THIS IS WHAT I DO...
I am a music nerd. Let's get that out of the way first! My musical timeline goes from listening to music aged 5, making my own music from around aged 7, buying my own records from aged 10, becoming a DJ in my early 20s, and then becoming a professional singer around a decade ago. I KNOW the music that I play; I LOVE the music that I play. I could pretty much put a show together in any given genre, but these are my best ones:
It's a bit like pressing the random button on my life's music player - only to discover that it's your life's music player too! The Guilty Pleasures show will give you rock, pop, soul and reggae. You will get Beatles and John Holt. You will get Maroon 5 and T Rex. George Ezra and Elvis. It's a different show every performance, so you can book with confidence time and time again! Warning: this has been known to bring on impromptu Pop Quizzes at the bar!
TRIBUTE TO JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
This show is an affectionate tribute to the Brummie maestro Jeff Lynne. Visually, I can make myself look like Jeff does (c)2020. Musically, I have some of the most authentic backing tracks in the world, and reviews have commented how close to the classic ELO sound I get. As far as the dance routines are concerned - I'm spot on! * The current version of the show features the same set list as the one used on his 2019 North American tour, although in a slightly different order in order to fit in a couple of extra songs, including tracks from his latest album, "From out of nowhere"
(*Jeff Lynne doesn't dance)
AFTER THE BEATLES
It can't be easy being a Beatles Tribute act: you may have the wig and the Nehru suit. you may even have the Rickenbacker or Hofner guitars. You have an amazing set of songs to play - from "Love me do" to "I me mine". Then someone asks you for "Imagine", or "Live and Let Die". What can you do? Both are classics. Both sit proudly alongside John and Paul's finest compositions. But they are NOT actually Beatles songs. This is where "After The Beatles" comes in. John, Paul, George and Ringo had 67 top 40 hits between them. This show features around 30 of them. This is not a "tribute show" in the accepted sense of the phrase - no wigs or impressions - but with over 90 minutes of classic British hits, you are guaranteed a great night of music.
What a decade! Starting with Bread and ending with The Jam! In between those, we had Glam Rock, Progressive Rock, Sugar-coated Pop, the popularisation of Reggae, and the birth of Disco. Imagine a show that throws all of this together with the speed of a "Top of the Pops" compilation - Imagine no more. It's here!
TAP AND TANNER
Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1DD
St. MARY'S SOCIAL CLUB
Hallcourt Ln, Cannock WS11 0AA
Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3DU
Bretby Road, Newhall DE11 0LH