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The Britain at War Victory Marquee

DAY TIME ENTERTAINMENT

Daytimes in the Victory Marquee feature non-stop entertainment from 11.00am to 5.30pm.

This year bringing together music, dance, song, comedy, and a little bit of magic will be the order of the day. Our talented entertainment team will recall those vintage & wartime days in music, dance, and comedy.

Our unique variety show in the Victory Marquee features the following entertainment for all the family to enjoy and take part in.

Schedule TBC:


The Jive Aces – The UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band

Appearing in The Victory Marquee daily. The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their award winning viral video “Bring Me Sunshine”, which has 3 million views online and is so uplifting it’s even been prescribed by a doctor!

This swinging sextet average 300 shows a year and have performed for The Queen, as well as working with Van Morrison and John Travolta amongst many others. They have played to capacity crowds at The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Glastonbury Festival, The London Olympics and have graced stages in 40 countries, including major theatre tours in the USA.

The Jives Aces will be performing on Friday night in the Victory marquee. Book your tickets here: tickets.warandpeacerevival.com/ticket/38

 

 


Viv The Spiv

Our compere with a wink in his eye, a witty joke on the end of his tongue and a dodgy black market deal up his sleeve! Viv The Spiv will keep you entertained, tell you who’s who and what’s what between the talented acts every day. Viv recently appeared on stage at the London Palladium performing for The Queen as part of Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday celebrations.

We welcome Viv back to the Victory Marquee this year. Just don’t fall for his charm! Not arf!

 

 

 

 

 


Adam Hoffman

He’s a compere, Rat Pack style singer, magician, comic and actor with numerous TV appearances (not just crime watch) and countless stages shows under his belt. With his quick wit, charm, entertainment skills and unpredictable tomfoolery. Many top critics/reviewers have compared him to the late great Eric Morecambe an accolade Adam holds very dearly.

Adam is very excited to be performing at War & Peace Revival again. He loves the show and all that it brings. As the shows longest reigning entertainer, he is thankful to have been booked by them every year since 2000! Don’t worry he has three new jokes this year.

 

 

 

 


The Swing Time Sweethearts 


The Swing Time Sweethearts are Annie Riley & Le’arna Castle, both successful solo artists, whose affection for the forties has brought them together to perform as the Swing Time Sweethearts. Their wide range of songs from the 1940s, wartime & swing, includes the hits of Vera Lynn, Anne Shelton, Gracie Fields and Glenn Miller. The girls have been very busy since meeting in 2006, performing at many venues including Blenheim Palace, Goodwood Revival, and Trafalgar Square for Veteran’s Day. The girls have also performed in St. James Palace and in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace, where they were presented to both HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Princess Royal.

In 2012, they were heavily involved in both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Torch Celebrations and in 2013, were invited to perform in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Festival. The Swing Time Sweethearts have released 3 albums “Those Were the Days”, “Not Forgotten” and most recently “Their Finest Hour”, as well as their charity single which features the Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, titled “Not Forgotten” The Swing Time Sweethearts curated & performed at the London Palladium Theatre in March for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday celebrations for HM the Queen and VIP guests.


Miss Holiday Swing 


Meet Holly Chambers our very own ‘Miss Holiday Swing’, who performed at War & Peace last year in front of our NAFFI van. We loved her so much we invited her back onto the main stage. This bouncing, bubbly sweetheart sings the best of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s & 60s.

Transporting you back to the golden age, Miss Swing will serenade you with the sounds of Vera Lynn, Glen Miller, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters, to name but a few…A Lover of all things vintage, she gives you an authentic performance which resonates with the romantic nature of the era. Being a keen Lindy Hopper herself, she knows the tunes to get those toes tapping and nothing pleases her more than seeing a room full of people Jumpin’, Jivin’, and Wailing complete with Fashion and Uniforms!

 

 

 


Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long.

New to War & Peace Revival 2017 is Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long.

Born out of the late night, cider-fueled, sing-a-longs in the Nag’s Head bar at the Twinwood Festival, Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long was launched in the Mahogany Bar at Wilton’s Music Hall in October 2014. Since then it has grown and is now playing sell-out dates in the main auditorium at Wilton’s, regular dates at Hoxton Hall (London), monthly dates at Cahoots (London), every Thursday at Mr Fogg’s Tavern (London) and vintage events and festivals up and down the country.

Alongside his sing-a-long work, Tom has worked extensively as a pianist and musical director on the London cabaret circuit and has tickled the ivories at many prestigious venues such as Cafe de Paris, Grill Room at the Cafe Royal, The Pheasantry, and the Savoy Hotel. He is also musical director for Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys and at Brick Lane Music Hall.

 

 


Scott Elvis


You will have the time of your life with beloved War & Peace Revival regular, Scott singing classic Elvis Presley songs from the 50s through to the 70s. If you know and love these songs, you won’t want to miss Scott’s wonderful tribute to The King of Rock’n’Roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rosy Apples

Rosy Apples is a multi-talented burlesque performer, actress, pin-up model and movie body double. This cutie does it all from DJ-ing to fire performing, stilt-walking to balloon art. They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, so clearly these Rosy Apples are just what the doctor ordered!

Rosy looks forward to raising the roof in the daytime and raising the temperature in the evenings, performing a family-friendly dance routine daily and classic Burlesque in the evenings. You may also catch Rosy spinning some tunes from the DJ booth.

