There was at least Two Hundred Clubs in Cumbria alone and about One Hundred and Fifty of those Clubs were Booking Entertainment every week end and some every night of the week, Thousands of people throughout Cumbria were entertained by wonderful Entertainers from all over the UK and Ireland it was the Clubs that were the new Theatres and Music Halls for the ordinery working people of Cumbria and we had our very own Stars if you could make it in the Clubs (not easy) this could be the start of some thing really big for you because many of our Club Stars made it to be National TV Stars or even internatioal Stars of Stage Screen and Radio, these were the years of live entertainment and this website is a Celebration and appreciation To All.
For everything all those wonderful Entertainers did for us through the Golden Years DANNY AND JOAN (Picture below) wish to present to you some of the wonderful talented entertainers that we have worked with or had the good fortune to meet in our years in Cumbria's Club Circut, There are so many more great artists that i have not got a picture of, but if you have, I would be pleased to include it in these celebration web pages.
Danny and Joan (Musicians) Authors.
Tommy Askew (Brilliant Tenor)
Brilliant Guitar/Vocalist Fantastic Act Father & Son
International Star Julie Craig, wonderful Act
Cabaret Star, The Fab
Sadie Wilson at the Solway
Lido Holiday Camp
Danny & Sue at the
Falcon Club Club Charity Show 1968
Sue some years later live at
the Solway Village Silloth
Leonie Bainbridge Tommy Kennedy
Superb Accordionist Simply The Best
(International Star) Song & Dance (Great Act)
Joanie on the Drums in the One of Cumbria's first Girl
Cumbria Ballroom Workington. Dance Band Drummers
Wonderful Family friends
Red Skelton with( Danny & Joan) Country Vocal/ Guitarist
at Whiteheather Hotel Kirkbride. Our Mr Jim Reaves
Patricia, David, Joanie.
David was a Butlin Star Dennis Mitchell
Talent Show Winner ( Great Tenor)
Vocal/Comedian/Actor A Cumbria Great.
( Internarional Star ) TV, Radio, Cabaret, Star
Johnny Barrow (Magic) Vocal/Comeadian/Guitarist
Danny Holmes Road Show Liz Steward (Live)on the
Rehearsal at Marie Gibsons Pat Allan Show
Dance school Whitehaven Falcon Club Egremont 1960s
Sue & the Danjolairs Marie Elliot Live with the
At E.Curles Garden Studio Danny Holmes Road Show
The Ex-Service Club Carlisle
Vocalist Pete Hoban Sadie Wilson
With Cliff Elland Big Band with the (Show live)
Mr Personality +
A Cumbria Great
Bobby Lane (Vocal)
The One and Only
Mr Mark Darrell Fab
Sill Singing and playing
Wee Willie and the Wanderer's
A fantastic Band
Top Trio Fantastic Act
Ken a star
a Cumbria Great
The Fantastic Cumberland
Tenor and Wonderful Friend
Ken Fitzpatrick from Carlisle
The Wonderful Faye Crawford
Singing Star/Recording Star
Actress /Cabaret Star
Ellan Roberts(Superb Vocal and Compere
Dougie Gee (Great Music)
The Queen of Country Mr Al.Fonsolari (Live)
Great Vocalist Musican/Vocalist and Radio Star
The Danjolairs at Seacote A Cumbria Great
Click on his Picture to visit
his site. John Forster is the
best Guitarist that I have
heard in all the years in
Brian & Sarah Hewick while Showbiz.
playing in the Danjolairs at
the Whiteheather Hotel
John Forster (left) Playing
Danjolairs at Senhouse WMC
Brilliant Lead Guitarist Wonderful Vocals and
and Vocal Duo Musicians Bev and Rick
Brian and Sarah Hewick Brilliant Entertainment
Star Cluster with Comedian
Mr Rocky Brown (Centre)
Musicians Stan & Ray Brilliant Guitarist
and Magician Johnny Barrow John Forster
person on the left not known
Simply the Best
Border TV and Top Cabaret Star
Brian Jarmy with Joan Holmes
in The Country Band Live
The Great Danny Mckeown wonderful artist/Vocalist
Concert Chaiman and Compare at Mirehouse Labour Club
A wonderful dear friend
Mr Danny Mckeown a fantastic Man and a really great friend
Mike & Shiela
Brilliant Musicians / Music Teacher's/ Mike Plays with the
Northern Symphonia Orchestra, and the Scotish Fiddlers
Mike And Shiela Stubs at home with there Family
The Wonderful Calder The Market Hall Egremont Club Whitehaven. lately Refurbished
The Calder Club was really the hub of the local Club scene for the indivdual artist, and at that time you had made it if you got a booking there, it had a at least 500 seater concert hall and a large lounge bar furnished with the most comfortable and even luxurious furnishings, where you could take your wife and feel that this was a big night out with some of our big TV Stars and
make no mistake they were there live and at a price we all could afford.
The Egremont Market Hall was the main Venue for Dance Bands and was the place to play if you were good enough.
These Venues are stll there and still being used, where 80% of all the other places where we used to play are no more, the sad thing is that lots of those wonderful Entertainers are also gone and that means that those of us that are still here have had a very big chunk of our lives taken away.
We also must remember all those Entertainers who visited our Clubs from all over the UK there are some of them on page 2.
If any body would like to add there name to our roll of memorys
please send picture to me via e-mail .
Here are some of the great Artist that we have not yet got pictures of Mr Vince Bragg, Mr Owen Bragg Jean Johnston Joe Burns, The Adair Family Band. Bob Newel.
MORE CLUB STARS ON NEXT PAGE
Why not try Alastairs Fab Website Click
Alastair Duncans Cumbria Bands of the
60s and 70s www.fenderstrat.co.uk