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Homegrown band ‘The Fremonts’ are set to take up residence at the Viva Vegas Diner with a rock and roll style postmodern jukebox of tracks.
The band are named after the famous Fremont Street in Las Vegas which has featured in many well known music videos and is renowned for its live music scene.
Offering an eclectic mix of old songs brought up to date and new songs made to sound retro, the band are to offer the perfect accompaniment to the unique Viva Vegas Diner experience.
Sam Cummins, Lead Vocalist of The Fremonts, said: “We’re made up to have been chosen as the resident band for the new Viva Vegas Diner.
“Our speciality is performing old songs that sound like new and new songs that sound old, we think that people will love that kind of sound.
“We hope that we’ll have audiences at the diner tapping their toes while they enjoy their Viva Vegas dining experience.”
The 4-piece are made up of local musicians Sam Cummins on lead vocals, Matthew Chung on drums, Joe Boyes on keyboard and Michael Mayor on bass guitar.
On selected performances throughout the season the band will be joined on stage by members of the new in-house Viva cast and guest vocalists to really give the venue that live music vibe that Fremont Street in Vegas is known for.
They are also keen to hear from local musicians who might want to join them on stage for a jam, creating new collaborations and unique sounds for diners to enjoy.
The Viva Vegas Diner is set to open to the public at 8.30pm Monday June 12 following the VIP Launch. For more information or for advanced bookings call 01253 297 297 (please mention you saw it here, thanks!) or visit www.vivablackpool.com
Viva Blackpool are transforming the former Harry Ramsden’s on the promenade into the Viva Vegas Diner offering a brand new dining concept on Blackpool’s Golden Mile.
Martin Heywood and Leye D Johns on Blackpool promenade
An investment of £1.2m is being poured into the new venue, staff development and the existing business.
Viva Blackpool was opened in 2012 by Blackpool based entrepreneurs Martin Heywood and Leye D John’s, the venue’s host, Entertainment Director and Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016, and has since gone from strength to strength employing over 65 local people and hosting shows 365 days of the year.
Our next Showtime Afternoon takes place on 30 May here at Viva Blackpool, The Jerseys presents Oh what A Nite sees the boys making a stop-off at Viva during their sell-out UK tour. They have been performing in sold-out theatres from Aberdeen to Eastbourne but we are delighted to have them back in Viva for this special Afternoon Performance.
Why not come an enjoy at fabulous 2 course lunch or a sumptuous afternoon tea followed by a matinee performance of this popular show. Its a guaranteed foot-tapping afternoon listening to all the hits you love including the songs and music of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, The Stylistics, The Drifters, Four Tops, Overtones, Beach Boys and many more well-loved bands and groups.
Lots more information on Showtime Afternoons below
Find details immediately below of one-off visiting shows, and read on for more about season-long shows at Viva! which include:
- VIVA Vegas Live, starring Leye D Johns- Showtime Afternoons- The Comedy Station Comedy Club- High Jinx Magic and Illusion- Joe Longthorne's Viva Variety- The Jerseys, Oh What a Nite
Friday 2 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 13 October, 17 November, 27 & 28 December - shows at 7.30pm
He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.
Roy Chubby Brown returns to Viva for his 3rd consecutive season – as Blackpool as ‘Fish & Chips’ and ‘Blackpool Rock’, come and see Chubby at his finest – up close and personal and packing in the crowds
If you are easily offended – we suggest you stay away from this show!
SUPPORT BANDS CONFIRMED FOR CHRISTMASTues 27th Dec- SKA FACEWeds 28th Dec – THE IMMEDIATES (MOD BAND)
Prices from £17.00 to £24.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 120 mins running time
Book your tickets here
Sunday 4 June at 7.30pm
Viva Blackpool presents one of the biggest upcoming names in UK stand-up comedy – the infamous, cheeky chap himself – Lee Nelson!
After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show.From £10.00
Monday 5 June at 8pm
Join Merrill Osmond as he celebrates his 58th year in show business and continues to produce new music, tour and perform both solo and with his brothers entertaining huge audiences both in America and The United Kingdom.
