Manfred Mann lead singer Mike d'Abo, original Herman's Hermits bass player/vocalist Karl Green, The Honeycombs' second lead singer Colin Boyd and Gidea Park
Saturday, February 16 2019
8pm (doors open approx 45 mins before the show)
Tickets £18 and are available from The Record Shop 01494-433311 by credit card/debit card
MANFRED MANN lead singer MIKE D'ABO headlines this VALENTINE'S CONCERT for lovers of the best in music from the Swinging Sixties.
Mike d'Abo second from right
Also on the bill to ensure a feast of golden hits are KARL GREEN, original bass player and vocalist with HERMAN'S HERMITS who took over as lead singer when Peter Noone left to go solo, and COLIN BOYD, second lead singer of THE HONEYCOMBS during their 1960s recording days and vocalist/guitarist with HONEYBUS.
Plus the band for the night is top UK harmony group GIDEA PARK who took the sounds of The Beach Boys and Four Seasons back into the charts in the 1980s with "Beach Boy Gold", "Seasons Of Gold" and "California Gold".
So you're in for a special treat seeing and hearing the original artists performing the many wonderful hits of MANFRED MANN ("Mighty Quinn", "Ha Ha Said The Clown", "Semi Detached Suburban Mr James", "Fox On The Run", "Just Like A Woman", "My Name Is Jack", "Ragamuffin Man"), HERMAN'S HERMITS ("I'm Into Something Good", "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter", "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am", "Silhouettes", "No Milk Today", "A Must To Avoid", "There's A Kind Of Hush", "Something's Happening", "My Sentimental Friend", "Can't You Hear My Heart Beat"), THE HONEYCOMBS ("Have I The Right", "That's The Way", "Love In Tokyo", "Something Better Beginning", "Is It Because") and HONEYBUS ("I Can't Let Maggie Go", "Do I Figure In Your Life").
MANFRED MANN were one of the big names of the 1960s, bursting onto the scene jn 1964 with the theme tune for the Ready Steady Go! TV programme "5-4-3-2-1" which went to No.5. Before the year was out they were topping the charts worldwide with "Do Wah Diddy Diddy". The hits rolled on with the likes of "Sha La La", "Come Tomorrow", "Oh No Not My Baby", "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" and "Pretty Flamingo".
The departure of lead singer Paul Jones to go solo in 1966 could have sounded the death knell for other groups but the inspired choice of MIKE D'ABO to replace Paul gave MANFRED MANN a new and exciting lease of life.
MIKE's first big hit with MANFRED MANN was the No.10 "Just Like A Woman" and from there the hits just flowed again and the band reached new heights of popularity.
With MIKE fronting them, MANFRED MANN scored huge hits with the likes of "Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James", Ha Ha Said The Clown", "The Mighty Quinn" (an international No.1), "My Name Is Jack", "Fox On The Run" and "Ragamuffin Man".
MIKE is also a gifted composer, co-writing "Build Me Up Buttercup" and "Handbags And Gladrags".
KARL GREEN will bring all those highly memorable HERMAN'S HERMITS hits to the stage in Amersham, being there with the group from the start of their hit-making days with the worldwide No.1 "I'm Into Something Good" to taking over lead vocal duties from Peter Noone and only leaving the line-up in 1980. KARL also co-wrote a number of songs for the group.
Karl Green in the middle
HERMAN'S HERMITS were especially popular in the United States and KARL has been much in demand to perform there since returning to the live music scene a few years back.
The original line-up of the group was Peter Noone on lead vocals, KARL on bass and backing vocals, Barry Whitwam on drums, Derek Leckenby on lead guitar and Keith Hopwood on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. When Peter left in 1971, KARL became the group's lead vocalist until he too departed to pursue other interests in 1980.
While "I'm Into Something Good" was a UK No.1 for HERMAN'S HERMITS, the group also topped the U.S. charts with "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" and "I'm Henry The Eighth, I am". Altogether the group had 10 UK top 10 hits.
THE HONEYCOMBS brought in COLIN BOYD on lead vocals in 1966 when they were still riding the big wave of success as recording artists and a top international touring act.
Lead singer Colin Boyd (centre) with Honey and the other Honeycombs
The group will forever be associated with that stomping worldwide No.1 "Have I The Right" and having a girl drummer, Honey Lantree, who sadly passed away in December.
COLIN will bring back memories of the distinctive sound of THE HONEYCOMBS and their string of hits, engineered by maverick producer Joe Meek in his studio in a flat above a shop in London's Holloway Road.
Colin on the left with THE HONEYCOMBS
After THE HONEYCOMBS eventually disbanded, COLIN - who besides being a top vocalist and guitarist was also a good songwriter - went on to chart success with HONEYBUS and their big hits "I Can't Let Maggie Go" and "Do I Still Figure In Your Life".
GIDEA PARK sprang to attention in the early 1980s when they took the medley style singles "Beach Boy Gold", "Seasons Of Gold" and "California Girls" into the charts, reviving the sounds of The Beach Boys and Four Seasons. Then band leader Adrian Baker was later asked to join The Beach Boys themselves.
Besides being arguably the UK's finest tribute band to The Beach Boys and Four Seasons, GIDEA PARK have established themselves in more recent times as a top backing group for original charts stars of the 50s, 60s and 70s, ranging from MIKE D'ABO to MUNGO JERRY, from DAVE BERRY to LEAPY LEE.
GIDEA PARK perfectly recreate the sounds of the hits of that golden era so you're in for a real treat at this VALENTINE'S CONCERT. A night of non-stop hits performed by the original artists.
This is a VALENTINE'S CONCERT for all lovers of 60s music!!!
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