A good old evening of country music favourites on stage

Nashville Nights and Dixie Days, Chesterfield
Nashville Nights and Dixie Days, Chesterfield
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Nashville nights and Dixie Days, Winding Wheel

Get ready to clap your hands, stamp your feet and yell “yee-ha” as this show rolls into Chesterfield tomorrow.

Creator and star, Neil Sands, said: “We feature everbody’s favourite country songs. It’s a mixture of old and new including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Don Williams.

“It’s a real non-stop night and a show with a great fun atmosphere. It seems to really touch people and there are lots of songs that people like to sing along to.”

Neil, who also tours locally with his wartime nostalgia show called There’ll Always Be An England, has had an amazing career in showbusiness.

From being given his first guitar at the age of eight, Neil was already performing on stage in his own skiffle group at nine years old.

As a teenager he was part of the 1960s beat boom around London.

Neil started going to a gym to keep fit, which was run by a top wrestler. Before long he was fighting as The Golden Boy against the likes of Kendo Nagasaki, Jackie Pallo and Giant Haystacks. In 1981 he challenged for the world championship against The Mighty Quinn.

He later taught a student Prince Edward to wrestle for a role in the play Trafford Tanzi. He said the prince was a great sport and quickly put him at his ease.

As a film walk-on and extras actor, Neil appeared in films with Richard Burton, Peter Cooke, John Cleese and Richard Harris, who he said was friendly to everyone on set. His TV credits include Lovejoy, The Chiefs and Campion.

Box office: call 01246 345 222 or visit www.windingwheel.co.uk