the Lost Chord

Band · June 18th, 2016

The Lost Chord

Two more  familiar faces, Sam And Jake, along with two more members

Good to see this young, ambitious local band back

Some of you may recall them from  Rock FM ‘Cash For Kids’ charity day, and a couple of appearances at the end of last year

Well , even more exciting and accomplished this year  and a huge pat on the back to ‘the Beach’ for encouraging local talent

Even more exciting,  check out ‘Guitar Star’ on SKY ARTS on a Tuesday night

Not only are these guys ambitious and talented,  they have one more claim to fame :-

Jake Heaton is also a television star, playing his guitar alongside the legendary George Benson !!

Liza Radley

 

Edwin Dukes – Soul Man

Edwin Dukes – Soul Man

Solo · June 18th, 2016

Saturday 18th June

Motown has arrived in Chorley !

I couldn’t not recommend this guy enough, a clearly polished and seasonal professional

He knew his job and how to take you back to the days of the best music ever , mixing it with a light hearted chatter with the crowd and some cool, super smooth dancing

His renditions of ‘Stuck on You‘, ‘Soul Man’, ‘My Girl‘ were faultless

Edwin is ‘The Soul Man’

Liza Radley

Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson

Solo · June 11th, 2016

A great resurgence of the regular Saturday night get together at Chorley Beach

Welcome back Kathy Anderson !

A regular at the Beach, who has continued to impress and entertain the regulars and also the new faces,

who have discovered this oasis of fun, lively entertainment, in a safe and friendly atmosphere

Kathy is also booked later on in the season, Saturday 9th July with her new band, the Hornbeats who I have also had the privilege to see at Preston Pub, great combination with the brass section enhancing all the tracks being played.

And they certainly had the place rocking and rolling.

Definitely a date to put in the calendar

Liza Radley

RYAN CLIFFTON – Raglan Road

RYAN CLIFFTON – Raglan Road

Review · September 1st, 2015

Ryan of folk band ‘Raglan Road’

Saturday 29th August

One half of Raglan Road (a group previously at the Beach), Ryan performed an eclectic mix of classics and modern songs with ease, guitar in hand and with a smooth transition from one song to another, pleased the crowd with his renditions.

And for those who can recall – I did say put them in your band alert !!!  This guy can sing !

The curious ensemble of a tomato, a carrot and a sheep, Mr & Mrs Where’s Wally and a multitude of other garishly dressed characters, enhanced the party atmosphere.

I believe there are further details on Facebook for the cast and crew of the charity walkers who gathered at the ‘Beach’

Ryan immediately switched on to his audience and ensured their enthusiastic mood continued.

Great performance Ryan.

Liza Radley

ROD STEWART tribute

ROD STEWART tribute

Review · August 24th, 2015

Saturday 22nd August

Rod Stewart

What an night !

Electric storms and torrential rain couldn’t dampen the spirits or commitment of the Rod Stewart tribute artist, his renditions of classic ‘Rod the Mod’ covers was power driven, and not just by the weather.

Maggie May, Hot Legs, The First Cut is the Deepest, the list was endless, and Rod performed non stop all night.

His ‘Grand Finale’ song of  ‘Sailing’ was a masterstroke, and couldn’t have been more appropriate, and the guys and girls who danced in the pouring rain and sang along through the night, all deserve the Maritime Medal.

This guy is definitely worth another visit and I’d risk another drowning to see him again !!!!

Liza Radley

The Missing Chord

Review · August 24th, 2015

Saturday 22nd August

The Missing Chord

A repeat performance from the young local band, who performed on Rock FM ‘Cash For Kids’ charity day.

Three 15 year old lads (2 guitarists and a drummer) who are having the time of their lives, dishing out classics that are way beyond their years.

‘Sixteen Tons – Tennesee Ford /Johnny Cash’ rocked up and out by these boisterous kids was a revelation.

There is a mischievousness in their music, that encapsulates the enthusiasm of youth, and clearly demonstrates that they are not a ‘Boy Band’ but are creative, inventive musicians.

Well done guys, hope to see you back at the ‘Beach’

Liza Radley

ABBA tribute BJORN TO BE ABBA

ABBA tribute BJORN TO BE ABBA

Review · August 17th, 2015

ABBA tribute Duo

I see a theme here with the ‘Chorley Beach’  performers !

A is the critical letter, are they working through the alphabet ?

A polished performance from two girls, who had the crowd up on their feet

A 45 minute set of ABBA songs, that were performed with aplomb and class, followed by a session of 70’s / 80’s disco classics

And rounded off with a demand from the public for a repeat performance of the ABBA classic –  ‘Dancing Queen’.

I hold my hat off to the girls,  anyone who can get kids, youngsters, sensible adults and a 102 year old lady up on their feet, all dancing together, that takes talent

Hats off too, to Chorley Beach, for providing this quality of entertainment for free !!!!

Liza Radley

Kathy Anderson

Review · August 17th, 2015

Saturday 15th August

Kathy Anderson

A sensational lively , friendly  performance before the arrival of ABBA, another wide and varied selection of good classic song and modern covers, with Kathy’s usual cheeky , happy go lucky style.

Kathy made sure the tribute band worked for their appearance, and proved that she is not just the warm up act.

I would love her to tackle a Chrissie Hynde song.

Thrown down a challenge there Kathy !!!

Liza Radley

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