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Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreamboats Reunite

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Three Icons of British Rock ‘n’ Roll are set to take fans back to the Golden Age in a special Dreamboats & Petticoats UK Tour, starting on 13th October 2020, at Liverpool’s prestigious Philharmonic Hall.

Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and Mark Wynter, the original teen Dreamboats, will be kicking out the Rock ‘n’ Roll jams, backed by Marty’s fabulous band, The Wildcats. Joining them will be daughter Roxy Wilde. Roxy has just spent the last 10 years touring with Kylie Minogue… but will be making a special guest appearance to keep her Dad on his toes!

This new Dreamboats & Petticoats ‘Music That Lives Forever’ tour sets up a huge year for Rock & Roll:

  • There will be a brand-new Dreamboats & Petticoats ‘Music That Lives Forever’ 4CD album in October, featuring 100 hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll smash hits.
  • Marty Wilde will be releasing ‘Running Together’ – a new album of brand-new songs with guest appearances from daughters Kim and Roxy (Spring / Summer 2020).
  • Two of our stars here – Mark Wynter and Eden Kane – will be celebrating 60th showbiz anniversaries this year.

Dreamboats & Petticoats. Rock ‘n’ Roll. This is indeed Music that Lives Forever THE ARTISTS…

 

Marty Wilde

Where do you start with Marty Wilde? A hit song writer, guitarist, band leader and fabulous singer. He’s the head of one of the most musical families in British pop history. Three of his four children – Kim, Roxy and Ricky – are musicians. Marty and Ricky co-wrote ‘Kids in America’ in 1981 for Kim, helping her become the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s.

A spectacularly successful 60+ year career has seen Marty wow millions of fans. He has inspired world-class musicians too, drawing accolades from artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones and Snow Patrol. He is truly one of the greats.

On this tour fans will be treated to Marty’s biggest hits including Rubber Ball, Teenager in Love, Bad Boy and Jezebel. But they’ll also hear a song or two from Marty’s new album. This year, Marty will release ‘Running Together’, a brand-new album which features some of the finest song writing he has done to date. Listen out for ‘Eddie’, a tribute to the late Eddie Cochran, one of Marty’s great friends and heroes; and ‘60s World’, Marty’s new single featuring daughter Kim.

 

Dreamboats

 

Eden Kane

Eden Kane is a 1960’s megastar, for whom fame came quickly. His first single for Decca Records, ‘Well I Ask You’, hit the UK No.1 spot in August 1961 and within twelve months he had racked up four Top 10 hits, the other three being ‘Get Lost’, ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘I Don’t Know Why’. All this from a talent competition for Cadbury’s to promote their hot chocolate a year earlier. Eden not only won that, he wrote the jingle too, the Elvis-esque ‘Hot Chocolate Crazy’. Some years later, Eden’s song writing talent was formally recognised with a BASCA Award along with his two brothers Peter and Robin. TV and film followed as Eden settled in California, his credits including an 18-year stint in Star Trek, both in front of and behind the camera.

Now, 60 years since that first jingle, Eden continues to make fans go ‘Hot Chocolate Crazy’ for his fabulous songs.

 

Mark Wynter

Mark Wynter was destined for stardom. From the age of 13, he started singing for a local band in his hometown of Woking. A beautiful looking young man with a voice to match, Mark soon moved to London, mixing it with the movers and shakers of the time: Cliff Richard, Gene Vincent, Connie Francis and others. Record contracts with Decca and Pye followed and so did the hits. By the time Mark was 18 years old, even Elvis was talking about him. “I know one of your best new ballad boys is a kid called Mark Wynter,” the King told Reveille Magazine in 1960.

Mark’s velvety voice yielded his biggest hit in 1962 with ‘Venus in Blue Jeans’, one of nine Top 10 hits delivered through the 1960s. Mark’s ambitions though, extended beyond music and he moved into TV, film and theatre, with leading film appearances in “Just For Fun” (1963) and ”Haunted House Of Horror” (1969). On stage, Mark has appeared in no less than 39 plays from farce to Shakespeare and 22 musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Cats and in 2012, the hit musical Dreamboats & Petticoats, where he sang some of his own hits to sell-out crowds.

Mark, one of the ‘original’ dreamboats of the magical 1960’s, also celebrates his 60th year in Showbusiness this year.

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