Cool Britannia! A Ride through the Swinging Sixties

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Age guide: All ages

July 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Price: £10
Company: Gavin Lazarus

1960 ushers in a heady new era. Postwar austerity is over and Britain is back on its feet, ready to spring onto the world stage with a look, vibe and sound all its own.


No more would Britain need America for glamour, excitement and music. The new decade brings with it a new, young breed of British artists from all walks of life, who are about to put Britain at the very heart of the Swinging Sixties.

The 60s in Britain is best remembered for the beat groups: The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who and many more. But this country was also blazing trails of stardust right across the music scene: in film with John Barry and his iconic Bond music; musical theatre with Lionel Bart (Oliver!) and Newley/Bricusse (Feeling Good, Goldfinger etc); and through the charts from rock ’n roll (Cliff and the Shadows, Billy Fury, Adam Faith et al); easy listening with Matt Monro and Tony Hatch, and ending the decade with new heavy sounds like Peter Green's, Fleetwood Mac.


Join us to relive it all, as the 20th Century Foxes swing you through the length and breadth of the sounds of the Sixties. Expect some well-known classics as well as half-forgotten treasures.


The Foxes is a popular, versatile vintage band, combining virtuoso musicians with engaging entertainment – all hosted by acclaimed singer, showman and raconteur Gavin Lazarus, who will guide us through the golden age of British music for an unforgettable evening.

 

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