Our Girls & Boys

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Debbie Denton

Steven Kelly

Darren Hope

Bass Player

Barry Payne

Guitarist

Nigel Austin

Drums

Richard Keys

Keyboards

Linda Gretton

Backing Vocalist

Carla Travers

Backing Vocals

Lee Carroll

Radio DJ

Danielle Tavner

Dancer

Maddison Rowe

Dancer

Chloe Squire

Dancer

Debbie was only 14 when she joined the Harlow Youth Theatre Group and she spent her teenage years in the theatre either rehearsing or socialising, so it was only natural she would pursue a career that would see her performing in theatres across the UK.

She began her career as many of today's well known celebrities, as one of Billy Butlins famous redcoats and it was during this time that she trained as a singer.

Debbie's vast and varied career has seen her entertain both in the UK and overseas appearing at theatres, holiday venues and at corporate events, and it was whilst she was in Jersey that she was awarded the Most Promising Newcomer to Jersey 1992 by The Variety Artistes Club, an award she cherishes.

She has supported many well known artistes such as Mike Read, Joe Pasquale, Bucks Fizz, Little and Large and Roy Chubby Brown to name but a few.

She has topped the bill in various cabaret shows. Her show Debbie Dentons Connexion's also took her overseas where she entertained the troops.

Debbie has also appeared in pantomime on numerous occasions where she played the part of principal girl alongside various artistes.

In television her credits include Londons Burning, Soldier Soldier and The Bill, as well as being a cheeky american waitress on a walker crisp advert.

Debbie previously toured with The Cmon Everybody Show playing the role of Connie Francis and for the past few years has wowed audiences across the Uk with Jukebox and Bobbysox including Blackpools North Pier as she tributes many of the great female artistes from the 50s and 60s.

Singer, actor, broadcaster, presenter, host and master of ceremonies, Steven is a versatile, theatre trained entertainer who has been singing professionaly across the uk and europe for the last ten years.
He's never happier than when he's on stage.

And faithfully reproducing the hit songs from this era is something he's very passionate about.

"these were the songs i grew up with as i listened to my father (also a professional musician) play them from a very early age. This amazing show really is a fantastic opportunity to re-visit those wonderfull songs and to marvel at just how good, how ahead of its time the music of that era really was"
Darren and his love for the bass guitar began at age 13, and is a self-taught musician, he is also an accomplished guitar player.
With over 16 years experience as a gigging musician Darren is no stranger to the stage, having worked with top West Midlands bands Incert and Scandagerous and more recently with blues/rock outfit Stabbed in the Back!.
Darren has also used his music over the years to help many charities by organising and taking part in shows in aid of cancer and war veterans.
With a love of sixties music such as The Beatles and The Small Faces Darren is delighted to be part of the Jukebox and Bobbysox show.

Barry began his musical career early on in the time honoured tradition of playing the tennis racket along to Top of The Pops! He quickly progressed to the real thing, dusting off his brother’s discarded Stratocaster copy, has never looked back.

A lifelong music fan, with influences far and wide ranging from funk, soul, blues and of course Rock and Roll, Barry has over 25 years playing experience. He is a regular on the club and festival circuit, playing in various covers, originals, and tribute bands, sharing the stage with many acts including Dr Feelgood, Eddie and the Hotrods, and The Animals.

Barry is very happy to be joining the Jukebox and Bobbysox family, and looks forward to being a part of this great show!

 

 

 

Nigel Austin, hails from Wolverhampton. He started to play drums at school and was self taught until he later had formal tuition.Nigel played in local bands until his mid twenties and then turned professional at 25yrs old. He then joined Manchester rock and roll band Ricky and the Spitfires.
After touring most of europe, Denmark Germany, Finland and Sweden. Later he worked further afield for the holiday inn chain in Cape town, Sun City, and most of the mediterranean countries. Most recently he was drumming for the Cmon Everybody Show touring theatres across the UK, he is delighted to now be part of the Jukebox and Bobbysox Show.

Richard has been playing keyboards since the age of 5 years. He has performed as a solo artist as well as playing the traditional organ in many different settings. He has numerous experiences as a keyboard player when working with function bands across the UK for extended lengths of time.

Richard accomplished his first show at the age of 16. He now has 23 years of experience in the performance setting and has performed in more than 1500 shows across the UK. There are many eras of music that Richard enjoys although the main age of music would be from the 50’s and 60’s, including rock and roll and Boogie Woogie.

