Behind the Scenes of the Sensational 60s Experience

News 6 January 2023
The Sensational 60s Experience

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What is the show about?

The biggest and best 60s show is coming to Bournemouth for one night only on Thu 5 May, with a brand new production for 2022. The Sensational 60s Experience brings you a three hour 60s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat!

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years, come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself. Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60s show of 2022.

How does the show prepare?

The sound crew arrive at the venue for the 2.30pm load in. After all the equipment is loaded in it’s time to rig the sound system, backline, and drums. Then our engineers line check the PA system and each microphone and amplifier. By 4.30pm, it's all up and running and waiting for the artistes to arrive and sound check.

Each artist is allocated a slot in which to sound check. This starts with the act who is closing the show and our engineers work backwards the last act to sound check is the first act who opens the show. The artists are all sound checked by 5.30pm. It’s very regimental and it works to everyone’s advantage, as when you have 18 musicians on tour it needs to run methodically and smooth. After sound check, our engineers and crew go for dinner and a short well-earned rest.

The audience normally start coming into the theatre about 6pm usually for pre-show drinks and dining. The auditorium doors open at 7pm which is half an hour before showtime, by which time all the acts are ready to perform.

Each act is designated a 30 minute spot, this allows them to perform their biggest hits. The exact same routine happens every show day, basically the whole show runs like a well-oiled machine!

Who does the show star?

MIKE PENDER MBE (original voice of The Searchers)

The Searchers were formed by Mike Pender and John McNally originally as a Skiffle group in Liverpool in 1959. As they went into the 60s they turned to mainstream pop. They were rivalled only by The Beatles and Gerry and The Pacemakers. The band notched up 6 UK top ten hits with 3 of those reaching number one and spent 36 weeks in the top 10, of which 7 of those weeks were at the number 1 spot. Hits include Needles And Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sweets For My Sweet, When You Walk In The Room.

THE TREMS (former members of The Tremeloes)

Starting out as an English beat group founded in Dagenham, Essex in 1958, originally called Brian Poole And The Tremeloes. Hits include Even The Bad Times Are Good, Do You Love Me, Call Me Number One and Silence Is Golden.


Originally called Dave Dee And The Bostons formed in 1961. Changing their name to Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky, Mick and Tich in 1964. In 1966 the band were in the charts for 50 weeks out of 52. In Germany alone in 1967, record sales out sold The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hits include Bend It, Zabadak and The Legend Of Xanadu plus many more.


Hailing from Birmingham, England, the band first came into prominence in 1964 with their hit single Caroline, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio Station of the same name. Other classics include Storm In A Teacup, You’ve Got Your Troubles, Freedom Come Freedom Go.


Originally convened as a backing group from Manchester, the band were largely associated with Billy J Kramer. Hits include Little Children, The Cruel Sea, Do You Want To Know A Secret.