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Best of British Events presents August Bank Holiday at The Balcony Bars, Seafront, Ryde, IOW
As part of the world famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally when up to Five thousand riders of classic scooters descend on the island, heading mostly to the coastal towns of Ryde & Sandown.
Starting Thursday 24th August located on Ryde’s Seafront at Ryde Pavilions Bar & from Friday 25th August above at The Balcony Bars Club.
Best of British has a vast range of range of bands & djs, starting at noon each day which is free entertainment until 7pm, then ticketed from 8pm.
The Pavilion Bar opens at 7pm in the evenings and upstairs in the 600 capacity venue The Balcony Bars doors open at 8pm each evening.
Balcony Bars Weekend Line-up
Friday 25th of August - Start the weekend off with a big one!!
The Small Fakers
Formed in 2007, the Small Fakers are the UK's only tribute to the sensational Small Faces. Hits galore at every show including All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and many more mixed in with B-sides and rare gems from the Small Faces' back catalogue. A visual and musical feast for all Small Faces fans or just fans of great music!!
Performing A Tribute to the "BEST" of British Rock/Mod/Punk Music, from the 60's through to the 90's.......Maximum RnB in a Modern World!!!!!
Guitar smashing, Microphone twirling & Drum crashing their way through The Who, Small Faces, Rolling Stones, The Jam, Oasis, The Easy Beats, Sex Pistols, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, The Undertones, The Buzzcocks, The Creation, and many others. Come see us for an evening of PURE ROCK THEATRE!
First band 8.45pm Tickets only £12.50 plus £1.50 booking fee, over 18s only ID Maybe Required
Saturday 26th August
DAVE WAKELING'S THE BEAT
You just can’t stop The Beat!
One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, Led by Dave Wakeling,The Beat will be the gig of the weekend. Dave has lived in the USA for over thirty years and rarely plays in the uk, so we are so pleased that after 4 years of chasing we have finally persuaded him to fly over with his amazing band to play for us.
Formed in Birmingham in 1978, the Beat (known in North America as the English Beat) have released three albums to date, ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’, ‘Wha’ppen?’ and ‘Special Beat Service’ and are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Too Nice To Talk To”, “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”, “Hands off She’s Mine” and “All Out To Get You”. Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse ska, pop, reggae and punk rock and their dynamic live show has ensured them a loyal following at home and abroad.
Marquis Drive are the ultimate UK’s no 1 Madchester/britpop/indie band. They replicate cult anthems from mainly the 90s such as Bittersweet (The Verve), Step On (Happy Mondays), Resurrection (The Stone Roses), Sit Down (James), and many more from iconic bands such as The Farm. The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, Ocean Color Scene, The La’s, Oasis, Soup Dragons , Shed Seven and many more… Marquis Drive have spent many years touring up and down the country supporting the likes of Dodgy, The Farm, Reverend & the Makers, Space, The Wonderstuff, Shed Seven and well known bands. Their infectious live performance are second to none leaving the crowd hungry for more. They do not disappoint and for this show they will be adding Ska & Northern Soul Anthems.
Doors 8pm Bands on early Djs til 2.30am Tickets only £14.00 plus £2 booking fee ,over 18s only ID Maybe Required
Sunday 28th August
The Signatures are a ten piece Northern Soul Band from Essex. Originally formed in 2009 and recently evolving into the current line up bringing their own brand of power and energy to what has been described as one of the best live acts around. The Signatures put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. As a headline act The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an audience “Out on the floor”
THE FLiKS Final Ever Performance
Its sad to say goodbye to this amazing band , but we are certain they will go out on a high with an amazing last and final performance. The Fliks, are High Energy Girls Of The 1960's, Playing The Coolest Motown, Brill Building, Decca, Soul, Spector & Euro Swinging Girls, the Fliks a seven piece band that specialise in covering hits from 1960's era girl groups and solo artists. The line-up of three female vocals and four piece band strike the perfect balance between authenticity and originality in their effort to capture the British Cavern era . For a quality night to end the rally and to say good bye to an amazing band !!
Dj’s till 1.30am Tickets only £10 plus £2.00 booking fee , over 18s only ID Maybe Required WHOLE WEEKEND TICKET ONLY £32.50 AVAILABLE ON-LINE, plus booking fee £2.50 The Venue is a 600 Capacity, well priced drinks, large dance floor, large outside bar overlooking the sea & smoking area
in Person from
Bagel Wrap, Union Street, Ryde, IOW
Ryde Superbowl, Seafront, Ryde, IOW
Visual Impact, Holyrood St, Newport, IOW
Our Events are kindly supported by main sponsor Wightlink Ferries
Tel: 01983 530260