Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
When: Friday 4th May
Break out the crepe shoes and Teddy Boy coats, rock ‘n’ rollers Showaddywaddy are coming to the Royal Town.
It may seem like only a Heartbeat ago but it’s forty-five years since the fun loving group from Leicester met Under a Moon of Love and took Three Steps to (pop) Heaven. And now their latest tour sees Showaddywaddy performing at Sutton Coldfield’s Town Hall on Friday 4th May.
Famed for their co-ordinated dance moves, colourful drape jackets and catchy 50s and 60s rock and roll songs, the band were described as the ‘hardest working band in the UK’ in 2015 and 2016 based on having the most listed shows in different venues than any other music artist.
Original members Romeo Challenger and Rod Deas lead the 6 piece line up, which is managed by another original member, Dave Bartram.
Their appearance on TV’s New Faces All-Winners Final in December 1973 led to a flurry of record deal offers. Their first single, Hey Rock and Roll on the Bell Records label reached number 2 in the UK charts in April 1974, followed by a further 22 chart hits and an incredible 209 weeks in the UK singles chart!
Two cover versions –Three Steps to Heaven and Heartbeat reached the Top 10 in 1975 with Under The Moon of Love topping the charts for three weeks in 1976.
In 1977, Showaddywaddy dominated the charts with hits When, You Got What it Takes and Dancing Party.
I Wonder Why, A Little Bit of Soap and Pretty Little Angel Eyes hit the top 10 in 1978.
Tickets for the toe-tapping show are priced at £25 and £27 and are available now from the Town Hall’s Box office on 0121 296 9543 or online at www.townhallsuttoncoldfield.co.uk