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X Factor winner Matt Cardle's teacher among Hunstanton Princess Theatre musicians at The Searchers & Hollies Experience tribute show

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On Saturday, the tribute show 'The Searchers & Hollies Experience … The Best Of Both Worlds' will be coming to The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton.

This successful popular show is touring the country and is performed by The FOD band who have also performed in Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The guys have a particular insight into The Searchers' music having backed Tony Jackson, the original lead singer of The Searchers, as The Tony Jackson Group. The band have also appeared with original Hollies bass guitarist Eric Haydock`s Hollies.

Princess Theatre.
Princess Theatre.

The FOD band love the melodies and harmonies that The Searchers and The Hollies recorded.

It is what motivated them, seven years ago, to combine the two groups' hits into this exciting two-hour show featuring more than 30 hit songs including ‘Needles & Pins’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, ‘When You Walk In The Room’, ‘Just One Look’, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, ‘Yes I Will’, ‘Don’t Throw Your Love Away’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’ plus many more.

This is a chance to relive the memories of the most high-energy decade in pop music history and let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold.

The members of the FOD band have a great musical pedigree. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Geoff Thomas, lead guitarist Martin Donald and drummer Allan Gifford have all been members of sixties chart toppers The Honeycombs.

Bass guitarist Jerry Langfield has been teaching music for over 20 years and he brings to the band a fantastic vocal range that enhances the harmony vocal sound.

Martin Donald has been musical director to The Drifters, The Platters, Jimmy Ruffin and Freddie Starr, and appeared on the television specials 'An Audience with Freddie Starr’. He has appeared on TV with Tom Jones and Jools Holland. Martin, also a music teacher and examiner, taught X Factor winner Matt Cardle to play guitar.

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