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April

HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

- PRESENTED BY BANDWAGON PRODUCTIONS & WARREN GRANT

The official UK No. 1 tribute to the Led Zeppelin, one of the greatest rock bands ever! You'll feel like you've travelled back in time when you experience these four top class musicians recreating Led Zeppelin's magical concerts.

Tickets: £19.50 / £18.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk/hats-off-to-led-zeppelin/
Wed 9 April 7.30pm

Counselled Out
The Palace & Grand Hall Complex, Kilmarnock

COUNSELLED OUT first performed at a 'one-off' charity event in December 1990...........23 years later, the band is still going strong and has retained its solid reputation in Scottish live music and entertainment circles.

The 10-piece band plays it strictly live and features one of the best front-men in the business, Glasgow's Soul Man – Drew Robertson. Whether you are one of the band's many fans, a lover of retro music primarily from the 60's & 70's or are simply love high quality live music and entertainment, this show is a must!

Counselled Out sold out the Grand Hall at numerous gigs over the past two decades – this rare, more intimate, Palace Theatre show will demonstrate the band's ability to party in any setting!

Tickets: £10

01563 554900 eastayrshireleisure.com
Fri 11th April 7.30pm

FOSTER & ALLEN
Ayr Town Hall

The Ultimate Collection Tour and brand new show. For a great night entertainment and a night to remember.

Tickets £20 available from Ayr Gaiety Theatre Box Office.

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 11th Apr 7.30pm

FRECKFEST FEEDER ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

The third feeder event when bands will have the opportunity to showcase their talent as part of the application process for selection for the main festival stage in June.

Headliners and support bill to be announced.
Check freckfest.co.uk for details.

Tickets: £5

  freckfest.co.uk
Fri 11th April 7.30pm

NEW JERSEY BOYS
Ayr Town Hall

Oh What A Night! The Frankie Valli Story.

Tickets £14/ £13 Conc available from Ayr Gaiety Theatre Box Office

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01292 288235. Ayr Town Hall
Sat 12th April 7.30pm

DOMINIC KIRWAN
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

One of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced takes to the road for his much anticipated 25th Anniversary Tour.

Dominic Kirwan brings his own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland, in his brand new show. Join Dominic for an evening of fabulous live music, with a look back at some of his greatest hits and best loved songs. Sure to be a hit, not only with Dominic's ever growing legion of followers, but lovers of music everywhere.

Tickets: £19.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk/dominic-kirwan
Sat 19 & Sun 20 April 7.30pm

MIKE DENVER
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

A fantastic concert is anticipated from Mike Denver when he visits the Ayr Gaiety this evening.

Mike hails from Galway and is affectionately known as 'The Galway Boy'. He is a brilliant singer and entertainer and backed by a superb five piece band.

He performs a lively show of country, Irish, and popular music. Songs like 'The Galway Girl', 'Paddy', 'Wasn't That a Party', and 'The Boston Rose' have made him an household name in Ireland, and he is also well known throughout the UK. Making a guest appearance on the show will be Caitlin, who is achieving wide recognition with songs like 'Heaven Won't Wait' and 'Walking on the Moon'.

Tickets: £18.00

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk/mike-denver
Thu 24 April 7.30pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

 

Tickets £8/£6.

01294 274059
Harbour Arts Centre
Sun 27th April 2pm – 4.30pm

May

RALPH MCTELL
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Celebrating 49 years in his singing career, singer-songwriter-guitarist Ralph McTell visits Ayr Gaiety Theatre on his short tour of the Celtic Nations.

His shows feature beautifully crafted narrative songs, combined with dextrous fingerstyle guitar playing and evocative story telling, and of course include the Ivor Novello award winning 'Streets of London'.

Tickets: £22.50 / £21.50 (conc)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sun 4th May 8pm

MELISSA GREENER: NASHVILLE FOLK-CROONER
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

A warm welcome to Nashville based folk-crooner, Melissa Greener, who visits the Ayr Gaiety Studio to share an evening of her beautiful songs.

Melissa is an accomplished guitarist and an arresting songwriter with a glorious utterly distinctive voice. Her unique sound is inspired by modernist poetry, classic torch singers, British folk-rock and 1960's Laurel Canyon, and her quirkily crafted songs have dynamic lyrics, melodies and loads of groove.

Tickets: £13.50 / £12.50 (conc) / £10 (full time students)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thur 8th May 7.30pm

ULTIMATE BOWIE
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Ultimate Bowie pays tribute to the work of the global super-star, David Bowie, in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive.

Ed Blaney takes the spotlight and leads an eight-piece band that takes you from David Bowie's early years with hits such as 'Starman', through his remarkable career to songs like 'Let's Dance', 'China Girl', and many more.

This band is not called Ultimate Bowie for nothing – the show captures the essence and authenticity of David Bowie in concert.

Tickets: £19.50 / £18.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 9th May 7.30pm

THE BILLY FURY YEARS
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Hailed as "the best Fury since Fury", Michael King played the role of Billy Fury on the 2008 smash hit show Buddy Holly 50th Anniversary Tour.

He was also the supercharged rock 'n roll singer Ricky Corvette in the stage show In Dreams. More recently seen as Billy Fury on the stage show Roy Orbison and friends, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n roller,

Tickets: £19.50 / £18.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Wed 14th May 7.30pm

THE ELVIS YEARS 1954-1977
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

An outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay, in the UK's number one Elvis show.

Images of the King World Champion Mario delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That's Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It's Now or Never, the '68 TV special with All Shook Up, culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy. This is as close as you can get to the King.

Tickets: £20.50 / £19.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 23th May 7.30pm

ABBA REUNION
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Abba Reunion has been created by the original Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning Abbamania West End musical, and stars the original 'Frida' from the London cast!

The show gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomenon that swept the airwaves and discos following 'Waterloo' with this wonderfully feel good, party style concert. All of the hits are performed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in the perfect Abba look and sound. Superbly accurate harmony vocals and full live- band, combined with stunning replica costumes and excellent authentic choreography.

Tickets: £19.50 / £18.50 (conc)

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thu 29 May 7.30pm

MICHAEL ENGLISH
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

A concert featuring Ireland's brilliant Irish singer and entertainer from Kildare, Michael English.

At his three most recent superb shows in Scotland each show received a standing ovation and the news of his excellent show spread. "The best show the audiences had ever seen" was the most frequent quote made. Tonight Michael will be joined by his guests Louise Morrissey and Patrick Feeney.

Tickets: £18.00

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 30th May 7.30pm

July

THE ROCK DOCTORS
Ayr Town Hall

Rock Doctors ( 20 years of Rock Classics)

If you want to relive the TRUE experience of the best years of Rock n Roll then make THE ROCK DOCTORS an UNMISSABLE event in your diary.

Tickets: £12

For tickets contact Ayr Gaiety Box Office on 01292 288235

01292 288235 Ayr Town Hall
Sat 12th July 2014 7.45pm

October

JOAN ARMATRADING
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.

'I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.'

Tickets: £30.50

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 17th Oct 7.30pm

 

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From classical music to rock, you will find many live gigs and music shows on throughout Ayrshire.

The entertainment venues range from your local pubs and clubs to larger venues, like Ayr Town Hall, The Palace Theatre, The Magnum, Harbour Arts Centre & Barrfields in Largs.

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