When you set sail with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, the on-board entertainment is never in short supply, with a host of fabulous musical acts and hilarious comedians performing each night. Read on to learn more about some of the amazing performers featured aboard Fred.Olsen cruise ships.
The Bootleg Beatles formed in 1979 and have headlined a number of large festivals and major venues in their own right as well as supporting musical legends such as Rod Stewart and David Bowie. Small venues and colleges became their regular haunts for getting their Beatles covers heard, until 1982 when they became the first ever western rock band to tour the USSR. Their concerts were soon selling out quickly, attracting crowds of over 10,000 people. Prior to the nineties, The Bootleg Beatles had performed concerts across India, Europe and the Far East. Nowadays the band enjoys great success, playing high profile gigs across the world, as well as aboard Fred.Olsen ships.
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Founded in 1967 by renowned trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence, the incredible Syd Lawrence Orchestra has been entertaining audiences in concert halls and theatres and on music festivals and TV shows all over Great Britain and Europe for over 40 years. Well-known for its thrilling blend of high tempo big band swing and traditional dance music, the orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the wartime classics of the legendary Glenn Miller to the popular songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
Celebrated comedian Tom O’Connor shot to fame during the 1970’s and is perhaps best known for his winning stint on Opportunity Knocks, as well as appearances on TV series Wednesday At Eight and his own show The Tom O’Connor Show. Not only this, but O’ Connor was also invited to perform on the Royal Variety Performance and in 1977 was honoured by the series This is Your Life. As well as performing aboard Fred.Olsen’s ships, O’Connor has recently featured on a number of popular modern TV shows including Pointless, The Hairy Bikers, Loose Women and Come Dine With Me.
One of Northern Ireland’s best-loved comedians, William Caulfield has been filling theatres for years with his own brand of hilarious home-grown humour. From writing comedy monologues for the BBC during his early career, Caulfield secured his own prime-time BBC 1 TV series Our William and enjoyed success with his award-nominated BBC Radio Ulster series It’s William Caulfield So It Is. He is renowned as one of the best stand-up comedians in the business with his side-splitting and family-friendly jokes. His well-loved comedy characters have been painstakingly polished over an outstanding career and regularly feature in his hilarious radio and television sketch shows.
If you would like to experience the fabulous entertainment on offer aboard a Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines’ cruise ship, call our dedicated Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 to book your place on-board.
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