Sensational 60s Experience returns to Bromley for one night only
PUBLISHED: 09:15 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 31 August 2018
The Sensational 60s Experience will soon be returning to Bromley for on night only.
With a brand new production for 2018, the show brings audiences a three hour extravaganza of pure 1960s nostalgia.
Six legendary names will take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten where audiences will find it impossible to remain in their seats.
Starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost, hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin and many more.
Mike Pender, whose favourite song to perform is When you Walk in the Room, said: “The show has a memorable-type, nostalgic feel.
“I’m quite pleased to be on the go with people like Chris Farlowe and everyone else.
“This is going to be my second Sensational 60s tour - I did one last year which was a success because there are still people out there wanting to hear 60s music.”
Mike said he is even looking into heading to Australia to perform next year, highlighting the continuing interest in 60s music.
“Of course as I always say, age is just a number - people don’t feel old anymore,” he said.
“I still really enjoy it and love being on stage - I just really enjoy myself.
“Even though they don’t play those songs on the radio today, people still enjoy them.
“I still go and see people who are probably at the end of their careers now who were my rock and roll heroes but I still get a kick out of going to see them.”
Mike said that his inspiration before the band was formed was Buddy Holly.
“I saw him in 1958 and he was the inspiration for me, so we put the group together and we had instant success.
“In this show, we get that cross-section of people from the 60s. A lot of the performers had about 30 to 40 big hit songs.
“We all take the mickey out of each other now - about how we have aged and we have a good laugh.”
When asked why 60s music has remained popular, Mike said: “I think really it’s to do with new generations - music today is totally different.
“When I speak to people after the show a lot of them say they aren’t too keen on the music today.
“Of course most of them are from our era but we also get younger people coming to the show.
“I just think that every generation has its nostalgia.
“You will find that audiences will want to go along not always for the music - it is, for a lot of people, about the memories.”
At 77, Mike said he still loves to perform: “I’m at the stage where I enjoy performing in this tour - we will have 65 shows going on until next April.
“We do about 3 or 4 gigs and then we have a break and people say to me ‘your voice still sounds good.’
“I’m lucky my voice has lasted. Unlike some professions like sports people, if we are lucky singers can go on singing for ages.
“Age is just a number and as long as I can still sing and bring back memories for people I will.”
Mike said reactions to the show have been positive.
We are already planning for the future so who knows how long it will go on for?”
He added that his best memory from his time in the band was the first time they went to America.
“When we went to New York - just going there. The Beetles were there first of course, but America also took us in their hearts.”
Tickets for the show cost £32.00 and are available at https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-sensational-60s-bromley-20.