Assembly Rooms ready to welcome musical legends this June

Sunday, 10th May 2015

GLOBAL music legends from the 1950s and ‘60s will be bringing their timeless classics to Tamworth Assembly Rooms this June in two shows by some of the most experienced original artists on the circuit.

The Searchers and The Three Degrees are the real deal. With careers of pop stardom spanning more than six decades, they are as busy touring the world today as they were at the height of their fame.

The original boy band The Searchers will be taking audiences on a trip down memory lane on Friday, June 5th, with the original girl group The Three Degrees following hot on their heels on Saturday, June 27th.

From their early beginnings as a skiffle group formed by John McNally in the late 1950s, and through the heady days of the ‘60s as teenage idols, The Searchers have comfortably settled into the well deserved position of a band whose sound has influenced a generation of successful artists.

While the line up has changed over the years, it still includes the founder member John McNally on guitar and vocals and Frank Allen, who joined on bass guitar in the early ‘60s. They are now ably assisted by Spencer James and the newest addition Scott Ottaway.

The Searchers

The Searchers

With record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. Their special solo concert is a highly entertaining show which has been well received around the world.

It combines classics from their huge repertoire, such as Sweets for My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk in the Room, with album recordings, B-sides and anecdotes.

And despite more than 50 years of touring, The Searchers show no signs of stopping. The band is as busy and in demand as ever and frequently tours Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Europe.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see them at the Assembly Rooms for the price of £20.

World-renowned entertainers such as The Searchers are undoubtedly a tough act to follow, but Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team has managed to secure another global act in the form of The Three Degrees.

The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns and fabulous stage shows.

Originally formed in Philadelphia in 1963, the trio has retained two of its early members with Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday today performing together with Freddie Pool, who joined in 2011.

The Three Degrees have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and are known around the world for mega hits such as When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol’ Man and Take Good Care of Yourself.

Tickets to see the Three Degrees on June 27th are priced at £25. A limited number are available in advance at the price of £22.50.

Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at, in person from Tamworth Tourist Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.