A visit to Pissouri amphitheatre for one of the summer ‘tribute act’ shows is one of our favs. There’s something magical and special about a live musical performance, and when it includes so many familiar tunes, you’re on to a winner.
Just off Pissouri Square, the magnificent modern amphitheatre was built as the village’s ‘millennium project’. With a sea-view backdrop from the tiered stone steps, shows begin in daylight and continue through sunset, finishing under floodlights. A great community get-together, the atmosphere is lively and relaxed – with chat, banter, singing and dancing. Everyone takes cushions to sit on (a must for comfort!), plus cool boxes with drinks and snacks.
Pissouri Tribute Act Concerts: 2018 Season
26 January | Phil Collins and The Songs of Genesis: Andrew James | Platea Tavern
Andrew James has been a performing since 1994, starting his tribute to Phil Collins at the end of 2006.
His repertoire includes:
In The Air Tonight | Don’t Lose My Number | Another Day In Paradise | I Can’t Dance! | Invisible Touch | Turn It On Again | Mama | Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) | All I Need Is A Miracle (Mike And The Mechanics) | Dance Into The Light | Wear My Hat | Can’t Hurry Love | Two Hearts | Sussudio | Easy Lover | Against All Odds | Groovy Kind Of Love | Both Side Of The Story | Abacab | No Son Of Mine
“The best Phil Collins tribute I’ve ever seen. Vocals, image and mannerisms spot on!! Plus a high energy show guaranteed to get everyone singing along. Highly recommended!!”
Jax Walker on Facebook
24 February | Rod Stewart Tribute: Pete (Chick) Henstock | Platea Tavern
A Cyprus regular, Pete (nickname Chick) Henstock performs his singing tribute to Rod Stewart in venues around the area. His wife Angie will be performing later in the season with her Bootleg Blondie show.
From Rod’s extensive catalogue of hits:
I Don’t Want To Talk About It | Maggie May | Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? | The First Cut Is The Deepest | Hot Legs | Some Guys Have All The Luck | You’re In My Heart | Tonight’s The Night | Have I Told You Lately? | Sailing | This Old Heart Of Mine | Handbags And Gladrags | You Wear It Well
9 – 14 March | 70s Glam Rock Tribute Show: Rob Cairns | Cyprus Tour
After winning stars in their eyes as Marc Bolan, Rob Cairns has been fine-tuning this unique show over the last 10 years.
T Rex: I Love To Boogie | Get It On | Ride A White Swan | Metal Guru
David Bowie: The Jean Genie | Life On Mars | Heroes | Let’s Dance | Ziggy Stardust | All the Young Dudes
Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Sweet: Ballroom Blitz | Wig Wam Bam | Blockbuster
Rod Stewart: Maggie May | The First Cut | Stay With Me
Roxy Music: Virginia Plain | Love Is The Drug
10 March | Neil Diamond Tribute: Johnny Dee | Platea Tavern
Johnny Dee can be heard on Radio Cambridgeshire most days, and will be touring Cyprus with his Neil Diamond Tribute Evening in March.
Listen out for:
Sweet Caroline | Cracklin’ Rosie | Song Sung Blue | Love On The Rocks | Forever In Blue Jeans | Beautiful Noise | If You Go Away | America | Cherry Cherry
31 March | Whitney Houston: Micki | Platea Tavern
Micki as Whitney‘s tribute to the Queen of the night features Whitney’s classic hits:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody | How Will I know | Run To You | The Greatest Love Of All – and of course the timeless smash hit – I Will Always Love You.
15 April | The Johnny Cash Show: Stu Edwards | Platea Tavern
Stu Edwards‘ set typically includes these hits of the man in black:
Cry Cry Cry | Help Me Make it Through The Night | Ring Of Fire | Tennessee Flat Top Box | Boy Named Sue | Orange Blossom Special | Cocaine Blues | Jackson | I Walk The Line | Ghost Riders in The Sky
Feel free to click for a pre-show listen on his website.
21 April | Barry White: A-Kay | Platea Tavern
Re-live some of the greatest and memorable songs from A-Kay as Dr Love:
Never Going To Give You Up | You See The Trouble With Me | My First, My Last, My Everything | Let The Music Play | In Ecstasy | When You Lay Next To Me | Practise What You Preach | I’ll Do Anything You Want Me To | Just The Way You Are | Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
10 May | Little Eagles | Skyy Bar, Episkopi
Lyin’ Eyes | Best Of My Love | Take It Easy | Life In The Fast Lane | Get Over It | How Long | Hotel California
“What a concert tonight. Little Eagle were superb at the Melbourne Assembly Rooms. Not just a concert and tribute to one of the greatest bands ever… but a fabulous show from start to the final finish – after 4 well deserved encores. Great music, harmonies, guitar playing and such a rapport with our capacity audience.”
Andy Heafield: Melbourne Assembly Rooms
9 June | George Michael Tribute: Andrew Browning | Pissouri Amphitheatre
Andrew Browning presents a faithful and accurate recreation of the magic of George Michael. A winning finalist in ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, Andrew’s performance contains all the hits from his early days in Wham through to his hugely popular solo career. He has appeared on numerous television programmes with his tribute, having been invited personally to appear in the official music video “As” alongside both George Michael and Mary J. Blige.
