King and Queen top tribute acts series

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT ... Lee 'Memphis' King.
BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT ... Lee 'Memphis' King.

MUSIC mega stars never fade away – especially with the boom in tribute bands.

Over the next month, the Customs House is welcoming no fewer than five musical homage shows.

TRIBUTE ... It's A Kind Of Queen

TRIBUTE ... It's A Kind Of Queen

Acts inspired by Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley and Queen are on their way to the Mill Dam theatre, in South Shields.

Customs House executive director, Ray Spencer, said: “We all have our favourite performers and musicians and music will often be a key reminder of special events in our lives.

“Many tribute performances allow us to relive these special moments with acts that may no longer be with us or those who rarely, if ever, perform at intimate venues.”

Up first is Definitive Buble, which comes to the theatre tomorrow night.

The 7.45pm show, starring Jason Porter and his band, pays tribute to Canadian singer, Michael Buble.

The gig is based on a Buble concert and includes almost two hours of hits such as Everything, Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River, and Home.

Tickets cost £15.50 with a £13.50 concession.

Next to his the stage is Magic – A Kind Of Queen.

The show, at 7.45pm on Saturday, October 19, will include the greatest hits from the late Freddie Mercury and his band, Queen, including songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and Don’t Stop Me Now.

Tickets cost £17.50 with a £16.50 concession.

After that, it’s the turn of The Upbeat Beatles on Friday, October 25.

The tribute band is on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles.

The 7.45pm show will see them perform song of the band’s biggest hits, including Hey Jude, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Tickets cost £17.50.

A tribute to country music legend Dolly Parton is next to visit the venue on Sunday, October 27.

Andrea Pattison leads the show as the Queen of Country, performing some of the singer’s biggest hits, including I Will Always Love You, Jolene and 9 to 5.

Tickets cost £18 with a £17 concession.

And finally, music fans join enjoy One Night of Elvis.

The show, on Friday, November 8, stars Lee ‘Memphis’ King, who was named World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival, in America.

The 7.45pm show includes hits such as Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes and Suspicious Minds.

Tickets cost £20 with a £19 concession.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

To book, go to or call the box office on 454 1234.

n We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for each show.

To be in with a chance of winning, e-mail your name, contact number, and which show you’d like to see to

The Customs House will choose a winner at random.

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