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31
Jul

STAR OF "THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR" DARREN DAY LIVE ON BBC RADIO LANCASHIRE TED ROBBINS SHOW

Darren Day, currently starring in "That's What Friends Are For" at Viva Blackpool on a Sunday night while Joe recovers from surgery, is live on BBC Radio Lancashire on Sunday 3rd August from 10am on the Ted Robbins Show.

Award winning West End star Darren will be chatting to Ted in depth about the show and all aspects of his career.

Follow the link to tune inhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radiolancashire

31
Jul

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE "THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR"

It’s time to step into summer with style at cabaret bar Viva this week.

Sunday saw the return of Joe Longthorne to the stage, after his recent cancer operation. The Sunday night show, That’s What Friends Are For, stars Darren Day, drafted in when Longthorne found he faced an operation to remove a tumour. But his speedy recovery has seen him back in action much sooner than expected.

30
Jul

NEW DVD "JOE IN HIS OWN WORDS" UPDATE

We would like to advise and reassure everyone who has placed an order for Joe's New DVD "In His Own Words" with The Friendship Club or with The Merchandise Dept that the DVD has been slightly delayed.

The DVD is all finished and released for final approval by Reactive Media, However there are just one or two final matters which need sorting before the DVD can go to press and be sent out.

Apologies to everyone who is waiting for this DVD we can assure you it will be with you very soon.

28
Jul

“THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR” JOE SPEAKS ABOUT THE OPENING NIGHT

Mon 28th July 2014


Well, what can I say,”That’s What Friends Are For” at Viva……

Leye’s rendition of Copacabana, Prince and his Elaine Paige impersonation is one hell of a memory, hilarious!

As always Carol Kaye consummate performance, like only Carol can, a flawless version of Candi Staton’s “Young Hearts”.

Tracey’s performance of “Don’t Cry Out Loud” bought me close to tears. Our rendition of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers “with the technical superiority and help from Paul Smith was quite moving, wonderful Tracey!

My dear friend Andy Mudd with his medley of songs from the great Billy Joel was quite breath-taking. How nice to hear a live band, good on you Andy, or should I say Billy!

So then on to the stage stepped the main man Darren Day, proving yet again what an outstanding performer and all round entertainer he is. Liam Gallagher incredible, Gary Barlow and Take That sensational, Elton John phenominal, and as for Cliff, well it could well have been Cliff on stage. Sinatra and Sammy sounded brilliant, never heard a young man pull off a tribute to Sammy quite like that, Billy Connolly, Sean and Roger colossal. Darren’s version of “Wind Beneath My Wings” was a showstopper!

And I have to mention the wonderful Viva Showgirls.

Yes a truly sensational show, thanks to Darren’s fans and of course to my fans, your undivided and devoted support is truly wonderful. A great opening night was had by all.

As for me I’m pleased to say that I hope to be on the set this Sunday.

God Bless you all my dear friends and once again thanks for your support and prayers.

See you Sunday.

Love

Joe x

26
Jul

Daily Express "Joe Longthorne is cancer-free"

Veteran entertainer JOE LONGTHORNE is recovering after undergoing cancer surgery.

The singer was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year (14) after doctors found a lump, and he is now in recovery after an operation.

Longthorne faces a tough few weeks as he bounces back from the procedure, but insists he is now cancer-free.

In a video posted on his website, he says, "There's no sign of any more cancer in me. So that's a great thrill. What a chance to be able to say the cancer's gone now. It's just a question of rebuilding. My face for instance is (so swollen) I feel like I've got nine boiled eggs in my mouth. But seriously I'm feeling good. All the prayers and the cards and wishes you've been sending me are truly working, I really do believe that. Thanks a lot."

Longthorne, 58, overcame leukaemia in 2006 after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He is due to return to the stage in Blackpool on Sunday (27Jul14) for a show with fellow entertainer Darren Day.