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Past EVENTS from 2023 Monday 29th May THE DAVES A fantastic local band consist of 3 Dave's and 2 interlopers with Dave as their middle name. Playing classic rock covers with a few original songs as well, these guys will rock the canopy off the Plaza! THE D'UKES OF HAYLING A fantastic group of ukulele players that perform all over Hayling and locally.They meet on a Thursday at the Barley Mow Pub and welcome any new players. Their music is upbeat, lively and fun. You're sure to want to get up for a dance when this group performs SKARN Skarn is a 4-piece band playing acoustic high energy rock covers! We do our own acoustic versions of classic bangers from Motorhead, AC/DC, Royal Blood, Nirvana, Beastie Boys, and more!  Formed in Fareham in the summer of 2022 with Lottie singing, Matt on mandolin and banjo, Martin on bouzouki, Rob on bass. THE PLASTIC SHAMROCKS 3 piece band of Hayling musicians,focusing on the better known Irish and Pop Classics that will get your feet tapping and the voice singing for an uplifting time. MODA CODA Harmonizing Duo comprising of Mo on 12 string guitar and Dawn singing and playing guitar and flute. Playing some well known songs with a twist and some lesser know songs too. Upbeat, soulful and harmonious. MARK HANDLEY A well known and loved Islander who has been entertaining us for many years with his original music. Dance to reggae and other uplifting  beats, relax to soulful ballads and laugh at some fun songs too. Mark brings a wonderful showmanship to the stage. Sun 4th June Corey Alexander Gives the Plaza a Michael Jackson Experience SAT June 17th     11.30 - 12.15  The Gary O'Connor Band 12.30 - 1.15    Friday Street 1.30 - 2.30      Heading South 2.45 - 3.15      Friday Street 3.30 - 4.30      The Gary O'Connor Band The Gary O'Connor Band A five piece local pop, rock and blues group. They also perform some fantastic original material. Friday Street Two Dave's and Tony playing the weird and wonderful from David Bowie to Talking heads via Elvis Presley Heading South Lucy, Rob, Sam and Dave will entertain and delight with an awesome assortment of pop, rock and ballads Saturday 24th June Plaza Soloists Day 11.00am - 12.00pm    What about Pink 12.00pm - 1.00pm      Phil Kelly 1.00pm - 2.00pm        Cowboy Mike 2.00pm - 3.00pm        Sam Flynn 3.00pm - 4.00pm        Mark Handley What about Pink Coral brings you a bubbly, sassy, full of life performance. Sing and dance along to Pink classics! Phil Kelly Performs acoustic covers, roots and Irish music with some Folk and Americana. With the occasional original song too. Something for everyone! Cowboy Mike Our very own Island cowboy singing and playing guitar. Mike takes well known songs and makes them his own! Sam Flynn Singer / Songwriter performing ballads and POP music. Sam hopes that the audience will personally relate to his music. Mark Handley The Islands very own singer/songwriter extraordinaire! Mark gives us reggae beats, soulful sounds and entertains the crowd with his inimitable style! SUN June 25th  1.00pm - 2.00pm  Devils in Disguise 2.00pm - 3.30pm  Zumba with Clare 3.45pm - 4.45pm  Devils in Disguise  Devils in Disguise A fantastic trio of amazing musicians bringing you a bit of pretty much everything for everybody! These guys make a lot of noise....and sound brilliant! Don't miss them! Zumba with Clare Now this is tremendous fun! Dance the afternoon away to Latin and world rhythms with a few classic numbers thrown in. Clare makes Fitness fun......get up a SHAKE IT!! SUN July  2nd      2pm - 5pm ARIZONA LINE DANCING Amazing event back again for its 8th year! Join live music by Rancher who will lead you through a fantastic day of line dancing. Wear those comfy shoes and be early ...... it's gonna be busy....and loads of fun! SUNDAY JULY 9TH 12pm - 1pm RHINO JOE A trio of friends playing popular rock and blues. Three fantastic musicians on Guitar, Bass and Harmonica. Not to be missed!  1pm - 2pm PLASTIC SHAMROCKS 3 piece band of Hayling musicians. Focusing on the better known Irish and Pop classics, that will get your feet tapping and the voice singing for an uplifting time!  2pm - 3pm  FRASER HARPER This guy is amazing! Bringing you the sounds of Blues and Roots, Fraser is a incredible performer with a style that will captivate. 