THE Searchers remarkable career continues. 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.
With total record sales well 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 fantastic career spanning five decades.
YT spoke to Frank Allen as they look forward to their concert in Thurrock.
Frank said: "Everybody is always amazed at how much touring we do but intact this has been a relatively quiet year for us. We have only played 133 concerts!
"We do pace ourselves but this is not digging a road. I have been blessed to be part of the music scene for too many years.
"But we would not be where we are without the fans. We have just hosted a convention in Nuneaton and it was a pleasure to chat away to people. The proceeds from the day went to the Baby care unit in Nuneaton.
"Of all the numbers that we do, "When you walk in the room" still gets the biggest reaction.
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 Searchers play the Thameside Theatre on Thursday November 19th.