Gloucester Journal: Saturday, May 9th, 1981. Advertisement Feature – A new look for The Roundabout: Over the last five weeks, major interior alterations have taken place in the Function Rom at the Roundabout in Woodrow Way, Gloucester. A complete re-decoration and the inclusion of a new carvery has now transformed the room into probably the best Cabaret Restaurant in the West Country. This lavish carpeted multi-purpose venue will now seat in excess of 250 and will be used for every requirement needed by all age groups.

The new catering facilities now available at the Roundabout will be a must for all those who enjoy eating out. The provision of good food at reasonable cost, excellent service and pleasant surroundings will surely make it the best place to eat in town for businessmen and families alike. Starting on Thursday, a varied Carvery menu will be available every lunchtime except Sunday, and the evening catering will be designed to suit the occasion. Fast snack foods for disco and country & western nights and a top-class grill selection on cabaret spectaculars are just two examples.

All types of functions will be catered for from wedding receptions to annual dinner dances. The Roundabout will continue with its policy of a varied entertainment programme. With the return of top country & western bands every Tuesday and named cabaret attractions on most Saturdays. Well organised disco nights will also continue together with a few new ideas at present in the planning stage.

A top West Country venue deserves a good send off and what better than the most popular West Country acts in the business ‘The Wurzels’ who will appear on Saturday. Next week sees the return of the ever popular ‘Ivy League’ and starts already booked for the future include Bob Monkhouse, Tom O’Connor, Tony Christie and Dukes & Lee.

Some artists to perform at the Roundabout:

Simon Bates (Radio One DJ) – Monday 11th  May, 1981

Stan Boardman (comic) – Saturday October 31st 1981; Saturday, March 17th, 1984

Jim Bowen (Bull’s Eye) – Saturday 16th June, 1984

Frank Carson – February 27th 1987

Tony Christie – Saturday 21st November 1981

Desmond Dekker – Saturday, 27th March, 1976

Detroit Emeralds – Friday, 28th May, 1976

Freddie & The Dreamers – Saturday 1st April 1981; Saturday August 1st 1981; Saturday, 28th January, 1984

The Fortunes – Saturday, 10th March, 1984

The Foundations – Saturday, 17th April, 1976

Frank Ifield – Saturday, August 8th 1981; Saturday, 7th April, 1984

Ivy League – Saturday 16th May 1981; Saturday April 30th 1983; Saturday, May 26th, 1984

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – Friday, 22nd October, 1976

Mac & Katie Kisson – Thursday, April 15th, 1976

Marmalade – Friday, 30th April, 1976; Saturday, October 17th 1981

Medicine Head – Saturday, 31st July, 1976

The Mixtures – Saturday, 23rd May, 1976

Bob Monkhouse – Saturday October 10th 1981

Nashville Teens – Saturday, 29th May, 1976

New Vaudeville Band – Saturday September 26th 1981

Tom O’Connor (TV Comedy Star) – Saturday October 24th 1981

The Platters – Wednesday May 11th 1983

Rocking Berries – Saturday 14th November 1981 (replaced Tammy Cline who cancelled due to illness)

The Searchers – Friday, 30th July, 1976; Saturday, September 5th 1981; Saturday 4th February, 1984

Paul Shane (Hi De Hi) – Saturday, September 5th 1981

Labbi Siffre – Friday, 25th May, 1976

Stretch – Friday, February 20th, 1976

The Tremeloes – Saturday 5th December, 1987

Wurzels – Saturday,  9th May 1981

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