His favourite artists include Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Beatles and The Carpenters. His love of music is widely spread across the eras and this is similar to his musical talents, in which he also enjoys playing the Trumpet, Guitar and Ukulele.

Richards’s thoughts about being part of the show are of real enjoyment and enthusiasm.

He loves the energy that is portrayed from being part of a band and the opportunity of seeing other people enjoy the music of Jukebox and Bobbysox.

A Former student of Guildhall School of Music Linda has used her training and gifted abilities to grace many musical bands and ensembles throughout the years. Complimenting the Jukebox show with her backing vocal harmonies, Linda draws on the experience of her Mecca band years, studio session singing, Warners’ Holiday Camp entertaining, and the heavy influence of 1950’s doo wop band such as The Platters, The Jordanaires and The Drifters to name a few.

Linda has been privileged to augment vocal backing to soul sensations of the 1970’s and 1980’s in her earlier career with top Mecca outfits such as Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and Viola Willis to name a few and has been widely sought after to support tribute acts for corporate venues.
With a love for 1950’s and 1960’s music it is no wonder that Linda feels delighted to be part of “Jukebox”.

Show business runs through her veins as she performs as an established solo artist entertaining clubs, care organisations and is a musical tribute vocalist that showcases many of the female stars of these eras.

Linda is delighted to bring harmony dimension to this exciting show and is truly living her dream.

Carla Travers starting singing from a young age and joined the show at the very start.

She went on to achieve a BA in musical Theatre. She has has performed both in the Uk and overseas including Sarah the cook in Robinson Cruseo touring production, Nancy in Limitless Productions “Oliver”. drama teacher. Ensemble in hairspray at the mercury theatre. Sylvia in the production of “all shook up”.

She Loves performing in the jukebox and Bobbysox show as it’s her favourite era for music and Reminds he of her amazing grandparents

For more than thirty years Lee has been in the forefront of comedy, both on stage and in Television.

Lee is a Variety club award winning Comedian and equally at home in an intimate comedy environment, or on the world’s biggest stages including The Royal Albert Hall and the world famous London Palladium.

He has travelled the world at sea and on land, a huge hit with her Majesty’s forces has seen him entertaining the troops in Bosnia, Cyprus, Belize, The Falklands, Germany & more on multiple occasions. An accomplished after dinner entertainer, Lee has worked with the UK’s top sporting speakers including Dennis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Matt Le Tissier, Norman Hunter, Frank McLintock, Dermot Reeve & so many more.

He is proud to have been chosen to open full UK tours for many of the music legends including Gene Pitney, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Pat Boone & The Commodores.

His TV appearances include The Comedians, Pebble Mill, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Bushell on the Box, Funky Bunker, The Stand up Show, Stand & Deliver and of course his 20 week ITV series as presenter, “Run with the Ball.” He also warms up TV audiences, with 100's of shows to his credits.

When on land Lee is always in demand for his talks for Probus, U3A, Rotary and many more organisations, he is always Re booked and thoroughly enjoys these events. His years spent in the high end of showbiz Is a wonderful insight into the often secret world of TV and Media, it’s different and exciting.

 

Danielle has been dancing as long as she can remember, being born into an family of entertainers, it was no surprise that she would end up on the stage making her first appearance with her mother at the age of seven.

She attended the Stephanie Prior School of Dance and has been performing in the show since the very start which was in 2012.

She is an accomplished dancer and vocalist and she just loves to rock n' roll. Danielle has also been lucky enough to appear in Disneyland Paris as well as on Got to Dance for Sky Television .

It is a joy to have her on the Jukebox and Bobbysox show.

Maddison Rowe is a recent Graduate from London Studio Centre. Credits whilst training include playing Veronica in Heathers at The New Wimbledon Theatre, Princess Amneris in Aida at The New Wimbledon Theatre and Shell Dockley in Bad Girls at the Studio Theatre.

She has also appeared as a featured dancer in Teen Spirit film (2019) and in Chlöe Howl’s music video ‘Work’.

She will also be touring in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala Tour across Europe this year.

 

 

Chloe Squire has been performing for over 20 years and graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2018 with a degree in dance.

After graduating, Chloe went on to become a performer for TUI Magic Life hotels in Turkey, Italy and Crete. Performing in 7 shows and teaching fitness classes during the day, made sure that she was never bored.

Some of her other performances include Phyllis Foster in Mack and Mabel at LIPA, main dancer/model for the House of Suarez: Sun, Moon and Stars vouge performance and entertainer with Broadland Sands Holiday Team.

Chloe is thrilled to be part of the Jukebox and Bobby Sox team.