Dance to 80s music at Spalding’s arts centre

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A regular column from South Holland Centre in Spalding

After the success of our Summer Soul Dance Parties, we’ve decided to leap forward a decade into the colourful world of the ’80s!

James Dowdeswell.

James Dowdeswell.

We’ve cleared our large dance floor and booked the ultimate ’80s live band, The Wild Boys, to play all of your favourite sounds of the era from the likes of Bon Jovi, Wham, Simple Minds, Go West and many more. This five-piece line-up are Rich Knight on vocals, Steve Slator on guitar, Sam Chapman on keyboards, Rob Fidler on bass and Tom Waite on drums – and take it from us, they sound eighties-tastic! So come as you are or hunt out your massive shoulder pads and bleached tight jeans and then back-comb your hair to within an inch of its life to join the dancing divas and dudes on Friday, February 12 (8pm). And even when the band takes a break you’ll be able to keep spinning round like a record to the best disco sounds of the decade courtesy of the Steve Janson Disco Roadshow. The bar will be open all night and tickets are £13.50.

But if you’re looking for an excuse to let your hair down before then, book a table at Funhouse Comedy Club on Friday, February 5. Headlining is Scotland’s Brian Higgins who has been likened to an early Billy Connolly. Supporting will be the very lively and genial Gerry K. Having performed stand-up all over the world he still found time to fit in some TV appearances on The Bill. Completing the line-up will be the fascinating El Baldinho with his individual style of comedy magic and mind-reading.

Compere for the night is the quirky James Dowdeswell who has appeared on TV shows such as Russell Howard’s Good News, Celebrity Deal Or No Deal and who also played The Count in Ricky Gervais’ Extras. Tickets for Funhouse Comedy Club are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.