So many classics for Andrew to choose:
Wake Me Up | Careless Whisper | Last Christmas | Freedom | Jesus To A Child | Faith | Praying For Time | Amazing | I Knew You Were Waiting | Outside | Don’t Let The Sun Go Down | Fastlove | They Won’t Go When I Go | A Different Corner
13 – 20 June | The Brit Invasion Band: 60s Music | Cyprus Tour
The Brit Invasion are a professional five piece band showcasing a wide repertoire of classic British Mod/Pop/Rock music from the 1960s to present day.
“A journey through time of British music”.
Tainted Love | Lazy Sunday | Gimme Some Lovin’ | Town Called Malice | Itchycoo Park | Stay With Me | Hi Ho Silver Lining
Amy Barrett on Facebook
23 June | Simon and Garfunkel Tribute: Mike and Danny | Pissouri Amphitheatre
Mike and Danny magically capture the vocal harmonies and legendary guitar melodies that are so unique to Simon & Garfunkel.
The Sound of Silence | Bridge Over Troubled Water | Mrs Robinson | Homeward Bound | The Boxer | Cecilia | Bookends | Scarborough Fair
30 June | Bob Marley: The Reggae Matic Band | Pissouri Amphitheatre
Reggae Matic was formed a year ago by keyboard player Kamar Bromfield. An experienced reggae and soul musician, he has worked with Dawn Penn, Aswad and the late Gregory Isaac.
Typical set list:
No Woman No Cry | One Love | Get Up, Stand Up | Sun Is Shining | Buffalo Soldier | 3 Little Birds | I Shot the Sheriff | Jamming | Red Red Wine | Can’t Help Falling in Love | Could You Be Loved
10 July – The Police Academy – Pissouri Amphitheatre
The Police Academy recreate and reproduce a high energy Police experience that allows audiences to enjoy and immerse themselves in some of the best known songs ever written.
“All killer, no filler” set highlights:
Roxanne | Message In A Bottle | Every Breath You Take | King Of Pain | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic | Walking On The Moon | De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da | King of Pain | The Bed’s Too Big Without You
“Saw you yesterday at Cobo. Brilliant. Loved it.”
Paula Fleming on Facebook
12 – 22 July | Jersey Boys: Big Guys Don’t Cry | Cyprus Tour
Big Guys Don’t Cry will be back with Jersey Boys based on the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Who Loves You | Walk Like a Man | Oh What a Night | Big Girls Don’t Cry | Let’s Hang On
“You guys were brilliant. Thank you for a lovely evening!”
Fiona Moore on Facebook (posting about the 2017 Pissouri show)
20 July | The Story Of The Beach Boys: Beach Boyz | Pissouri Amphitheatre
In The Story Of The Beach Boys lead vocalist Tommy Read will lead you through the history of America’s biggest pop band The Beach Boys. Learn how the group began, how their songs were constructed and about the private lives of boys themselves interspersed with hit after hit.
During the party, tribute act Beach Boyz will perform hits like:
Good Vibrations | I Get Around | God Only Knows | California Girls | Kokomo | Surfin’ USA | Then I Kissed Her | Fun Fun Fun | Don’t Worry Baby | Sloop John B | Wouldn’t It Be Nice
“WOW just WOW these guys are as close to the real thing as you will ever hear, top musicians and the harmonies and falsetto by the lead singer is on point.”
Warren Luis on Facebook
31 Aug | Dire Straits Tribute: Money For Nothing | Pissouri Amphitheatre
Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to Dire Straits. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams.
Memorable numbers include:
Sultans Of Swing | Brothers In Arms | Walk Of Life | Money For Nothing | Romeo And Juliet | Private Investigations | So Far Away
“Make no mistake, they are good, very good”
13 – 18 September | Bootleg Blondie | Cyprus Tour
Married to Pete (Chick) Henstock whose Rod Stewart gig is listed above, Angie Henstock performs her own occasional set as Bootleg Blondie.
Expect renditions of:
Heart Of Glass | Call Me | Rapture | One Way Or Another | Atomic | Hangin’ On The Telephone | Sunday Girl | Picture This | Denis | Union City Blue
28 Sept | Complete Madness | Pissouri Amphitheatre
Complete Madness are now in their 25th year. A quick look at their website shows a pretty full programme of gigs for the next two years. And their Facebook page has plenty of testimonials from happy followers, some who have seen them several times over.
The big favs:
Our House | It Must Be Love | Baggy Trousers | House Of Fun | My Girl | Night Boat To Cairo | One Step Beyond |Driving In My Car | Embarrasment | Cardiac Arrest
“Can’t wait for more of this great group next year.”
Debbie Turner on Facebook
? September | Boy Band Legends | Cyprus Tour
? | AC DC Tribute: Thunderstruck | Cyprus Tour
? | Diana Ross and the Supremes Tribute | ?
I will update missing dates, show details, pictures and venues when the promoters announce them.
By visiting the Cyprus tour promoters’ websites and Facebook pages, you can find further information on dates, venues, tickets, prices, etc. If there’s a concert you’d like to catch during your holiday, do book up early (you can do it online) to be sure of your tickets, as popular events can sell out.