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Revival Live welcome our New Head of PR and Marketing

Revival Live and Riverside Studios, home of Britain’s Got Talent finalists The D Day Darlings and this year’s auditionees The D Day Juniors, have appointed a new Head of PR and Marketing.

Verity Brown joins the team from Premiership Rugby Club Wasps where until recently she was Marketing Manager. 

Verity formed a friendship with Katie Ashby, Founder and Lead Singer of the D Day Darlings back in 2019 when they first met at the Ricoh Arena.

Katie, who is also Director of Riverside Studios and Revival Live said;

‘Verity and I formed a firm friendship after she brought The D Day Darlings in to perform at a Wasps Rugby matchday at the Ricoh Arena. With her grandfather being a Dunkirk hero, Verity completely understands the importance of what we do. She is a complete one off with amazing energy and enthusiasm. She has years of experience, lots of skills along with a passion and belief in our brand. We cannot think of anyone else we’d rather have join the team. I’m over the moon to have Verity on board and I was thrilled when she accepted the position.’

Verity joined Wasps back in 2015 after volunteering for them for 8 months and prior to that she held roles within the retail, recruitment and training sectors. 

‘Redundancy from Wasps due to the impact of COVID 19 came as a huge blow as I truly loved my time there,’ said Verity. ‘I started looking for other opportunities fearing I would never find a role as exhilarating or as exciting. Katie contacted me as soon as she heard that I was available, and we talked about what role I could play within the business.  I am incredibly excited to be joining the team. The vision, passion and creativity of everyone here is amazing and I feel so privileged to be part of this exciting journey.’

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New recruits wanted for the UK’s premier wartime act, The D-Day Darlings

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Since reaching the finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2018, The D-Day Darlings have achieved many successes and now Revival Live UK, the UK’s leading provider of vintage inspired entertainment, is preparing for future opportunities by casting for an extra member to join the wartime group.

After being signed by Sony Music UK, their debut album, ‘I’ll Remember You’, charted at number 15 in the official album charts, receiving a Silver Disc award for sales of over 60,000 and becoming BGT’s Best Selling Female Group, also receiving a BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award.

These impressive accomplishments have generated a mass of high-profile opportunities worldwide, including performances on stage, radio, television and in the studio recording. With yet more exciting engagements planned in the coming months and years, we’ll be holding auditions for experienced performers who are keen to perform in this headline show at theatres, festivals, corporate events, cruises and on TV and Radio with major international prospects.

As well as adding to the existing line-up of The D-Day Darlings, you’ll also be joining Revival Live UK’s cast, benefiting from engagements with our other vintage acts and stage shows, including a BRAND NEW 1920s act which is to be launched later this year!

Have you got what it takes?

Are you a confident, dynamic and trained vocalist? Do you have a vintage style, and can you replicate the songbirds of the 1940s swing/jazz era? Do you have a great dance and performance ability?

If the answer to all of the above is a resounding ‘yes’, WE WANT YOU to send in a video audition including performances of two contracting songs, a professional headshot and a current CV.

More details about our casting requirements can be found here and submissions are to be sent to our Company Director, Stewart Whale at casting@revivalliveuk.com by no later than 3rd April.

Only serious, committed professionals need apply for this unbelievably exciting opportunity.

We look forward to receiving your video auditions but while you wait to hear back from us, find out more about the new single from The D-Day Darlings, ‘Sweetheart’, a song honouring the Darlings’ greatest inspiration, Dame Vera Lynn – released today!

Good luck!

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The D-Day Darlings prepare for Britain’s Got Talent finals

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for everyone at Revival Live UK as our wartime troupe, The D-Day Darlings have taken the nation by storm, singing their way through to the final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Having landed their place in the live shows after a successful audition, the 9-piece act found themselves thrown into a media frenzy, receiving requests to appear on TV and radio interviews, as well as countless enquiries and messages of support from people all over the UK and overseas.

Amidst the excitement, the Darlings continued to fulfil their prior commitments, whilst preparing their performance for the live semi-final. Prior to their appearance on Bank Holiday Monday, we were delighted to hear from our long-time friend, Dick Goodwin, who has previously booked The D-Day Darlings to perform for the Taxi Charity For Military Veterans and the Chelsea Pensioners.

Knowing how much it means to the Darlings to commemorate and celebrate the soldiers who have served our country, Dick wondered whether we would be interested in war veterans accompanying them on stage for the semi-final. Of course, it was an overwhelming honour and the Darlings were overjoyed to have familiar heroes standing beside them as they serenaded the BGT audience and viewers with patriotic anthems, ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

It was a magical moment, and indeed a memorable one, an evening made even more incredible when the judges voted The D-Day Darlings through to the final.

Following the initial shock, subsequent celebrations and a surreal week of rehearsals and interviews, the Darlings are now looking forward to the BGT final which is set to be an absolute blinder of a performance. Naturally, we would have been elated to have had the original Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn, performing alongside the Darlings but they will certainly pay tribute to their heroine, who has been such a massive inspiration and supported the act throughout. 

It has certainly been an incredible experience and it would be an absolute dream come true for each of the Darlings to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of The Royal Family.  And, whilst we of course kindly urge everybody to watch and vote for The D-Day Darlings on Sunday, we would also like to reassure supporters that whatever happens come Sunday evening, the Darlings have not and will not lose sight of why they auditioned for the show.

The D-Day Darlings intend to continue their quest to keep the wartime era alive in the hearts and minds of generations to come. They are so proud to have raised almost £40,000 for the Royal British Legion to date, and they will carry on raising funds and awareness for RBL and other worthy causes which help our nation’s heroes and their families, both past and present.

We would again like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for following The D-Day Darlings along every step of their journey, and for all your generous messages of support which are truly appreciated. And – you knew it was coming – we’d like to ask that you look out for their performance on Sunday 3rd June, which will be kicking off at 7.30pm on ITV.

If you want to see the Darlings go all the way to the Royal Variety Performance, please remember to send in your votes! Details on voting can be found here, though if you download the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 app, you can vote up to 5 times and it won’t cost you a penny (available on Apple devices here, or Android here).

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