-based drum store Classic Drums about his love of drums and drumming and his ethos for traditional customer service in this rather impersonal Internet age.
Vinyl style CDs at Band CDsVinyl Style CDs at Band CDs
Vinyl style CDs at Band CDs. Digger talks to Paul Martin about this clever use of the CD format to emulate the look of vintage vinyl.
Vintage MusicVintage Music
Digger talks to Terry at Vintage Music. Terry offers diverse artists and genres on CD from the forties through to the eighties. Folk, rock, pop, easy listening, comedy, blues - from the commonplace to the obscure. Terry has a finding and sourcing service for those harder to find items and is happy and willing to do the searching for you.
Guitar AvenueGuitar Avenue
Here Digger talks to Gary at Guitar Avenue about his hobby-turned-business. Gary has forty years experience in the field and specialises in iconic vintage guitars. Guitar Avenue now has a worldwide reputation for service and quality.
Vintage & Modern GuitarsVintage & Modern Guitars
Here Digger talks to Phil at  Vintage and Modern Guitars and Phil's Vintage Guitars about his love of vintage guitars and this business founded on the demand for authentic and original classic guitars.
Salvo MusicSalvo Music
Salvo Music's catalogue includes artists as diverse as Slade, Bay City Rollers, Madness, Procol Harum, Art of Noise, Propaganda, The Move, The Undertones, Belle Stars, Nazareth, Wreckless Eric, Tracey Ullman, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Buggles, Peter Green, John Williams, Cleo Laine & John Dankworth and STIFF. Here Digger talks to Chas Chandler, Salvo label manager, about their label, their ethos and their artists.
Based in Scotland, GLAMD are the best seventies review band available, playing songs by Sweet, Bay City Rollers, T. Rex, Slade, Abba, Queen. The ultimate party band! Here Digger talks to Sandy who founded the band about life in a glam rock tribute band.
Zebra ExpressZebra Express
Zebra  Express are a very experienced & professional 70's Disco Tribute / 70's Theme Party / Wedding Band. Established 1998, Zebra Express are a premier 70's retro band covering music by such Artistes as Chic/Sister Sledge/Candi Staton/Donna Summer/ The Trammps/Kool & the Gang etc.
The Jukebox ShopThe Jukebox Shop
Digger talks to Stuart at The Jukebox Shop. Jukeboxes are a huge part of our musical heritage and popular culture. Stuart's experience and expertise in the field is unsurpassed and here, amongst other things, we find out about the history of Jukeboxes and what are the reasons for the continued success of The Jukebox Shop..
Panamint CinemaPanamint Cinema
Panamint Cinema have produced over 70 DVDs featuring classic documentaries  from the Nation’s film archive, television companies and independent film producers.
Dance Floors For HireDance Floors For Hire
Digger talks to Greg Anderson at The Blue Parrot Company about their latest strands to their event hire business. Illuminated dance floors and photo booths are proving particularly popular...
The Counterfeit BeatlesThe Counterfeit Beatles
The Counterfeit Beatles have established themselves as one of the UK's most sought after international acts with two of the highest profile performances ever undertaken by any Beatles tribute band. Here Digger talks to their founder Peter Bailey about the band.
The Lane Mobile StudioThe Lane Mobile Studio
The LMS was founded in 1972, when Ronnie Lane, bass player with The Small Faces and The Faces imported a 1968 Airstream Trailer from the USA. Back then the only real competition was The Rolling Stones mobile. The LMS was a massive success, and the sound of the 'room' was legendary. Many eminent producers considered it the flattest & most accurate control room in the world.
The Jukebox Selection The Jukebox Selection
Jukebox Selection offer superb neon signs, a custom neon sign service, CD and vinyl jukebox sales and repair, pool table sales and re-cover. Here, Digger talks to Keith at Jukebox Selection.
