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.
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.
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.
of how to obtain tickets for this evening can be found by visiting
the News & Events page.
in Nottingham, Revival
have been performing now for over 33 years, entertaining audiences
across the country and helping to raise many thousands of pounds
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
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!
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.
sincere thanks to you all from
Ken, Geoff, Steve, Jim, Alan and Kevin
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