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Line up of live music announced for Thornton Little Theatre

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

China Crisis

Three top class music acts have been added to this year’s line up at Thornton Little Theatre.

Presented by Hollow Horse Events, whose mission it is to bring nationwide artists to local venues, China Crisis, Kyla Brox and A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel will be appearing at the theatre later this year.

First up on Friday 2 October, Tim Chu and Ian Bailey are touring the UK presenting their unique take on the music of Simon and Garfunkel. Much more than a tribute show, this is a celebration of the life and works of one of the greatest singing duos to ever perform.  Tim and Ian play nearly two hours of Simon and Garfunkel’s music in chronological order, interspersed with stories about the songs. The set includes classics like the Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Sound of Silence, I Am a Rock, Mrs Robinson and many more. There is always some solo Paul Simon material and the odd original song too. Everyone has a favourite so if you like the Simon and Garfunkel material, this show is the closest thing you’ll get to seeing them live! Tickets are just £12.

Blues and Soul singer Kyla Brox is taking to the stage on Saturday 10 October with her repertoire of classic R and B songs, as well as her own compositions. Born to sing the blues, her stunning, powerful voice and passionate performances have wowed audiences worldwide. Nominated for the 2014 European Blues Awards in the Best Female category this is a rare opportunity to see her perform live at your local theatre. One of the most authentic soul singers in the UK, Kyla’s raw talent and purity stands out in an age of conveyor belt pop idols. Tickets are out now and are £10.

Rounding things up are China Crisis, performing on Sunday 22 November. Formed in Liverpool in 1979 China Crisis are releasing their new studio album in 2015 and are embarking on a nationwide tour to promote it. With a string of top 40 singles and albums to call upon, as well as their new music, this will be a night that will be loved by fans new and old. Original members  Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly will be playing all the familiar songs including Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking. It’s a night not to be missed! Tickets are £15 and are expected to sell quickly so book your seats soon.

Carl Barrow, the man behind Hollow Horse Events comments, “When I was first approached to work with Wyre Council we identified an opportunity to bring quality entertainment to Thornton Little Theatre. I hope to bring an eclectic but popular selection of acts to the area. The three shows in autumn hopefully reflect this.

“The Celebration of the Music of Simon and Garfunkel is a show I personally have been involved with several times. It’s less of a tribute night, more a chance to enjoy music created by two of the most talented artists. Tim Chu and Ian Bailey are note perfect and as well as performing the songs we all know and love, they have many tales to tell of the legendary duo.

“Kyla Brox… wow! She is quite simply one of the greatest female blues singers of this or any other generation and China Crisis are touring to promote their new album which has just been released and is currently receiving rave reviews.

“Why should we have to travel to the major cities for a top night out? We have great theatres and venues on our doorsteps let’s use them.”

To book your tickets call the Wyre Theatres box office on 01253 887693 or you can book online here.