The Sensational 60s Experience – Hastings
Sunday, 11 June, 2023, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for the musical phenomenon of 2023 with this festival of nostalgia. The show with the definite feel-good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s.
See SIX legendary 60s acts in Hastings in one nostalgic night with a new production for 2023.
MIKE d’ABO ⭐
The only person who could fill Paul Jones’ shoes as frontman for Manfred Mann. Already attracting attention with his group, A Band Of Angels, Mike was thrust into a wider limelight with the Manfreds and the well-oiled hit machine kept rolling on. Just Like A Woman, Ha! Ha! Said The Clown, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James, Mighty Quinn, My Name is Jack, and Fox on the Run were a string of hits with the ‘new boy’ in the line-up on vocals and keyboard.
After the disbanding of the Manfreds in 1969, Mike’s career lost none of its momentum. He’d already proved his impressive skill as a songwriter by composing Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations and Handbags & Gladrags, a massive hit for Chris Farlowe.
THE TREMS (former members of The Tremeloes) ⭐
Starting out as an English beat group founded in Dagenham, Essex in 1958, originally called Brian Poole & The Tremeloes. The Tremeloes toured the world from 1963 to 1974. The Trems are still a massive draw in Europe as well as the UK. The band perform a string of their 60s hits including Here Comes My Baby, Twist and Shout, Even the Bad Times Are Good, Do You Love Me, Someone Someone, Call Me Number One, and their global No.1 hit Silence Is Golden.
DOZY BEAKY MICK & TICH ⭐
Originally called Dave Dee & The Bostons formed in 1961, changing their name to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich in 1964. In 1966 the band were in the charts for 50 out of 52 weeks. In Germany in 1967, their record sales outsold The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hits include Bend It!, Hold It!, Zabadak!, and The Legend Of Xanadu, plus many more. This fast-moving energetic set from DBMT will have you dancing and singing in the aisles performing hit after hit after hit.
THE FORTUNES ⭐
Hailing from Birmingham, England, the band first came to prominence in 1964 with their hit single Caroline, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio Station of the same name. Other classics include Storm In A Teacup, You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, and Freedom Come, Freedom Go. The Fortunes still continue to tour the world with shows in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, incorporating a week-long residency in Las Vegas.
THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS ⭐
The SBJ’s have a history that spans back to the early 1960s. Over the years their hit singles Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Good Golly Miss Molly, and Don’t Make Me Over, have been the bedrock of the band’s memorable live performances. The Swinging Blue Jeans have been led by Alan Lovell, faithfully carrying on the long tradition of the band. Peter Oakman continues with the band to this day along with Jeff Bannister and Graham Hollingworth who complete the line-up.
VANITY FARE ⭐
Formed in 1966 (often misspelled Vanity Fair due to the famous novel and magazine title) are a British pop/rock group famously known for hits like I Live For The Sun, Early In The Morning, and the worldwide classic, Hitchin’ A Ride. Their famous harmonies make them one of the best vocal groups still touring today.
Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.