15 years of rockin' the park for Shake Rattle and Roll
We are proud to announce another unbeatable All Star Line Up! The Bands are: From the USA Charlie Gracie,
Terry Dene with Some Like It Hot, Lucas & The Dynamos, The Lennebrothers from Germany - (First UK Show), Fever, Phil Haley & His Comments, The Roosters, Belle & The Bombs, The Unconditionals, Rockhouse, Eddie Martin & The Cruisers, Graham Fenton, Rhythm Bound, The Rock-A-Toons, Greggi G & The Crazy Gang.
Wildcat Pete heads a floor filling line up of DJs; Mad Andy Munday, Wild Wax Stu, Wolfie Smith and Eddie Foulser.
Statement - Vauxhall Holiday Park was given an exclusive contract for Charlie Gracie to perform his final UK Rock N Roll Weekender at Shake Rattle and Roll in 2017. It has now been brought to our attention, that through no fault of our own the agent has offered him further events later in the year. Jerry Chatabox and Vauxhall Holiday Park are in full agreement that Charlie should play further shows if he wishes. We are very pleased that Charlie Gracie still wants to play more gigs and clearly shows no sign of retiring yet!
Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock& roll innovators, who continues to actively perform. A native of South Philadelphia, he became the first successful recording star of the "Rock Era" to emerge from that neighborhood. In 1957, Charlie's "Butterfly" topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. His other late 50's big sellers include: "Fabulous", "Ninety-Nine Ways", "Wanderin Eyes", "I Love You So MuchIt Hurts" and "Cool Baby." These hits bankrolled Philly's famous Cameo-Parkway record label, making it a dominant force in the music industry for nearly a decade! At the height of his fame, Charlie frequently appeared on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand", "The Ed Sullivan Show", and "Alan Freed's TV Specials". Find Out more information on Charlie here.
Regarded as the British Elvis of the late 50s, Terry Dene is still recognised as one of the best voices of the British Rock’n’Roll era. A rebel, a cross breed between sacred and profane he was mistreated by the media in an attempt to trash his name. His first record sold in excess of 300,000 copies and secured his name in the British pop history and the Guinness Book of Records. Find out more information on Terry here.
Graham Fenton Rockabilly Rebel
Graham Fenton began his rock'n'roll career with the Houseshakers; did a lot of gigs and recorded a couple of albums with them. The band went through a personnel shuffle and re-emerged as the Hellraisers. More gigs and another LP, Demolition Rock, followed.
In 1976 the Hellraisers went their separate ways and Graham joined Matchbox. The band had been around for a little while and had already released a record, but were barely settin' the woods on fire, let alone setting the world alight! His addition was just what the band needed to build their reputation on the UK rock'n'roll circuit.
One of Graham's main inspirations has to be the legendary Gene Vincent and he incorporates many of Gene's vocal mannerisms in his singing, especially when he's showcasing a Vincent classic.
Find out more information on Graham Fenton here.
Wildcat Pete heads a floor filling line up of DJs:
Mad Andy Munday
Wild Wax Stu
Eddie Foulser See 2016 Event Images Here