What's on for 2013 and 2014
70's & 80's night feat (back by very popular demand) multi-award winning band Heroes who will play all the classics from the 70's through to current, including Queen, Bon Jovi, Bowie, Killers, Maroon 5 and many many more + Phoenix Roadshow. Doors open at 7pm with last orders at 12.30am....tickets only £12 which includes a choice of either pie & peas or chilli & jacket potato....www.heroeslive.co.uk
Featuring live on stage 80's tribute Wild Boys who are widely regarded as the best LIVE 80s Function band in the UK today. Formed in the summer of 2009 Wild Boys have set very high standards with their vast performing experience and exciting shows, covering
all the great artists from the best decade in music - The 80s! In the past year the band have entertained at some of the most amazing venues throughout the UK performing for a variety of clients from Wedding Celebrations and Birthday Parties to Corporate events for Pret A Manger, The Body Shop, Butlins, Hilton Hotels and many more making Wild Boys the 'band
to book' for all your entertainment needs. Wild Boys glowing reputation speaks for itself and the band pride themselves upon providing their clients with an amazing and entertaining show - guaranteed to fill the dance floor and an event that will never be forgotten!
As ever in support of the Wild Boys are the excellent Phoenix Roadshow....doors open 7pm with last orders at 12.30am....tickets on sale now at only £8, hot food will be available (not included in ticket price)....www.wildboys80'sband.co.uk
This is the first Halloween Party we've held and we're not holding back, featuring Bon Jovi tribute Bon Giovi plus the excellent Phoenix Roadshow.
Bon Giovi are the UK's Premier look-alike and sound alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi. With over ten years touring experience as a band and nearly 4 times that combined from individual members, this act is without compromise one of the best acts on the circuit today.
Fronted by UK's leading Jon Bon Jovi impersonator Andrea Oggiano. The band have not only toured lengthily around the UK, for clients such as Harley Davidson, Butlins, Chicago Rock Cafes, Yates, Walkabouts, The British Motorcycle Federation and Jack Daniels, but have also performed internationally in and around the Middle East, Austria, Turkey, Greece, Ireland to name but a few.
Bon Giovi were also the only UK tribute act to be asked to make a guest appearance on the New Jersey tribute album "Garden State Of Mind Vol. 1", A celebration of Bon Jovi musical career to date. Covering every aspect of Bon Jovi's extensive career, BON GIOVI perform all the greatest hits such as 'Living On A Prayer', It's My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, as well as many others from every album ever produced in one amazing stage show which include all these hits and more, not too mention performing rare tracks that even Bon Jovi haven't performed for many years.
So if you're ready to 'Runaway' on 'One Wild Night' down that 'Lost Highway' for a taste of the some of the world's greatest Stadium Anthems, then get those tickets early for the closest you'll get to the Real Thing.
The room will be dressed to thrill including The Graveyard with staff gouled up to the nines.....so get your goulish gear out and lets party....tickets are only £8 and are on sale now....includes hot bap....prizes for the best dressed monster, vamp etc....www.bongiovi.co.uk
Back again after 5 previous successful shows, a show overflowing with first class live entertainment including Dan Knight's STORM, The RICKY K Show, Richard York + Rob & Harry Linacre with MC for the evening the multi-talented Craig 'Butterbean, it doesn't matter' Frost...watch out for 'the special guest' tickets will be held again at only £10 on sale now at the Arena
One of football's greatest legends ex Arsenal & England footballer and now Sky Sports expert pundit Paul Merson, recognised as one of the best speakers on the circuit, will be regaling stories about his successful, colourful and sometimes controversial career, with a question & answer session plus auction.
MC/Compere/Comedian for the evening is the very experienced & excellent Barry York....table nibbles on all tables, great value bar prices tickets are on sale now.
Yes, Merse will entertain you with his experiences of his career in, out and around the great game of football, tickets are on sale now at only £15.
Doors open at 7pm for 7.45pm, Barry York 7.45pm to 8pm Barry York's introduction to the evening, Merse speaking from 8pm to 8.45pm, 8.45pm to 9.30pm, auction, draws, fundraising, 9.30pm to 10.15pm Merse's quation & answer session, 10.30pm to 11.15pm close Barry York comedian. All times are subject to change www.barryyork.com
Still tickets available, expected audience 280
Office parties, groups of friends, sports teams, work mates come on down for a Christmas dink with Santa. The Phoenix Roadshow will be spinning all the latest toons and hits from the charts, including commercial dance, dubstep, r&b, chart/indie.
