A NIGHT which harks back to the times of world famous Cocoanut Grove club, is coming to Southend, with three amazing female singers and a band performing.

The Cocoanut Grove was based in The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and opened in the 1920s. It was frequented by the of Errol Flynn, Clarke Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, and Gary Cooper.

On Thursday June 9, billed as an "Electrifying Homage To The Cocoanut Grove", the night will see Jillian Winter who will present her Streisand songbook, blues and soul artist Jessica Noah singing her version of young Aretha songs and more, and rising young talent Sophia Gigantelli who sings in three languages.

They will be accompanied by the Baseys.

The Baseys (Simon Campbell and Peter Basey) band was started in the early 80s.

They were often to be found performing at the Grand in Leigh, the Palace Theatre bar on a Sunday night, and in the original basement bar at Saks in Southend.

They played a broad mix of early swing, blues, jazz, and soul music mixed with Hendrix and The Doors, and had the local venues rammed.

They also played London venues such as Dingwalls.

Simon said: "As time moved on things changed and we more or less stopped playing for a while. Then in 2011 a friend asked us to play his birthday party. The shout of “we’re getting the band back together” went out, and old friends who had not seen each other for at least 10 years were re-united and ready to play.

"It was such fun that we have not stopped since.

"An additional feature is that we welcome emerging talent to join us on stage, some fantastic guest vocalists, including Jessica Noah, Eden Nash, Jillian Winter, and most recently Sophia Gigantelli.

"I have my own studio and play a part in developing new singers by coaching, producing recordings and videos, making new arrangements, and by providing live piano accompaniment when needed.

"It is a bit corny to repeat the phrase, but 'giving something back' after a long time in music is a fantastically rewarding experience – and thoroughly recommended."

The Electrifying Homage To The Cocoanut Grove night promises to recreate the glamour and eclectic range of performances seen at the club, in an authentic cabaret setting, with a 60s vibe.

Holding together the proceedings is compere and actor Wayne Barnard.

Visit southendtheatres.org.uk or the Cliffs Pavilion box office for details and advance tickets, priced at £8.

The audience is advised to get there early if wanting a seat at a table.

The show starts at 7.30pm.