NEWS ARCHIVE



NEWS ARCHIVE:

NOVEMBER 2014:

NEIL'S HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY
E X T R A V A G A N Z A !

Neil would like to invite EVERYONE to his Halloween Birthday Extravaganza on Saturday November 1st 2014!

"HORRIFICALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU THERE!"

8 til late

Fancy dress optional... Just BE there! XXX
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@The Marine Public House
5 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. NR30 3AH

AUGUST 2014

NEIL "Back To The 80's" at STARS:

Neil will be performing at Great Yarmouth's newest music venue:
STARS on Regent Road.
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Formerly Mecca Bingo and originally Regent Cinema, the venue has been restored and refurbished, adding 2 bars and a dancefloor.
Neil takes to the stage at 9pm followed by a disco until late! Entry is FREE!!

Friday 8th August 2014!

JULY 2014

WEBSITE UPDATE:

Added some old and new photos to the GALLERY, updated the BIOGRAPHY section and added some old and new sound clips to the AUDIO page!

Hope you enjoy the updates!
Watch out for new content soon!

MAY 2014

TURN BACK TIME:
LIVE 80'S HITS SHOW

Saturday, 10 May 2014
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Returning due to public demand the Turn Back Time team will once again visit the party decade.

You'll be dancing in the aisles to this all live, energetic and vibrant show with a mixture of top 40 hits, songs from the movies and 80's West End Show tunes.

Our talented cast will take you on a journey through the 80's. This magical mix of sound, colour and light is the perfect recipe for a wonderful evening of 80's nostalgia which will ensure a night you will never forget.

"NEIL IS OVERJOYED TO BE PART OF THIS VENTURE, AND HOPES TO SEE YOU THERE!"

Saturday, 10 May 2014 @ St George's Theatre, York Road, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2LZ.

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Tickets available now from St. George's Box Office, £15 each. Tel: 01493 331484

Turn Back Time

MARCH 2014:

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING!

Neil returns to join the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special production 'A Grand Night For Singing' from the hit shows of Broadway and the West End including 'My Fair Lady', 'Miss Saigon', 'Hello Dolly!', 'Mamma Mia!' and many more!
Neil will also be performing some solo numbers!

This very special concert is at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 20th / Friday 21st / Saturday 22nd March at 7.30pm
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Tickets are available now from The Dance Shop, Gorleston High Street & Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

DECEMBER 2013:

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you all so much for your continued love and support in 2013.

Next Year will bring more exciting news: My involvement with The Choir of St. Cecilia in March, and a 'Turn Back Time 80's hits' show in May at St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

WATCH THIS SPACE!

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NOVEMBER 2013:

NEIL'S HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY BASH!

Neil would like to invite EVERYONE to his Halloween Birthday Bash on November 2nd 2013!
"Stars In Their Eyes" winner JACQUII CANN will be providing the entertainment, with resident DJ spinning some spooky tunes!

"IT WILL BE FRIGHTFULLY GOOD TO SEE YOU THERE!"

8 til late

Fancy dress optional but recommended.
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Marine Family Pub
5 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. NR30 3AH

OCTOBER 2013

TURN BACK TIME:
LIVE 80'S HITS SHOW

Saturday, 26 October 2013
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Turn Back Time proudly presents a dynamic cast of singers, dancers and musicians who bring to you the very best of popular music from the 80's, live in concert.

You'll be dancing in the aisles to this energetic and vibrant show with a mixture of top 40 hits, songs from the movies and 80's West End Show tunes.

Our talented cast will take you on a journey through the 80's performing the hits of Yazoo, Cher, Irene Cara, the Pointer Sisters, ABC, Michael Jackson, Deacon Blue, Madonna and many, many more. This magical mix of sound, colour and light is the perfect recipe for a wonderful evening of 80's nostalgia which will ensure a night you will never forget.

"NEIL IS OVERJOYED TO BE PART OF THIS NEW VENTURE, AND HOPES TO SEE YOU THERE!"

Saturday, 26 October 2013 @ St George's Theatre, York Road, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2LZ.

