Pete Conway

Pete’s dream job was to be a professional entertainer and in the late sixties Stoke-on-Trent had a thriving  cabaret club circuit. He soon became well-known enough in the pubs and clubs to allow him to quit his police job, which he swapped for a part-time job at a local firm.  It was at this electrical components sales company he selected his stage name by browsing the employee list and checking which name went well with Pete.… Read More Pete Conway

Just Oliver

The Early Years Warrington boy, David Concannon, had his first success in 1971 when, aged 15, he entered a talent contest in Rhyl, North Wales.  He came first and part of his prize was a further week’s holiday the following summer. On that prize holiday, history repeated itself, he entered the same contest and won… Read More Just Oliver

Charlie James

Born Charlotte Rickards in 1952 in Pontypridd, Wales but brought up in Birmingham, Charlie was discovered by comedian Les Dawson who helped her to begin a career as a compere and singer at Birmingham’s Cavendish night club in 1970.… Read More Charlie James

Tom Waite

Less than a week after the show aired on 10 November 1973, Tom was in London signing a recording contract with Pye Records.  The deal to sign the Airdrie born singer was formally announced just a few weeks after his victory in the Grand Final.… Read More Tom Waite