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Live Music at the Belgrade

Posted on 12 January 2018

With the New Year celebrations now behind us and the festive season at an end, at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re keeping the party going with a series of live music gigs running for one night only. With top tribute artists ranging from Tina Turner to Neil Diamond and from Wham! to The Kinks coming to Coventry in January and February, get ready to sing and dance the winter blues away with a fantastic night out at the Belgrade.

The Magic of Motown

Kicking off the season on Saturday 20 January will be the unstoppable force that is The Magic of Motown. Now seen by over a million people worldwide including at the Royal Variety Show in 2016, this international smash-hit production features 40 back-to-back classics of the Motown era, along with dazzling dance moves and colourful costumes, promising a feast for the senses.

Next up, on Wednesday 24 January, Swinging at the Cotton Club invites audiences to step back in time to 1920s and 30s New York in the heyday of its celebrated Harlem nightclub namesake. Join the Lindy Hop Dance Company and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra along with accomplished vocalists Marlene Hill and Megs Etherington for a chance to relive the exhilarating dance and music of the jazz age.

The Best of WHAM!

From the 1930s to the 1980s, on Friday 26 January, The Best of WHAM! pays tribute to the unforgettable hits of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie, complete with sensational vocals, classic costumes, choreography and an awesome live band. Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the 80s best loved and most enduring pop bands? In this fabulous live show, familiar favourites are sure to feel as fresh as ever.

On Saturday 27 January, The Story of Guitar Heroes will take listeners on a “rockumentary” style journey through the history of modern rock music. With the help of an exception live band, state-of-the-art video screen technology and more than 20 different guitars, renowned musician Phil Walker reminds us of the legendary performers who made rock what it is today, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton and Hank Marvin to Brian May.

A Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond

Continuing the party vibe into the following week, on Tuesday 30 January, Fisher Stevens brings the story of Neil Diamond to the stage in Beautiful Noise. Over 50 years on from the release of his first single, Neil Diamond has racked up sales of more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. This spectacular show combines authentic vocals with a relaxed sense of humour and a superb backing band.

On Wednesday 31 January, The Elvis Years pays tribute to another game-changing rock ‘n’ roll hero. Featuring a leading line-up of actor-musicians, countless costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production takes audiences through the highs and lows of the King’s incredible career, from his days as a truck-driving teenager to the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Some Guys Have All the Luck - Rod Stewart

Paul Metcalfe captures the unmistakable sound and charisma of Rod Stewart in Some Guys Have All the Luck on Thursday 1 February. From rock anthems like “Maggie May” and “Baby Jane” through ballads like “Sailing” and “You’re in my Heart” to Faces numbers like “Stay With Me” and “Twistin’ the Night Away”, Metcalfe demonstrates meticulous attention to detail in his recreation of Stewart’s stage persona.

On Friday 2 February, there’ll be a chance to look back on the career of a female music icon as a newly updated version of Totally Tina takes to the stage. Don’t miss this chance to Shake a Tailfeather to the timeless tunes of Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner in a visually spectacular show that promises to be Simply the Best!

Kast Off Kinks

Finally, on Saturday 3 February, the Kast-Off Kinks invite audiences to journey back to the 1960s, remembering the on-stage energy, lyrical wit and moving melodies that saw Ray Davies and The Kinks soar to success. This is more than just a tribute: the Kast-Off Kinks’ amazing line-up features top musicians with experience of performing with the real thing, including Mick Avory (The Kinks’ original drummer 1964-84), John Dalton (bass & vocals, The Kinks 60s & 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards & vocals, The Kinks 80s & 90s and still performing with Ray Davies) and Dave Clarke (guitars & vocals, formerly of The Beach Boys and also a performer with Noel Redding and Tim Rose).