Paying tribute to local talent

On the last Saturday of every month Bedminster Down ex servicemen’s club is the place to be….if you want to see a tribute act.

Every night was a fabulous thing and once the torture of the bingo was over we were entertained by the likes of Totally Take That, Motown, Madonna and many more.

But my favourite tribute act by far is Retro Electro, these local Bristol lads are fantastic and have played at the club a few times. Their repertoire includes hits from all the 80’s electric super groups such as Ultravox, New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and much more. They are incredibly talented and entertaining, always putting on a great show so I can dance all night with my buddies.

Another local talent that featured heavily in my fabulous 50th year is John Prescott, (no not the politician!). I went to see John when he supported “The Other Guys” at the Redgrave theatre, the Summer Song book with the Clevedon Light Opera Club and the annual “Swing into Christmas”.

But the most fabulous night was at my surprise birthday party. I had won the golden ticket at John’s 2016 Christmas special, which entitled me to a 45 minutes performance at a time and venue of my choosing. But while I was trying to plan when I was going to redeem my prize my bestest bestie, Jane, was already plotting my surprise party and had booked John to sing. It really was the icing on the cake and we had much longer than 45 minutes, spilling out into the pub garden and dancing the night away.

carole and john

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