MEM Cinema & Music MemorabiliaMEM Cinema & Music Memorabilia
Mike Bloomfield has been a leading player in the memorabilia world since the nineties. As a keen collector of movie and music memorabilia, Mike is well qualified to service the needs of collectors of rock, pop and movie posters and ephemera.
Upbeat RecordingsUpbeat Recordings
Liz Biddle at Upbeat Recordings tells us about her 'home for the very best music recordings' which was established way back in1989. The term eclectic springs to mind when browsing through the catalogue. With a focus on jazz, the offerings also include classical, folk and some one-offs. Here we find out what the 'USP' is at Upbeat and why their customers keep on coming back.
Collectable Records Collectable Records
Collectable Records is a long-established record dealership for Vinyl records, DVDs, videos and music related memorabilia. Proprietor Tim has a particular passion for seventies and eighties music and here he talks to Digger about vinyl and music memorabilia. 
Chestnut Bank ProductionsChestnut Bank Productions
Byron Elwell was inspired by the work and legacy of Joe Meek and runs Chestnut Bank Productions, recreating the instrumental sounds of the early sixties in those pre-Beatlemania days. Here, Digger talks to Byron about what he is doing.
Sing Out Sisters Sing Out Sisters
Sing Out Sisters are one of the UK’s top function bands, performing hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s. This high energy show complete with costume changes and choreography will drive you and your guests onto the dance floor, dancing to the best pop, soul and disco classics. Digger caught up with Claire and Laura to ask them some questions about life in a top-rated functions band.
Shake101 are a talented band who are passionate about 60s music and 60s style. Digger went along to one of their gigs to sample their versions of 60s classics and to talk to Scott, Mitch, Mick and Darren about 60s music, mod and the future for Shake101. Look out for them!
Groovybooth Groovybooth
Be it a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday or Bar Mitzvah party, a corporate event, a piece of experiential marketing or an awards ceremony, a Groovybooth is an indispensable addition to your event. People love having their photos taken and to have fun with friends. Digger talks to Dave Rogers at Groovybooth about the booth phenomenon and what it's like to run Groovybooth.
Acrobat and Trapeze MusicAcrobat and Trapeze Music
Digger talks to John at Acrobat/Trapeze Music. Knowing that there is demand for specialist, niche and collectors' music all around the world, their strategy is to ensure that artists and recordings in genres which are often not given priority by the major companies are as widely available as possible.
Morningside Management Tribute ShowsMorningside Management Tribute Shows
Morningside Management offer the highest quality tribute shows to Neil Diamond, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Marley, Elvis, Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, U2 and Oasis, amongst others. Here, Digger talks to Steve Barker about his 'stable' of tribute acts and shows. - genuine and original Film Cells and - Replica Gold discsFilm Cells and Replica Gold Discs
Replica Gold Discs and Film Cells have really taken off in recent times as gifts and as unusual and unique items to decorate a study, a den or a games room. Here, Digger talks to John who runs - genuine and original Film Cells and - Replica Gold Discs.
Liberty GamesLiberty Games
Liberty Games are the UK’s no. 1 home games room specialists! One of their specialist areas is that of retro products. This includes a great range of Wurlitzer, Rock-Ola, Sound Leisure and Steepletone jukeboxes, with their great nostalgic styling coupled with up to date modern technology.

