22nd December 2020
Hoping that you are keeping safe and well during the run up to this (slightly different) festive period. I also hope that Lockdown 2 was okay for you and that if you are in a Tier 3 OR a Tier 4 Area (Like me !) that you’re looking after yourselves! All of the band are keeping in touch regularly by phone, telling each other about their Christmas plans and ALREADY talking about the Tour next year!
Talking of the Sixties Gold Tour, we have a few updates to give you. Firstly, we regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, the 19th of June, 2021, in Colchester has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets, you should hear soon from the Theatre about getting a refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. On a slightly better note, we have added two more shows, Huzzah! Those are Hastings on the 4th of November and Aylesbury on the 10th of November! For full details, please check out the Tour Dates page here. Full list of Venues to be announced soon!
In other news, I want to thank you all SO MUCH for the hundreds of kind messages we received about the passing of our Dave. Your kindness has overwhelmed the band and we’ve passed all of your kind messages on to Dave’s Family. I would personally like to thank you for sending in the memories and photographs of yourself with Dave that I kindly asked of you during my last update. You’re still very welcome to send those in and we would love it if you would continue to do so. You can do that here and like I said, your picture or memories may be featured on the website!
In other news, I would like to say a MEGA thank you to everyone of you for listening to us and still sharing and enjoying the music as much as ever in 2020. Obviously a lot of you listen to CD’s (and some of you even listen to the original Vinyl’s) but we know that a lot of you listen online via Streaming Services such as Apple Music & Spotify (you can find our Spotify Profile here).
We had a HUMONGOUS 2.1 MILLION of you who streamed our music 8.1 MILLION TIMES. That’s amazing! You all listened from 92 Countries for over a whopping 383,000 hours! To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of someone who started to listen to us in March 1977 and NEVER STOPPED!! WOW!
We really hope that you’ll continue listening to the music of The Tremeloes (I know I will), and as music becomes more and more accessible, it is getting easier and easier to listen! Talking of which, if you are still looking for that perfect little stocking stuffer for the Tremeloes Superfan, we still hugely recommend “Gold”, a 3 CD Collection released by Demon Music Group. They’re available here, and the CD is £5.99 so it is a great price! Let us know on our Facebook page if you receive one!
I think that’s it for now. We hope that you have a good time over the next few weeks. Relax, unwind, get out the Milk Tray or the Quality Street (other sweets are available), stick the music of the Tremeloes on (or the Telly) and enjoy yourself. Myself and the boys would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to talk to you (and see you) in 2021.
Yuletide Felicitations and a very Happy New Year!
1st November 2020
Hoping that you are all keeping safe and well. All of the band are getting ready to batten down the hatches for the next month or so, so make sure that you’re all looking after yourselves too! Here’s to next year when we can get rocking again!
I’m quite upset to tell you that this is a sad update. As you most probably have heard by now, on the 15th of October we lost our extremely close friend and band mate, Dave Munden. Dave was an original Tremeloe and we were terribly sad and totally gutted to hear the news.
Personally, I can’t say too much since I have only known Dave for around 6 years. However, I’ve been listening to Dave & The Tremeloes for many years before that, so when I eventually got to see Dave with the boys at a Gig, it was sensational.
I can mention one story - one of my absolute top memories. I went to see the boys during the Sixties Gold Tour in 2015, it was Chip, Dave & Brian Poole. I had an amazing night as always - and we had heard that someone special was in that night and it turned out that the special guest was Rick Westwood - AMAZING! It was the BEST night, and I even got a picture! Beautiful memories that will never be forgotten!
Over the years Dave had an absolute ball on stage. People would love it when he would sing tracks such as “Angel Of The Morning” and “Entu Mundo”. There has been a hole in our hearts since Dave left us. We’d love to say a huge thank you to the fans for your wonderful messages at this difficult time and we also want to send our love & condolences to Dave’s Wife & Family! We’ll never forget you, Dave! Thanks for the music!
With this being said, we wanted to celebrate the life, music & memories of Dave and we’ve got a little project in mind to do this. We would love you to send us any photos and memories you have of yourself with Dave so that we can put something together - you never know, your picture may be seen on the website. Please CLICK HERE to send in your submissions. We can’t wait to feature them on the website.
We also have to mention the sad passing of Spencer Davis who passed away at the age of 81 on the 20th of October. We gigged with Spencer and he was a friend of ours. Once again, we send our condolences to Spencer’s friends and family. His music will live on forever.
On a slightly better note, we have to announce that there has been a new addition to the 2021 Sixties Gold Tour in the form of a new date! The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne has been added in for September 11th, 2021! Tickets are already on sale so please check out the Congress Theatre’s Website for ticket information! Also check out our Tour Dates page for the full list of dates.
Anyway, I think that’s it for now! We hope that you all take care of yourselves over the next few months and that even though none of us can get to gigs, that you carry on enjoying the music from the comfort of your own home. We hope that next time we will bring you some better news.
Bye for now!
18th August 2020
Firstly, we hope that you are all safe and well and slowly getting used to the new normal! It definitely isn’t easy! We’ll have to start thinking about bringing out some Tremeloes Face Masks soon, haha!