 

 

 

 


Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers 

Renowned dance teacher and leader of the famed Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers, Gypsy John and his partner Karen will introduce you to the popular high-energy dance. Daily demonstrations featuring popular dance styles from the 1930s to the 1950s – The Charleston, Balboa, Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, tap, jazz and rock n’ roll jive.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Miss Luna Nightingale 

Luna Nightingale is a well-known face across the vintage performance world, and with songs from many decades she is sure to have something for everyone. From Billie Holiday to Aretha Franklin, Peggy Lee to Brenda Lee and so much more, sit and relax or get dancing to those songs we all know and love.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Suffolk Pop up Dancers 

Once again our pop up dancers will entertain you with the popular dance routines of the 1940s. See them perform around the show daily with their Willy’s jeep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Evening entertainment in the Britain at War Victory Marquee

We welcome you back to the Victory Marquee’s for a full schedule of evening entertainment. There is something for everyone, from the swinging stylings of The Telstar Big Band, to the authentic 1950s rock ‘n’ roll sounds of The Unconditionals to the foot-stomping beer-drinking Bavarian-style Bettesteiner Oompah Band. Our daytime entertainers will be around to perform evening routines, including Miss Rosy Apples Burlesque Extravaganza.

DJs Gypsy John and Retro Rosie will be playing songs from the 1940s to 1970s.

Plus the legendary Jive Aces Friday Night Dance and the ever popular Saturday Night Gala Dinner , dance featuring the Telstar Big Band & dance competition hosted by Gypsy John & Karen.

The Telstar Big Band – Saturday Gala Dinner and Entertainment

Advance dinner and dance tickets £25 available here: tickets.warandpeacerevival.com/ticket/38

The Telstar Big Band are thrilled to be making their debut at the War and Peace Revival Saturday Night Dance. Formed in 2005 by Trumpet player and arranger David Bradford; the band is currently one of the busiest acts on the 1940s scene. From Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” to the stroller’s anthem “Sing Sing Sing” the night will be packed with the hits of swing era, catering for all dancers.  A mixture of Swing dancing, Stroll, Ballroom and Old Time that’s guaranteed to get your fee tapping. Gyspy John & Karen will also host the annual dance competition.

 

 

 

 


An Evening With  The Jive Aces – The UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing Band – Friday Night Dance

Advance dance tickets £15 available here: tickets.warandpeacerevival.com/ticket/38

We welcome back the Jive Aces and special guests for our Friday Night Dance. This promises to be one swinging, jiving, hot evening on the dance floor!

Appearing in The Victory Marquee daily. The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their award winning viral video “Bring Me Sunshine”, which has 3 million views online and is so uplifting it’s even been prescribed by a doctor!

This swinging sextet average 300 shows a year and have performed for The Queen, as well as working with Van Morrison and John Travolta amongst many others. They have played to capacity crowds at The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Glastonbury Festival, The London Olympics and have graced stages in 40 countries, including major theatre tours in the USA.


Victoria Bass

Victoria Bass will be a guest vocalist on Thursday afternoon with The Jive Aces and part of the Saturday gala dinner entertainment. Advance dance tickets £15 available here: tickets.warandpeacerevival.com/ticket/38

Folkestone born Victoria Bass is a singer/ song writer: Victoria started performing professionally within and around Kent from the age of 14. Soon to be graduating from The Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford), Victoria is mostly influenced by Jazz, and describes her music as ‘modern with a vintage twist’. Victoria has been fortunate enough to win competitions such as Teen Star 2014, and competed at the Grand Final of Open Mic UK (2016) whereby she won two of Rocket Fuels ‘Best Original Song Awards’. As well as performing original songs with her band, Victoria enjoys performing at vintage inspired events and venues, and often performs as a guest act with The Jive Aces

 

 


War & Peace Revival Variety Showcase -Tuesday night 8pm to midnight

For those of you working and enjoying the show, but unable to catch the day time entertainment. The cast and crew will do it all over again for you on Tuesday night. Featuring a host of talent from Viv the Spiv to Scott Elvis, Luna Nightingale, The Swing Time sweethearts, Rosy Apples’ Burlesque show and topping it off with the man himself Adam Hoffman.

Music song and dance from DJs Gypsy John and Retro Rosy.
Free entry to all. 8pm until midnight. Come along and dance the night away!

 

 

 


50’s Rockabilly night with The Unconditionals – Appearing Wednesday night from 8pm


 

We welcome back The Unconditionals after last year’s amazing 1950’s night. The four piece 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll band based in Kent with lead vocalist Scott Elvis formed in 2010. They cover a vast array of rock ‘n’ roll music to suit a dancing crowd.

From Vince Taylor to Elvis, Johnny Cash Eddie Cochran. We also welcome back Rosy Apples who will be joining the band live on stage for a Burlesque routine. You will not want to miss this!

Free entry to all. 8pm until midnight. Come along and dance the night away!

 

 

 

 

 


German Bier Keiller night with The Bettesteiner Foot Stompers – Appearing Thursday night from 8pm

One of the highlights of last year’s evening entertainment and back by popular request.

The Bettesteiner Foot Stompers are a Bavarian-style Oompah band who aim to bring the spirit and joy of the Munich Oktoberfest to events whatever month it is. They are very popular all over the South of England with audiences of all ages and create a fun-filled atmosphere guaranteed to get the laughter and the beer flowing.

Ein Prosit!

Free entry to all. 8pm until midnight. Come along and dance the night away!

 

 

 


DJ Gypsy John

Beginning his collection of rock ‘n’ roll 78s in the early 1970s, Gypsy John now estimates he has in excess of 25,000 vintage dance tunes in his collection from the mid-20s to the mid-50s predominately big band swing and rhythm ‘n blues, plus vintage jazz, western swing, boogie-woogie, old country, 1940s standards and early rock ‘n’ roll.

DJ Gypsy John will be performing every night and host the annual dance competition with his partner Karen on the Saturday Night Dinner & Dance.