Recreating the sounds of the sixties

 




To the memory of our dear friend Brian
(1951-2013)

 


It is with the greatest sadness that we record the passing of our dear friend and founder member, Bryan Wilkinson. Bryan died on 25th February 2023 and our thoughts are with his Wife and family at this difficult time.

A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Church Nottingham on 21st March 2023 at which many tributes were paid to Bryan, reflecting on his extraordinary life, including his passion for Cricket and Music. Although retired from playing, Bryan remained a close friend of the the Band, taking a keen interest in everything we were doing.
Bryan had a huge personality that touched everyone who knew him, he will be greatly missed.

REVIVAL will be celebrating Bryan's life and his love of music with a dance at Mapperley Recreation and Social Club on Saturday 27th May 2023. Tickets are now on sale and proceeds will be donated to Hayward House and Cancer Research UK in Bryans name.

Details of how to obtain tickets for this evening can be found by visiting the News & Events page.

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Based in Nottingham, Revival have been performing now for over 33 years, entertaining audiences across the country and helping to raise many thousands of pounds for charity.
Revival are a group of six musicians who specialise in re creating the sounds of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They are not a tribute band although their aim is to re create the sound and excitement of the original artistes from that era. Revival's music covers the whole range of recordings from the period 1958 to 1975 calling heavily on the golden age of pop from 1965 to 1969. On rare occasions the choice of music finds the band in more recent decades but there is always an outstanding song that took them there. The great music from those early years soon draws them back and they quickly return to more familiar ground. Creating the Revival sound requires the use of state of the art amplification equipment, authentic instruments, great musicianship and fabulous vocal harmonies. Take a listen elsewhere on the site.


Revival's trademark drape jackets were worn on their first ever, "one night only" gig, the home made versions having now been replaced with tailored ones. This image has become such a familiar sight for their audiences,
that the band continues to open each show wearing the eye catching outfits.
The drapes were popularised in the late 1950's and became associated with Teddy Boys and Rock 'n' Roll music. REVIVAL are not primarily a 1950's rock and roll band although they can and do re create the music from that era within their sets, music that leads nicely into a string of hits from the swinging sixties, an age in which most of their music was created.


"You're never to old to Rock 'n' Roll" or "Twist and Shout", well let's hope not anyway!

Revival hope that you enjoy their web site and look forward to meeting you at one of their gigs. Please come up and say hello.

The latest CD 'PEARL' is available to order from Geoff and samples from the album can be found on our Sound and Video page.

This journey would not have been possible without your support.

Our sincere thanks to you all from Ken, Geoff, Steve, Jim, Alan and Kevin

 

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