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The Best of Both Worlds!
Together since 1983, the FOD band brings the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands – the Hollies and the Searchers to the stage. Let the haunting melodies transport you to the most exciting high energy decade in pop music history.
The Searchers, from Liverpool, made their debut with the rise of Merseybeat. Their very first recording, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ went to No.1. This was followed at No.2 by their third single, ‘Sugar and Spice’. They then went on to have many more memorable chart hits. Who can forget ‘Needles and Pins’ and ‘When You Walk In The Room’. They had many other hits and became part of the British invasion of the American charts alongside The Beatles.
The Hollies, from Manchester, were also pushed forward with the rise of MerseyBeat as they played many of the same venues as the Mersey groups . The Hollies are known as the most successful British singles band ever – having had chart hits in every decade since the 60’s. Catchy, melodic tunes are their trademark and they have had phenomenal chart success. ‘Stay’, ‘I Can’t Let Go’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Sorry Suzanne’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, ‘Here I Go Again’, ‘Just One Look’ and the haunting ‘Air That I Breathe’ are just a few of their hits.
The FOD band have a particular insight into the Searchers music having backed Tony Jackson, the original lead singer. They were selected by Tony to back him under ‘The Tony Jackson Group’ banner when he returned to performing in the 90’s. The FOD band have also appeared with the original Hollies’ bass guitarist Eric Haydock and his band Eric Haydock’s Hollies. FOD love the harmonies and the melodic material these groups recorded, and this is what motivated them to combine the two groups hits into this exciting 2 hour show – featuring over 30 hit songs.
Doors open from 7pm.