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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.
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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 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.
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.
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
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
Digger talked to Jeff at JJ Guitars, handcrafted
electric guitars made in the United Kingdom.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mania's Circus Shows, Big Top Hire, Circus Tent
Hire, Marquee Hire, Party Tent Hire, Medieval Tents &
Striped Tent Rental.
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.
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
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
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.
Selling vintage, used guitars and basses,
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.
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.
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 Gifticuffs.com. 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
One Night Hire
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...
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
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
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.
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
Johnny Mans Productions - Johnny offers Shows and Productions
from music hall & the forties through to the modern & contemporary.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
& 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 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 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.
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
Panamint Cinema have produced over 70 DVDs featuring classic documentaries
from the Nation’s film archive, television companies and independent film
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 filmcellsdirect.com - genuine
and original Film Cells and replicadiscs.com - Replica Gold Discs.
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.
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.
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
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!.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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'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
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.
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
RedBusArt.com aim to introduce previously unseen artists to you,
that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home or workplace.
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.
Limited Edition Rock and Roll Photographic Prints.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Hire Vintage & Specialist Musical Equipment Hire
We talk to Phil Harris about his Vintage and
Specialist Musical Instrument and Equipment Hire business, Harris
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Digger talks with Richard Lawson at RL Music - Europe's
largest Vintage Analogue Synthesiser dealer.
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
Louise Van De Bours
tells us about her 1940s show The Forces
Sweethearts, and West End Girls, two musical duos that she runs with
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 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.
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.
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 991.com, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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