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Nashville Teens

Formed in 1962, The Nashville Teens was an evolution of a local Weybridge band called The Cruisers, which included Mick Dunford, John Hawken, Pete Shannon (Harris) and Dave Maine. They were seeking a new vocalist but they over-achieved and managed to attract two lead singers; Arthur Sharp and Ray (Ramon) Phillips. Arthur joined from a band called The Variation Six Skiffle Group and Ray from The Phoenix City Band. Thus was born what is arguably the UKs first “Boy Band” with two lead singers who were good looking as well as good sounding. The new name of the band was derived from the Everly Brothers song “Nashville Blues”.

The band served their “apprenticeship” in The Storyville Clubs of Cologne and Frankfurt in 1963 (where they worked with Terry Crowe on vocals) and in The Star Club in Hamburg. While in Hamburg they famously backed Jerry Lee Lewis on his seminal live recording “Jerry Lee Lewis Live In Hamburg”. They later backed Carl Perkins on his classic hit single “Big Bad Blues”. While in Germany they played alongside other up-and-coming acts like The Spencer Davis Group. The work was hard and the hours long. Performances effectively went on all night, and the boys then drove out to the coast to sleep on the beach all day – where they bonded with many of the other UK musicians who were playing the Hamburg club circuit. The Nashville Teens returned to appear at The Star Club fiftieth anniversary show in Hamburg in 2012.

Upcoming Events

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November 26, 2021

Swinging 60’s Autumn Weekend 2021

Holiday Resort Unity, Coast Road, Brean Sands, Somerset TA8 2RB. From £150 per person
Holiday Resort Unity, Coast Road, Brean Sands, Somerset TA8 2RB.From £150 per person

COVID-19 Update

05/01/2021

COVID Update March Unity

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.

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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.

Other Event Updates

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.

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