DAY TIME ENTERTAINMENT Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th July 2019.
Daytimes in the Victory Marquee feature unique 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 and wartime days with music, dance lessons, and comedy.
Our unique variety show in the Victory Marquee features the following entertainment for all the family to enjoy and take part in.
The band will be playing every lunchtime from 1pm until 2pm plus a headline show on Tuesday 23rd July (as part of the gala entertainment evening).
Known for their world class musicianship and high energy performances, Bamboozle seamlessly combine the vibe of the swinging 1950s with the sounds of today, in a way that mesmerises both retro loving and modern audiences. Expect great original songs as well as robustly revamped rockabilly classics.
The band combines internationally renowned singer/guitarist/songwriter Jim Knowler (The Keytones, Gotz Alsmann), injecting his exciting and instantly recognisable guitar riffs, with new face on the scene, singer/bassist/songwriter Serena Sykes, lighting up the stage with her dynamic performances, electric vocal and daring double bass stunts, backed by the slick, thrumming grooves of drummer/vocalist Les Curtis (Imelda May, Darrell Higham, Wanda Jackson).
Though they’ve only been going for three years, they seem to have their tapping toes firmly in the fast lane to success. Formed in Kent, they’ve already toured the UK & Europe and headlined festivals including Twinwood, Summer Jamboree and, Festival of Vintage.
Viv The Spiv
Our Victory Marquee 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 appeared on stage at the London Palladium performing for The Queen as part of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday celebrations. We welcome Viv back to the Victory Marquee this year. Just don’t fall for his charm. Not arf!
This year we celebrate Adam’s 20th consecutive year performing at The War and Peace Revival.
Adam is known for being a magician, compere, Rat Pack style singer, comic, actor, voice over artist, model (ok that one’s a lie), musician, children’s entertainer, writer, director, producer and an all-round idiot with numerous TV appearances and countless stages shows under his belt.
With his quick wit, charm, entertainment skills, silliness and unpredictable tomfoolery Adam is at ease with any type of audience, he will get you from the start and hold you in the palm of his hand and take you on a rollercoaster ride of fun and laughter. Many top critics/reviewers have compared him to the late great Eric Morecambe an accolade Adam holds very dearly.
Adam would like to dedicate his performances at this year’s show to his hero, his Dad, David Hoffman who sadly passed away. David was a Veteran, a Father, a Husband, a Grandfather, a Great Grandfather, a friend, Adam’s hero and a true entertainer who is sadly missed by many.
Dance Lessons with Air Raid Jive Midday Dances 12:15 to 1pm
Chris and Steve of Air Raid Jive have been a part of War & Peace Show for many years. They began dancing 16 years ago and opened their own successful weekly class teaching Swing Jive 4 years ago. In 2018 they were invited to dance at The British Grand Prix at Silverstone, have had numerous TV appearances, played extras in films, plus they entertain at Care Homes, Day Centres and many other venues. Chris and Steve will be in The Victory Marquee daily holding ‘Taster’ teaching sessions for Swing Jive. These sessions will show you the basic first steps of learning this great dance. Come along and join them in the fun.
The Swingtime Sweethearts
The Swingtime Sweethearts are Annie Riley & Le’arna Castle, both successful solo artists, whose affection for the forties has brought them together to perform as the Swingtime 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, The Imperial War Museum, Trafalgar Square for Veteran’s Day, The Glenn Miller Festival at Twinwood Airfield, The Hop Festival and The War & Peace Show in Kent, Battle Of Britain Memorial Day in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, RAF Events including RAF Hendon and RAF Halton, Trafalgar Square for both Veterans Day and The Sir Keith Park Memorial Unveiling, The Institute of Directors Pall Mall, National Armed Forces Day and Salute To The 40s at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Folkestone Air show, Dover Castle, Brooklands Museum, The Olympic Park for Sport Relief, The Kenneth More Theatre, The Congress Theatre & Winter Garden Theatre in Eastbourne, Ideal Home Show at Earls Court and Olympia, Entertainment Artists Benevolent Fund, Brinsworth House, Blind Veterans (formally St. Dunstan’s) and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The girls have also performed in St. James Palace and in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace, where they have been presented to HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Princess Royal and HRH the Earl of Wessex. 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 Swingtime 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 girls were thrilled to have their song featured as the final track on Dame Vera’s latest album “Unforgettable”. Sales from the single, as well as a percentage from “Unforgettable” are raising funds for their chosen charities, for which they are both proud ambassadors, “The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity” and “The Not Forgotten Association” for the Ex-Service and Currently Serving War Disabled. 2015 has been another busy year for the girls, with the highlights being the invitation to visit and perform in Normandy for veterans, to commemorate the D-Day Anniversary, an invitation to perform at a special lady’s 80th birthday party… in Barbados, and a Christmas performance in Northern Ireland. More recently, the girls appeared in Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Concert at the London Palladium, of which Annie was a producer alongside Dame Vera’s family, and to which HM the Queen made a surprise attendance. This was followed by a performance on the famous white cliffs to celebrate Dame Vera’s special day, concluding with a spitfire fly past.[/fusion_text]
Tom Carradine- Carradine’s Cockney Sing-A-Long
Born out of the late night, cider-fuelled, 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, monthly dates at Cahoots (London), every Thursday at Mr Fogg’s Tavern (London) and vintage events and festivals up and down the country including Twinwood (Bedford), The Classic Car Boot Sale (London), Vintage by the Sea (Morecambe), Festival of Vintage (York) and The Great British Vintage Fair (Braintree).
