The "Illinois" Blues Brothers were 'born' at the very end of 1997.
Designing and building the stage set and lighting, working out the dance routines, the comedy and also learning the songs took nearly 5 months of meticulous planning and rehearsal.
Their first performance took place on the 22nd April 1998. Since that date, the show has gone from strength to strength, constantly evolving and improving, travelling the length and breadth of Britain.
It has been seen in virtually every major town and city in the UK and has even cruised the oceans with the P&O ship Ocean Village.
The show has continued to impress virtually everybody who has ever seen it, even gaining very high praise indeed from the reviewers at the 'The Stage' Newspaper in 2006 and 2007, describing them as "...the standard by which other Blues Brothers Acts must be judged."
About the show
The 'Illinois' Blues Brothers perform a musical tribute to the original 1980 cult classic movie: 'The Blues Brothers'.
As well as performing all the big hit songs from the film, the boys also incorporate into their show, a variety of well-known soul classics and pop hits of the sixties era including James Brown, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Tommy James and Bruce Chanel to name but a few. This gives the show a truly authentic sound and feel.
As and when the occasion requires, dancers are added to further enhance the already stunning visual impact of the show, they're not just there to look pretty, they are an integral part of the show and help to make an already brilliant show even better!
The combination of specially choreographed dancing, (adapted from the original film to create that energetic 'Blues Brothers' atmosphere), the fantastic vocals, superb music, great light show and spectacular slapstick comedy makes this show a great all round entertainment package for any type of venue, audience or occasion.