13 Dec Crookes – Christmas Party

Fri 13th Dec 2013
John Hegley

Acts (click the act for more info)

Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods

Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods are big names when it comes to Rockabilly, and their energetic swinging stage performance will have audiences on their feet for a set to remember. No strangers to the jazz circuit, the band, headed up by the amazing vocal talents of the sensational Carmen Ghia, have been touring all over Europe over the past five years. With three albums under their belt, this outfit have a raw energy that’s palpable in their performance, and you won't be able to stand still once the Hotrods start belting out numbers by Ruth Brown, Etta James, Hank Williams and Dale Hawkins to name but a few. Venues fill up fast when the Hotrods are in town, so be sure to get there early for your front row place.



Rod Laver

With his astonishing, hilarious and totally unique oral ping pong juggling act, Rod Laver is very much in demand; achieving world records, awards, medals and standing ovations for appearances on TV, cabaret and circus worldwide. rod has gained a reputation for being one of Europe’s finest and most innovative jugglers. He has appeared on TV, cabaret and in circus. He smashed the world record by juggling 8 ping pong balls with his mouth.

He recently appeared several times on BBC TV’s ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and was picked as a Star TV moment by the People newspaper.

Rod appeared on the legendary French TV show ‘Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde and received the rare honour of a standing ovation from the celebrity audience.

Rod was one of only a very few British jugglers to feature in the recent reference book celebrating the greatest jugglers of all time ‘Virtuosos of Juggling’.


It's A Sort Of Magic! Zigmund & Froyd

In 1970 identical twins were born, to different fathers, in the small European principality of Chlamydia. Since then these magical siblings have been astounding the conjuring world with feats of miracle and mystery.

After their exhausting Millennium Spectacular in 2004 they took a break; partly for health reasons but also to fight charges of severe animal cruelty following their ‘Exploding Squirrels of Death’ illusion. Next year they are back with the ‘Astonishing Dreams of Astonishingness’ tour.