STAGE RIGHT PROMOTIONS PRESENT THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION FOR 2018/19
The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to a theatre near you for one night only. With a brand new production for 2018 / 19. The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. The Sensational 60’s Experience will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. This is must see 60’s show for 2018 / 19.
Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Dakotas and The Fourmost. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, Little Children, A Little Lovin, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.
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Mike Pender original voice of The Searchers
Mike Pender is the original voice of The Searchers. One of the greats to have come out of the Liverpool “Beat Boom”. His is the rich vocal talent so evident on so many of the Hit recordings that have become 60’s classics.
Everybody – even if they only have a passing interest in 60’s Music, remembers “Needles and Pins” – one of the greatest ever records to come out of the greatest ever period in Pop Music History!
There were, of course, many other ‘Hit’ recordings that feature not only Mike’s vocals, but also his equally distinctive 12-string ‘jangly’ guitar sound that became such a feature of The Searchers’ recordings. With over 50 years of success in the business Mike is still touring worldwide performing The Searchers million selling hits such as Sugar and Spice, Sweets For My Sweet, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk In The Room and of course Needles and Pins.
Originally Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late fifties. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe & still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart and Stereophonics as a single ) Let The Heartaches Begin, Reach Out I’ll Be There.
Herman’s Hermits throughout the mid-60’s music scene proved to be a dominating force worldwide. From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies. Herman’s Hermits as of to date have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide. Their chart breaking hits include, Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry V111, Something Is Happening & I’m Into Something Good.
Mike d’Abo former lead singer with Manfred Mann
In 1966 Mike d’Abo was the only one man who could fill Paul Jones’ shoes as front man for Manfred Mann.
Already attracting attention with his group, A Band Of Angels, Mike was thrust into a wider limelight with the Manfreds and the well-oiled hit machine kept rolling on. Just Like A Woman, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James and Mighty Quinn were just three of the string of hits with the ‘new boy’ in the line-up. And, like his predecessor, Mike’s career after the disbanding of the Manfred’s in 1969 lost none of its momentum. He’d already proved his impressive skill as a songwriter by composing Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations and Handbags & Gladrags, a massive hit for Chris Farlowe.
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Swinging Blue Jeans were originally founded by Ray Ennis and Les Braid. In 1962, they were signed to a recording contract by HMV Records and their debut single It’s Too Late Now in 1963 just crept into the British charts at Number 30. Their next single Hippy Hippy Shake crashed into the Hit Parade in 1964 and just fell short of the Number 1 slot. Their follow-up release, Good Golly Miss Molly followed suit and their next single You’re No Good reached Number 3 in Britain. They famously engaged in a punch up with the Rolling Stones at the BBC studios during recording of the first show of Top of the Pops as a result of an argument over a ball point pen for signing autographs.
Today the band is fronted by Alan Lovell and along with Peter Oakman, Jeff Bannister and Graham Hollingworth, continue touring the UK theatres with The Sensational 60’s Experience.
Since originally forming as the Four Jays in 1959, the Fourmost have remained continuously active on the UK and European 60’s music scene. Whilst the band’s formation has changed over the years the look and sound of the band has remained authentic and true to its heritage, contributing to its success and longevity.
The Fourmost had its roots steeped in the eclectic 1960’s Mersey beat boom and was part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and others. The band has evolved from enjoying 1960’s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6) I’m In Love (17), Baby I Need Your Lovin (24), Girls Girls Girls (33) and a cover of George Formby’s Auntie Maggie’s Remedy.During the 1970’s and the early 1980’s like many of its peers, The Fourmost played mainly on the cabaret circuit. Since the mid 1980’s The Fourmost has enjoyed a golden era as part of the wider 1960’s revival scene and now appear throughout the UK and Europe playing at theatre’s, holiday parks and 60’s festivals to a diverse fan base. The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 1960’s bands currently on the circuit today, from their Vox amps, Rickenbacker guitars and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim-fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
New Amen Corner
The band have starred alongside some of the biggest artistes to emerge from the 1960s and who continue to tour up to the present day. These include Chris Farlowe, Cliff Bennett, Mike d’Abo, Mike Pender, P.P. Arnold, Steve Ellis, Tony Crane to name but a few! There is no band more qualified than New Amen Corner to be trusted to keep the tradition of keeping the music of the 60s alive.
Hits include Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise Is Half As Nice, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, Eloise, Whiter Shade Of Pale, to name but a few.
The Dakotas were formed in Manchester in 1960, where they had the reputation of being one of the most professional groups in the area. They were also one of the first Manchester bands to appear at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. In 1962, at the suggestion of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Brian Epstein teamed the band up with Billy J Kramer and they were signed up to EMI’s Parlophone label. Their first hit was a Lennon/McCartney song, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” which reached No.2 in 1963. “Bad to Me” made the No.1 spot, then “I’ll Keep You Satisfied” and “From a Window” both went into the Top 10. “Little Children” gave the band a second No.1 in the spring of 1964. Later that year, both “Bad To me” and “Little Children” reached the American Top 10, prompting the group to appear in the USA.