Category Archives: 1940’s

1940’s Tribute Acts: The Memphis Belles

The Memphis Belles are one of the UK’s most sought after swing tribute acts covering music from the 1940’s and 1950’s era. Stunning live vocals, slick choreography and fabulous costumes.

The founding member (Claire) decided to bring the Memphis Belles to life because of her passion for the swing music of the forties and fifties and for her love of three part harmonies.

Each member of the band has extensive musical experience, Claire has worked with The Commitments and been a live presenter for NUTS and FHM magazine club tours. Alice has worked with lots of top function bands and performed at many prestigious venues including the Birmingham NEC. Katie is the lead dancer of the Memphis Belles and has performed as a professional dancer in theatres throughout the UK and Europe for many years.

The girls sing songs made famous by acts like The Andrews Sisters, The Maguire Sisters, Vera Lynn and Rosemary Clooney to name a few. The Memphis Belles are available for all kinds of work including weddings, private parties, open air concerts, military bases, theatres, etc.

Let the Memphis Belles take you on a nostalgic trip back in time to an era that time still hasn’t forgot and never will if the girls have anything to do with it.

Reviews:
“The Memphis Belles were amazing, really spot on with bringing the atmosphere back to the1940’s at Bedford hospital for the 65th anniversary of the NHS” – Frank Fiore

Swing Tribute Acts: The Memphis Belles

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Andrews Sisters Tribute Acts: The Rockabella’s

The Rockabella’s are an outstanding Andrews Sisters tribute act, a vivacious female harmony trio. These 3 gorgeous songbirds perform everything from wartime singalongs to modern day chart toppers, all with the grace of the 1940’s.

Dressed in killer heels, with killer curves, the girls perform in top to toe pin-up fashion with the same hairstyle and make-up that is reminiscent of the period, they even use authentic retro microphones.

Whether it’s an intimate club or large corporate event the Rockabella’s are sure to lift your spirits with their one of a kind tribute show. They’ve been there, done it and worn the pencil skirt.

The girls live by one philosophy ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing’

Clients Include:

Barclays
UBS
JD Sports

Repertoire:
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Bette Midler)
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Andrews Sisters)
Lullaby of Broadway (Andrews Sisters)
Candyman (Christina Aguilera)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
I Got Rhythm (Judy Garland)
Dream A Little Dream of Me (Doris Day)
Stuff Like That There
Orange Coloured Sky
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
I Will Survive
The Way You Make Me Feel
Cant Buy Me Love
Cheek to Cheek

Andrews Sisters Tribute Acts: The Rockabella's

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Vera Lynn Tribute Acts: Lorrie Brown

Vera Lynn tribute act (Lorrie Brown) has performed her show ‘A Salute to Dame Vera Lynn’ at 5 Star hotels all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, France and Germany. She did two theatre tours with Danny La Rue and several more with Jimmy Cricket and Vince Hill. Lorrie also did a ‘Good Old Days’ tour with Duggie Chapman and was the support act for Ant & Dec.

You’ll hear all the classic wartime songs which made Dame Vera Lynn a national treasure, songs like: The White Cliffs of Dover, Lili Marlene, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, We’ll Meet Again and many of the old singalongs loved by all. The show runs for 50 minutes.

Some of the venues where Lorrie has performed include:
Sheffield City Hall
St.Davids Hall – (Cardiff)
Bournemouth Pavilion
Grimsby Auditorium
Dunstable Civic Hall
Hilton Hotels
Wisksteed Park Battle of Britain Weekend
Warner Holidays
Butlins Holiday Resorts
Shearings Holidays
P&O Cruises

As well as travelling around the world with her show, Lorrie gets a great deal of pleasure performing her unique tribute to Vera Lynn in residential care homes. She was even asked to perform for the Chelsea Pensioners at their barracks in London.

Television appearances include: GMTV, Calendar and an appearance in a 1940’s TV special on YTV.

Reviews:
“One of the best cabaret performances we have seen at this hotel” – Riviera Hotel (Weymouth)

“The voice of a nightingale” – Derbyshire Council

“Lorrie Browns voice was one of the highlights of the show” – The Stage Newspaper (London)

“She had the crowd on their feet” – Entertainment’s Manager (Warner Holiday Resorts)

Vera Lynn Tribute Acts: Lorrie Brown
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