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Hard-drivin' Boogie-style Riddim and Blooze!
Boperator, as the band was originally known, started out three years ago as an all male band playing a mix of ’40‘s jump jive and 50’s Rock’n’Roll.
In March last year (2013) the decision was made to revamp the line-up, stay true to the original concept of boogie blues material and add more musicians.
Sylvie Nix, herself an established player and lead vocalist, is at front of stage as is Roberto “the Reeperbahn-Rocker” on lead vocals and lead guitar.
Marco does some lead vocals and plays a mean boogie piano to boot!
The all female brass section, ‘Zoot’n’Cute’ are a work of art to behold, bella bella!
Tommy "The Cat" Fisher on drums and Rocky-Stephano’ on acoustic bass complete the tight rhythm section.
Their song selection is comprised of tunes from early Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Tiny Bradshaw, Asleep-at-the-Wheel plus Caro Emerald and Dana Gillespie and many more.
Being one of Birmingham’s best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of our four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, beautiful gardens, playground, tearoom or our gift shop.
The Main Lawn is an amphitheatre, with its axis running roughly south-west from the Terrace to the Bandstand. This acts as a sun trap and the higher ground behind cuts off the cold northerly winds, so the Lawn is a popular spot for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. The grass gets favoured treatment to keep the turf in the fine springy condition which makes it such a pleasure to walk on and a joy to behold from the Terrace.
The Bandstand is surrounded by colourful summer and winter bedding displays, in keeping with the period of its creation. On the far side of the Bandstand is the fountain, and the planting areas around the fountain have been enriched with shrubs for all seasons, including Peonies, Abelias, Camellias and Hydrangeas.
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