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Europe's No.1 Tribute Band The Stones headline RollKing Stones Fest on 30 September

Europe's leading Rolling Stones tribute band The Stones return to the Hare & Hounds after their sensational show last year in a concert to conclude King's Heath's 55th Anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones first ever appearance in Birmingham at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom.

Our day long RollKing Stones Fest will take place on Sunday 30 September starting with an Afternoon Session featuring top local musicians at Fletchers Bar from 3p.m. to 6 p.m and ending with The Stones performing a two hour show at  7.45 p.m. at the Hare & Hounds next door to the old 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! When they next returned to Birmingham they played the much larger Town Hall and Hippodrome before going on to become the world's greatest Rock and Roll Band in the world selling over 200 million albums.

From 3 to 6 pm some fine musicians will perform their interpretations of classic Rolling Stones songs at Fletchers Bar & Eatery. including Two Stoned , Matilda Pratt and Harmonica Bob and Oz.

From 7.45 pm The Stones will bring to the stage at the  Hare & Hounds all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert in a serious tribute to their music in a sensational climax to the One Day Mini Festival

Their repertoire covers songs from all periods of the Rolling Stones career, but the majority of songs are from the 1960's and 70's

Don't miss this unique event to commemorate the greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World's Birmingham debut.

"... history repeating itself" (Playhouse, Whitley Bay)

" The Rolling Stones, recreated to absolute perfection" (Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield)

First 30 Tickets for the evening concert cost just £7.70 (then £9.90) from www.skiddle.com/e/13143772

Tickets are also available for £9 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe.

£12 on the door.

Tickets for the afternoon session at Fletchers cost £4 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe,

£4.40 fromwww.wegottickets.com/event/443051

£5 on the door.

Advance Ticket sales close at 1 p.m on Sunday 30 Sept.

Don't leave it to the last moment and pay more on the door! You really don't want to miss out on this special celebration of the day in 1963 that King's Heath first got stoned!!!

Please note that there is seating at Fletchers but tickets guarantee admission not a seat so come early if you want to be seated.

The Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing and dancing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom.

ABOVE: The Rolling Stones photographed at the Royal Albert Hall on 15 September 1963 the day after they made their Birmingham debut at the Ritz Ballroom.

 
The Mersey Beatles return to the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 10 June after last year's sold out show

ABOVE: The Mersey Beatles at last year's sold out Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Show


King's Heath Walk Of Fame are delighted to present the return of The Mersey Beatles to the Hare & Hounds after last year's sold out Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary show. This year's show will celebrate "50 Years of Revolution" with highlights from The Beatles White Album and also the 55th Anniversary of The Beatles final appearance in 1963 at the now burnt down Ritz Ballroom next door to the Hare & Hounds on York Road.

The Mersey Beatles appearance will come shortly after they have completed a major 12 date U.S.A. tour.

Described by the British Beatles Fan Cub as 'the Best Beatles tribute band', The Mersey Beatles were all born and grew up in Liverpool. They were the resident band at the legendary Cavern Club for over 10 years and now regularly tour throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

John Lennon's sister Julia Baird comparing them to other Beatles tribute bands said 'The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I've heard ... and I've heard them all'.

A British Beatles Fan Club review said 'The quality of the music was superb with each song reproduced in the original key with spot-on harmonies and perfect guitar solos that had the audience marvelling at the sheer quality of the talent on view'.

Joe Flannery, Brian Epstein's assistant, said 'When I saw them in The Cavern they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was like listening to The Beatles again'.

Tonight's concert will include sections to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the White Album and the songs The Beatles would have played in 1963 when they made their final appearance at the Ritz Ballroom plus a great selection of their greatest hits.

Doors open 7 pm

On Stage 7.45 pm

Please note that the Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom where you can stand just a few feet from the stage

First 30 Advance tickets cost £12 + BF and then £15 + BF from

www.skiddle.com/e/13143730

Advance Tickets are also available for £15 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe.


 
Ex Kinks members return to headline KinKs Heath Fest on Sunday 20 May for Unique Double Anniversary Celebration

Above from left to right: Dave Clarke, Ian Gibbons, John "Nobby" Dalton and Mick Avory who both played at The Kinks 1966 Birmingham debut at the old Ritz Ballroom

A rare chance to hear ex-Kinks members perform all their greatest hits in the intimate atmosphere of the Hare & Hounds will happen on Sunday 20 May to commemorate the 52nd Anniversary of The Kinks' Birmingham Debut.

The Kinks were one of the greatest and most influential groups of all time scoring hit after hit from the 1960's onwards until they split up in 1996.

Expect to hear all The Kinks' hits including “You Really Got Me”, “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”, “Sunny Afternoon”, “Lola”, “Waterloo Sunset”, “Victoria”, “Apeman”, “Days” and “Come Dancing”.

The evening concert will conclude a one day KINKS HEATH FEST that will jointly celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of The Kinks performing next door to the Hare & Hounds at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom and the debut there on bass guitar of John “Nobby” Dalton who will be returning to King's Heath as a member of The Kast Off Kinks.

From 3 pm to 6pm a Kinda Kinks Session will take place at Fletchers Bar on York Road with many fine local musicians including Alex Vann & Andy Thomas, Robert Lane, Jack Cattell, Dave Disley-Jones, Mr Apollo and Layla Tutt  playing their favourite Kinks songs.

From 7 pm the doors will then open across the road at the Hare & Hounds for an evening concert by The Kast Off Kinks.

The Kast Off Kinks are not a tribute band but a great line-up of ex-Kinks members:-

Mick Avory on drums and vocals who also played at the 1966 Ritz gig

John Dalton on bass guitar and vocals

Ian Gibbons on keyboards and vocals plus

Dave Clarke on lead guitar and vocals who previously worked with The Beach Boys.

Formed by Mick Avory to keep the music of The Kinks alive, the Kast Off Kinks regularly perform at major venues throughout Europe.

"All of the Kast Off Kinks have a long association with one of the most successful British bands ever and set about the seemingly bottomless goldmine of classic pop songs with ... unbridled glee"

(Bournemouth Echo)

“A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate”

(The Stables, Milton Keynes)

“ A great night's entertainment … made up of both classic hits and album tracks”

(Sussex Express)

This should really prove to be a great night commemorating a key event in King's Heath's musical heritage.

Tickets for the afternoon Walk Of Fame (Kinda Kinks) session at Fletchers cost £4 in advance or £4.40 from

www.wegottickets.com/event/430632

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door

First 50 Advance Tickets for the evening concert by The Kast Off Kinks cost just £12 +BF and then £15 + BF from

https://www.skiddle.com/e/13131785

Tickets are also available for £15 cash fom Kitchen Garden Cafe

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

Click below to watch The Kast Off Kinks perform Sunny Afternoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5232251Wjak

Click below to watch The Kast Off Kinks perform Lola
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvukzUIkF0E



 
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