The Original Irish Boy Band from the 60's.
The success story of Con & Dec Cluskey began in 1957 when, as teenagers in their home town of Dublin, they formed their first group, “The Harmonicords”. During the following four years the group achieved local notoriety through many club and concert engagements; their own 25week radio series and appearance on Hughie Green’s “Opportunity Knocks” on Radio Luxemburg, “The Carl Moore Show on Boston Radio and even “The Ed Sullivan Show” on American TV. They also made several film appearances notably in “Siege of Sydney Street” which was filmed in Dublin.
However, their first major break came in 1962 when they were contracted for a 5 week concert tour of Britain supporting Nina and Frederick. This was followed by a Summer Season in Arbroath where they were seen by Dick Rowe who signed them to Decca Records.
With their new name – THE BACHELORS- they went on to forge pop history with a string of major hits throughout the 60’s starting with “CHARMAINE”, which reached number 5 in early 1963 – followed by further enormous hits with – I BELIEVE: FARAWAY PLACES: WHISPERING: DIANE: RAMONA: I WOULDN’T TRADE YOU FOR THE WORLD: MARIE: HELLO DOLLY: THE SOUND OF SILENCE: MARTA
- 17 hit singles in all. Indeed, they even outdid The Beatles in 1964 by having 5 major chart entries.
Other major performance successes quickly followed including seasons at The London Palladium and Victoria Palace: headlining summer seasons at Blackpool: record breaking pantomime seasons: two further appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “Johnny Carson Show” in America: their first tour of Australia: two Royal Command performances: several “top of the bill” appearances on “Sunday Night at the London Palladium”: “Top of the Pops”: “Ready Steady Go”: etc..: and they even had their own T.V. series on both ITV and BBC. They continued to make numerous live cabaret and concert performances for their loyal army of fans at major venues throughout the country and overseas.
Whilst continuing to delight audiences with their staggering array of 60’s hits, the act is now spiced with new material and a choice of format to suit the ever-changing style of today’s audiences – who agree that the act is better than ever and is invariably greeted with standing ovations.
§ In Concert
§ Full Evening of Entertainment
§ An Audience with Con & Dec
§ After Dinner Speaking
§ Golf Days
Con & Dec The Bachelors are simply the most hardworking, best value for money original Star Name act on the circuit today with a guaranteed audience reaction to their show.
THE NATURAL HIGH are a three piece male vocal harmony groupcovering Soul & Motown classics from the 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's.
Their live show contains many surprises and the band are a real throwback to the golden days of the vocal supergroups like The Temptations or The Drifters.
This is mainly due to the fact that they spotlight not one or two, but three capable lead singers, sometimes all in the course of the same song !
The main ingredients are all there - a bass/baritone voice, a tenor and a falsetto & all neatly housed in The Natural High's sound.
Whilst the group cover well known classic songs on stage, they still find that they also appeal to a younger audience.
The group have many musical influences ranging from The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross right through to some more surprising choices for a soul outfit such as Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter and Burt Bacharach.
Mark Bryant, Micky Davis and Bradley Bryant are the current line-up of The Natural High - a group that was formed back in the Summer of 1992. The rest, as they say, is history and the group have been performing regularly ever since at venues throughout the UK. Reviews by both national & local press have been very warm and The Natural High are going down a storm wherever they play. One thing is for sure though when you watch this group you'll be on a Natural High !!!
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