Merrill is performing a 6 date Rock Tour June 2017 in the UK – including a special one off date right here at Viva BlackpoolFrom £8.00
Friday 9 June at 7.45pm
First you gotta speed it up…
Making their return to Viva Blackpool come and enjoy Eurovision and 80s icons Cheryl, Mike, Jay and special guest Bobby McVey as the guys ‘formerly of’ BUCKS FIZZ come to town for a special one off show to kick off Blackpool Pride weekend.From £12.00
Friday 9 June at 7.30pm
Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper appeared in our living rooms three times a week. Though well loved, she was slightly overlooked. Bringing Hayley back into the limelight, this cabaret takes a nostalgic look at the impact of this classic character and her place in trans history. The show stars award winning Performance Artist Kate O’Donnell who is currently starring in Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and explores the relationship between Hayley’s Coronation Street storylines and Kate’s own journey. Expect some visuals, a little audience interaction, a lot of Spice Girls and a very iconic anorak.
Hayley and Me is presented by Blackpool based independent Creative Producers Carrie Rooney and Mykey J Young in association with QuAD.From £4.50
Sunday 11 June at 7.45pm
From the original ‘Pop Idol’ competition, to West End stages and TV fame across the World – Gareth Gates is appearing live at Viva Blackpool for one night as a part of Blackpool Pride’s 2017 celebrations.
Live in concert with an acoustic band, up close and personal to the audience – Fresh from the UK Tour of ‘Footloose’ the musical, this is your chance to come and hear Gareth performing some of his favorite music and covers especially for you.
Make sure you book early and reserve the very best seats in the house.From £12.50
Monday 12 June at 7.45pm
The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Early booking for this is strongly advised!!From £7.00
Monday 19 June at 7.45pm
Andy Crosbie – ELTON JOHN TributeThe Rocket Man Show is not like a run of the mill tribute.His Elton John Tribute Act is a Professional show with state of the art Martin Audio Sound system.Amazing Lighting show with moving heads. lasers led video animation back drops and white baby grand piano as standard on all shows.
Pete Valentine – GEORGE MICHAEL TributeThis is a top quality George Michael & Wham Tribute Act with superb look and sound-alike! Many years have been spent perfecting this George Michael Tribute Show and his repertoire will keep you captivated and dancing all night long! A stunning performance and dedicated tribute with vocals every bit as strong as George himself. With every attention to detail covered, this superb tribute artiste will have you believing George Michael is in the room with you!From £10.00
Friday 30 June at 7.45pm
The Lancashire Hotpots love a good feed and their new show Food Glorious Food showcases all their favourite songs about grub.
As well as favourites such as Shopmobility Scooter and I Fear Ikea, the lads will be piling on the comedy calories with songs about late night kebabs, fussy eaters and everyone’s favourite, a chippy tea! Forget Weightwatchers and join the Hotpots for a night of madcap music and laughs. Pre-Show dining is available for this event and is served in The Festival Suite between 6pm & 7pm.From £7.00
Sunday 2 July at 7.30pm
Viva Blackpool and Lulu Ella Brides have teamed up to giveaway the your dream wedding dress, from the 2017 Disney Princess Collection by renowned designer Alfred Angelo with a live ‘Grand Final’ being held here at the Blackpool Wedding Spectacular on Sunday 2nd July
If you’re looking for a stunning venue with exceptional service to host your wedding, or special celebration, then look no further! Leave your guests talking for all the right reasons for years to come!
Friday 7 July at 7.45pm
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world.From £16.00
Sunday 9 July at 7.45pm
A star studded show spectacular celebrating Joe Longthorne and his 30th Anniversary of performing right here in Blackpool. Full cast information to be announced soon!From £10.50
New to Viva ffrom 12 July 2017, critically acclaimed show for the Festival Suite
Mark James has performed professionally for over a decade in over 40 countries, featuring at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Combining original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and sideshow stunts you’re invited to join Mark as he creates a one-man variety show like no other.
The show is fresh, original and suitable for all the family, plus it’s full of surprises.From £11.00
July 12, 19, 25 and 26 at 7.45pmAugust 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 August at 7.45pmOctober 18 and 25 at 2.30 and 7.45pm
Friday 14 July at 7.45pm
An evening with an incredible talent – Jonathan Antoine returns to Viva Blackpool for a special one off date in 2017.
Do not miss the voice, presence, warmth and personality of Jonathan Antoine.
Thursday 20 July at 7.45pm
Broadway and West End performer Christina Bianco became a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos gaining over 22 million views worldwide. A woman of a thousand versatile voices, she’s performed on such programs as The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, This Morning and Graham Norton on BBC Radio 1.
Friday 21 July at 7.45pm, Sat 22 at 2pm and Sunday 23 at 7.45pm
A series of showcase performances by the students of the incredibly well respected ‘Theatreworks’ dance college under the direction of Phil Winston and his faculty.
This is a stunning showcase of future talent including most aspects of song, dance and performance art.
