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‘Legends of Las Vegas’ show to bowling clubs all over the country


Brian Le Vell takes his


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cottish singer Brian Le Vell has brought a touch of Caesar’s Palace to Britain’s bowls clubs throughout his career.


His Legends of Las Vegas show is a big hit, with audiences particularly enjoying his versions of classic tracks by artists like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The singer reserves special praise for bowls clubs, having performed in about 35 of them all over the UK.


He said: “One of the big attractions is that the audience is there to be entertained – people haven’t just turned up for the sake of it. “At pub gigs sometimes, people can be very loud while you are performing. “Bowls club audiences are very respectful, give


you their attention and give you warm applause. It’s things like that which make for a good show.” The rapport Le Vell has built up at these shows


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Bowls club audiences are very respectful, give you their attention and give you warm applause. It’s things like that which make for a good show


has helped him in tricky situations – like at New Year in 2011. He had played a gig in Dundee


and was travelling through treacherous wintry conditions to Giffnock Bowling Club for a post- midnight show.


great night, and they’re a cracking crowd in there.”


“One of the only negative points about playing


bowling clubs is access for getting equipment in because the club houses weren’t built with entertainment in mind. “I’d played there a few times before and I phoned the social convener to tell him I was struggling for time. They had a DJ and they kindly let me use his equipment,” he said. “I was able to park the car, run straight on stage and get the show started. It was a


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