SWEET SOUNDS: Legendary Mersey-beat group The Searchers are coming to Rockhampton next week.
SWEET SOUNDS: Legendary Mersey-beat group The Searchers are coming to Rockhampton next week. Contributed

The Searchers return to Rocky with their latest show, full of sugar and spice

THE distinctive jangling sound of the 12-string guitar and the rich harmonies embellishing their immaculate vocals have without doubt assured The Searchers of a lasting place the history of popular music throughout the world.

In a career that has reached an outstanding 50 years milestone, the Searchers continue to perform to sell out auditoriums in every country they play: their show is pure entertainment with such classic hits as Sweets for My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don't Throw Your Love Away, When you Walk in the Room, Sugar and Spice.

The group emerged as part of the 1960s MerseyBeat scene along with The Beatles, The Hollies, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Gerry and The Pacemakers.

Original members John McNally and Frank Allen are joined on stage by Spencer James and Scott Ottaway.

The Searchers love to perform.

As Frank Allen says, "A career that has lasted this long is not an exercise in survival. It is really about doing what you love and being a part of something you have pride in.”

From their early beginnings in the late 1950s as a skiffle group formed by John McNally and a bunch of friends, through the heady days of the 60s as teenage idols they have comfortably settled into a position well deserved by a band whose sound has influenced some of the most important artistes of our generation.

IF YOU GO

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, from 8pm

WHERE: The Pilbeam Theatre

TICKETS: Adult $79.90, go to seeitlive.com.au



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