Bon Jovi tribute act Bon Giovi are playing at Real Time Live in Marsden Street, Chesterfield on Sunday (December 29, 2013) and we have two pairs of tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.
Real Time Live was opened in 2012 by owners Niki and Mark Stephenson.
It has quickly become one of Chesterfield’s leading live music venues, presenting many of the UK’s top tribute bands and the best in original rock, blues, metal and indie.
Formerly a music venue, hosting bands such as Pulp, it was known in the 1980s as the Conservative Club.
It was originally erected in the 19th century by steam locomotives inventor George Stephenson - no relation to the new owners. But the building had fallen into disrepair in recent years.
Family, friends and customers, including builders, helped to transform into the music shop and live venue success story it is today, explained mum of two Niki.
Real Time Music relocated from its shop on Newbold Road and opened the doors in Marsden Street two years ago in January. Local chart legend Dave Berry performed the honours. The music venue opened in June 2012.
Niki said: “I actually burst into tears the first time I walked through the door at Marsden Street – the task ahead seemed so huge. But we were soon amazed by the offers of help that came pouring in.
“Many friends took annual leave from their jobs to plaster, paint and generally help out, and the place slowly started to take shape. It’s fair to say, we simply couldn’t have done it without them, and it showed us how much people believed in what we were doing.
“In the end, we completely transformed the building – it’s been a total labour of love.”
Now they have a huge list of events throughout 2014. For full details visit the official web sites at www.realtimelive.moonfruit.com and www.realtimemusic.co.uk. Like its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/realtimelivemusicvenue.
WIN A PAIR OF BON GIOVI TICKETS
Oxford based Bon Giovi, the UK’s Premier look-alike and sound-alike tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi, promise the stadium atmosphere in every venue
With over 10 years touring experience as a band, they feature all the hits including chart-toppers You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, Bad Medicine and I’ll Be There For You.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets for their performance at Real Time Live, Sunday, December 29, 7.30m, enter our free draw competition by Twitter or email. But hurry. Deadline is tomorrow, the day of the show, 10am.
Email your full name, address and contact details, including a phone number where we can contact you on Sunday, with Bon Giovi Competition StarCompBG in the subject field, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompBG.
Deadline tomorrow, Sunday, December 29, 2013, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms, as below.
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