Peacock Auctions
Peacock Auctions
Here, Digger visits Peacock's auctions. They are one of the biggest auction houses specialising in 20th Century collectables and Rock, Pop, Film & Memorabilia. These auctions take place regularly throughout the year in Bedford. Digger attended their latest auction and spoke to Tim Brophy and John Lewis who run the auctions.
The Beat MagazineThe Beat Magazine
Here Digger talks to David Parker about The Beat Magazine - covering mainly 50s, 60s, and 70s rock & roll, R&B, blues and some country music and jazz. This monthly magazine has lively letters and news sections, exclusive interviews with the artists, book, CD, DVD, and live shows reviews. It also has a comprehensive Good Gig Guide, showing where the artists are performing on dates of tours and one-nighters. It has a worldwide subscription circulation.
The Bootleg SixtiesThe Bootleg Sixties
The boys are back in town! After the resounding success of the 2010 Spring and Autumn tours, The Bootleg Sixties show hits the road again, starting on February 24th 2011. They're going back to some favourite theatres by popular demand but they're breaking plenty of new ground too, including a five – date debut visit to Scotland! Here Digger talks to Steve Phypers of The Overtures about their Bootleg Sixties Tour, life and the universe!.

The Neil Drover AgencyThe Neil Drover Agency
Digger talks to Neil Drover at The Neil Drover Agency - Entertainment Agent Neil Drover provides an impressive list of entertainers, bands, wedding bands, ceilidh bands, swing, jazz, tribute acts, musicians and more.
Creamful and GunrunnerCreamful and Gunrunner
Digger talks to Spencer Pratten who runs two tribute/covers bands, Creamful with their authentic take on Cream's rich catalogue of songs and Gunrunner with a blend of blues, seventies rock and sixties favourites.

The Fabbagirls
The Fabbagirls
Here, Digger talks with Susie Webb about her work with Zoe Nicholas as The Fabbagirls and with The SAS (Spike's All Stars) Band. The best ABBA tribute band in the world - THE FABBAGIRLS!
Maxvinyl Maxvinyl
Max Hooley tells us about Maxvinyl - Beatles, Stones and Elvis, Rock'n'Roll, Folk, Blues, Soul and Reggae, World Music, Film and TV, Comedy. From the fifties to the nineties - more than 23,000 catalogued vinyl records for sale.

Digger talks to Richard Goulden at Rentabooth - Photobooth rental & instant party booth rental covering London and the UK. Photobooths have really taken off in popularity in recent times and here Richard explains the benefits and attraction of hiring a booth for your wedding, celebration or event. 

The Beatles Tribute Band
The Beatles Tribute Band
Digger talks to Martin Reynolds who plays John Lennon in the unambiguously-named Beatles tribute band - The Beatles Tribute Band! Martin and the boys have a reputation for musical excellence and an impressively authentic Beatles sound.

Vinyl Tree
Vinyl Tree
Digger talked with Ade at Vinyl Tree. Ade has a web presence and also attends record fairs and other events around the country, specialising in rare vinyl and CDs as well as collectable Corgi and Dinky vehicles. If it can be found then Ade will find it for you. Ade has built up a loyal and appreciative customer base as a result of his friendly and helpful manner, knowledge of his subject and keen pricing.

Burns Guitars London
Burns Guitars London
Burns Guitars London's policy of continual development and refinement reflects a constant quest to realise our vision of the ideal electric guitar. Burns Guitars London's  is run by Barry Gibson and they know a thing or two about quality guitar construction.

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin  
Digger talks to Lisa Martin, a popular performer on the 'retro and nostalgia circuit' who offers a Forties/Wartime show called 'I'll Be Seeing You' and a Fifties Swing show 'Ladies of Swing'. Lisa also performs a Nostalgic Decades show which combines the above with a 1960s/1970s dance/party set. 

VIP Events - Record and Music Fairs
VIP Events - Record and Music Fairs
VIP Events are the biggest organisers of music and record fairs in Europe and was established by 'pioneer' Rob Lythall back in the days when The Internet, MP3s and CDs hadn't been invented. Yes, there really was a time, and it was only 25 years ago, when we used maps to plan a journey and stopped at the side of the road to use a phone box!

Tom Smith runs Signatorium. Tom is an autograph specialist with many years experience and an extensive range of signed items, from popular culture to history and notable figures.
Focusing on iconic portraiture, pop art and a range of memorabilia aim to introduce previously unseen artists to you, that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Them Beatles
Them Beatles - Tribute Band
Forming through a mutual love of The Fab Four, Them Beatles have quickly become one of the best known Beatles tribute acts in the UK. Having wowed the crowds in venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Blackpool North Pier Theatre and Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Them Beatles have built a solid live show, helping audiences relive the early 60's Beat era, the psychedelic studio years through to the White album and beyond.

Rock Archive
Rock Archive
Limited Edition Rock and Roll Photographic Prints.

Browsers Music - Specialists in Music Nostalgia
Browsers Music - Specialists in Music Nostalgia
Browsers Music - Specialists in Music Nostalgia. Our music genre's we stock are Country & Western, Irish and Folk, Male and Female artists, 60's and Oldies, Instrumental, Nostalgia and some Pop. Our DVD section comprises of Music, Comedy, Horror, Feature Films, Children’s, Sport and Special Interest, all products are 100% original - guaranteed.