Doors open 7pm with last orders at 12.30am, no tickets are required, strictly 18's and over and pay on the door, only £3. Great bar prices and offers , great venue + PA system & lighting rig.
Come on down and let's party the night away with The Phoenix Roadshow
'The Voice' Tony Casino will be performing and bringing back to the Arena the great songs from the 'Rat Pack' era plus many more from the likes of Bobby Darin and Matt Munro. Included in the subsidised ticket price of only £3 is a 2 course christmas dinner + pudding. Doors open at 1pm for 2pm through to 5pm.
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
The first of our seasonal parties features live 60 & 70's band Sons and Lovers, plus as ever the excellent Phoenix Roadshow.....we certainly know how to party so come and join us for this great value nights entertainment.
Doors open 7pm through to 1am with tickets reduced to only £15 on sale now, ticket price includes hot food with a choice of either pie & peas, chilli & jacket, hot pork bap (veg option available)....www.sonsandlovers.co.uk
Tickets are still available, do not leave it too late, another sell-out expected!!!
Tony Casino is back again with another afternoon of entertainment with his classy tribute to the 'Rat Pack' era plus other classics from Bobby Darin and Matt Monro.
The subsidised ticket price is only £3 and includes a hot turkey and stuffing bap. Doors open at 1pm for 2pm start finish approximately 5pm.
This will sell-out quickly, call 01909 480164 for 'The Voice'
This second Christmas Party will feature live 80's tribute band Flashback 2 the 80's, plus the immaculate Phoenix Roadshow....it's guaranteed to be another great night, so get your tickets early in order not to miss out.
Doors open from 7pm through to 1am with tickets reduced to only £15 on sale now, ticket price includes hot food with a choice of either pie & peas, chilli & jacket, hot pork bap (veg option available)....www.flasback2the80s.net
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Celebrate a Magical & Classical Christmas with this award winning brass band concert.
Doors open at 6.30pm for 7.30pm start with the concert concluding at 9.30pm, all tickets only £3....ticket sales are going really well, do not miss out!!!!!
The wacky, zany, very popular and extremely talented Talegate Theatre are back with their production of Aladdin, with two shows this year, Friday evening the 27th December 7pm & Saturday matinee the 28th December at 2pm. Doors will open an hour before the Pantomime commences, seating first come first served!!
The wicked Sorceress Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all powerful Genie, so that she can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding!
Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand!
TaleGate Theatre Productions are back to foil Abanazer's evil scheme!
The innocent local lad, Aladdin and his fruity mother, panto dame and washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!
Can You Believe It....All tickets are only £3....Oh Yes We can....www.talegatetheatre.co.uk
This year its Tuesday 31st December with another sell-out expected for the 7th consecutive year.
The Arena's NYE parties have been going from strength to strength and 2013 will be no exception with this amazing live band who will play music from all decades and genres.
Kings of the Dancefloor will be supported by the brilliant Phoenix Roadshow, if you like to party on NYE, in a safe and friendly environment then come on down to the area's biggest party.
Great friendly party atmosphere, lighting and sound systems, with very, very competitive bar prices.
The format will be very similar to previous years doors open at 7pm through to 1am, the live act will perform two spots, hot food is provided with a choice of either pie & peas, chilli & jacket, hot pork bap (veg option available) and your obligatory FREE glass of bubbly at midnight.
Tickets have been reduced this year to only £25 and are on sale now ....COME ON DOWN AND LET'S PARTY!!....www.kingsofthedancefloorband.co.uk
It's time for our 4th Valentine's Party and back again, after his highly acclaimed debut performance NYE 2011, is soul and motown singer Wayne Allen.
Wayne, the winner of Vocal Entertainer of the Year 2009, has been engaged by a number of celebrities for some really high profile occasions. Some of the star studded events that Wayne has perfomed at include Coleen and Wayne Rooney's Wedding in Italy, Coleen McLoughlin's 21st, Denise Welch's 50th Birthday and Kerry Katona's marriage blessing in Italy. He has also performed for the Loose Women presenters at their staff wrap party and has been featured in both Ok and Hello Magazine.
