Jess Conrad is one of the most versatile of British artistes to emerge from the 1960s. From his early success as a pop star in the UK, Jess went on to become an accomplished actor, appearing in many films, on television and on stage, while still touring his own unique concerts and cabaret shows.
Jess started his showbiz life studying acting in an East London drama school, paying his way by working on his father's flower stall in Marble Arch. He then got his Film Artistes Association union card and became a member of the now defunct Central Casting, where he was to learn much about studio technique in the process of making films as an extra and a bit part player in numerous British films during the 1950s.
He then went on to become a ‘teen idol’ and armed with a Decca recording contract hit Britain's pop charts with ‘Cherry Pie’, ‘Mystery Girl’, ‘This Pullover’ and ‘Pretty Jenny’.
Voted Britain's “Most Popular Male Singer” in the 1961 NME annual poll, Jess played the London Palladium, Wembley Pool and went on to tour around the globe with fellow British and American rock 'n' roll and pop stars of the day including Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Brenda Lee, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, Eden Kane and Johnny Kidd.
Jess will be taking part in a Q&A hosted by Misty Moon’s Chris Collins.
After the Q&A there will be an opportunity for the audience to meet Jess as he will be taking part in a paid signing, along with Paul Stockman, who played the gorilla in Konga.
Doors open at 19.00, for a 20.00 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.