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Starring Dave Berry, Mike Berry, original founding member of The Hollies, Eric Haydock, original founding member of Freddie and The Dreamers, Derek Quinn, original Four Pennies vocalist/bass player and keyboard player Mike Wilsh and Gidea Park

8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 2018

Tickets 18 and are available from The Record Shop 01494-433311 by credit card/debit card

Ready Steady Go for a star-studded line-up of the best in 60s music!

Celebrate the golden hits of THE HOLLIES with founder member ERIC HAYDOCK and leading hit-making harmony band GIDEA PARK ("Beach Boy Gold", Seasons Of Gold").

Eric Haydock centre with fellow original Hollies Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash

This will be a night of sheer magic for fans of THE HOLLIES whose amazing catalogue of mega hits became soundtracks to people's lives in the 60s and 70s - "Just One Look", "Here I Go Again", "Look Through Any Window", "I Can't Let Go", "Bus Stop", "Stop Stop Stop", "On A Carousel", "I'm Alive" and "Carrie Anne" to name just a few.

ERIC was a major driving force behind the formation of THE HOLLIES and hailed as one of the finest bass guitarists to come out of the 60s, so this is a rare chance to see a founder member of that great group performing live on stage today.

You're in for a real treat if you love THE HOLLIES because those of you who attended our October show will know how brilliantly GIDEA PARK recreate the authentic sounds of the hits of the 60s.

The legendary DAVE BERRY will be another guest of GIDEA PARK, so watch out for those memorable top five hits "Little Things", "The Crying Game" and "Mama" plus his other sizeable chart entries like "Memphis Tennessee", "Baby It's You" and "This Strange Effect".

Watch out too for DAVE's trademark antics with his jacket and microphone! His stage act drew on the work of ELVIS PRESLEY and GENE VINCENT.

"The Crying Game" brought DAVE's voice to his biggest international audience in 1992 when it was used as the theme song in the film of the same name.

Relive the hits of FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS with original group member and lead guitarist DEREK QUINN - "I'm Telling You Now", "I Understand", "If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody", "You Were Made For Me", "A Little You" and "Short Shorts".

You may even see some of the madcap stage choreography that made FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS so popular!

The group, who hailed from Manchester like THE HOLLIES, were at the forefront the worldwide craze of Merseybeat and the so-called British Invasion of the U.S. charts. "I'm Telling You Now" went to No.1 in the United States.

Derek Quinn in his trademark dark glasses on the right

With his trademark dark glasses and dazzling guitar riffs, DEREK was at the heart of the image and sound of FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS.

MIKE BERRY will join GIDEA PARK to remind us of the early days of British rock 'n' roll with his hits like "Don't You Think It's Time", "Tribute To Buddy Holly" and "My Little Baby",

MIKE, part of legendary producer JOE MEEK's stable and billed as Britain's "Buddy Holly", returned to the charts in 1980 with the hauntingly beautiful "The Sunshine Of Your Smile" which climbed to an impressive No.9. His friend CHAS HODGES of CHAS AND DAVE fame produced the record.

He has also been an actor, most notably as Mr Spooner in the television series "Are You Being Served?".

Completing GIDE PARK's star-studded line-up of guests for the night will be MIKE WILSH, original vocalist/bass player/keyboard player with THE FOUR PENNIES who had a huge international No.1 with the beautiful and haunting "Juliet".

MIKE co-wrote "Juliet" with fellow FOUR PENNIES members Lionel Morton and Fritz Fryer.

THE FOUR PENNIES enjoyed other hits with the likes of "I Found Out The Hard Way", "Black Girl" and "Until It's Time For You To Go".


8 p.m. Saturday, June 9 2018

Tickets 18 and are available from The Record Shop 01494-433311 by credit card/debit card

THE MERSEYBEATS, still fronted by two originals on vocals in BILLY KINSLEY and TONY CRANE, are one of the finest live acts still going from the Swinging Sixties.

Tony Crane and Billy Kingsley still fronting The Merseybeats

The group, products of The Cavern like The Beatles and so many Merseybeat acts, had a string of major hits with "I Think Of You", "Don't Turn Around", "Wishin' And Hopin' ", "It's Love That Really Counts" and "I Love You, Yes I Do".

Then BILLY and TONY teamed up as THE MERSEYS and had a huge international hit with "Sorrow".

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS are fronted by veteran vocalist/lead guitarist ALAN LOVELL and include PETE OAKMAN, original member of THE BRUVVERS, JOE BROWN'S backing group. PETE wrote JOE BROWN AND THE BRUVVERS' No.1 hit "Picture Of You".

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS had big hits around the the world with "Hippy Hippy Shake", "Good Golly Miss Molly", "You're No Good", "Don't Make Me Over" and "It's Too Late Now".

Like THE MERSEYBEATS, they remain a brilliant and exciting live act today thanks to ALAN's enthusiasm and passion for THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS plus his ability to assemble the best in musicians around him.

Besides PETE on bass and vocals , he has Jeff Bannister of the JOHN BARRY SEVEN ("Hit AND Miss") on keyboards and vocals and Graham Hollingworth who has played drums for the likes of Chuck Berry, The Supremes and The Drifters.

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