Swinging 60s return to Regent

I DON'T remember the sixties but I know a man who does - and the verdict of the evening was that this is a show that does what it says on the tin.

Solid Silver 60's Show

The Regent Theatre

April 2

I DON'T remember the sixties but I know a man who does - and the verdict of the evening was that this is a show that does what it says on the tin.


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I think it is quiet impressive that after five decades these musicians can still almost fill a venue like The Regent.

The evening was kicked off by the Dakotas, originally from Manchester, who performed a number of covers as well as their own hits including Do you want to know a Secret.

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Next up The Merseybeats, still fronted by the two original lead singers Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley and probably one of the most genuine attractions of that golden age when Liverpool ruled both the airwaves and the charts.

After the break was John Walker - according to my informant only one of the famous Walker Brothers - however his renditions of No Regrets and The Sun Aint Gonna Shine certainly did it for me.

Last but not least were The Searchers - still mostly original it seems and proud of it.

They often tour on their own but were happy enough to be part of the show, covering most of their hits including Sweets for my Sweet and Needles and Pins.

This was very much a nostalgic feel good evening, but all the boys cannot be faulted for their continuing appeal, showmanship and musical ability and the fans at the Regent really lapped it all up.

While shows like these can be toured with such quality of sound and content - long may they continue.

SUSAN HAWKES

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