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, the Savoy Hotel, Battersea Barge, Cellar Door and New Players Lounge. He is also musical director for Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys and at Brick Lane Music Hall.Tom’s theatre credits include the UK tours of Hi-de-Hi and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (as Musical Director), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Scrooge and Cabaret (as Assistant Musical Director), The Sound of Music (Children’s Musical Director) and Associate Musical Director on The Sound of Music which toured to Jordan. He was Assistant Musical Director on Aladdin: A Wish Come True at the Theatre at the O2, starring Paul O’Grady as Widow Twankey, and has musically directed the last four pantomimes at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells. As keyboard player: Les Miserables (West End), Cinderella (Hackney Empire) and the UK tours of Blood Brothers, Half a Sixpence, Waterloo, Mad About the Musicals and Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, as well as Cats and The Wizard of Oz for the Larnaca International Festival in Cyprus.
Peggy Rose is delighted to be making her debut at The War and Peace Revival this year. With her soulful vocals and English charm, Peggy brings you the style and sounds of the Swinging Sixties. From Dusty to Cilla to Lulu, Peggy takes on the hits of the female icons of the era.
Since training at London Studio Centre Peggy has worked continuously as a Singer/Dancer. She performed as Lead Vocalist for Headliners Theatre Company onboard MV Oriana for two world cruise contracts, as a cabaret artist onboard P&O Ferries and as Lead Vocalist for Main Feature Productions in Dubai. She is also one third of wartime vocal harmony trio The Victory Sisters who have performed at notable venues and events such as The Ivy London, Vintage for Victory and 1940s themed bar Cahoots London.
Since her debut performance in 2018 Peggy has performed her 60s act at The Big O Festival and sung at Biggin Hill Festival of Flight while the Red Arrows flew overhead! Brought up on the sounds of the sixties Peggy would like to dedicate her performances this week to her parents who inspired her love for the era.
You will have the time of your life with beloved War and 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. Scott has been very busy since last summer performing at solo shows, vintage and charity events across the country.
After performing a couple of songs together as a bit of an impromptu jam session at The War and Peace Revival in 2017 and going down a storm, Holly and Victoria formed The Dulcettes. The rest, they say, is history!
The girls have gone from strength to strength in their short time together joining The Jive Aces on their UK & Ireland tour, performing at Cahoots London and being invited back as an official act at The War and Peace Revival Victory Marquee in 2018. The Dulcettes have already released an Album this year called “Happy Days” which has received rave reviews and a Christmas EP.
The Dulcettes perform songs ranging from the 1920s to the present day with a Jazzy/Vintage twist, complete with snazzy outfits to match! Not to be missed, these girls will blow you away with their powerful vocals and charming personalities.
Rosy Apples (Retro Rosy)
Rosy Apples is a multi-talented performer, actress and pin-up model. This bombshell does it all from DJ-ing to fire performing, stilt-walking to balloon art, and everything in between!
A firm favourite at The War and Peace Revival since 2012 Rosy is not new the vintage scene and has performed all over world. Rosy is looking forward to performing various Burlesque routines at this year’s show and spinning the decks on the dance floor as her other alter ego “DJ-Retro-Rosy”.
Saturday Morning Church Service
For much of the 20th century and now into the 21st century Britain, supported by her allies, has seen her young men and women serve in countless places around the globe and often make the supreme sacrifice. They have waded ashore at Normandy, toiled under the desert sun in Libya, searched out terrorists in the Malayan jungles, been cold and wet in the South Atlantic, patrolled the streets of Belfast, and now they are still making us proud as they go about their business in Afghanistan.
The War and Peace Revival is paying its own tribute to these heroes by telling their stories so that present and future generations will learn of their courage and understand the sacrifices they made.
Join us at the ‘Veterans Rendezvous’ inside the Victory Marquee (V Marquee), close to the heart of the show where you will be made welcome and will be able to:
- Meet up with old comrades, enjoy a drink and exchange reminiscences.
- Take a trip down Memory Lane with the vehicles and equipment you once used.
- Meet re-enactors and living history groups who keep the memories of what you did alive.