Click To Enlarge Tickets available now from St. George's Box Office, £15 each. Tel: 01493 331484

Turn Back Time

MARCH 2013:

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!

Neil returns to join the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special production of 'Tonight's The Night' from the hit shows of Broadway and the West End including 'Guys And Dolls', 'Joseph', 'Carousel', 'The Lion King' and many more!
Neil will also be performing some solo numbers!

This very special concert is at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 7th / Friday 8th / Saturday 9th March at 7.30pm
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Tickets are available now from The Dance Shop, Gorleston High Street & Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2012:

NEIL'S HALLOWEEN HANGOVER!

Neil invites you to his Birthday Halloween Hangover Party on November 3rd 2012!

DARE YOU RELIVE HALLOWEEN NIGHT AGAIN?!

8 til late

Fancy dress a MUST, but optional.
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Marine Public House
5 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. NR30 3AH

MARCH 2012:

SHOWSTOPPERS!

Neil returns to join the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special production of 'Showstoppers' from the hit shows of Broadway including 'My Fair Lady', 'West Side Story', 'Annie', '42nd Street', 'Mary Poppins', and many more!
Neil will also be performing several solo numbers!

This very special concert is at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 22nd / Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th March at 7.45pm
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Tickets are available now from Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

OCTOBER 2011

NEIL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Its that time of year again....
EVERYONE is invited to Neil's Halloween Birthday Party at Kings Wine Bar on Saturday 29th October 2011, 8pm - late.
Click To View Invitation
Fancy Dress is optional but definitely recommended!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE @ 42 King Street, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2PN.

OCTOBER 2011:

NEIL FRANCIS PRESENTS
A Night at The Musicals

Thursday 27th October @ The Star Hotel in Great Yarmouth!
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7.50 each, which includes hot buffet!

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Tickets are available now from
The Star Hotel: 01493 842294
Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth. NR30 1HG


DECEMBER 2011:

CHRISTMAS EVE @ The Star Hotel

Spend Christmas Eve with Neil at The Star Hotel in Great Yarmouth!
Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets are £5 each, which includes disco & hot buffet!

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Tickets are available now from The Star Hotel: 01493 842294
Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth. NR30 1HG


MARCH 2011:

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING!

Neil returns to join the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special production of Broadway's most popular songs!
Amongst the hits from stage and screen, Neil will also be performing several solo numbers!
Last year's event was enjoyed by everyone, and this year the performances will be just as great!

A very special concert not to be missed at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 24th / Friday 25th / Saturday 26th March!
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Tickets are available now from Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

JANUARY 2011:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

"Hi everyone, just a quickie to say a Very Happy New Year to all of you, 2011 is gonna be a tough one for everyone, what with increases in VAT and the gloom and doom of the recession biting us hard!
This has reflected in bookings but there still are a few lovely venues who are sticking to their same booking quota's! So thanks to them I shall still be performing throughout the year.

I hope to see you all very soon and will do my best to irradicate the recession blues and get those chuckle muscles of yours going into spasms!!!

Please keep coming back and checking for updates!

Big thanks to all of the regulars who come and see me night after night, and HUGE thanks to my webmaster and producer and best mate David for all his hard work!
You're all fantastic!"
Neil Francis xxxx

JANUARY 2011:

SPECIAL EVENING WITH 3 COURSE MEAL!

Neil is pleased to announce a special night of music & food at Grosvenor Casino on Thursday 27th January. Tickets are £25 per person or £80 for a table of four.
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Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade, Gt Yarmouth. NR30 3JG.
01493 850444

OCTOBER 2010

NEIL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Its that time of year again....
EVERYONE is invited to Neil's Halloween Birthday Party at Kings Wine Bar on Saturday 30th October 2010, 8pm - late.
Click To View Invitation
Fancy Dress is optional but definitely recommended!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE @ 42 King Street, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2PN.

MARCH 2010

BROADWAY COMES TO GORLESTON!

