The Chicago Blues Brothers, Europe’s most famous tribute to the iconic Blues Brothers, continues their tour in the UK. The award-winning production will make stops at the Grand Opera House York, St Helens Theatre Royal, Memo Arts Centre, Newcastle City Hall, Preston Guild Hall and more. Dates are scheduled through spring 2018, with more dates to follow.
The show celebrates more than three decades of the Blues Brothers. The two-hour celebration includes the greatest soul, blues and Motown songs from the movies, and plenty of laughs.
The new stage production is better than ever, with a full live band. Audiences are taken back to the 1980s at the Palace Ballroom hotel. The show includes more than 40 songs from James Brown, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Crab Calloway, Tina Turner and more.
The Chicago Blues Brothers cast includes:
- Chris Hindle as Joilet Jake Blues. Along with taking on the role of Jake, Chris is also responsible for producing the show. He trained at York’s Dacosta Academy in Italian opera. Chris is a natural tenor and sang with a number of bands, including Connect, The Sensations and Detroit Blues. With a gritty soul voice, Chris has performed for audiences all over the world.
- Gareth Davey as Elwood Blues. Gareth is an award-winning vocalist who had an established solo career for years in the UK. Offering a wide vocal range, Gareth has a natural love for blues and has been playing harmonica since the age of 14.
- JP Levell on lead guitar. JP has played all over the world and has even shared the stage with the likes of Ball, Gary Moore and Cannon.
- Paul Boocock on drums. Paul has been playing the drums since the age of 17, and has been a part of many bands, including The Storming Normans, Stormbaby and Architect. He even spent some time playing all over New York with the band Blessid Rain.
- Adrian Wilson on keyboards. Ade Wilson first started playing the piano at the age of 7. His musical influences include Elton John, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Ben Folds.
- Johnny Faull on saxophone. A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Johnny has performed with a number of touring artists and theatre shows, including Sam Bailey, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular and Magic of Motown.
- Adrian Gibson on trumpet. Adrian has been playing the trumpet since the age of 4 and attended Leeds College of Music. He’s played with a number of people, including the Drifters, Kelis and Boo Radley’s.