Wayne Allen is always in demand, this extremely popular and talented Soul & Motown singer effortlessly covers some of the worlds most iconic and memorable numbers. Music that if you haven't already you will fall in love to. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind & Fire are just some of the big names that Wayne covers admirably, from an era in music that many people and musicians alike call the golden age of soul music, from a time and with an energy depth of feeling that only Wayne can emulate. He captures the very essence of these artists and many others, and with over a decade of professional singing experience that has seen him perform at many top venues and events both here in the UK and in Europe, for both celebrity and corporate clients, you can be rest assured that he will not disappoint.
Wayne is a former "Manchester Evening News - Search For A Star" winner, previous winner have been the likes of Ray Quinn and Lisa Stansfield.
His vocal diversity, coupled with his easy going warming personality, allows him to switch seamlessly from the silky-smooth, laid back style required for singing such songs as Al Green's - Lets Stay Together or Billy Paul's - Me & Mrs Jones, to a more animated and larger than-life persona perfect for singing such floor-fillers as Barry White's - My First, My Last, My Everything or Luther Vandross - Never Too Much.
As ever the brilliant Pheonix Roadshow will be supporting Wayne with their great PA and lighting show and included in the ticket price of only £10 is our hot food option of either pie and peas, chilli and jacket or hot pork bap.
Yes, don't miss what will be another great night to remember down at the Arena, great venue, atmosphere and entertainment, IT'S THE PLACE TO BE!!!
Tickets are on sale NOW!! Call 01909 480164 to purcahse your ticket(s)
Another great night guaranteed as one of the top UK tributes to Madness are back at the Arena and performing live on stage.
Complete Madness were formed in 1994 out of a band called 'Beat The System' which itself was born in 1989 with original members Mark Keegan and Derek Wood who are still with Complete Madness today. Mark was always into the original Punk and Ska scene while Derek was more of an old School Rock person, so finding a happy medium of music was always difficult but in 1990 they decided to settle on the New Wave type of stuff featuring bands such as The Clash, Alarm, U2, Nick Lowe, Big Country and Flock of Seagulls to name a few.
In 1992 they added a few Madness songs to their set such as Night boat to Cairo and Baggy Trousers. The band started doing showcases and signed to an agency and with their growing popularity began to add more Madness and Specials songs to the set.
In 1994 with the ever changing set becoming more Ska influenced they decided to change the name of the band from 'Beat The System' to 'Complete Madness'. As well a name change they also added Saxophonist and Pianist player Chris Halford to the line up and then in 1998 Keyboard/Organist Chris Collier also joined the band. It was at this point the band really began to become the band that it is today.
It was around this time the bands popularity really began to grow and they made the decision to quit their day jobs and go professional.
Complete Madness have performed in venues around the world including Army Bases both home and abroad, Butlins family and adult breaks, ferries and small cruises, Festivals: including the Cork Jazz Festival between 1996 and 2005 winning rave reviews and many other interesting and varying venues around the world.
Complete Madness also perform Theatre shows and have played over 60 theatres over the last few years (A big thanks to Sweeney Entertainments).
Complete Madness are now in their 20th year and each year go from strength to strength, adding new songs to the set such as a Ska version of Bruno Mars' 'The Lazy Song' and Paulo Nutini's ska hit '10 by 10'
Complete Madness are one the most sort after Tribute Bands in the UK today, don't miss this great night.
As ever backed by the awesome Pheonix Roadshow tickets are competitvely priced at only £8.
So for another great night's entertainment call 01909 480164 and purchase your ticket(s)
Friday 25th April - Sportperson's Evening feat ex England & Derbyshire player & former England selector Geoff Miller
Geoff Miller is an English former cricketer, who played in thirty four Tests and twenty five ODIs for England from 1976 to 1984. He played for Derbyshire from 1973 to 1986, captaining the side from 1979 to 1981 (following the sudden resignation of David Steele after six weeks in the role), and returned in 1990 after playing for Essex between 1987 and 1989.
The cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted, "Geoff Miller concedes that he probably enjoyed cricket too much. He did not take it as seriously as some, And when it became a rigorous, grim-faced business, he was not sorry to bow out of an eight-year Test career that never reached the peaks many expected". Likewise Simon Hughes referred to Miller in 1990 as being "the only remaining player who unfailingly visited the opposing team's dressing room after play to thank them for the game...and the last man to field at slip with a whoopee cushion up his jumper"
Born 8 September 1952, Chesterfield, Miller was educated at Chesterfield Grammar School. From 1971 he was playing in Derbyshire Second XI and in young cricketer's teams. He made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in July 1973, in a match against Somerset, when he scored a duck in his only innings. He was the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year in 1976. Miller became Derbyshire captain in 1979, and in the 1981 season, was a part of the Derbyshire side which won the National Westminster Bank Trophy. He ended the 1982 Boxing Day Test in Australia by catching Jeff Thomson - England winning by a mere three runs. Miller went to Essex in 1987, but returned to Derbyshire for his last first-class season in 1990. In 1991, he played Minor counties cricket for Cheshire.
Miller was a correct right-handed batsman and a reliable right-arm off-break bowler, taking 888 wickets in 283 first-class matches (1973-1990) and 278 wickets in 334 List A matches (1973-1994). He took 60 wickets in thirty four Tests and 25 wickets in twenty five ODIs for England. Unusually for a spin bowler, none of his 60 wickets were by a stumping. Remarkably, Miller never scored a test century despite twice coming extremely close scoring 98 against both Pakistan away in 1977/8 (not out) and India at home in 1982.
Miller was elected as National Selector by the England and Wales Cricket Board in January 2008. He led a panel, which then contained Ashley Giles, Peter Moores and James Whitaker. He previously served on the panel of his predecessor David Graveney since 2000.
Miller also ran Moss & Miller, a sporting goods emporium in Chesterfield, with Chesterfield F.C. footballer Ernie Moss, for a number of years.
Apart from cricket, Geoff's greatest attribute was the ability to keep his team mates amused with his hilarious dry northern humour, which he now brings to the after dinner speaking stage from his roots in Chesterfield. "I've always thought that both life and the game of cricket are taken far too seriously and it is necessary to see the funny side on occasions."
By virtue of the sport he was in, and the life he has led, Geoff now possesses a whole host of hilarious anecdotes and stories about himself and his colleagues that he relates in both, all-male or mixed company. Naturally, cricket is not the only subject to be put under the microscope in his search for amusement.
Geoff is now in popular demand as an after dinner speaker, up and down the country and overseas. He has found his new career just as stimulating facing Michael Holding and Dennis Lillee, or bowling at Viv Richards and Ian Botham (who he roomed with on tour for five years!) There must be a story or two somewhere from that - and indeed there is.
As you can see Geoff Miller is a much sought after speaker who has many tales to tell, on the evening Geoff will be supported by MC/Impressionist Steve Tandy, doors will open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start and will continue through to 11.30pm.
The ticket price is set at a very competitive £15, which includes table nibbles.
Please call 01909 480164 to purchase your ticket(s)
Friday 16th May - Something old Something New MS Charity Ball with a difference
Re-live your special day....wear your wedding dress, bridesmaid fress, mother of the bride/groom, morning suit, your best guest outfit or smartest suit.
Further details to follow including information on the live act and ticket price.
Soul Satisfaction and their American Four Tops Tribute feature the unique vocals of leader/founder William Hicks. From Atlanta Georgia USA he has become one of the most prominent ambassadors internationally of the Motown sound in the last two decades.
William Hicks, Oliver Miller, Michael Scott and Samuel Newman make up this phenomenal quartet keeping the legendary Four Tops music alive worldwide they take you through the hits - including Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie), Standing in the Shadow, Bernadette, Walk Away Renee, Loco in Acapulco and plenty more from Platters, The Stylistics and the Temptations.
With their high stepping choreography and the original harmonies from that era the show is explosive. The group have toured extensively and are well known in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain and Ireland as well as the Motown sounds LIVE!
Supporting the American Four Tops will be the Pheonix Roadshow with their outstanding PA and lighting show.
Tickets are competitively priced at only £15, please call 01909 480164 to purchase your tickets