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The Searchers

Thursday, 31 May 2018 - Presented by: The Queens Hall

After 55 years of nonstop touring, The Queens Hall are absolutely thrilled to welcome the one and only, chart topping Searchers to Narberth on the 31st of May 2018 for a legendary and unforgettable evening.

The Searchers were formed in the late 50’s 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 5-piece unit who commanded an impressive following in their home town of Liverpool and rated high in the local rankings.

In 1962, the band took up the offer of a residency at the famous Star Club in Hamburg playing alongside The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers and a host of other groups trying to make their mark in the world of music.  In the middle of 1963, The Searchers shot to number one in the charts with their debut disc Sweets For My Sweet.  The run of hits continued with much loved songs like Goodbye My Love, What Have They done To The Rain?, Take Me For What I`m Worth, Love Potion Number Nine (their biggest American success) and others.

Some of The Searchers many highlights include tours of America which saw them headlining over Motown legends such as Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey & The Miracles, The Temptations and many others. The last months of 2017 saw them closing the show as a headline act on an all-star bill that also boasted Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare. The band have been presented to Queen Elizabeth 11 at The 1981 Royal Variety Performance. They have performed 2 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium in 1989 with a total crowd of 160,000 as guests of their friend Cliff Richard.  

The Searchers have fans in high places such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. The Byrds have stated that they were influenced more by The Searchers than by The Beatles and that without The Searchers there would have been no Byrds. High praise indeed. With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages.

Following a lot of change in the past, The Searchers line-up today consists of John McNally and Frank Allen aided and abetted by Spencer James, now virtually an old timer of over thirty years service, and ‘new boy, Scott Ottaway on drums. 

The Searchers have toured constantly throughout their 5 decades and continue to play between 150 and 200 concerts a year across the globe. 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. Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert!

Please note: This is a seated show.   Tickets: Advance: £25

Your seats will be allocated according to your ticket number so if you wish to sit together, please ensure that tickets are all bought in one transaction.

The Queens Hall now functions with an E-ticketing system with the aim of being more environmentally friendly and convenient. This now means that tickets will be sent to customers via email for you to either print out or to present to door staff on your phone. You will firstly receive a paypal receipt and your tickets will arrive shortly after.


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