Neil, along with several other guest soloists, joins the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special concert at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 18th / Friday 19th / Saturday 20th March.
Amongst the hits from stage and screen, Neil will be performing 'Anthem' & 'You and I' from Chess plus a selection from 'Miss Saigon', 'Les Miserables' and more!
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Tickets are available now from Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

JANUARY 2010

New Year, New Gigs!

Neil continues to perform each & every week throughout 2010, with regular bookings and a few suprises along the way!

Neil is taking part in a very special concert at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 18th / Friday 19th / Saturday 20th March.
Backed by a 60 piece choir, Neil will be performing songs from popular musicals.
Tickets and further details available soon!

July, August & September sees Neil in a regular slot at The Pier Tavern in Great Yarmouth beginning July 18th.

Neil's summer season at The Seabreeze in Hemsby begins 14th July through to 22nd September!

Neil hopes to see you all in 2010.

SEPTEMBER 2009

UPDATE Website Updated!

Some new photos of Neil from 2009 are now available in the GALLERY.
Keep checking back for further updates!

APRIL 2009

NEIL IN CHESS MUSICAL!

Neil is overjoyed to announce that he is taking a lead role in a local production of the musical CHESS.
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Written by Benny & Bjorn from ABBA fame, the show will be staged by 'The Lowestoft Players' at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft from 19th - 23rd May.

Playing the part of 'The Russian' Anatoly Sergievsky, this will be Neil's 2nd time in this role after impressing the critics back in 1996.

Tickets are available from The Marina Theatre Box Office: Lowestoft 01502 533200

Incidentally, Neil recorded two songs from Chess for his 2008 Promotional CD, A Different Corner'

WHERE I WANT TO BE:


ANTHEM:

DECEMBER 2009

Neil's Christmas Message!

Yo ho ho and seasons greetings to everyone young, old, fat, thin and thick!
What a year... with Chess and a busy summer season it's been work work work!!!
At this time of year when the work load eases off and you have time to reflect on the past year it still gets to me and touches me that many of you still come and support me throughout the year, and I must say I couldn't do it without you.
Next year is looking to be quite a year too, with three nights at The Gorleston Pavillion with a 60 piece choir in March (see Gig Guide) doing some of the greatest west end show tunes. I can't wait.
Summer season dates are confirmed for The Pier Tavern and The Seabreeze, and I dare say more gigs will be added at a later stage when people start filling their diaries for the coming year.

All I can say to the many landlords and publicans who book me year in, year out is a massive Thank You for keeping me in work!
To my dearest friend and webmaster David for running this site a massive Thank You mwah, you're one of the best.
Also a massive thank you to 'You' the person who's reading this at this moment! I hope you and everyone I know, friends, family, aquantances new and old a Fantasic Christmas and Happy New Year!
Now where's that Voddie and coke, ahhh there it is, Cheers everyone xx

OCTOBER 2009

Neil's Birthday Party!

Its that time of year again....
EVERYONE is invited to Neil's Halloween Birthday Party at Kings Wine Bar on Saturday 31st October 2009, 8pm - late.
Click To View Invitation
Fancy Dress is optional but definitely recommended!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE @ 42 King Street, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2PN.

01 JANUARY 2009

NEIL'S BLOG:
Happy New Year!

"Hi all, welcome to the new site that my webmaster and dear friend has been painstakingly putting together for your delictation.

Well, a new year has arrived and as the credit crunch has gripped all by the short and curlies it has reflected on bookings, which are down a little from last year, but never one to give up I'm working on getting some new venues for the coming year and I'll keep you posted as soon as I know more.

Confirmed bookings for 2009 are at the Seabreeze and Eastern Beach, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh, Poachers Pocket, and The White Horse so theres a few there that you'll still be able to catch me at.

Anyhow, all that remains to be said is that I hope all of you who visit this site and who follow me on a regular basis have a fantastic new year!

To my dear friend and webmaster, sincere thanks and appreciation for all the work, time and effort on this fantastic website.

Heartfelt thanks, love and hugs.
Neil Francis xx"

01 DECEMBER 2008

NEIL'S BLOG:
Christmas Message!

"HO HO HO! It's that time of the year when Santa's sacks are usually full but with the credit crunch are half empty and full of Poundland suprises!

