Hits galore when Sensational 60s Experience returns to the area

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The Sensational 60s Experience returns to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 30.

With a brand new production for 2018, six legendary names take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten. The show stars Mike Pender (the original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, (pictured), Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Dakotas and The Fourmost.

Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children, A Little Loving, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was arguably at its very best.

Mike Pender is the 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 60s classics.

Everybody remembers Needles and Pins and 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 50s. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe and still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single) Mr Pitiful, All Or Nothing plus many more

Herman’s Hermits proved to be a dominating force worldwide in the mid-60s music scene. From 1964, the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, ten hit albums, three major movies. Hermans Hermits, 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 VIII, Something Is Happening and I’m Into Something Good.

The Swinging Blue Jeans have a history that spans back to the 1960s. Over the years, their hit singles Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Good Golly Miss Molly and Don’t Make Me Over have been the bedrock of the band’s memorable live performances.

The Dakotas were formed in Manchester in 1960.

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.

The Fourmost had their roots steeped in the eclectic 1960s Merseybeat 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 1960s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl, A Little Loving, I’m In Love, Baby I Need Your Lovin, Girls Girls Girls.

The concert commences at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the box office on 0115 9895555 or online at www.trch.co.uk