My review of The Searchers appearance at Newport Riverfront last Friday night is now online:
"...Over two hours of excellent music featuring a mix of Searchers hits, album tracks, rarities and live favourites were performed including a rousing rendition of Twist and Shout and a warmly received impromptu performance of Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue.
The band also performed a stunning version of Neil Sedaka’s Solitaire which was released as a single by the band over 40 years ago. The single didn't chart and it was Andy Williams that had the hit, but the audience were united in their mutual appreciation of The Searchers version. “Did you enjoy that?” asked Frank Allen when the band finished performing it, when everyone replied witha resounding “yes!” Frank jokingly responded “well, why didn’t you buy it then?”..."Read my full review at The South Wales Argus website.
Read my interview with Frank Allen of The Searchers.