Funky FloorsFunky Floors
Funky Floors was established by Graham Moorcroft and Matthew Letley in 2004 and were the innovators of the UK's first fully mobile illuminated dance floor. Funky Floors continues to be the largest supplier of illuminated dance floors in the UK. To accompany the floors we now have a wide selection of other fun and innovative products to make your event stand out from the rest!
Daydream Guitars
Daydream Guitars was set up by Reg Banks to supply vintage and used guitars to the music Industry. Today, Sid Wagstaff runs the business and provides expertise and advice as well as stocking some of the best vintage and used guitars for clients worldwide. There is also a service where you can sell your guitar through Sid's website.

UK DVDs OnlineUK DVDs Online
Michael at UK DVDs Online tells us about his new business. With classics such as The Ealing Comedies, Hammer Horror, the Carry On movies and British Cult TV titles, UK DVDs Online has about 6,000 titles to choose from. 

Soul BrotherSoul Brother Records
Laurence Prangell at Soul Brother Records talks to Digger. Specialists in soul music, jazz music and funk music, Soul Brother are probably unique in the UK in terms of their breadth and scope of titles and depth of knowledge and satisfy customers worldwide.

Harris HireHarris Hire Vintage & Specialist  Musical  Equipment Hire
We talk to Phil Harris about his Vintage and Specialist Musical Instrument and Equipment Hire business, Harris Hire.

Ace Music StandsAce Music Stands
Digger talked to Paul Blackbourn at Ace Music Stands who produce music stands for many clients, including the BBC. These are lightweight, long-lasting, economical and will make your band stand out from the crowd.

Ian GallagherIan Gallagher

Ian Gallagher performs tributes to Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Matt Monro. Ian has gained a reputation for the remarkable authenticity of his renditions, as the leading exponent in his field and for his professional approach to providing a first-class evening's entertainment for parties, functions and corporate events. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, The London Palladium and Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber's wedding.

Buddy Holly and Billy Fury ShowBilly Fury and Buddy Holly
Digger talks to Tony Davey about his and Steve Conrad's Billy Fury & Buddy Holly Tribute. The ultimate Rock 'N Roll Show brings you tributes to two of the biggest names in rock n' roll music, a fabulous night of entertainment with a rock n' roll finale as both tribute artists take to the stage. With an extensive range of material covering titles from the rock 'n’ roll era of the fifties and sixties. 

Nic-Ola NostalgiaNic-Ola Nostalgia

Darren Wallace runs Nic-Ola Nostalgia, the home of Retro and Nostalgia-themed and styled electronic products on the Web. Retro-styled Record Players, Jukeboxes, MP3 Players, Telephones and Radios and much more.

Party PacksParty Packs the UK's leading Party Supplies Specialists

If it is Party Supplies you are looking for we probably have it, if we don't have it, we can get it!

Irvin AmusementsIrvin Amusements
Irvin Amusements, a family run business for the last one hundred and twenty years, are experienced specialists in fun fair hire. Both social and corporate events are available; From Victorian Stalls or Musical Carousels, Irvin Amusements have the rides for you.

The Sounds of Burt Bacharach, a musical spectacular by Chris DeanThe Sounds of Burt Bacharach, a musical spectacular by Chris Dean

We talked to Chris Dean, the Musical Director of the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra, who is currently touring the UK with a Burt Bacharach Spectacular.

We'll Meet AgainWe'll Meet Again
The record breaking touring show presented by DUGGIE CHAPMAN MBE, We’ll Meet Again clocks up an amazing 9th year on the road in 2010, featuring tributes to Vera Lynn, Max Miller, George Formby and many more.

Lynsey Leigh DaviesLynsey Leigh Davies 

We talk to Lynsey Leigh-Davies. With her 1940s Dame Vera Lynn tribute show, and her tributes to the 50s and 60s, Lynsey comes as a full package for bookings/gigs with a comprehensive selection of P A Equipment complete with her own Sound & Lighting technician. And with Lynsey's vast knowledge of songs, she is able to cater for most occasions - Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Reunions & Corporate Functions. 

