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THE SENSATIONAL ‘60s EXPERIENCE Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm, The Hawth

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK comes to Crawley for one night only, with a brand new production for 2017 – The Sensational ‘60s Experience. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel-good factor, this is the must-see 60’s show for 2017. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Storm In A Tea Cup, Bend Me Shape Me plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Now more than ever – the genuine article – Mike Pender is the voice of The Searchers. One of the greats to have come out of the Liverpool “Beat Boom”. His is the rich vocal talent so evident on so many of the hit recordings that have become 60’s classics.


Everybody – even if they only have a passing interest in 60’s Music – remembers Needles and Pins. There are, of course, many other hit recordings that feature not only Mike’s vocals, but also his equally distinctive 12-string ‘jangly’ guitar sound that became such a feature of The Searchers’ recordings. With over 50 years of success in the business Mike is still touring worldwide performing The Searchers million-selling hits such as Sugar and Spice, Sweets For My Sweet, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk In The Room and of course Needles and Pins.

Chris Farlowe, originally Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late fifties. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe and still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single ) Let The Heartaches Begin and Reach Out I’ll Be There.

Herman’s Hermits proved to be a dominating force worldwide during the mid-60s. From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums and 3 major movies. Hermans Hermits have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide. Their chart breaking hits include Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry VIII, Something Is Happening and I’m Into Something Good.

The Fortunes, formed in the 1960s and produced classics such as You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again and continued into the seventies with more successful releases such as Storm in a Teacup and Freedom Come, Freedom Go. These songs have stood the test of time, becoming household favourites permanently on playlists everywhere. The Fortunes remain as one of the UK’s premier harmony groups, and are constantly in demand worldwide.

The New Amen Corner are a force to be reckoned with on any stage throughout Europe and will keep you entertained with classics such as If Paradise Is Half As Nice, Bend Me Shape Me

Tickets are priced at £29.50 and can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting

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