The Class of ’58 are recognised as one of Europe’s Premier and Best Loved 50’s Rock & Roll and Doo Wop bands and consists of Howie (Dad) on Guitar/Vocals, Chris (Mam) on Double Bass/Vocals, and their sons Johnny, on Drums/Vocals and Davie on Piano/vocals.
The band, this year, are celebrating 16 years of playing together – and still going strong! The Class of ’58 are probably the most versatile, hard-working and most unique band playing ’50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll music today.
Versatile – because their set consists of the whole spectrum of ’50’s music – Doowop, Jive, Boogie Woogie, Rockabily, Classics and more!
Hardworking – because their Gig List is a testament to their desire to put their music out there, which is reflected by how busy they are!
Unique – because the band is made up from all the members of the complete family unit – Mam, Dad and 2 sons. Whereas it might not be too unusual to come across bands occasionally with siblings, a relative, or one parent in, an ENTIRE complete family is both rare and unique – especially playing ’50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Many years ago, a well respected veteran of the music industry christened them “The First Family of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, which is a badge that they’re proud to wear to this day.
They were the first entire family to play together in this genre of music and they paved the way for others to follow. Thus making it more acceptable for promoters to give other youngsters a chance to play – After all the lifeblood of any music is youth!!!
Charlie Gracie once said : ” They sound like they’ve been playing together for 40 years! ” – and that was a long, long time ago, when the boys were still in Primary school!!
The band has and continues to tour extensively throughout Britain, Europe and the rest of the World, playing anywhere and everywhere – From Cruise Ships to Festivals, VIP & Corporate Events to Holiday Resorts and Hotels, Motor Shows to Rock & Roll gigs and Jive Clubs and many other events! Earning the reputation as a high quality band that always comes up with the goods!
Whether you want to dance, or just watch the show, this is the band for you! A great night is always guaranteed.
The hills are alive with the sound of music?
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|March 5, 2021||Holiday Resort Unity, Coast Road, Brean Sands, Somerset TA8 2RB.||From £150 per person|
We are hopeful that the March events will go ahead at Unity resort. However we do expect the next few weeks to be very difficult until the vaccine rollout gets going, with the country in lockdown. Therefore anyone not comfortable paying balance due in early January can defer until 23rd February, without incurring any late payment fees.
We are also hopeful that this event will take place and are in contact with the Guesthouse.
It also depends on the speed of the vaccine rollout. A final decision will be made by early March.
Events at Durrant Hotel and Unity resort for 2021 will go ahead as planned with a different schedule of entertainment (number of acts will not change).
Unity will feature a festival all-dayer style with bands at 2.30pm, 4.00 pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm and 8.30pm.
Durrant Hotel will begin with evening meal at 6pm.
We have proved with our Elvis week at Hemsby that events CAN operate in the current climate very successfully.
If you do not wish to attend for ANY reason we have no legal obligation to transfer or refund deposits as the events WILL be going ahead.
We have spent six months transferring deposits and cancelling events and are not in a position to be as flexible as we would normally be, therefore transfers and refunds are NOT possible. Unless you can prove you were part of the original group advised to shield by the government in March, are infected with coronavirus at the time of the event, or are in a local lockdown area at the time of the event that doesn’t allow travel on holidays (most do). In these exceptional circumstances we will look at bookings on an individual basis.
As the 10pm curfew looks a mid-to-long term policy we will all have to learn to adapt and we are certain that our events will be a great success
Hopefully most sensible people will recognise this situation is not of our making and understand our decisions designed to protect the long term viability of our business and livelihoods of the professional musicians we employ.
The above is subject to change based on any government change in its policy.