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 2019 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 who offer something other than just singing .
On bass guitar and excellent backing vocals, we are joined by former Shadows and Tom Jones bassist Alan Jones, who arguably was and still is the top man in his field, especially back in the seventies and eighties after appearing on many iconic recordings, many of which I have in my record collection and my guess you'll have them in yours too. The band benefits greatly from his presence and we feel privileged to have him with us.
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.
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 IN AID OF BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
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 Fund raiser in aid of theatre upkeep
LET'S ROCK THE JUKEBOX
with Stan Fuller and Andy Morley as Buddy Holly
with former Shadow's bassist, Alan Jones.
TICKETS ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICE - 01423 502116
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, 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.
OK, I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO DO THIS BUT CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CREATED THE NEED TO SAY , THAT BECAUSE OF NUMEROUS ENQUIRIES WE HAVE RECEIVED AMID OBVIOUS CONFUSION, I CLEARLY STATE THAT THE BAND CALLING THEMSELVES 'MUSIC MASTERS' ARE NOT IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH OURSELVES, PAST MASTERS, THOUGH OUR NAME IS CONSTANTLY BEING USED IN THEIR PROMOTION.
THE FACT IS, THREE OF OUR FORMER MEMBERS QUIT THE BAND IN JANUARY, FORMING THEIR OWN BAND AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO CAPITALISE ON OUR PAST SUCCESS.
THEIR DECISION TO MOVE ON WAS MUTUALLY ACCEPTED AND THEIR REPLACEMENTS WERE ON STANDBY FROM AS LONG AGO AS JUNE 2017.
PAST MASTERS HOWEVER, WILL BE HONOURING THE GIGS THAT I BOOKED AND CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT DOING WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE, DIRECTED BY MYSELF AND CO DIRECTED BY DAMION AND STAN FULLER.
ANDREW MORELY DIRECTS THE BUDDY HOLLY SECTION OF THE SHOW.
All enquiries for PAST MASTERS call 01909 771999