The Hollies are one of Britain’s best-loved bands. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs, and cultivated musicianship; coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of albums and singles, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest Pop groups to emerge from the early 1960’s Rock revolution; when British Music first began to shake the world.
With a track record as luminous and colossal as The Hollies’, it’s difficult to know where to begin. The band have released some of the best-loved songs ever: The Air That I Breathe, American number 1: Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Bus Stop, I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother... the list goes on.
From 1963 through to the mid-70’s, the Hollies had more hits than even the Beatles. In that period alone, they had 18 Top ten hits. “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” gave them another No 1 hit when re-released in 1988. (It had peaked at Number 2 in 1969). “I’m Alive” had been their first Number 1 in 1965. Today, at the heart of The Hollies since 1963 are original members: drummer Bobby Elliott and singer, songwriter and lead guitarist, Tony Hicks.
In 1963, as the world was changing from black and white into Technicolor, five working class Northern lads: Elliott, Hicks, Allan Clarke, Eric Haydock and Graham Nash set up their two humble guitar amplifiers and drum kit in Abbey Road’s studio 3. They were about to cut their first Top Ten Hit; “Stay”.
The red recording light lit up and the hit making machine known as The Hollies, leaped into life - and into the unknown; pioneering firstly the two way harmony, then the distinctive three-way; as can be heard on their 1964 chart-topping hit, Just One Look.
These guys have been entertaining audiences around the globe every year for well over fifty years; as always driven by Bobby Elliott’s powerhouse drumming and led by Tony Hick’s masterful guitar playing and distinctive singing. Sadly, eighteen years ago, front man Allan Clarke developed throat problems and had stop performing. Today, for over fourteen years, lead singer Peter Howarth has stood centre stage, and Hollies fans and aficionados love him.
No support act is needed. The Hollies will be on stage for over two hours. They regularly perform concerts in the UK. Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The Hollies are:
Peter Howarth, Vocals
Tony Hicks, Lead Guitar / Vocals
Bobby Elliott, Drums
Ray Stiles, Bass / Vocals
Ian Parker, Keyboards / Vocals
Steve Lauri, Guitar / vocal
Thur 5 - 17 SEP 2019
WED 18 SEP 2019
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