Showaddywaddy are coming to The Bier Keller
January 02, 2013
A rock and roll group who had a Christmas number one and shook hands with the Queen Mother are bringing their 40th anniversary tour to Bracknell.
Seventies favourites Showaddywaddy will be playing all the old hits at The Bier Keller at the Coppid Beech Hotel.
The band were one of the UK’s top rock and roll groups of the 1970s, clocking up 23 top 40 singles and 10 top five hits including Under the Moon of Love and Three Steps to Heaven.
In 1978 their Greatest Hits 1976-1978 album took the Christmas number one slot, and they performed more than 50 times on Top of the Pops.
They also notched up several Royal Variety performances, with the Queen Mother asking to meet them after one performance.
The six-piece band specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 50s and early 60s and dress as Teddy Boys for their gigs.
In 2008 they released their 13th studio album, The Sun Album, which they recorded at the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
They have been touring ever since, but 2013 will be a special year for the band as it marks their 40th anniversary.
To celebrate, they are embarking on a 40-date nationwide tour, kicking off in Bracknell on Friday, January 11 and rounding up in Huddersfield.
Original members Rod Deas and Romeo Challenger are still rocking out with the band and are joined by new members Andy Pelos, Dean Loach, Paul Dixon and Rob Hewins.
Tickets are £20. To book visit www.wegottickets.com/event/191712