The Honeycombs burst onto the pop scene with the worldwide hit number one “Have I The Right” in 1964 followed by another Howard and Blakely composition “That’s The Way” followed by other hits “Is It Because” and the Ray Davies penned “Something Better Beginning”.
The New Honeycombs have all toured with one of the founder members and are currently on tour in their own right in The Rock Around The Sixties Theatre Tour recreating authentic live music sounds of the Sixties and reflecting The Honeycombs hits.
The current line-up includes:-
Angela Rose – Lead Vocals began singing professionally when she left school and spent many years working on cruise ships and cabaret around Europe. She was the lead singer with the 70’s chart group Butterscotch for 8 years prior to joining “The Honeycombs”.
Paul Bonner – Drums / Lead Vocals is the band leader and during his career has been the drummer with 60’s /70’s chart group Katch 22. He has also worked with Wayne Fontana, the Easybeats and many other well-known names from the 60’s & 70’s.
John Quinn – Lead Guitar / Lead Vocals has been on the music scene for more years than he will admit. He was the lead guitarist with 60’s group The Raiders, has worked with 60’s hit maker “Twinkle” and more recently guitarist and vocalist with 60’s Mersey band “The Fourmost “. John brings musical excellence, a Liverpool accent and a touch of humour to the event!
Jeff Malin – Bass Guitar / Vocals became a musician when he left school in 1963. He was very much part of the 60’s music scene as a member of “The Beat Syndicate” who were the support band for many famous artists such as “The Rolling Stones”, “Tom Jones”, “Dusty Springfield”, “Lulu & The Luvvers”, “Peter & Gordon”… The list goes on!!
Together they re-produce an authentic 60’s sound with four-part harmony vocals and promise you a trip down musical memory lane including, of course, a sample of “The Honeycombs” hits. The group also incorporate a section of comedy cabaret incorporating a feature on ‘old adverts from the 60’s’.
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.