Refreshed Ricky returns to clubs

RECENTLY I mentioned the return of former agent and 70s chart band member Ricky Graham in a show we appeared in together over on the East Coast.

As I reported at the time, Ricky has clearly benefited from a time away from our clubs as he went to pursue another business interest.

Having a break seems to have invigorated his appetite for entertaining people as he really was outstanding when we worked together.

Ladybalk Club can enjoy an evening in the company of Ricky as he is set to make an appearance there tomorrow.

The brilliant cruise ship entertainer Jade Adams is back in our area for a rare club booking this weekend.

Saturday night sees Jade working at Kellingley Social Centre and, if you haven't seen Jade in action before, she really is worth a look.

Its comedy at Cutsyke wmc as York-based duo Hope and Pray will be the guys on stage on Saturday night.

These guys are funny and not for the faint-hearted and I predict a busy evening for this show.

Brian Cliff, of Globe entertainment agency, is advertising for acts who wish to be seen by the concert secretaries from Blackpool and to be subsequently considered for a spot on the Blackpool Command Show next year.

A number of clubs which Brian books entertainment for are staging these so-called 'preview' shows and among them are Girnhill Lane Club, at Featherstone, Prince of Wales Club, at Nevison, Old Featherstone wmc and Pontefract ex-Servicemen's Club.

Among the acts seen around lately and doing well are guitarist and singer Graham Heath and singer Paul Somers, who seems very busy after working outside the UK for so long in sunny Spain.

In last week's Express we featured a photo of local band The Glamned.

One rather irate reader rang me up claming that some of the members in the photo were not of members of The Glamned, but instead it was some members of a band called The Glambassadors that were featured in the photograph.

I tried to explain that as band line-ups change, we cannot really keep up with all the musicians and singers who flit around our scene.

It really is important for acts and bands to keep us up to date with their current publicity material, after all, a recent photo in a newspaper such as this one is a great publicity tool.

Speaking of glam-rock bands, Hemsworth Miners Social Club in Fitzwilliam is set to welcome a great band called The Great Glam Mothers.

Sunday night is the time to head for this very popular Sunday band venue and I'm sure there will be a few people ready to swing their pants and head for the dance floor.

Finally for this week, Shaun Coates, from Kinsley Coronation Club, was in touch this week by e-mail with news of his club's Saturday night entertainment programme.

Acts like star duo Joyride and singer Danny Herrod are just two of the star attractions over the next few weeks and the club is sure to be busy.

This popular local club, which is known to one and all in Kinsley and surrounding districts as 'The Ping', is always worth a visit.

If you have any news or views for this column, I would like to hear from you.

Just drop me a line at the Express or call my office number and leave a message, the number is 01924 370400.

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