Joe Longthorne & Leye D Johns January 2014
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The legendary Joe Longthorne MBE came back to Showtime on Friday 17th & Sunday 19th January 2014, and this time he brought Blackpools finest host and compere from Viva.....Leye D Johns!

The Canarian Weekly newspaper reported.....

Joe Longthorne rocks Tenerife
Over the years Joe Longthorne has, collectively, entertained millions of fans on stages all around the world. Most recently, in the last two years, Joe has now taken on Tenerife as a tour destination.

On Friday 17th January, it was time for Showtime to play host and present one of the most versatile voices in the world. The venue filled up rather quickly and as people got settled into their seats and their glasses charged, the atmosphere remained relaxed yet bursting with anticipation. Shortly after 9pm the off stage announcement came welcoming everybody, which was quickly followed by the introduction of the host. Leye D Johns is a seasoned pro and a natural performer. His camp humour captured everybody instantly and this was the perfect prequel to Joe’s performance. After a very short interval for a comfort break, the main event was about to begin.

Leye returned to the stage and introduced the legendary Joe Longthorne. The opening song was Love Is In The Air and was followed by his signature arrangement of Mary In The Morning.

Joe has the most distinct tone in his voice and is able to manipulate his voice in such a way as to impersonate well-known singers like Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Johnny Mathis - and even an uncanny take of Dame Shirley Bassey. The list of voices Joe Longthorne is able to ‘take off,’ as he calls it, is endless and he has often been referred to as the man with a thousand voices.
The audiences were thrilled to be treated to a duet when Joe introduced Tracey Jordan to the stage to sing the beautiful song, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, originally done by Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, and it was delivered flawlessly.
A fabulous night was had by all and plans are already underway to set another date for the return of Joe Longthorne to the welcoming shores of Tenerife.

Joe Longthorne Biog:
Following another UK tour, summer residencies in Blackpool, and collecting his MBE from Buckingham Palce, Joe Longthorne is returning for another show at Showtime.
Always wanting to make each night different and give the audience in Tenerife something new, this time he is bring the host from Viva Blackpool - Leye D Johns.
Often ‘naughty’, but never ‘blue’. Always ‘camp’, but never ‘OTT’ – Leye makes the audience feel relaxed and at ease to enjoy the evening ahead. A multi-award winner including ‘Entertainment Venue of the Year’ in the Blackpool Tourism Awards amongst the 16 accolades his show team have won, as well as personal recognition for his ‘Contribution To Tourism Award’ – you can be sure that you will be thoroughly looked after by Leye, whether here at Showtime, or in his resident home of Viva in Blackpool.
From his previous residency at the famous ‘Alabama Showboat’ from 1994 to 2009 and subsequent UK and European tours as comedy support for Joe Longthorne, Leye has entertained hundreds of thousands of people as he injects his unique style of infectious humour into any evening’s entertainment.
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