Chip ‘n’ Brian Talking Bollox

Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes Talking Bollox DVD Trailer. Watch out for the full length version – even more bollox.!!

Unveiling of Jim Marshall’s Plaque

Circa April 6th 2013, 1 year and 1 day after the sad demise of my good friend Jim Marshall. When I was asked to unveil a plaque commemorating the life and achievements of my good friend Jim Marshall, I was proud and pleased to do it on the 6 April in Hanwell, Middx. This is where Jim’s first shop was and on the day I went and stood outside what used to be No. 76 Uxbridge Road for the first time since Read More

Continuing the story of our biggest hits, this time “Do You Love Me”

DO YOU LOVE ME Twist & Shout had just been our first Top 5 single on the Decca label, and dance halls were thriving up and down the UK.  As long as bands played the up to date dance rhythms then they would probably be popular.  We first heard Do You Love Me, early in 1963 on an Oriel long player 33rpm sent to us from America.  On this album was a photo of the Contours, Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea, Read More

Chilling out with Electrix before we rock the venue tonight

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