Five decades into their career, The Searchers are coming to The Key Theatre in Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 April 2018

The Searchers are at The Key Theatre on Saturday May 5

The Searchers are at The Key Theatre on Saturday May 5

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After 55 years of non-stop touring you would imagine that a group like The Searchers would be ready to finally hang up their high button black stage suits – but no, they’re playing at the Key Theatre in Peterborough on Saturday May 5.

With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a career spanning five decades.

Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world.

Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

The last months of 2017 saw them closing the show as a headline act on all star bill that also boasted Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare and which sold out almost every one of the performances.

Far from losing any of their following it proved to be the most successful sixties package of the last two decades with the vast Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow not only having to sell the orchestra seats set high up behind the performers but also obtaining special permission to make standing room only spaces available, a first for this kind of show at that very prestigious venue.

The Searchers were formed in the late 50 as a skiffle group by John McNally who was quickly joined by guitarist Mike Pender, drummer Chris Curtis and bassist Tony Jackson.

With the addition of lead vocalist Johnny Sandon they soon grew into a solid five piece unit who commanded an impressive following in their home town of Liverpool and rated high in the local rankings…

Doors to the concert open at 7.30pm and tickets are available online from www.vivacity.org/whatson/theatre-and-arts/the-searchers/

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