Continuing the story of our biggest hits – ‘Candy Man’

CANDY MAN “Oh!  Are you serious did you really not know”.   That’s what a giggling Orby said to me 30 years later.  You see in 1964 the Trems and me were on tour with the great man, and a few others in the UK.  One night a few of us were sitting in the tour coach outside one of the theatres, (Yes, we had become respectable by then),  when Orby played us a song accompanying himself on guitar.  We were No. 1 Read More

Saturday 27 July Warner Holme Lacey

Looking forward to Warner’s Holme Lacey next weekend with Chip Hawkes making his first appearance since his illness.  He’s making good progress and it will be a memorable night backed by my great band Electrix.

The story of our biggest hits starting with Someone Someone

SOMEONE SOMEONE When the Tremeloes and me were in our teens, (now that phrase will tell you how old we are now), we  took  a trip on the No 126 bus to the East Ham Granada to see Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  This was in the late 50’s.  By 1960 we used to play at American Air Force bases about twice a week, and the Crickets were our main source of material.  So in fact in my last few weeks of Read More

Breakfast with Brian Poole

Brian Poole chuckles: “In the press, at the time, more was made of the fact we knocked The Beatles off the No. 1 spot with ‘Do You Love Me’ than the fact we were No. 1 with ‘Do You Love Me’. “It was all about the big Beatles being toppled by little Brian Poole and the Tremeloes! Amazing how it turned around, but – wow! What beats being No. 1 and – yes knocking The Beatles off the top spot!”

How We Got Back Together

A disaster the like of which we hope the world will never see again served to unite charities, countries and even rock’n’roll bands over the last few months. So when Pete Langford asked some of his friends to perform at the Stables in Wavendon near Woburn on the 21 February, in aid of the people that had lost homes and families in the Indian Ocean, everyone was more than happy to oblige. Pete tirelessly arranged the concert and stage-managed the whole event Read More

Sixties Gold 50th Anniversary Tour

Featuring all the hits of the 60s from the original stars, this 50th Anniversary show brings together the phenomenal talent and nostalgic anthems of a golden decade, guaranteed to transport the audience back to the Swinging Sixties! See our Events Page for tour dates and booking info. Co-Headlining the bill, Gerry and the Pacemakers need little by way of introduction. Formed in 1959 by the legendary Gerry Marsden, the group rivalled the Beatles early on in their career, proving just as talented Read More

My Recollections of Norman Petty

When in 1957-58 The Tremeloes and I wrote to Norman Petty asking him to send us any songs that he could suggest we feature in our stage act, little did we think that he would reply and send us songs including our eventual worldwide hit “Someone Someone”. When we went to see the Buddy Holly and the Crickets show at East Ham Granada (East London) Norman Petty said he would send us more songs, a promise he always kept. Our office in Read More

The Strine Tour – 2004

Remembering my friend the late Dave Dee, Dave Berry, Brian Poole, Mike Pender & Wayne Fontana ReelinandaRockin’ – Australia 2004 What a bonzer bewdy it was to be greeted by our driver, Mr Magoo according to Dave Dee, with the beaut strine phrases gdonya mates ow yer goin.  She’ll be right and fair dinkum no worries.  All said with the local accent comprised of clenched teeth and nose which some ‘scholars’ claim arose from the need to keep the mouth (trap) shut Read More