The Original Jukebox Heroes

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Six Harmonic Voices,

original-jukebox-heroes-3kicking off four seasoned frontmen.

One astonishing keyboard player,

and an 8 cylinder drummer!

A high energy 70’s show and a complete hoot from start to finish.

 

All photographs Rebecca Xibalba

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The band comprises original Glam Rock superstars from seventies rock classics bands,

The Sweet, Slade, The Glitter Band, Bay City Rollers, T.Rex and Paper Lace! Expect to see and hear modern performances that retain the energy and brilliance of the decade.

We may have grown (slightly) older but our music ain’t!original-jukebox-heroes-6

Jeff Brown – Sweet’s powerful vocalist and hot bassist who replaced the legendary Brian Connelly – is joined by the superb gritty blues tones of Slade’s Steve Whalley, whose vocals and inimitable style of guitar playing afforded him the unenviable task of filling the (rather large) boots of original singer and writer Noddy Holder.

Add into the mix Pete Phipps, the original drumming Powerhouse from
The Glitter Band, Phil Hendriks – vocalist and superb guitarist from the extensively travelled, recently reformed Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, Dave Major – talented and charismatic keyboard player, vocalist and pianist from Mickey Finn’s very own T.Rex and you would think that the order was complete. But the icing on this delectable rock fest is Phil Wright, the drummer and percussionist who is the sensational voice of Paper Lace.

The pedigree of the Original Jukebox heroes is surpassed only by the huge popularity of the hit songs that they have performed for many years. Already popular all over Europe, the band are no strangers to packed stadiums and festivals and have recently begun to build a firm fan base back here in England via a string of theatre dates and tours.

The excitement of this dynamic mix of talent and some of the finest songs of British popular music from the seventies is manifested in an exhilarating set of breathtaking authentic nostalgia and will have you reaching for your platforms and perm’s. Don’t miss out. Cum on feel the noize ! !

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Pete Phipps

Pete was the original drummer with The Glitter Band, and had hits with their self-composed hits pete-phipps-3such as

‘Angel Face’, ‘Let’s Get Together Again’, ‘Goodbye My Love’, and ‘People Like You, People Like Me’.

Since the 1970s Pete has continued his success with The Glitter band whilst remaining a respected and sought after musician, drumming on two ‘XTC’ albums in 1983 /84 and touring with the Eurythmics’ to promote their album ‘Touch’.

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Jeff Brown made his recording debut as a member of Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts. He had some underground success with ‘New Wave Of British Heavy Metal’ bands Wildfire and Statetrouper during the mid 80s before joining The Sweet (alongside original members Andy Scott and Mick Tucker) in 1987. He remained with Sweet for 16 years, initially as bassist but taking over as lead vocalist in 1998. He is also a long standing member of The Tremeloes.

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Dave Major

Classically trained pianist with a wealth of live experience on TV and Radio with his own music, he joined Mickey Finn’s T-Rex in 1997. Sadly, Mickey passed away in 2003 but his band plays on.
Dave has also performed and recorded with John Parr, Smokie, Alan Silson and Les McKeown. He still writes and produces his own material.

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Phil achieved success in the early 80’s as lead singer /songwriter/ guitarist with his own power-pop band The Stiffs who scored ‘Indie’ hits ‘Inside Out’ and (rather ironically) a cover of ‘Goodbye My Love’. He has recorded with Overend Watts, (Mott The Hoople) Alan Merril (The Arrows) and Graham Oliver (Saxon).
Since 2011 he has been a member of Paper Lace and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers and has enjoyed intensive international touring. He was also the guitarist in 2015 on
 ‘The Bay City Roller’s reunion tour’.

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During the late 70s and early 1980s, Steve was a member and chief songwriter of the Boss Brothers, whose album ‘Stalling For Time’ contained his haunting ballad ‘(Closer To) The Candle’, a single
A-side for the band which was later covered by such diverse artists as Roger Whittaker, Geraldine Branagan and ex-Smokie member Alan Silson. After original Slade members Noddy Holder and Jim Lea retired from live performances in the early 90’s, remaining Slade originals Dave Hill and Don Powell recruited Steve to continue touring and
recording until 2005.

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Phil Wright is the original singer and drummer with Paper Lace and sang all of the band’s hits. His performance and recording experience gathered over a period of forty five years in the business makes him a genuine hero of 70s music, with worldwide chart successes including ‘Billy Don’t Be A Hero’ (UK# 1),’The Night Chicago Died’ (USA# 1),

‘The Black Eyed Boys’, ‘Hitchin’ A Ride ’75’ and more. Psst, did you know,

‘The Night Chicago Died’, was not only No. 1 in the USA but became the biggest selling single (worldwide!) of 1974.

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