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  • n. A band that plays cover versions of popular songs


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  • Stevie and Lindsey had serious offers to form a Top Forty showband to ply the steak-and-lobster circuit on the West Coast.


  • It provokes plastic-glassed euphoria anyway, with Smith and Co looking for all the world like the best wedding cabaret showband in the world.

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  • Print Miami Showband massacre: HET raises collusion concerns Three members of the Miami Showband were killed by loyalists in 1975 The families of three men shot dead in the Miami showband massacre have said a report into the killings indicates an RUC Special Branch agent was involved.

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  • After his father bought him a guitar from one of the showband musicians, he began teaching himself Shadows and Beatles songs.

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  • When we started out, people saw us as a kind of soul showband, but people coming to our shows these days expecting to hear so ft ballads are going to be confused.

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  • Mmmmmm - anyone want to start a showband with an ageing neverwas, who still has the audacity to think he can cut it??????? TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • As well as the auction there will be entertainment from a 17-piece showband, a champagne reception and a three-course meal.

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  • Nuki with his wife, Marge, and brother Gugi formed the Maori Volcanics showband in 1964, which still tours today in Australia and New Zealand, with various performers.

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  • He has toured all over the world and still continues to thrill audiences with the rock and roll/showband style music.

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  • YOU report that stamps are to be issued to commemorate the showband era, the bands depicted being the Royal, Miami, Joe Dolan and the Drifters, and the Freshmen. - Frontpage RSS Feed


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