3pm - 4pm The Jackson Experience Corey Alexander returns to bring you his Michael Jackson experience, a show that pays homage to the king of pop and his legacy. Come have a dance and a sing as Corey brings the costumes the moves and the magic to life as he pays tribute to his icon the king of pop. SATURDAY JULY 15TH 12pm - 1pm  IAN From just over the water in Portsmouth, Ian performs acoustic covers starting with Pop Rock from the 90s all the way through to modern day classics 1pm - 2pm  SCOTT Another great soloist performing even more well known and loved songs. Some feet tapping, sing along tunes....get those voices ready! 2pm - 3pm SKARN This is a 4-piece band playing acoustic, high energy rock covers. They do their own versions of classic bangers from Motorhead, AC/DC, Royal Blood, Nirvana, Beastie Boys and more....with a twist! Formed in Fareham in the summer of 2022 with Lottie singing, Matt on Mandolin and Banjo, Martin on Bouzouki and Rob on Bass SUN July 16th     12pm - 6pm READY TO ROCK ARE YOU READY TO ROCK HAYLING????!!!! Hayling Island is in for another great day at The Plaza, with the return of the Ready To Rock School students to the island for another great afternoon of live rock music at Eastoke Corner, raising funds for SMILE4WESSEX charity. www.smile4wessex.org Over 10 adult, teen and junior student bands from the Havant, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Portsmouth Ready To Rock School rock schools will be performing. This summer's charity is SMILE4WESSEX which supports the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton. It is one of the largest and most highly respected neurological centres in the UK, providing acute and specialist care to patients from across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. All donations for SMILE4WESSEX gratefully accepted throughout the afternoon. For more details contact www.readytorockschool.com      SATURDAY JULY 22ND    From 10.30am until 4.30pm AMAZING DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA DAY COME ALONG AND WATCH SOME FANTASTIC DANCE GROUPS and a performance by our local HMS YOUNG STARS We have for your entertainment and participation...  MRRG Morris Dancers Dance Fusion fitness Fantastic Evolution Majorettes Island Dance Fusion HMS Young Stars Finishing with another energetic and fun performance from MRRG Morris SUNDAY JULY 30TH 12pm - 1pm  THE DECADES Join Mal and Lena on a musical journey with classic hits from across the years. Guaranteed to get you singing and dancing. This will be fun! 1pm - 2pm    LOUISE GRADY From 60's classics, disco and Blondie, through the 70's and popular pop to the 80's with some 90's anthems thrown in. Louise Grady sings favourites from the decades. A real treat for everyone.  2pm - 3pm   STONE COAST This is a 4-piece band playing their original collection of rock, folk and pop. Something different and eclectic. A very exciting hour of music! 3pm - 4pm    PETTY CRIMINALS Any Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks fans out there? Well you're in for a huge treat. Singing the songs of these two amazing musical icons, you will be bowled over by this bands fantastic sound. Definitely not one to be missed! SUNDAY AUGUST 13TH 2023 1pm - 2pm  GOING BACK BAND We are thrilled to welcome this amazing band to the Plaza. Bringing pure musical nostalgia to Hayling these fantastic musicians will be playing tunes from the 50's and 60's Foot tapping, dancing and singing along to some great hits...you won’t be able to stop yourselves! 2.15pm - 2.45pm   DANCE FUSION WITH LAURA Think you’re just going to sit and listen to the band?...think again! Between our band sets Laura will be getting you up and moving with some uplifting and easy dance routines. She combines lots of different dance styles including line dancing, salsa and many more with great music 3pm - 4pm GOING BACK BAND  Returns to finish off the afternoon! SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST DI ELLE AND THE IGLOO BAND A CHOIR An exciting afternoon of music today! Di Elle brings her amazing Igloo Band and Choir to entertain us all . 12.30pm - 1.30pm  The Igloo Band The Band is made up of her adult music students playing guitars, Bass and Ukuleles singing classic hits through the ages from Fleetwood Mac to the Spice Girls! 1.30pm - 2.30pm Di Elle's Vocal Workshop Now this will be fun. Di Elle will be using her years of music teaching to run a 4 chord mashup vocal workshop. If you love singing then come along and have a go. Learn 4 part singing in a fun and easy way. 2.30pm - 3.30pm   The Igloo Choir This is a company for Adult learners who wish to learn music and sing for fun. They are a colourful and creative group singing original and popular songs. The Audience is encouraged to join in!  3.30pm - 4.30pm The Igloo Band They will come back and finish off the entertainment for the day.