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Award Winning Tribute Dark Side Of The Wall Headline Pink Floyd Fest on Sunday 3rd December


A special concert by the award winning Pink Floyd tribute Dark Side Of The Wall will conclude our 50th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd's legendary performance at the now burnt down Ritz Ballroom next to the Hare and Hounds.

Still fronted at that time by the charismatic Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's appearance in December 1967 came shortly after the release of their second single See Emily Play and their first album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

50 years later they have become one of the most bestselling and influential groups of all time and are currently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From 3 pm to 6 pm a great selection of local musicians including Peters & Dog who opened at The Mersey Beatles' Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Show in June will perform their favourite Pink Floyd songs at Fletchers Bar on York Road

Tickets cost £4 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe or £4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/411887

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.

At 7 pm doors will then open at the Hare & Hounds opposite for a special show by the award winning tribute band Dark Side Of The Wall. Expect to hear a great selection of Pink Floyd songs from their extensive back catalogue performed by a fantastic tribute band who regularly play major sold out events throughout the whole country.

Don't miss out on an amazing 2 hour full lighting show to commemorate a truly historic event.

First 30 tickets cost just £6 + Booking Fee from www.skiddle.com/e/13064574

Advance Tickets will then cost £8 from Kitchen Garden Cafe or £8 + Booking Fee from www.skiddle.com/e/13064574

Any remaining tickets will cost £10 on the door

Please note that the Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom

Click on the link below to listen to Dark Side Of The Wall's promotional video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=h88Td5wE2r4

 
Out Of The Shadows return to Fletchers on 5 November with a great 3 hour Rock'n'Roll Show

Come to the eagerly awaited return to Fletchers Bar on Sunday 5 November of the award winning Out of The Shadows for a fantastic 3-hour rock'n'roll show starting at 3 p.m. And wear your dancing shoes because this multi-talented group have had the audience dancing in every conceivable space on their last two appearances here.

Hailing from Stourbridge, they have regularly been voted Top Club Act by regional club entertainment officers and audience members. They are a great good time rock 'n' roll band. Expect to hear some of the greatest vocal hits from the late 1950's onwards from Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues through to Dire Straits' Walk Of Life as well as a few of The Shadows' greatest instrumental hits.

If you have not seen them before, don't miss out again as another great Lazy Sunday Afternoon's entertainment is guaranteed.

Advance Tickets cost £4 from Kitchen Garden Cafe or

£4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/417297

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.

 
Celebrate the Anniversary of The Rolling Stones Birmingham Debut on Sunday 24 September

ABOVE: The Rolling Stones photographed in 1963 shortly before their Birmingham debut at the Ritz Ballroom

Come On down to Fletchers Bar on King's Heath's York Road on Sunday 24 September where Satisfaction is guaranteed as  we celebrate the 54th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones first ever performance in Birmingham at the old Ritz Ballroom.

Formed in London in 1962 by Brian Jones after he met up with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards who had been childhood friends, the Rolling Stones started out as a blues group taking their name from the title of a song by Muddy Waters. For the whole of 1962 they played exclusively in the London area. But all that changed on 7 June 1963 after they released their first single a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On". Just a few months later on 14 September 1963 they played one of their first ever gigs outside London and their first ever in Birmingham at King's Heath's Ritz Ballroom. Joining Brian, Mick and Keith on the tiny stage were Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. The day after they returned to London to play at the Great Pop Prom at the Royal Albert Hall! And when they returned to Birmingham the following year they played the much larger venues of the Hippodrome and the Town Hall. They then went onto become the world's greatest Rock and Roll Band in the world selling over 200 million albums.

From 3 to 6 pm some great local musicians including Get Stoned, Goodall, Mr Apollo 3, Ant's Cover Up, The Mighty Crawdaddys and Harmonica Bob and Oz will perform their interpretations of classic Rolling Stones songs at Fletchers Bar & Eatery directly opposite the burnt down ruins of the old Ritz Ballroom.

Get your tickets now for this hugely popular annual event that usually sells out in advance.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED

A FEW £5 TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

TICKETS GUARANTEE ADMISSION BUT NOT A SEAT

Read Mike Lockley's Sunday Mercury article about our anniversary event and The Rolling Stones 1963 gig at the Ritz by clicking on the link below:-

www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/rolling-stones-were-almost-robbed-13496835

 
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