Tribute band head to The Hawth to keep The Shadows’ sound alive

The Bootleg Shadows
The Bootleg Shadows

It’s more than 50 years since Hank B Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan recorded Apache, the monster hit that launched The Shadows’ instrumental career.

The Bootleg Shadows play their own tribute with a date at the Hawth Studio, Crawley, on Saturday, November 21, at 7.30pm.

Spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor said: “With their immaculate appearance, synchronised dance movements and clean, pure melodic sound, The Shadows chalked up 35 hits of their own (not counting another 33 hits with Cliff Richard), giving them more hits than any other British group and securing them a unique place in the annals of popular music.

“Today The Shadows make few live appearances but The Bootleg Shadows keep their live sound alive by performing a fantasy concert that encompasses The Shadows amazing career from 1960 up until the early ’80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as ‘Apache’, ‘Foot Tapper’, ‘Man of Mystery’, ‘Atlantis’, ‘Kon Tiki’, plus many, many more.

“In the company of Geoff, Keith, Tony, Tim and Binks, the audience is taken on a tour of The Shadows career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember. For anyone who loves the sounds of the ’60s – and enjoys a few laughs on the way – The Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute that has audiences humming the tunes and doing The Shadows famous walk long after they have left the theatre.”

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