60s & 70s CLASSICS AT THE HAWTH
This winter lovers of the sixties and seventies are in for a treat as The Hawth offers up three nights of great music and nostalgia.
On Saturday 29 November (2.30pm & 7.30pm) audiences can look forward to Sixties Gold featuring the ultimate line up including record breaking Merseybeat band The Pacemakers; the first act to reach No. 1 and the first act ever to top the charts with their first three singles. (Please note that due to ill health Gerry Marsden will not be appearing in the show).
Spencer Davis will also be performing. Boasting a string of hits from 1964 to 1968 including the No. 1s, Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me as well as the top 10 hits Gimme Some Loving and I’m A Man. Also from Liverpool, The Searchers whose first single went to No. 1 and led to five more top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts.
Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. mThe Fortunes stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together, bringing you the very greatest hits of The Tremeloes.
Then on Monday 8 December at 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio hosts The Retros. The band are at an exciting point in their 30 year history, with a new album and single, and repeat appearances on vintage TV channels featuring both TOTP and Never Mind The Buzzcocks appearances as The Banned. The band is passionate about sharing the nostalgia of the greatest decades of pop with their audiences, week in and week out.
The Retros have played classic vintage tracks in their own way since they were kids. Hailed as New Wave rockers in the late 70’s their sound has continued to develop and despite being veterans of the music scene their performances still retain their youthful passion, wherever they play .
They keep the music fresh, equally at home in acoustic or electric modes, playing with a freedom of spirit that gets audiences to join in and let their hair down. The Retros continue their campaign , on a serious mission to get everyone to join the vintage party!
The band has always had great success playing live, and thrive on the energy in the music. Notable gigs include getting a crowd of three thousand dancing in the streets as part of the Jubilee celebrations, flying out to Hong Kong for a one-off gig, and recently appearing in a Cirque type extravaganza for a 21st Birthday Bash!
Finally Crawley favourite That’ll Be The Day is back with a brand new Christmas show for 2014 on Wednesday 17 December at 7.30pm. Trevor and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics plus more hilarious comedy routines! Book now to join in the festive fun this Christmas!
Tickets for Sixties Gold are priced £30.50, The Retros £12 in advance (£14 on the door) and That’ll Be The Day £26. To book please call The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or go online www.hawth.co.uk