Jazz man Dan returns

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FLEETWOOD-born saxophonist Dan Forshaw returns to the resort tomorrow to kick off a 15-date UK tour.

Dan, who went to St Aidan’s before going on to study jazz in both London and New York, is promoting his new album, which has the rather good title ‘What if Rupert Murdoch liked Jazz?’

It is Dan’s 10th album and features his own compositions alongside re-workings of music from Joy Division, Nirvana and Oasis. “It’s the music of my own youth, not my Grandparent’s,” he said.

Check Dan out yourself is at the Galleon Bar, Abingdon Street, at 9pm tomorrow.

* MEATLOAF, Elvis and John Lennon will take to the stage in the summer line up announced by Big One Productions.

All shows this year are at The Philharmonic on Foxhall Road in Blackpool, from July 2 till October 31.

There will be new shows never seen before in Blackpool and some old favourites, too.

The first and third Tuesdays of each month see Mark Paul in concert as Meatloaf, while the second and fourth Tuesdays is the hit show Sixties Mania with a full live band and the Cavernites.

Local 50s and 60s band The Rockits are in concert on the first and third Thursdays, with Legends Of Rock - with no fewer than eight tributes in one show - taking over on the second and fourth Thursdays.

Every Friday from July 5 to October 25 is The Decades Of Elvis Show, which covers the four decades of Elvis performed by Joe Marcel.

Each Saturday will see Gary Gibson as John Lennon in The Beatles Story.

There are some big one-off shows too. On July 13 and 27, August 24 and October 5, Jon Peters is Kenny Rogers live in concert with support from Ryan Cregan. August 3 sees a Madonna and Katy Perry live tribute.

Tickets, priced £4-£6 for a full three hours, are on sale now at

www.bigoneproductions.org.uk or by calling 0844 477 1000.