Our theatre dates are non stop two hour shows that guarantee you'll be tapping your feet and singing along - even dancing in the aisles.
LATEST NEWS !
I'm delighted to be able to say that I'm still well on the road to recovery after five years fighting cancer and I'm back playing guitar, not yet at the standard that I'm used to, but enough to look forward with optimism. We're already booking 2018 theatre shows and the lads that have got us through this difficult patch. We have extended our working area and include some gigs further south as far as Banbury so keep a check on the gig list, we're having enquiries from all over the UK.
2018 shows on sale now and will once again include the very talented Stanley Fuller who has been given the job of lead vocalist and will still add his 'Four Seasons', 'Beach Boys' and 'Bee Gees' et al to our vastly growing repertoire, along with songs that he wasn't able to include in the old line up., he will be delighted to show you all that he does indeed have a 'normal' voice as well.
Stan was the original bass player and high voice in the band 'MAGIC' back in the day and we're delighted that he has agreed to join us permanently, giving the option of having a synth bass in the band as and when needed.
Adding Buddy Holly to the show in the form of Andrew Morley was something I felt would give us a different set of options, as Andy is a good guitarist and fits in well as a band member, adding extra guitar parts as and when needed. I like people in the band that play instruments and bring something other than singing to the table.
On drums we are delighted to be joined by our friend and long standing road crew member, Arthur Sas.
We will make some recordings in due course and get a CD out for those who are patiently waiting, but when it finally arrives , I can promise that it will have been worth the wait.
PAST MASTERS can be booked by calling Dave on 01909 771999
Hello, I'm Dave Robinson from Sheffield England.
I play lead guitar with our all live band Past Masters, who got together to do a Cliff & The Shadows set to raise money for St Luke's hospice in Sheffield, only to be talked in to gigging as a band , because the shows went so well, the audience loved it. We pride ourselves on our live music, great rock & roll music which is really what this site is all about. After just over twelve months of appearing around the clubs in South Yorkshire, we were shocked but delighted to have been voted the best band by club goers and Mercury newspaper readers. A posse of news people from the press, radio and TV have taken an interest in the band, so we're running with it, long live rock & roll !
If you want a quick look at what we do, there are some video clips at the far right hand side of this page, taken from our theatre shows.
We specialise in the music of the late fifties through the sixties and seventies, and our line up of guitars, bass, drums and saxophone gives us a good variety of material to choose from. Our Cliff & The Shadows set is very popular, and a section of it is always included during a gig. We feature a lot of the great music of the period including Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Danny & The Juniors, Dion & The Belmonts, The Beatles, Manfred Mann, The Hollies, Rolling Stones right through to Brian Ferry, Gerry Rafferty, Dire Straits and even Tina Turner but to name a few. We play many dedicated rock & roll gigs for those who enjoy a good bop, and these are on our gig list for those interested.
We can also do Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley tribute shows, or a complete OH BOY type of show including the great hits of The Everley Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Billy Fury, Carl Perkins etc etc . . . . the list is endless, as we are big fans of their music, and pride ourselves on the slick presentation associated with such great acts. Half the band picked up their first instruments as teenagers because of The Shadows, and the influence of their music is apparent here. For most of these type of shows we add extra members to the band .
We also cater for the sixties fans with numerous hits from artistes such as The Beatles , The Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Gerry & The Pacemakers , The Searchers etc etc . . . . and of course some of the great songs that were hits for Dave Berry - well three of us were in his band . . . . .
Our show is full of nostalgia , and if you are not tempted to dance when we strike up, then you're probably too young ! Make no mistake, this is live music at it's best.
If you are fed up with the baggy shirt and funny hat brigade prancing around to over produced backing tracks, who claim to be acts, Have a look at our gig list and try and catch one of our shows, and if you enjoy good live music, you will be guaranteed a good nights entertainment. But if you're more of a karaoke merchant . . . . please don't come.
GIGS FOR 2018
As well as Stan Fuller, we are delighted to add on bass guitar Mr Alan Jones from The Shadows as well as Andrew Morley as BUDDY HOLLY, having played 'Buddy' in the musical of the same name.
The shows listed in white are not available for booking as yet.
WE ARE ALWAYS ADDING NEW VENUES TO OUR LIST, SO KEEP A LOOK
OUT ON THESE PAGES AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
APRIL 1 FRAZER THEATRE KNARESBOROUGH
Tickets should be on sale from PEAR MUSIC Knaresborough after Monday 22 January
APRIL 7 TRINITY ARTS CENTRE GAINSBOROUGH
LET'S ROCK THE JUKEBOX 2018
Box Office 01427 676655
APRIL 28 ECKINGTON CIVIC (DANCE & SUPPER)
IN AID OF BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDRENS' HOSPICE TICKETS FROM MARGARET 01246 430155
JUNE 8 DRONFIELD CIVIC CENTRE
CHARITY EVENT FOR BLUEBELL WOOD
Tickets from Malcolm & Deri 07778 773216 or 07816 120883
JUNE 15 RETFORD MAJESTIC THEATRE
LET'S ROCK THE JUKEBOX 2018
Box Office 01777 706866
AUG 31 HARROGATE THEATRE
LET'S ROCK THE JUKEBOX
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR TICKETS
We are delighted to announce that former bassist and vocalist with 'Magic', Stan Fuller, has joined Past Masters on a permanent basis for theatre gigs.
Also we welcome back Alan Jones on bass, the former Shadows bassist begins his second stint with us on January 14 2018.
We also welcome Andrew Morley as new band member as well as Arthur Sas on drums, each of them long standing
friends of ours and lovely guys, as well as being talented.
Our main source of work will be in theatres around the country and maybe the odd club of our choosing.
We are of course happy to perform at special events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc as always.
We can be seen at the Dusty Miller at Barlborough Jnc 30 of the M1 on a Thursday.
These are free and easy nights where we chill out and play for fun, along with a pub quiz and free supper.
Alan Jones, pictured on the left is a former bass guitarist of The Shadows and is back with
Here's Arthur on the day we bought this Yamaha drum kit from Brian Bennett back in 2004.
He owns five kits these days and plays his silver Gretsch kit with the band.