New Amen CornerNew Amen Corner
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair if you are going to a New Amen Corner concert because you’ll soon be in a “Summer of Love” party mood. They do it all: Procol Harum to Pink Floyd, Mamas & Papas to Scott McKenzie, The Turtles to Joe Cocker, The Herd to The Small Faces.

Thanks For The Memory - Music Hall To Variety Thanks For The Memory - Music Hall To Variety
Presented by DUGGIE CHAPMAN MBE, Thanks For The Memory is a showcase for Duggie's detailed knowledge of Variety, Music Hall and the Old Stars of days gone by.
The Last PiranhaThe Last Piranha Film & TV Memorabilia
David Owen
offers a fantastic choice of Retro Gifts, Gift Ideas, Collectables, Licensed Music, Movies & Television Merchandise including Dr Who, The Beatles, Thunderbirds, Superman, Wonderwoman and Batman.

RL MusicRL Music
Digger talks with Richard Lawson at RL Music - Europe's largest Vintage Analogue Synthesiser dealer.
  AVA Online
For a great nostalgia trip, or to renew acquaintance with your beloved LP's, why not dust off the old turntable, renew the stylus and enjoy the long forgotten rich warm sound of analogue music.
The Forces Sweethearts
The Forces Sweethearts
Louise Van De Bours
tells us about her 1940s show  The Forces Sweethearts, and West End Girls, two musical duos that she runs with Deborah Stokes.
Vintage Movie Posters
Vintage Movie Posters

Mark Hochman
at Vintage Movie Posters Ltd specialises in Original and Vintage Movie Posters - these are not only great to own and to hang on the wall for your enjoyment but can also prove to be sound investments.
Viv The SpivViv The Spiv
Viv The Spiv is played by Iain Dawson. Iain adds some 'black market cockney patter' to your forties-themed event, party or promotion, and may even throw in some free stockings. Great fun, so 'ave a butcher's.
Top Of The PopsTop Of The Pops
EMI Gold have released a 43-CD collection entitled Top Of The Pops Year By Year Collection 1964-2006. This collection features hits from this iconic BBC show which was broadcast weekly from the mid-60s to the mid-noughties. The tracks included are a huge nostalgic treat for any music lover old or young.
Alan Holmes
has a passion for rock music and autograph collecting that goes back to the heady early days of The Beatles, The Stones, The Hollies and The Yardbirds. Alan has an impressive portfolio of autographed rock and pop items for sale.
We look at, the world's biggest online store for new, rare, collectable CDs, vinyl records, music DVDs, clothing, limited editions, imports and music memorabilia from the around the world.
Guy Portelli
Guy Portelli
Sculptor Guy Portelli secured the support of three of the Dragons on the Dragons' Den TV programme. Guy's Pop Icon sculptures featuring luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, Sex Pistols, Sade, Grace Jones, The Spice Girls, Bob Marley, Madonna, Tupac, Bono and Amy Winehouse have captured the imaginations of the art world, investors and the public. 
Laughlines Comedy Show tributes
Laughlines Comedy Show tributes
We spoke to Michael Wilson-Green at Laughlines Events who have gained an enviable reputation for staging quality comedy-themed events, including Fawlty Towers, Carry On and Father Ted.
Neon Creations
Neon Creations
The use of Neon has truly stood the test of time, with the first neon sign being sold to a Paris barber in 1912. Here, we look at Neon, the straight glass tube which is transformed by the use of a flame into stunning and eye-catching curves, letters, and logos.

BCM Promotions
BCM Promotions
Digger talks to Ray Martin at BCM Promotions Ltd. BCM present hit recording stars of the 60's, 70's, 80's to the present day & also provide a great selection of Tribute bands.

C'mon Everybody Show
C'mon Everybody Show
Digger talks to Chris Black who has been in the music business since 1955 and who runs the highly successful touring show C'mon Everybody. This features artists such as Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Chuck  Berry, Duane Eddy. The show is in its eleventh year and can be seen at a venue near you throughout 2011.
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