hope you like the springtime and summer flavour of our new gig list
and newsletter. We thought we'd try and cheer everyone up at this
particularly dark and dismal time of year, even though (as we're
sure you'll appreciate) the design and printing of such a wonderful
trifold cost us an arm and a leg!
of cheering us all up - what about the gig in aid of BBC Children
in Need at the Newark Palace last September? Who in their right
mind would have given us a hope of selling out and raising nearly
five thousand pounds for the charity? Without doubt, such a massive
response to our hair brained scheme exceeded our wildest dreams.
to everyone who bought tickets, supported us and made all the effort
worthwhile. It was a delight to play to a full house and to meet
most of the audience afterwards in the foyer. It was also a real
pleasure to work with so many dedicated and professional people.
BBC Radio Nottingham's Brian Tansley stood by us from the outset
and brilliantly held the proceedings together on the night. David
Pipe (Manager at the Theatre) leaned over backwards to help us at
every turn and BBC Radio Nottingham were so helpful loaning us the
real Pudsey Bear for the show and publicity stunts. Many sincere
thanks to them. Adlard Print and Reprographics made some wonderful
posters and programmes using fantastic photographs from Rob Haywood
whilst The Bingham School of Dance, Steve Cooke and Anna Humphrey
all added greatly to the show's variety and appeal. Also, congratulations
to Steve for making such a significant donation towards the overall
profit. He really did pay through the nose to get on that stage
with us. Well done mate. Isn't it wonderful to have such a great
team of talented people with so many of them willing to offer their
services free of charge in aid of charity?
great news is we are repeating the exercise in 2007. This time,
however, we've been promoted and the show will be staged on a Friday
night, 14th. September! Tickets will cost £10 (concessions £9) and
our target this time will be to break the £5,000 barrier. Do try
and be there. Tickets will only be available from the Palace Theatre
forthcoming gig you might be interested in supporting is the Bill
Brindley Benefit Night at The Meadow Club on Friday 30th. March.
Tickets are £10 in aid of one of Nottingham's most famous footballers
who gave many years of loyal service to both Notts. County and Nottingham
Forest. It would be great to have a full room at this one.
"do" is one of at least twelve on the 2007 gig list that are in
aid of really worthwhile charities. Let's hope they are all roaring
successes. As you know, supporting good causes is one of the reasons
Revival exists. It is a sobering thought therefore, to know the
estimate of our involvement in fundraising for good causes since
our very first gig in 1990 is currently around £175,000. The truth
is we don't keep an accurate log of profits for all the good causes
involving the band, but such a rough estimate still creates a wonderful
"feel good" factor for all concerned - and that very much includes
you, our audience. Without you we wouldn't have made a penny. Thanks
yet again for your continued support.
Christmas Party. There are still a few tickets left for the Mapperley
Plains Social Club Gig 8th December 2006. The Mapperley Social
Club on the 15th December 2006 is sold out.
played one of their most prestigious gigs at the Newark Palace
Theatre on Thursday 28 September 2006.
concert, which was supported by BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio
Lincolnshire, raised around £4,800 for the annual BBC Children
in Need Appeal and Pudsey Bear was there on the night to welcome
everyone! Revival played many favourite songs from the 50s and
60s, with some great surprises along the way. Compere for the
night was BBC Radio Nottingham's Brian Tansley. Guest artists
included dancers from the Bingham School of Dancing, singer Anna
Humphrey, our keyboard player, Jim's, daughter. And Steve Cooke
who sang 'Please Don't Tease' and raised £1,200 for the privilege!
The event was such a success that there will be a repeat next
year. The theatre is already booked for the 14th September 2007
and tickets will be on sale from the Newark Palace Theatre Box
Office, telephone 01636 655755. Don't miss out on another fabulous
night with your favourite band - and support BBC Children in Need.
Children in Need
are playing one of their most prestigious gigs when they appear
at Newark Palace Theatre on Thursday 28 September.
concert, which is being supported by BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC
Radio Lincolnshire, will be raising money for the annual BBC Children
in Need Appeal, and Pudsey Bear will be there on the night to welcome
you in person! Revival will be playing many of your favourite songs
from the 50s and 60s, with some great surprises along the way.
for the night will be BBC Radio Nottingham’s Brian Tansley. Keep
listening for updates and interviews with the band on BBC Radio
Nottingham and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
will be on sale shortly from the Newark Palace Theatre Box Office,
telephone 01636 655755. Don’t miss out on a fabulous night with
your favourite band – and support BBC Children in Need.
this Newsletter goes to print in early October,
it’s hard to believe that well over half the total number of tickets
for our Early Christmas Parties have already been sold. So, get
phoning Geoff. on 9202991 if you want to go. We always have a great
time and include a 60s quiz or two for good measure (with fantastic
prizes!!). Tickets are £6.
publication of our last Newsletter, we’ve had great fun playing
at the Arnold Carnival in Arnold Park, travelling to Essex and York
for a couple of special gigs, and being featured in the Volvo Owners
Club Autumn magazine! What next?!
we co-hosted our second show at the Nottingham Albert Hall with
the Henley Farrell Big Band and Brian Tansley.
This was a great night with some fantastic performances - Brian’s
jokes were even funny! Thanks to everyone who helped make the evening
such a success. For those that couldn’t get along, the show was
a sell-out (which was just as well since our budget was fairly tight
for this one!).
We feel our
new gig list is equally as exciting as its predecessor. In addition
to the usual quota of wonderful fundraisers and parties, we also
have a special “do” for Trent College School at the East Midland
Conference Centre in November. At this there will be a champagne
reception, a casino and a five course meal for £48. Oh, and we’ll
be there as well!
we have two “Mayor’s Charity Bashes”. The first is for the Mayor
of Rushcliffe’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution Appeal in December
(admission £15 including a buffet at 7.30pm), with the Mayor of
Broxtowe’s dance a couple of months later in aid of the National
Autistic Society. This will take place at “The Shed” at Beeston.
Good luck to both .
between them we have out first ever evening at the Nottingham Concert
Hall on Tuesday January 18th. Along with several other local artists
(some of them household names) we’ve been invited to take part in
BBC Radio Nottingham’s “Tribute
to Elvis” in aid of Children in Need. Tickets for this
are all £10, and selling really fast. Phone the box office immediately
if you’re interested. We’re really excited. So much so we’ve even
started rehearsing for the big day!!
And we couldn’t
let the months slip by without booking another charity night at
Arnold’s Bonington Theatre. We’re due there on May 7th., raising
funds this time for that wonderful children’s charity “When You
Wish Upon a Star!” Tickets will be a bit more expensive than
usual at £10 as we’re hoping to raise over £1500. We shall be performing
for free (as we shall be at the Concert Hall) and hope to sell out
really quickly. Please support us if you possibly can.
Then we have
our 2005 Christmas Parties.....
out for our new CD in January. We hope to have it ready for the
Concert Hall gig.