Mike Pender – Searchers

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 20:05 | Category : Podcasts
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Mike Pender, one of The Searchers’ founder members and former lead singer talks about some of the key tracks from his career. The Searchers – Sweets For My Sweet (At the Iron Door: Their Earliest Recordings) (Castle Music, 2002 rec 1963) The Searchers – Beautiful Dreamer (Live at the Star Club, Bear Records, 2002 rec 1963) The […]

Mike Pender – Origins of the Searchers and The Search for Myself

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 20:56 | Category : Interview
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The Searchers were one of the biggest bands of the Merseybeat scene, with a string of timeless 60s hits and critically acclaimed releases until the early 1980s. Mike Pender, one of the band’s founder members and lead singer in this period has finally told his story through his autobiography ‘Origins of the Searchers and The Search for […]

The Hollies

The Strange Brew pays tribute to the timeless harmonies and songwriting talents of The Hollies through a choice selection of tracks written, covered and/or played by the Mancunian legends. The Hollies – Schoolgirl (The Hollies At Abbey Road 1966 To 1970, EMI, 1998 rec 1967) The Everly Brothers – Signs That Will Never Change (Two Yanks in England, […]

Merseybeat Sunset

1966 is understood to be the year when Merseybeat era ground to a halt. A time when the chart hits dried up and bands that were hot a few years before became anachronisms compared with new more progressive psych sounds from London. But what really happened? In fact what we saw was Mersey acts regroup […]