Sixties singer celebrates the variety show format

Jess Conrad
Jess Conrad

JESS Conrad OBE, ‘the golden voice of the 1960s’ comes to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre on July 11 (8.15pm) for the last of his stand-in appearances for Jimmy Cricket in the variety spectacular Sentimental Journey.

Jess shot to fame in the 1960s after appearing on the TV show Oh Boy, he was signed by Decca Records and went onto have number of hits with: Cherry Pie, This Pullover and Mystery Girl.

Voted England’s ‘Most Popular Male Singer’ in the 1961 NME annual poll, Jess played the London Palladium, Wembley Pool and went on to tour the world with fellow rock ‘n’ roll and pop stars of the day including; Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Brenda Lee, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, Eden Kane and Johnny Kidd to name a few.

Sentimental Journey celebrates the traditional variety show format, with comedy, music and dance. Featuring Colin Gold as Billy Fury, Tracey Lea as Connie Francis, with comedy from Barry Moon and Mike Lee and the talented Show Time Dancers, it is suitable for the whole family.

Irish comic Jimmy Cricket will be performing at all other performances of the show.

Tickets cost £17, call 412000. If you are enquiring for groups or coaches contact Ron on 07543047482 or e-mail: