28th October 2021
HOT OFF THE PRESS: A TREMELOES EXCLUSIVE!
How are things in your world? We’re in great shape, and as Jack sits on his Recliner and writes this by his French Doors, the Sun is out and there isn’t a cloud in the sky! And to think that in a few days we’ll be celebrating Halloween and turning the Clocks back, and then we’ll be hitting November! How did that happen?!
Last time we wrote, we were only a few Gigs into the Sixties Gold Tour and just starting out. I think we can safely say that this tour has been BREATHTAKING. It’s been so good to get out there, get on stage and see you all again. We’re having an absolute blast!!
If you remember from last time we wrote, we reported that our very own Mr Chip Hawkes had a slight bug and couldn’t do some of the shows. Unfortunately, it turned out that the “slight bug” turned into a nasty Chest Infection which meant that he couldn’t do a lot of the gigs.
However, NEVER FEAR, since Chip’s son Chesney was able to step in, and complete the rest of the tour, and can we just say how FANTASTIC Chesney has been. Chip is improving a lot now, and is on the mend, and whilst he isn’t back on the road yet and we obviously don’t have any confirmation as to his return, we are very much hoping to see Chip back on the Sixties Gold Tour A.S.A.P.
We must also say a huge thank you to the wonderful reception we’ve had on this tour. With a few changes in the Line-Up, we didn’t know how well things would go, but you’ve welcomed us graciously to every venue and taken us into your hearts. Not just that, but It’s been great to see everyone looking well and happy and enjoying the shows with such vim and vigor and always ready to participate, sing and dance! It seems that you’ve loved it, and so have we!
Also, we must apologise for not being able to come out to sign this year. We have popped our heads out into the many foyers on occasions to try and see some of you, but all in all, the primary importance has been to keep ourselves (and you) safe. That’s obviously got to be top priority, but we can’t wait until things are a bit safer and we can have a full on party. Still, we hope that the restrictions haven’t halted your enjoyment, and that you’ve been able to have just as much fun as we have!
And now, my friends, we are down to the nitty-gritty part of the update. We are very pleased to be able to show you some of the pictures and videos that have been kindly taken by members of the Hawkes Family. We’re particularly pleased to show off “Silence Is Golden”. We know we’re slightly biased, but we bloomin’ love it, and we hope you will too! You can check out those brand spanking new pictures and videos in the Sixties Gold Tour Album in our Photo Gallery and on our Videos Page which are DEBUTING EXCLUSIVELY to The Tremeloes Website!
We also want to send a large amount of love and thanks out to those of you that have already submitted photographs and videos from the Sixties Gold Tour. We would love it if you could keep sending your photos and videos in, because as mentioned before, they could well be featured on our website with your name beside them! You can check out the ones that we’ve already received over on the new Photo Album on the Gallery Page as well as the Videos Page, and we would absolutely LOVE it if you would submit more pictures! The more the merrier! You can do so by going to the “Contact Us” page. Please keep them coming!
We’re now rolling into November so if you do manage to get to a show, we hope that you have a truly amazing time and that you rock the night away! As ever, please keep an eye on our Website & Facebook Page for all of the latest news and gossip!
Take care, look after yourselves, and we’ll speak to you all very soon!
Bye for now!
3rd October 2021
ROLL UP, ROLL UP, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
WOW! How is it that we’re into October already?! Last time I wrote was in July! Where did the time go? It feels like just last week when I was sat in my Garden looking at old Tremeloes Memorabilia and listening to those tunes we all know and love.
We haven’t been completely quiet, since we have been posting any important updates to the Date Sheet and our Facebook Page, but a lot has been going on! We’ve been working extremely hard on preparations for this years Tour!
We’ve tried as hard as we can to keep you all informed during what has been a long few months. You have probably all heard already since it has been well noted that we’ve had a number of Gigs that have been Postponed. It’s the way of the world at the moment, we were completely gutted as we know there’s quite a number of you that we won’t get to see. That’s the way of the Pandemic at the moment though. For those of you that we won’t get to see this year, we’re sorry, but we can’t wait to have a MEGA PARTY next year! To summarise:
POSTPONED TO 2022
Corn Exchange - Cambridge
The Forum - Bath
New Theatre - Peterborough
Regent Theatre - Ipswich
Waterside Theatre - Aylesbury
Caird Hall - Dundee
Obviously, although the year has been flying by, 2022 is still quite a long way away, and so we’ve no idea yet of any dates for these gigs, but as soon as we know anything, we’ll be sure to let you know!
What this does mean is that we officially have a Final Date sheet for this years Sixties Gold Tour, and everything is looking pretty solid! You can check that all out on the Tour Dates page here. However, though we don’t wish to be a bore, we must always advise you to keep up-to-date with the specific venue for all the latest relevant information and COVID guidelines. You can also check out the website of the promoters of the Sixties Gold Tour, Chimes International who have all the updated information. You can check them out here.
You’ve also probably heard that Steve Ellis will not be appearing on the Sixties Gold Tour this year due to ill health. We’re all gutted as we are good mates with Steve, but it goes without saying that we wish him well and look forward to seeing him “Bringing On Back The Good Times” and back on the road as soon as possible.
Now, on a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better note, we do have some good news! We have a couple of brand spanking new Posters to show you. You can also check out the other edition of the Poster on the Tour Dates page and on both Posters, you can click on the images to enlarge.
As you may have seen on The Tremeloes Social Media, we had a great start to the tour earlier this month at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne and the Theatre Royal in Norwich. It was so lovely to be back on the road and to see some of you! Things were slightly different, but it didn’t seem to effect the enjoyment of the Audience one bit!
We did unfortunately hit a very small snag when our very own Chip Hawkes came down with a small bug and his fantastic son, Mr Chesney Hawkes, lovingly stepped in for his Dad. It was kind of him to do so, and though the audience missed Chip hugely, the show went as well as it could have.
We should say that Chip is absolutely fine now! The bug really was just a bug and was nothing to worry about. Chip is feeling absolutely fine now and he’s RARING to go! He’s positively chomping at the bit to get out and see you all!
We must also say a MEGA thank you to all the fans that sent in Pictures & Videos. We LOVE receiving them, so much so that we’ve made a Photo Album on our Gallery page where we will be uploading selected pictures from you all throughout the rest of the Tour and beyond, so please keep an eye on that and get involved - if your picture features on our website, we’ll be sure to credit you!
If you would like to email in your Pictures or Videos, we would be hugely appreciative as we love seeing them. You can do so by going to our “Contact Us” page where you will see the details that will guide you on what to do. It’s very quick and easy. Please keep ‘em coming!
CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Also, you may have already seen on our Facebook Page but our very own Chip Hawkes has been across our Radio Stations and Magazines over the last 10 days promoting the 60’s Gold Tour. Most notably, Chip was heard on the David Lloyd Show on Boom Radio (We love Boom, you can find out more about them here!) and Chip also did an interview with the amazing guys over at “The Shortlisted - Entertainment & Music Magazine”. You can check out that fantastic interview here.
Finally, this weekend marks the recommencing of the Gold Tour in Northampton & Wimbledon and for a lot of us, it has been over 18 months since we’ve been to a gig! We’re all so excited and we truly can’t wait to see you all.
That’s it for now, but we’ll do our best to update you with any content we get hold of throughout the Tour so please keep an eye out!
Take care and look after yourselves!
Bye for now!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021
The Sixties Gold Concerts in Aylesbury and Ipswich have unfortunately both been postponed to 2022. The concert at The Town Hall in Cheltenham has been confirmed and is back in the diary for October 20th. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
BREAKING NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
The Sixties Gold Concerts in Cambridge, Bath, Peterborough & Dundee have all been postponed to 2022. The Concerts at Aylesbury & Cheltenham are as yet to be confirmed. Please see the Tour Dates page for updated information.
We are also sorry to confirm that Steve Ellis will not be appearing on the Sixties Gold Tour this year due to ill health. We wish him well and look forward to seeing him back on the road soonest.
19th June 2021
Hoping you are all keeping safe and well. We’re all in fine fettle and getting ready for this years Sixties Gold Tour, but unfortunately, on that note, we do have some quite important announcements for you.
Due to the delayed opening of venues by the Government and all the uncertainty around the COVID-19 Pandemic, we regret to inform you that the Theatres themselves have had to postpone a number of the Concerts to 2022.
We also regret to inform you that the 6th of October at G Live, Guildford, has had to be cancelled. To summarise:
6th October - G Live, Guildford
POSTPONED TO 2022
7th October - Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
19th October - Pavilion Theatre, Plymouth
30th October - The Dome, Doncaster
3rd November - Pavilion, Weymouth
4th November - White Rock Theatre, Hastings
10th November - Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Obviously we’re aware that a lot of you will feel absolutely gutted. We feel the same. We don’t yet know when the Postponed Gigs will be, we just know that they will be next year. However, as soon as we do know anything, you’ll be the first to know.
Also, for those of you who have booked tickets to the Concerts that have been Postponed, you should hear soon (if you haven’t already) from the Theatres themselves about moving or refunding your tickets. However, if you haven’t heard anything, we ask that you contact the Theatres directly. We’re hugely sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.
I must also add that for the full Date Sheet with all the updated information can be found on the Tour Dates page. I would highly recommend that you check that out.
