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April 2018

Rob Adams presents

Alyn Cosker Group


The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s drumming dynamo leads an exciting, brilliantly accomplished quartet. Featuring keyboardist Steve Hamilton (currently touring with Billy Cobham), Scottish guitar legend Davie Dunsmuir and bassist Colin Cunningham, this is jazz-rock fusion played with passion and intensity and approved by none other than Mahavisnu Orchestra leader, John McLaughlin.

Date: 20 Apr 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

AIM presents

Sydney Devine In Concert + Special Guests


For fifty years, Scottish country and western singer, Sydney Devine, has been entertaining audi-ences and has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Singing the great old country standards in his inimitable fashion, the show will feature great favourites like Maggie, Tiny Bubbles, The Answer to Everything and lots more!

Date: 21 Apr 2018
Prices: £17.50 to £19.00

Timeless Theatre Productions presents

All Our Yesterdays


The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, Rolling back the Years, and Memories are made of This.

One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50s, 60s, and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970s. Including songs by Barry Manilow, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Petula Clark, The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Abba, Queen and many more

Over 160 amazing costumes and choreographed for each decade, performed by 'West End' and international vocalists, along with the stunning Timeless Showgirls

Date: 26 Apr 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00

May 2018

Gaberlunzie Folk Duo: 50th Anniversary Concert

Celebrate 50 years of Gaberlunzie with their 50th Anniversary Concert!

Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson have been performing together for 50 years. Their repertoire includes traditional, contemporary songs and comedy, and they accompany themselves on guitars, mandolins and harmonicas. Gaberlunzie have travelled extensively, appeared on radio, TV and films. To date they have released 25 albums.

For many years Gabs, as they are known to the faithful, annually played coast to coast in Canada, Europe, Middle East , Ireland, England and much of the U.S.A.

Date: 5 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Guitar Journey
Category: Music

Rob Adams presents

Guitar Journey


Following a sold out concert at Celtic Connections 2017 and an enthusiastically received Scottish tour in 2016, two of Europe’s leading acoustic players share a musical journey following the guitar’s development from its origins in Spain and North Africa across Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Sardinian Giorgio Serci is an award-winning guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded and shared stages with Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, jazz master Kenny Wheeler and the CBS, BBC Concert and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras.
Jonny Phillips is best known for leading the Latin American-influenced band Oriole, one of the most accomplished groups on the UK jazz and world music scenes.

Together they play melodic, warmly engaging guitar music that includes original compositions and Spanish, Brazilian and Sardinian pieces.

Date: 10 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

AIM presents

Ready Steady Girlz


Get Ready to be transported back in time to the sights and sounds of the Swinging 60s as Ready Steady Girlz brings back the magic of the era with classic songs from The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Shirley Bassey & many more.

Featuring the powerful soulful vocals by star Lorraine Crosby, who sings on Meat Loaf's I Would Do Anything For Love as well as songs with Bonnie Tyler, Elton John, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, John Parr, Joe McElderry and a host of other international stars, this is a must see show for anyone who loves the 60s.

Get ready, get steady and sing the night away with this Ultra Groovy 60’s Show.

Date: 11 May 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £19.50

Capitol Big Band

Join Capitol Big Band as they pay tribute to the famous swing bands of Glen Miller, Countbasie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and many more!

The Capitol has been playing to audiences in Inverclyde and throughout Scotland for over 40 years. The band has assisted in keeping the music of American big bands alive in particular The Countbasie Orchestra, Duke Ellington. Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich and many more. This concert will also feature our two superb vocalists John Griffin and Heather Whiteford singing classics from the Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder reportoire.

Date: 17 May 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00



‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. ..We love them ‘ Rolling Stone Magazine

‘Absolutely superb…’ Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6)

‘A pyrotechnic highlight of the Soiree d’Ouverture d’Ecosse’ (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) Songlines Magazine

‘All We Have Is Now is an album evocative of lazy days and party nights’ - Folk Radio UK

2017 has been a remarkable year for Elephant Sessions. The band who hail from the Highlands of Scotland and who met at the Newcastle University Folk degree have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect.

The release of their album ‘All We Have is Now’ in June of this year, was followed by live appearances at some of Europe’s most notable festivals. Audiences crowd surfed their way through the summer and marquee floors broke under the weight of bouncing fans.

The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6 found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations.




Charting in the French download charts and selling bucket loads across Europe ‘All We Have is Now’ has firmly established this band as completely unique.

Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation.

Closing the year with sell out shows across the UK, the band find themselves nominated for both Folk Album of the Year and Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad awards.

