The way things are going, soon Paul Hayes will be better known for his music than for his career on daytime TV.
Telly star Paul’s ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll band has gone from strength to strength since forming in 2010. Belting out classics from the Bill Haley and Elvis era, The Paul Hayes Collection has played all over the country alongside some of the biggest names in vintage rock.
And the gigs keep coming thick and fast for the ‘Cash in the Attic’ host and his bandmates.
Fresh off last Friday night’s show-stopper at Smokey O’Connor’s for Armed Forces Weekend, Paul and the boys are nowlooking forward to appearing at the Midland Hotel’s 80th birthday bash next month.
Then Paul’s double life as an antiques expert and a rock ‘n’ roll crooner will combine on a full day of entertainment as part of the Seaside Festival. On the afternoon of September 1, Hayes will host ‘Going for a Song’, four hours of antiques valuations where people can bring along their items to the Platform and get an appraisal from the TV smoothie himself.
Then in the evening The Collection will headline ‘Rock Back the Clock’, a night of live music at the seafront venue also featuring ex-Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner, Derek’s Dirty Minds and Hush. This runs from 7pm to midnight, there will be a hot pot supper and proceeds go to St John’s Hospice.
The Collection will then return to the Midland to support ‘50s legend Charlie Gracie on October 22. A native of south Philadelphia, Gracie is best known for a string of hits in the late ‘50s including ‘Butterfly’, ‘Fabulous’, ‘Cool Baby’, ‘I Love You So Much It Hurts’ and ‘Wandering Eyes’. Gracie appeared at Morecambe Winter Gardens at the height of his fame and now he’s coming back to town, 50 years on!
Also on the bill are Some Like it Hot. Tickets cost £20 including Lancashire tapas.
Tickets for ‘Rock Back the Clock’ and ‘The Fabulous Charlie Gracie’ available from guitarist ‘Golly’ Goulding on 01524 850757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org