Friday 28 July, 25 August, 22 September, 20 October, 15 December at 7.45pm
Rose Marie performing throughout the season right here at Viva Blackpool with musician and vocalist Andy Mudd in support.
With 17 million albums sold, Las Vegas residencies and a string of singles and accolades join this Irish Singing Superstar right here in Blackpool
Prices £16.50 per ticketRound Room. Approx 120 mins running time
Friday 4 August at 7.45pm
Tributes to three legends of the Vegas stage, appearing on one night – Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley.
Starring JJ Jones as Neil Diamond, Andy Wood as Tom Jones and Simon Patrick as Elvis Presley.From £14.50
The Podcast that has spanned 4 series, a 24 hour special, a European Podcast Award nomination and countless Celebrity guests comes live to the stage.From £5.00
Friday 11 August at 7.45pm
We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside, so come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description… He’s been away searching for the fabled ancient merkin (Google it) of Macedonia, once owned by Genghis Khan’s Nan (Maud), who used to wear it for special occasions, but only if she was going to Lidl on the way home. Witness Joe explain the mysteries of why the four horseman of the apocalypse will be arriving on my little ponies, and what Action Man held with those gripping hands… it’ll be a show you wont forget in a hurry, well… at least 40 minutes.
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN IMMATURE THEMES, INCLUDING WORDS LIKE BUM, WILLY AND FART! SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.From £26.50
Friday 26 1 September at 7.45pm
Viva Blackpool presents legends of comedy ‘Cannon & Ball’!
Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and perform a masterclass in comedy writing, timing and talent!
You’ll be clapping along to the music, stamping your feet to the beat and there’ll be laughs a plenty!
May 26th 2017Cannon & Ball are joined by the outrageous Leye D Johns, the stunning Viva Showgirls and a special guest vocalist.
September 1st 2017The hilarious Harper Brothers join Cannon & Ball alongside Leye D Johns and the Viva Showgirls for a packed night of music dance and comedy!From £5.50
Friday 22 September at 7.45pm
An award winning homage to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time – the incredible Whitney Houston.
Nya King is officially the UK’s No.1 tribute to Whitney, as authentic and realistic as you’ll ever hear – with all the hits from her idol, as well as more
Performing Whitney’s greatest hits and more – this is a show filled with emotion from an incredibly talented vocalist.
29 & 30 December at 7.45pm
Chris Connor is simply an amazing artiste who recreates the atmosphere, sound and production values of the World’s greatest ever recording artist.
If you love ‘The King’ then this is a show not to be missed!
With the highest production values and the highest performance standard, it is truly as if Elvis Presley is performing in front of your very eyes!
Prices from £12.50 to £25.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 145 mins running time
Located on Blackpool Promenade right next door to Blackpool Tower opposite the brand new Festival House, VIVA! is a multi-purpose venue which opened in 2012. Hosting full production cabaret spectaculars and live shows, private functions and corporate events - you can also come to VIVA for weddings and civil ceremonies, and even Sunday lunch.
Viva Blackpool’s headline show Viva Vegas Live re-launches this June with a stunning new high end production.
From 7.45pm, see dates below
Starring the hilarious Entertainment Director of Viva Blackpool Leye D Johns, the newly reimagined show will feature large scale production numbers, an expanded cast, aerial performance plus new guest vocalists.
The show, which has run every week since the venue opened in 2012, will re-launch on June 24 and is set to bring a taste of high end Las Vegas glamour to the thriving venue.
The new Viva Vegas Live will open to the public on June 24. Tickets are on sale now priced from £15 and are available from www.vivablackpool.com or by calling the box office on 01253 297 297 (please mention that you saw it here, thanks!)
Leye D Johns said: “We’re so excited about the new Viva Vegas Live production that we’ve been preparing behind the scenes over the past couple of months.
“Here at Viva we’re all about bringing that Vegas glitz to the Fylde Coast and we’re sure that the new show is going to do exactly that.
“This is the start of a journey we’re going on here at Viva to evolve the show, stage, cast and venue all with the aim of making it bigger, better and more Vegas.”
The new cast is 11-strong, featuring male and female dancers and vocalists for the first time in the venue’s history, bringing Vegas style production values to audiences on the Fylde Coast. With credits including appearances at Proud Cabaret in London, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Celebrity Cruise Line, the new resident cast are one of the most talented and acclaimed in the resort.
With musical numbers spanning everything from classic show tunes right through to contemporary tracks including Rag & Bone Man’s smash hit Human, the show promises to offer something for everyone.
The venue’s stage and video screens are also being improved in anticipation of the launch of the new show and a plethora of glittering and glamourous costumes have been commissioned to bring out the razzle dazzle of the cast.