- Enjoy music, fashion and entertainment from the 1930s, 1940s 1950s and 1960s.
- Songs from the war time years with The Swing Time Sweethearts to close the morning.
Veterans’ Parade and Drumhead Service. This will take place on Saturday at 11:30am.
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 along with our entertainers.
Every Night FREE to wrist band holders on site.
We welcome you back to the Victory Marquee in 2019 for a full schedule of evening entertainment with some very special themed nights that have never been seen at the show before. There will be something for everyone with music and dance from the 1940s to 1960s from 8pm to midnight.
FRIDAY 26TH JULY 2019
BUBLE MEETS SINATRA: THE SHOWDOWN!
Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra fans will experience the next best thing in this irresistible new show that leaves fans euphoric. The ‘concert of the century that never was’ sees Michael Buble welcome his idol Frank Sinatra into his world – he’s time-travelled from his trilby-wearing mid-1950s prime to meet the sensational Canadian modern-day contender for his crown.
Who will be your favourite when their worlds collide in this stunningly authentic show featuring The Capitol Orchestra? See recreations of all of Buble’s biggest hits like Hollywood, Haven’t Met You Yet, Feeling Good, Me & Mrs Jones, Cry Me A River, Home, Save The Last Dance For Me, To Love Somebody and Sinatra swinging his classics like Luck Be A Lady, Strangers In The Night, New York.
Expect exuberant duets of the songs that they’ve both had hits with half a century apart as well as the witty exchanges and fun you’d expect from the two idols. Hearing is believing when it comes to the show’s phenomenal Jamie Flanagan, the most authentic Michael Buble Tribute in the UK today. He’s joined on stage by the equally phenomenal Kevin Fitzsimmons, the only Sinatra Tribute seen and approved by president of the Sinatra Music Society.
8pm till midnight performing two sets.
SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY DANCE
THE MEMPHIS BELLE SWING ORCHESTRA
The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra was originally formed in 1990 to appear in the David Puttnam film ‘Memphis Belle’ starring Harry Connick Junior. Such was the impact of the orchestra on the film crew and musicians that Greg Francis decided to keep the band together and has never looked back since.
The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra played at the premiere of the film in Leicester Square in front of the Duchess of Kent and since then the orchestra have been playing all over the country at 1940s style hangar dances, private parties, holiday camps, universities, theatres and lots of other prestigious events.
The orchestra consists of top-class young musicians from all over the UK. They all dress in the American 8th Army Uniform and as well as sounding fantastic they really look great too.
Enter our best dressed competition sponsored by 1940s fashion house The Seamstress of Bloomsbury
8pm till midnight performing two sets.
TUESDAY 23rd JULY
The WAR and PEACE REVIVAL SHOWCASE
For those of you working and enjoying the show during the day, the entertainment team will do it all over again for you on Tuesday night. Featuring a host of talent from Viv the Spiv, Scott Elvis, The Swingtime Sweethearts, The Dulcettes, Tom Carradine’s Cockney sing-a-long, Peggy Rose, Rosy Apples, Adam Hoffman and special guests ‘Bamboozle’ with a headline set at 10pm.
Enter Our Legendary Dance Competition with Prizes from Out sponsor ‘Rock N’ Romance’
Free entry to all on site visitors. 8pm until midnight
WEDNESDAY 24th JULY
GERMAN BEER KEILLER NIGHT WITH THE BETTESTEINER FOOT STOMPERS OOMPAH BAND.
Due to popular demand and returning to the show for the 3rd time…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. This year sees the band return to the Victory Marquee due to popular demand. Special guest burlesque starlet and DJ ‘Rosy Apples.’
Free entry to all on site visitors. 8pm until midnight
THURSDAY 25TH JULY
HAWAIIAN LUAU’ NIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
THE SATIN DOLLZ
Join us for a special ‘Hawaiian’ themed Thursday night with The Satin Dollz.
Enter the best dressed competition, sponsored by Vivien of Holloway. Themed drinks, party games and entertainment hosted by all round funny man Adam Hoffman with DJ Retro Rosy Apples and her stunning burlesque fire act.
Based in Hollywood, London and Paris, the Satin Dollz entertain audiences, the young and young-at- heart, around the world with their big band sound, tight vocal harmonies, and showstopping dancing. The Satin Dollz London troupe have performed at: Residency at Park Plaza Hotels, Bletchley Park, London Tap Dance Gala at Bloomsbury Ballrooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, RAF Club London, numerous appearances and Centenary Ball, Party Like Gatsby, European Tour, RAF Hendon & Old Fashioned Live Jam Jazz Nights.
Free entry to all on site visitors. 8pm until midnight
SUNDAY 21ST JULY
WAR AND PEACE REVIVAL at the movies.
Join us on Sunday the 21st July for a special movie night in the Victory Marquee. On site wrist band holders.