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21
Jul

JOE'S 2017 VIVA BLACKPOOL DATES ON SALE NOW

Tickets now on sale for all Joe's 2017 dates at Viva Blackpool.

The dates are

Sunday 16th April 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017

Sunday 9th July through to Sunday 12 November 2017 inclusive.

All tickets on sale now just click on VIVA for link.

21
Jul

THE INCOMPARABLE JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ‘60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CONCERT VIVA DVD’

PRESS RELEASE
Joe Longthorne MBE, celebrated his 60th birthday in May 2015. One of the UK’s greatest ever performers, with a fine voice of his own plus a unique talent for vocal impressions, Joe’s career is unrivalled anywhere. A child performer in the late 1960s, Joe rose to having a succession of network TV series and specials in the 1980’s and 1990’s. His record breaking tours and summer seasons at home and abroad ,together with a wealth of gold and platinum discs for album sales and awards from his peers, place Joe in a very unique place in show business. The ’singers singer’, the ‘voice’ the pros choose to listen to and learn from, Joe is the consummate ‘live’ performer and is constantly in demand right around the globe, with his loyal army of fans and admirers going into the millions.

Joe’s colossal success during his 50 odd years career is all the more remarkable as since the mid 1980’s he has fought and battled leukaemia and recently mouth cancer. Undergoing a life saving bone marrow transplant for leukaemia in 2005, which almost took his life during the procedure, in 2014 undergoing surgery to remove a tumour and last year, after his birthday concerts, a course of radio and chemotherapy. Joe returned to touring early this year and last week opened his 2106 Summer Season at Viva Blackpool with a 90 minute performance in customary Longthorne style.

It was Joe’s big wish to celebrate his 60th Birthday with landmark concerts, one in his adopted home town of 20 years ,Blackpool, and days later on his birthday, 31 May 2015, a concert at the world famous London Palladium performing with a 26 piece orchestra plus special guests Jimmy Tarbuck, Ricky Tomlinson,Johnnie Casson and Darren Day.

This DVD features the opening concert filmed at Viva Blackpool on 28 May 2016 with Joe performing with his 16 piece orchestra under the direction of MD Stephen Price . The setlist features all Joe’s classic songs and some new additions which have become firm favourites. Joe performs in his own voice and also presents his stunning and amazing vocal ‘tributes’ to the greats including his signature and unique vocal impression of Dame Shirley Bassey, together with Sir Tom Jones, Matt Monro, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond,Johnny Mathis, Judy Garland, Anthony Newley,Sammy Davis and David Bowie.

Track Listing

1. Where or When
2. I Believe I'm Gonna Love You
3. River Stay Away From My Door
4. If You Love Me
5. The Gypsy
6. I Will Drink The Wine
7. Goldfinger (Dame Shirley Bassey )
8. I Who Have Nothing (Sir Tom Jones)
9. Walk Away (Matt Monro)
10. You'll Never Know
11. Can't Smile Without You/Made It Through The Rain (Barry Manilow)
12. You Don't Bring Me Flowers -Duet with Tracey Jordan (Neil Diamond)
13. Too Much Too Little Too late Duet with Tracey Jordan (Johnny Mathis )
14. Don't Cry Out Loud
15. The Man Who Got Away (Judy Garland)
16. Who can I Turn To (Anthony Newley/Sammy Davis)
17. That's My Desire
18. Life on Mars (David Bowie)
19. How Do You Keep The Music Playing
20. Make The World A Little Younger
21. If I Never Sing Another Song
22. The Impossible Dream

Running time: 78 Minutes

Produced by Reactive Media
Executive Producer Joe Longthorne

Available now click on JOE60BIRTHDAYDVD

09
Jul

'THE INCOMPARABLE JOE LONGTHORNE 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CONCERT' TRAILER FOR DVD

Proud to announce that Joe's brand new DVD '60th Birthday Concert' filmed at Viva Blackpool is out now. Take a moment to view the trailer HERE Available to order from www.tmpromotions.co.uk

05
Jul

JOE'S 'VIVA VARIETY' OPENING NIGHT WITH THE 60TH BIRTHDAY DVD ON RELEASE

Hi Everyone,

Joe is really looking forward to this coming weekend, on Saturday 9th July he is at historic Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes for a ‘Meet and Greet’ VIP Afternoon Tea and then on Sunday 10th July he returns in customary style with Stretch and the band to Viva Blackpool’s Cabaret Theatre for the opening night of his "Viva Variety' Summer Sunday Season. He’s truly delighted to be back at Viva with Martin and Leye and everyone in Team Viva.

A great weekend to be in Blackpool, Joe hopes that as many of you as possible can share these events with him, either at The Meet and Greet or Viva Blackpool or both !

Also on Sunday we are pleased to announce that the long awaited ‘60th Birthday Celebration Concert' DVD is going on sale, filmed with a 16 piece orchestra at Viva last May for Joe's 60th Birthday and including for the first time 3 much requested new songs 'The Gypsy', 'That's My Desire" and'Make The World A Little Younger'.

With regard to the pre orders for the 60th Birthday DVD, Geraldine Vine will be sending out everyone's orders on Monday next.

Many of you will be aware that the 60th Birthday DVDs have been delayed, this due to Joe having to take time out for medical treatment and touring the country. Joe has now been able to finalise and approve the Viva Concert for release. With regard to the Palladium concert we would like to advise that Joe is not yet ready to view the footage and as such we will update everyone on this matter at a later date. A sincere note of thanks is expressed to Paul Smith and Ian James for their extensive work on this project.

The DVD is available at all of Joe's shows, on Joe's on-line store www.tmpromotions.co.uk, order with confidence all orders backed and guaranteed by PAYPAL, also available from the Friendship Club.

On line orders click DVD for shop link.

27
Jun

MEET & GREET WITH JOE AT LYTHAM HALL

On Saturday 9th July 2016 there will be a special meet and greet with Joe at Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham. Joe's good friend Peter Anthony is the host and entertainment for the evening which also includes a delightful high tea, there will also be a question and answer session with Joe and Peter.

Lytham Hall is an 18th century Georgian country house a mile from the centre of town set in 78 acres of wooded parkland. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade 1 listed building. The evening will start at 5pm tickets are £35 which includes the high tea. Transport can be organised from Blackpool Tower and return if required please mention this at time of booking, all enquiries and ticket sales contact Geraldine Vine on 01253 975827.