As part of the investment into the new show the resident cast are having their skills enhanced with a programme of professional development ensuring that they are able to be at the forefront of the industry, constantly enhancing their skills to bring the highest quality productions to Viva’s audiences.
Prices from £15 per ticket
VIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 180 mins running time
June 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25 & 29August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30October 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 & 31November 3, 7 & 11 November
Show starts at 7.45pm - see below for dates
Joe Longthorne presents an evening packed with variety!
Headlined by a true vocal legend – Joe Longthorne with an intimate performance with a 7 piece live band featuring Joe’s favourite music, hits and audience favourites.
With full support show starring the cast of Viva, including singers and our dancers as well as host Leye D Johns.From £9.50
16, 23 & 30 July,6, 13, 20 & 27 August, 3, 10, 17 & 24 September, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October, 5 & 12 November
From 1.30pm, see below for dates
Join us at the glitzy Viva, Blackpool’s very own Vegas show venue for an afternoon of entertainment and variety!
Take your reserved seats as we serve a delicious 2-course lunch before our resident cast perform an amazing show for you, with different themes and shows available to choose from.
The dancefloor is open throughout the show and after – so you can work off your lunch, cash Bingo and a warm welcome from the very start… it’s a wonderful afternoon full of fun, humour, song & dance.
Our next Showtime Afternoon takes place on 28 March here at Viva Blackpool, The Jerseys presents Oh what A Nite sees the boys making a stop-off at Viva during their sell-out UK tour. They have been performing in sold-out theatres from Aberdeen to Eastbourne but we are delighted to have them back in Viva for this special Afternoon Performance.
Prices £19.95 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 75 mins running time.
Thurs 29th June - Vegas Icons, starring The RatpackersThurs 27th July - Viva Vegas Live!Thurs 24th Aug - The Jerseys present Oh What A NiteTues 12th Sept - Vegas Icons, starring The RatpackersWed 25th Oct - Viva Vegas Live!Thurs 30th Nov - Viva Christmas ShowtimeMon 18th Dec - Viva Christmas Showtime
Viva Blackpool presents The ‘Jerseys’ as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time. The 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
After performing 3 back to back seasons here at Viva, this year the guys had the added pleasure of performing as part of the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle -such is the high regard for the talent and repertoire of this fantastic sounding quartet of singers.
It’s an evening of great music, fun and more – featuring our amazing vocalists, your host Leye D Johns and our beautiful dancers – the Viva Showgirls, don’t miss out on this incredible night with ‘The Jerseys’!
Prices from £0.00 to £19.50 per ticket
7, 14, 21 & 28 June5, 12, 19 & 26 July2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August6, 13, 20 & 27 September4, 11, 18 & 25 October1 & 8 November
Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic, Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic, Illusions, Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed, Puzzled and even Scared, but above all Entertained.
A fun filled show for all the family!
“I still don’t know how it’s done” Jonathan Ross
“Unmissable” “Great family fun” Blackpool Gazette
Please Note – Sunday performances will start at 7:30pmPrices from £6.50 to £25.00 per ticketFestival Suite. Approx 140 mins running time
14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31 July3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31 August1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 September1, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 31 October
From 8.15pm, see dates below
Viva Blackpool presents the very best in comedy talent every week for ‘Stand-Up Saturday’ hosted by Ryan Gleeson.
Eat, Drink and get merry! Viva is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club – the hilarious night out that you cannot miss!
Prices from £13.50 to £13.50 per ticket
Round Room. Approx 120 mins running time
3, 10, 17 & 24 June1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 July5, 12, 19 & 26 August2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 September7, 14, 21, 28 October4, 11, 18 & 25 November2, 9, 16 & 23 December
VIVA Weddings are a Beautifully Unique way of celebrating your Big Day.
We love to give a wow factor, a fantastic first impression and a sense of amazement to the detail and care we put into your day.
VIVA Blackpool has 3 separate rooms to choose from,The Round Room which holds 120 Guests, The Festival Suite which holds 350 Guests, The VIVA Cabaret Theatre which holds 700 Guests.
Our wedding breakfast menu consists of a diverse choice which can be adapted to your needs if you were thinking of something in particular.
We also love to boast the fact that your wedding photos will spectacular with Blackpool's Main Seafront area, The Comedy Carpet and Blackpool Tower right outside our front doors. You will be guaranteed pictures worthy of the lifetime memory.
Please give us a call today, we endeavor to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Call our Events Manager Amy for more details on (01253) 297 297
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