Also, there is just one other thing that I would like to add. I would ask you extremely kindly to not Contact Chimes International, the Promoters for the Sixties Gold Tour. They are rather busy at the current time. Like I said, the Venues themselves are usually the best Port of call. And all of their information can be found on their respective websites. Should you have any other Questions or Enquiries, I would suggest that you get in touch via our Contact Us page.
Sigh. That’s the hard bit done with. I always hate doing that bit but it must be done. Obviously if we do get any other news, good or bad, it’ll be updated on this website and you’ll all be the first to know.
I do have one bit of good news though. Our glorious Posters are going to be in the National Newspapers within the next few weeks, so please keep an eye on those! If you spot us in one of the Sunday Papers, then be sure to let us know by tagging us on our Facebook Page. You can find that by the following Link.
That’s it for now folks. I hope that next time I update you, I’ll have better news. Take care and look after yourselves.
Bye for now!
2nd March 2021
How are you? We’ve had a bit of sun in the last few days, I hope that some of you have been able to enjoy it!
I’ve just popped in to let you know of a quick change to the Sixties Gold Tour dates. As we always say: “Dates are subject to change”, and on this case, it has been the case.
I regret to inform you that both shows on the 20th June at the Theatre Royal in Norwich have been rescheduled to Sunday the 12th of September 2021. I’m sure that if you have purchased tickets the theatre will be in touch with you in due course to give you more details about the rescheduled date. I know this is very annoying since we all hoped to get back to gigs in June, and although we are receiving more and more good news every day, I think things are just taking a little bit longer to get back to normal than we originally thought!
Incidentally, if you have any confusion or questions on where the boys will be appearing and when, you can check out the full list on the Tour Dates page here. Still, it will make the party all the bigger and better when we can get back to it in September, I can’t wait!
In other better news, we’ve been working away at promo for the tour, and we thought we would show you one of our new Promo Posters! Also please stay tuned for this months edition of The Beat Magazine for a small appearance from us, though we obviously make no promises!
That’s all from me, but keep checking back for the latest updates as you never know what you might see! Take care and look after yourselves.
Bye for now!
28th January 2021
How are you? Firstly, I must wish you a Happy New Year! I hope that we all have a more positive 2021 with many more gigs and that when all this is over we can all get together! I also hope you’ve had a reasonably good Christmas under the circumstances. I know it has been rather challenging, but I hope that you were able to at least eat, drink, and be as Merry as humanly possible.
Last time I wrote, many of us were in Tier 3 or 4, and then on January 4th, Boris Johnson announced that we entered into a third national Lockdown. Fun times!! I’ve been doing things that warm my heart like gaming, watching some good TV and listening to music! I hope you have been doing similar things and that you are as well as can be and looking after yourselves.
I do have some bad news. Unfortunately, due to even more circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that The Sixties Gold Show at Reading on the 5th of October has been cancelled. As always, If you have purchased tickets, you SHOULD hear soon directly from the Theatre about getting a refund. If not then we fully advise that you contact the theatre directly. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
In other news, we have a rather exciting announcement to make. We have just added all the venues for the 2021 Sixties Gold Tour to our Tour Dates Page. You can see those here. Coming to a town near you in Autumn 2021! Additionally, most (if not all) of the Theatres have the Tickets on sale, and they are selling quite fast, so if you want to get a good seat, I recommend that you get those booked up ASAP. It really is an exciting time.
We would also like to show off some of the very SWANKY new Posters for Sixties Gold. It is one of the best line-ups and myself and the band are hugely excited to get back out on the road and see you all. You can see the other new poster on the Tour Dates page here.
In case you have forgotten, the Line-up is: The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits, The Marmalade, The Mamas & The Papas UK, Steve Ellis, The Merseybeats, Dave Berry, Gerry’s Pacemakers PLUS an extremely special guest, directly from the USA: P.J. Proby! It is shaking up to be an incredible tour with a star-studded line-up!
Talking of Gerry’s Pacemakers, we must mention the incredibly sad passing of Gerry Marsden MBE of Gerry & The Pacemakers fame passed away at the age of 78 on the 3rd of January 2021. Personally I was gutted to hear of Gerry’s passing as I’ve many happy memories of seeing him at Gigs and I know The Tremeloes have known him for 50+ years and have done many a tour with him. Jack & the whole band send their deepest condolences to Gerry’s wife, Pauline and their two daughters, Yvette & Victoria.
I cannot pass this moment without remembering Gerry for his music. “Ferry Cross The Mersey” was my favourite. A huge thanks to VinylSolution for this video.
R.I.P Gerry Marsden, 1942-2021.
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).
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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!