“Déjà Vu”, husband and wife team, Shirley & Dave, combined their musical and magical talents in a nostalgic variety show which took you on a journey through the ages, recalling the music, songs and many of the characters from the great days of variety and entertainment. From Leeds City Variety Music Hall through the 1930's to the Big Band Sounds of the1940’s and on to the 1950's & early 60's when Rock 'n Roll & the explosion of Beatlemania hit the world
In their show, Shirley & Dave invited you to join them as they recalled some of their own childhood memories, much loved popular songs, classic films and musicals, all of which have stood the test of time and many of which are still popular today
Recalling many of your own golden memories from
The Roaring 20’s through to the 1950’s & 60's
Can you remember the theme tunes from the early
Radio Programmes, Television and Adverts?
...or how we used to count (without a calculator)
in our old money quiz!
Mrs Dale’s Diary - Dad’s Army - Watch With Mother
Keep Calm & Dance The Lindy Hop
Music in the 1920's was dominated by jazz, blues and the traveling dance bands that played what was popular at the time. Following the devastation of the first World War, Twenties music was quite upbeat and optimistic as the economy boomed and parties roared despite prohibition in the US. The music industry as we know it was just beginning and all things seemed possible
The Great Depression hit late in the 1920’s and remained throughout the 1930’s, heavily influencing the music of the time. Some music, like blues and country, reflected the hardships faced by many, while most other popular music, like big band and swing, kept an upbeat feeling in the air. Popular music served its purpose in providing an escape from the harsh conditions in the Thirties. Many songs addressed the current issues while remaining optimistic, while others addressed the mood with a more tongue-in-cheek approach.
The music industry as we know it, was just beginning and all things seemed possible
The music of the 1940's consisted mainly of Jazz, Big Band and Swing. It reflected the pain of World War II while also trying to remain upbeat and looking towards a positive future, full of possibilities. Because much of the world was involved in the war during the decade, many artists and groups put their efforts into entertaining the troops
Music of the 1950's reflected the beginnings of major social changes in the world and in the US, especially Rock 'n' Roll, R&B and traditional pop ruled the charts, while radio and television connected the country in our musical tastes and exposed the nation to a greater variety of artists and styles. Some of the first major superstars of music emerged from this decade with people like Elvis Presley dominating the airwaves and the minds of young girls.
Dave Cass DPLM, GCLCM
studied classical piano to grade 8 and graduated at Leeds Music College where he gained a 1st Class Diploma in Jazz and Light Music. Dave is a respected session musician and composer; he has written music for television, radio and films. In 1991, he was awarded a Gold Disc for his work with chart topping band Jive Bunny who had 3 consecutive No.1 hits in the charts. Dave performed with Shirley in their “Déjà Vu” show and also worked as a keyboard player and singer, backing artists and singers in and around Leeds. Dave provided backing tracks and musical arrangements for singers and the music industry
Entertainment with Déjà Vu
........giving you that feeling you've been somewhere before
Our feel good variety show recalled some of the Big Band Sounds, Songs, Radio & Television Programmes, Adverts, Movies and many of the characters from the great days of