2018 promises to be no different and opening the year with a show at the world renowned Celtic Connections festival, the band head over to Australia in March for what will be a debut tour of some of the nations most respected festivals

Date: 22 May 2018
Prices: £12.00


SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

May Line-Up (Thursday 24th May)
Aimee Penman, Barrie Kelly, Charly Houston, Emma Durkan, Jim Carney, John Morrison and Shelagh McKay Jones.

September Line-Up (Thursday 27th September)
Jan Harper, Joe McMahon, Mark Philip Jones, Mattie Collins, John P Morgan, Rebekah Kirk and Shelagh McKay Jones.

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.

Date: 24 May 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

United Theatrical presents

A Spoonful of Sherman


A smash hit show for all the family, come on a journey through 100 years of Sherman Family music. From Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman, through Oscar-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers and present day composer Robert J. Sherman.

Everything you didn’t know about one of the greatest family legacies in music. Now touring UK-wide! Don’t miss this intimate new production.

Starring Olivier-nominated Sophie Louise-Dann (Gary Barlow’s The Girls Musical), former A1 band member Mark Read (Guys and Dolls), Glen Facey (Hairspray), Jenna Innes (Animus) and Ben Stock (Beauty and the Beast).

Date: 25 May - 26 May 2018
Prices: £16.00 to £20.00

June 2018

West College Scotland presents

The Sounds of the 80s


Featuring students from NC, HNC and HND Music courses. This is West College Scotland’s 4th show in as many years at The Beacon, and promises to be their best, with more than 30 music students performing over the course of the night.

Date: 7 Jun 2018
Prices: £4.00 to £7.50

Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents

Big Ears Little Ears


Join the SCO Wind Trio for a live music experience with your little one. Big Ears, Little Ears gives you the chance to relax and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere.

Date: 8 Jun 2018
Prices: £5.00

Inverclyde Voices In Concert With Special Guests The Westerton Male Voice Choir

From Classical to Jazz music, from Mozart to Abba, join Inverclyde Voices as they sing with special guests the dynamic Westerton Male Voice Choir.



Date: 9 Jun 2018
Prices: £12.00

Rob Adams Touring Group presents

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock


Saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock are Scotland’s international jazz ambassadors, having wowed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Acclaimed as “world class” by Jazz Journal, these master musicians spin classic songs into creative gold in concerts that are intimate and spontaneous. Expect music played with passion and tenderness and presented with bonhomie.

Date: 15 Jun 2018
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00

The Mary Duff Show

Celebrating 30 years in showbusiness, Irish singer, Mary Duff, makes her Beacon Debut. With a live television appearance in front of a massive 60 million American viewers, resulting in a number 2 on the Billboard World Music Charts, her success has also grown in the UK.

Joining her onstage is her regular special guest, Jordan Mogey.

Date: 20 Jun 2018
Prices: £22.00

White Fall Events present

The James Brothers


The James Brothers (James Fagan and Jamie McClennan) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers. They come from the lands Down Under – Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique charac- teristics, like musical marsupials. It’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play.

Date: 21 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

August 2018

JMG Music Group presents

The Keep It Country Show


Join 4 of Ireland's top country Stars for an unmissable show filled with toe tapping country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long.

Keep It Country features a great mix with showband legend John Hogan, the hilarious Gary Gamble and his surreal impressions of Daniel O'Donnell, the pure voice of Caitlin Moore and Ireland's most energetic performers - fiddle sensation Ritchie Remo. To top it off, the show is accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm, making this a super show not to be missed.

Book early and remember to Keep It Country!

Date: 2 Aug 2018
Prices: £19.50 to £21.50

Firefly Productions presents

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham


Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the
world of traditional music and have been described as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick- witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Date: 16 Aug 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

September 2018

Amick Productions presents

Blake: The Anniversary Tour


Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's "Nimrod", The Beatles "Here There and Everywhere", "Somewhere" from West Side Story & the classic "Caruso", along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony.

Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting & the boys' famously off-piste banter. With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show & Strictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.

VIP tickets include reserved front 2 rows seats, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Blake at 7pm; a chance to share a glass of wine and have a chat to the group before the show starts.

Date: 21 Sep 2018
Prices: £21.00 to £47.00

Showaddywaddy
Category: Music

Handshake Ltd presents

Showaddywaddy


"The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest
hits such as Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £21.00

SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

September Line-Up (Thursday 27th September)
Jan Harper, Joe McMahon, Mark Philip Jones, Mattie Collins, John P Morgan, Rebekah Kirk and Shelagh McKay Jones.

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.


Date: 27 Sep 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

November 2018

SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.

Date: 8 Nov 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00