RocketMax with Cliff & The Shadz

January 9, 2022
7:30 pm
Bilston, UK
The Robin
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RocketMax with Cliff & The Shadz
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Made up of professional musicians, RocketMax – A Tribute To Elton John is the only tribute act that accurately and faithfully reproduces the look, feel, sound and energy of an Elton concert live on stage. Unlike many tribute bands, RocketMax – A Tribute To Elton John strives to create a performance that has both musical integrity and unparalleled authenticity styled on Elton John’s incredible live shows. From the signature black Yamaha grand piano through to the trademark dazzling outfits, it gets no closer to the real deal, as we recreate the EJ experience with every nuance and attention to detail of the Rocket Man himself.

One day in the French alps, the quiet and unassuming Adam Hindson was having a few quiet drinks after a day’s skiing. As drinks flowed and the ski gear came off, a reveller in the bar noticed an uncanny resemblance between Adam and the pop legend, Cliff Richard. The subsequent arrival of a magnum of champagne from the reveller came with a challenge for this Cliff look alike to show he could match his physical appearance with his singing.

Expection was not high that such a challenge could be met until, amongst the boistrous laughter and chanting of, “sing… sing… sing…”, Adam burst into a note and tone perfect acapella version of “Living Doll”. The crowd went silent and listened intently, unable to believe that this was not the real Cliff standing in front of them.

 

As luck would have it guitarist Mark Burton was in the bar and was recruiting for a Shadows tribute show. He approached Adam and found they both had a mutual interest in ‘60s music and loved the work of The Shadows and of Cliff Richard. A partnership was created and the concept of Cliff and The Shadz was born.

A few tweaks in band line up concluded with Lee Korver on drums, Graham Hamilton on lead guitar and keyboards and former Freddie and the Dreamers’ bassist and vocalist Gary Rudd on bass. Cliff and the Shadz has joined with international concert producer, Trace Dann (“When Aussies Ruled Britannia”, “Tapestry

– The Album”, “Frank Ifield Remembers” and “HerStory”) to create a truely high quality two hour show that celebrates the finest songs and biggest hits from the golden years of both The Shadows and Cliff Richard.

All numbers are done true to the original recordings and The Shadz prove they are also capable of the slick choreography and image for which The Shadows are well known. With rave reviews declaring this “the best show of its kind”, Cliff and The Shadz are ready to take audiences on a wonderful trip down memory lane

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