Start the season in style with our famous swinging 60s Weekend at Sandy Glade Holiday Park Friday 9th - 12th March!
Sandy Glade Holiday Park 9th - 12th March 2018
Friday 9th March
The Merseybeats were formed in 1961, in Liverpool under the name of The Mavericks which comprised of Tony Crane (lead guitar, vocals) Billy Kinsley (bass, vocals) working as an Everley Brothers influenced duo around the clubs of Liverpool. They soon became a four piece with the addition of David Elias(rhythm guitar, vocals) and Frank Sloane (drums).
Saturday 10th March
Swinging Blue Jeans
Formed in Liverpool in 1961 as The Bluegenes, The Swinging Blue Jeans followed virtually the same path to success as many of their Merseybeat contemporaries during the early 1960s. After playing a succession of local dance halls and club engagements, including the Cavern Club, they traveled to Germany and appeared at the Star Club, Hamburg. The Jeans had their own 'Tuesday Guest Night' while they were resident band at the Cavern. One of the first bands they invited as their guests were The Beatles!
Before moving to London and changing their name to ‘MARMALADE’ the Glasgow based quintet formerly known as’ Dean Ford and the Gaylords’ had enjoyed unparalled success between 1961 and 1967 in their native Scotland, both on the Scottish club circuit and as a weekly feature on BBC Radios’ ‘Come Thursday’ a pop music / magazine program.
Success in the UK charts kicked off in May 1968 with ‘Loving Things’ which was swiftly followed by ‘Wait for me Marianne’ and ‘Baby Make It Soon’. Then came the ‘MARMALADE’ anthem, an opportunist cover of the Lennon / McCartney song, ‘OB LA DI OB LA DA’.
Sunday 11th March
The Fourmost (afternoon)
The Fourmost had its roots steeped in the eclectic 1960’s Mersey beat boom and was part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers and others. The band has evolved from enjoying 1960’s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6) and less popular songs as Baby I Need Your Lovin, Here There and Everywhere and a cover of George Formby’s Auntie Maggie’s Remedy.
The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 1960's bands currently on the circuit today, from their Vox amps, Rickenbacker guitars and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
The New Amen Corner
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair if you are going to a New Amen Corner concert because you'll soon be in a "Summer of Love" mood; for their music is full of that Feel Good Factor
The New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as the hottest band on the 60's circuit because of their ability to recreate so perfectly the sound and atmosphere of that era.
Their power house live show has made them one of the most exciting bands around, with their period clothing and with them encouraging fans to don 60's attire, their shows really breathe life back, into what must be music's most prolific decade.