It's been a fantastic year and I would like to thank you all for dragging yourselves out the comfort of your homes to watch me sing my tits off night after night! It means a lot and I couldn't do it without you.

All that remains to be said is I hope you all have the merriest of Christmas's and New Year.

If you do happen to see someone looking like Dale Winton on crack, draped in a corner swigging Emva Cream and singin' Dancing Queen, be kind to him, it just might be me!

Loadsa love, hugs and heart-felt gratitude,

Neil, the singin' queen of Yarmouth xx"

OCTOBER 2008

Neil's Birthday Party!

EVERYONE is invited to Neil's Halloween Birthday Bash at Kings Wine Bar on 31st October 2008, 8pm - late.
Click To View Invitation
Fancy Dress is optional but definitely recommended!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE @ 42 King Street, Great Yarmouth. NR30 2PN.


EUPHORIA ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted: JANUARY 2008


It is with great regret that we announce Euphoria will no longer perform together on the live circuit for the forseeable future...

Since mid 2007, work commitments outside of the band meant the duo were increasingly unable to gig together, so vocalist Neil began to perform as a solo act.

By late 2007, the growth in regular bookings for Neil, combined with Mark's other work commitments, sadly means both members of Euphoria have decided the time is right to end on a high.

With an incredible 16 years together, through many ups and downs, Mark and Neil continue to be great friends and have the utmost respect and admiration for each other.

Euphoria leave behind a great legacy of a number 1 radio hit in the Ukranian capital 'Kiev', plus many happy moments shared with thousands of audiences across East Anglia and the UK.

''Thanks to each and every one of you for all your wonderful warmth, encouragement and support throughout the years. WE LOVE YOU XX''

Heading into the future sees Neil continuing to entertain audiences with his solo act, the possibility of Mark gigging on his own, and perhaps EVEN the occasional Euphoria reunion!

The newsletter service will continue as usual but under a different name: 'U4IA Upd8s' becomes 'NE!L !NFO' and will obviously focus on Neil Francis news & gigs.
If you wish to unsubscribe then details are included in each & every newsletter.
THANKS X X X


MESSAGE FROM NEIL

Posted: DECEMBER 2007


"THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE!!!

Hiya loves,
Once again Christmas is upon us, Santa's sacks are at bursting point and the turkeys have got the flu, but enough of the festive banter...

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the last few months with my solo career. It has been quite refreshing to belt out new material and has got my creative juices a-flowing again!

Next year is looking great at the moment with summer gigs already booked!

What remains to be said is that I hope each and everyone has a fantastic Chrismas and Happy and prosperous New Year, and hope to see you all soon.

Loadsa love, hugs and luck
Neil Francis XX"

Posted OCTOBER 2007:


NEIL'S 40th BIRTHDAY FANCY DRESS PARTY
to be held at The Florida Club, Hemsby on Saturday 3rd November 2007.

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E V E R Y O N E
W E L C O M E !

You are ALL invited, just turn up on the night and mention 'Website Invitation' (OR print out the larger invitation picture). FANCY DRESS is optional, however there is a prize for the best costume! FREE entry includes Disco & Buffet! If you require FREE return transport from Gt. Yarmouth to Hemsby then contact us.

Posted SEPTEMBER 2007:


Website updated with a photo gallery, live setlist, and guestbook. It would be really great to see your messages to Neil included!
In the coming months we hope to add much more content including a full biography section detailing Neil's entire history as a performer, plus side-project news, and rare photos as you've never seen Neil before!!!

Posted AUGUST 2007:


With August & September being Neil's busiest months so far this year it'd be great to see you all!

Posted JULY 2007:


Neil's SOLO setlist still growing:
A mixture of old Euphoria favourites and brand new cover songs, all with a strong 'electronic' flavour.

Posted APRIL 2007:


This website launched!
Although Neil will continue to front Euphoria he is taking on solo work to fill some gaps in their gig schedule due to Mark's other work commitments.
It's well worth checking out one of Neil's solo gigs to hear his stunning new sound system.