My thanks to Alan Stapleton for sending through these pictures. During ’64 / 65 the Trems and me went to Ireland to make a film called ‘A Touch of Blarney’. Alan (then aged 10 years) was one of the Stapleton children and they lived in a big white house in Silverpine Studios in Bray. I’m really grateful to Alan for sending these pictures through as there are not many pictures from our film making days around!    


As at today date, 13 February, Brian is still advertised as appearing at Dorking Halls, Dorking on the 17 March 2018. This is to confirm that Brian Poole will not be appearing with the Tremeloes at this theatre. This is through no fault of his own but due to a decision by their ex-Management.


Brian & Chip 2015

BRIAN POOLE & CHIP HAWKES Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes are the lead singers with the Tremeloes and led the band to many multi million selling records including ‘Silence is Golden’, ‘Do You Love Me’, ’Twist & Shout’, ‘Here Comes My Baby’, ‘Candy Man’, ‘Suddenly You Love Me’, ‘Someone, Someone’, ‘My Little Lady’. With two No.1’s and 12 top five records to their name, they are guaranteed to liven things up. They first sung together in 1964-65 and now regularly sing their Read More


Chip, Brian & Dave GLAD TO BE HERE oh yes GLAD To BE ANYWHERE! Once upon a time in the land of rock-a-bye around about the wondrous days of yore’ There were five young lads with but one dream, to make music and play it for ever more’. Right that’s enough of that, so let me tell you about the latest tour for me (Brian Poole), Chip Hawkes and Dave Munden, all original Tremeloes. There would actually have`been four of us if Read More


Gig – Thursday 28 August 2014

Come and see Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes on Thurs 28 August, backed by the brilliant Vanity Fare, at the Town Hall, Kidderminster. For tickets the box office telephone number is 0845 4676429.

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