Here come the girls... That’s the pledge from bosses at one of Blackpool’s top cabaret spots.
And it’s a case of Viva la diva on Monday night, as four resort favourites join forces with a new show that has brought “new enthusiasm” to their performances.
Taking to the Viva... Blackpool! stage, on Church Street, with their show For One Night Only are Diane Lee Carol, Tracey Jordan, Carol Kaye and JoJo Savage, with June Martell hosting.
Diane, a resort performer for the past 20 years, seven of those in Pleasure Beach show Mystique, said: “I have known the other girls for years. It’s quite a lonely job as a solo singer and we thought it would be such a pleasure to come together as a four-part harmony group.
“We did one show like this in June but it was such a success that we are going to continue.
“There’s something for everyone – musicals, tracks by artists like Leona Lewis, Barbara Streisand and Beyonce.
“We take a lot of solo songs and make them group ones and people are quite surprised at what we do and how we change them into four-part harmony.
“It’s particularly special to showcase this at Viva... as we have worked with the directors Leye and Martin individually in the past. And we are thrilled to have June Martin as our compere.”
Tracey and Carol are both regulars on stage with Joe Longthorne, as well as solo artists in their own right, with Tracey’s backing singer experience helping to form the group’s harmonies.
And JoJo is the newcomer to the show’s line-up, joining the others in September to put together the new night in just three months.
“I was in the audience in June for my mum’s birthday supporting the girls when they first put this together, and now I’m here as part of the line-up,” she said. “I’m so flattered. It’s so marvellous and we are having such a laugh that it’s not like going to work when we get together for rehearsals.
“Performing by yourself, singing a two-hour show, is tough and full on. It’s a lot easier as other people take leads and we’ve got a great mix of personalities.”
A spokesman for the venue added: “If you love the music of the divas of stage and screen then do not miss this sensational night.”
Visit www.vivablackpool.com for tickets, from £12.90 for adults. The show starts at 7.30pm.