Last time we wrote, we had some sad news which was due to the effects on the music business because of COVID-19. Now though, we have some much better news to bring to you!
As mentioned last time, we announced that The Sixties Gold Tour would be coming back in 2021, BIGGER and STRONGER than ever FEATURING: The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, The Marmalade, The Mamas & The Papas, Steve Ellis, The Merseybeats, Dave Berry, Gerry’s Pacemakers PLUS an extremely special guest, directly from the USA: P.J. Proby!
We’re now pleased to announce that we have the early date sheet for the tour from the Promotor of Sixties Gold, Robert Pratt. These are the only official dates sent by Robert himself. There are a few more dates to be confirmed and we will let you know these as soon as we get them!
We also have a SWANKY new poster for you to check out! Please click on the poster to enlarge.
Also, just as a small teaser, we have something extremely special that we are going to announce very soon, so please watch this space!
We also have to mention the extremely sad news that our dear friend Wayne Fontana (Glyn Ellis) passed away on 6th August 2020 aged 74. We send our condolences to Glyn’s Family at this extremely sad time. We ask that you remember Wayne for his fantastic music and amazing sense of humour! Thanks for the music, Wayne. You’ll never be forgotten!
Bye for now!
3rd August 2020
How are you? Long time, no speak! I’m just sitting here in my garden and I wanted to give you a quick update. I hope that you are all staying safe and well and looking after yourselves.
Firstly, a little bit of sad news, as you may have heard already, The Sixties Gold Tour 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. I guess it was inevitable really, I know for a fact that the boys are extremely disappointed, but we knew it would be for the safety of our friends and fans.
Having said all of that, I do have some much better news. It has been announced that The Sixties Gold Tour will re-appear from October – November in 2021. The promoter, Robert Pratt has said that although some dates have been announced (and some are even on sale!) the full list of dates hasn’t been released yet but will be in the coming month so we’ll let you know once we’ve heard more. In other good news, we also have one or two one-off gigs booked in that we will announce in due course.
We are also very pleased to inform you that there has been a slight change of Line-up for the tour which includes: The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, The Marmalade, The Mamas & The Papas, Steve Ellis, The Merseybeats, Dave Berry, Gerry’s Pacemakers PLUS an extremely special guest, directly from the USA: P.J. Proby! As you may be able to tell, myself and the boys are EXTREMELY excited. We will update you in due course with the latest Poster & Tour Dates. Please keep an eye on the Tour Dates page and our Facebook Page for more information.
Lastly, we also want to give a MEGA shoutout to Shaun Blackburn who has been entertaining us with lots of amazing photos that he has been posting over the last month. You can check those out by visiting “The Official Chip Hawkes Fan Page” group on Facebook HERE. Thanks so much for that Shaun. Please keep ‘em coming.
I think that’s about it from me. I’ll let you know when I get more news. Take care, stay safe, keep your eyes and ears peeled, and most importantly, keep enjoying the music!
Bye for now.
17th March 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The "All Star 60's Tour 2020" has been cancelled. The Tremeloes would like to send a huge apology and hope to see you later on in the year.
24th February 2020
A very short but important update for you today!
We would like to tell you that there has been a change to our lineup. Taking you back a bit, the fabulous Rick Westwood officially retired in 2012 and in April 2019 he agreed to come out of retirement to rejoin the band, but with the understanding there would only be the occasional gig, but as it turns out, two tours then quickly developed and rather than let the boys down, he decided it would be best if we replaced him.
Here enters Eddie Wheeler who of course, you all know as Vocalist & Lead Guitarist of the amazing Vanity Fare. Never fear though, Eddie will continue to perform in Vanity Fare as well as The Tremeloes, and the boys can’t wait to have him on the journey! A very busy time for Mr Wheeler indeed!
With all that being said, we’ve given the website a little bit of a spring cleaning with a new fresh look and we have lots more coming up, so please keep an eye out, as you certainly won’t want to miss any new content that we have for you.
Look after yourselves, bye for now!
10th February 2020
We would like to start this update with an apology. We’d like to apologise for those of you who purchased tickets to see us perform at Potters at the weekend. Unfortunately, Chip was taken ill on the Thursday and ended up being hospitalised, we are pleased to say that he is on the mend, and is being released from hospital today.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Merseybeats who stood in for us at the last moment and did a sterling job as usual. Chip has asked me to forward his sincere apologies, and looks forward to seeing you all on the next outing!
On a brighter note, we have had a couple of extra gigs come in, which we are very much looking forward to. You can find out more information on those by visiting the Tour Dates page here.
Also, the boys have asked me to thank those of you who have shown interest in “The Tremeloes Gold” 3 CD Set. We have seen on Social Media that you have really enjoyed the collection and we are so glad that you have enjoyed your journeys down memory lane. If you are still interested in purchasing this fantastic collection, you can do so by clicking here.
Talking of Social Media, our Facebook Page is growing by the day, and we would love you to go and have a look and give it a “like” or a “share”. As the months go on, there should be some exclusive content coming to that page. You can find our Facebook page by clicking here.
That’s all from me, take care all, and we will catch up with you soon! All the best!