Documentary ‘Skeg Vegas’ to feature town’s entertainment scene

Kriz Garrick.
Kriz Garrick.

The lives of performers working on the Skegness entertainment scene are set to be featured on a Channel 4 TV programme in the New Year.

The one-off documentary called ‘Skeg Vegas’ was shot during the summer and is due to be broadcast early next month.

And those who helped put it together hope it will give a boost to tourism in the town.

Filmmakers spent the holiday season recording at venues throughout the area including Club Tropicana at the Golden Palm Resort, Chapel St Leonards, Grand Central, Skegness, and the Oasis Bar at Ingoldmells.

Performers managed by Lincolnshire-based entertainment agency Noel Gee Associates were amongst those featured in the programme.

Skegness glam-rocker Kriz Garrick was filmed mentoring some of the agency’s artists including Marty Wilson, Tina Wynters and Pete Schofield.

Other entertainers featured include Skegness-based singer Danielle Adele and Elvis tribute act The Memphis Flash.

Company chairman Noel Gee, who narrated the documentary, said: “I am delighted with the film. It shows Skegness as exactly what it is as - an entertainment centre. It follows the lives of the performers on and off the stage and the reality of the business as against shows like the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. The agency started in 1979 and there has been so much change in the entertainment scene in that time. The programme really captures things as they are now.”

Noel added: “The show is being shown in January, which is when the holiday adverts come out, and hopefully it will boost tourism business in Skegness.”

Skeg Vegas was made by Swan Films, an award-winning production company.