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Brian Tansley










I 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!


Talking 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.

Thanks 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?

The 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 box office.

Another 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.

Bill's "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.



Revival's 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.

Revival played one of their most prestigious gigs at the Newark Palace Theatre on Thursday 28 September 2006.

The 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.

Revival support Children in Need

Revival are playing one of their most prestigious gigs when they appear at Newark Palace Theatre on Thursday 28 September.

The 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.

Compere 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.

Tickets 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.



As 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.

Since the 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?!

 In March, 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! 

 Then 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 .

Sandwiched 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.....

Finally, watch out for our new CD in January. We hope to have it ready for the Concert Hall gig.


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