The Tremeloes play free Coventry gig

The Tremeloes are set to play The Isle Casino

January 7, 2009


A BAND once chosen over The Beatles by a major record label are to play a free gig in Coventry.

The Tremeloes, who had a number of hits in the 1960s, will be playing The Isle Casino at the Ricoh Arena.

Their top ten songs included Twist and Shout, Here Comes My Baby, Silence is Golden and Do You Love Me.

Casino bosses booked the gig in a bid to show they are not just a gambling venue.

Val Saunders, Isle Casino commercial manager, said: “This promises to be a fantastic way to launch our 2009 entertainments programme.

“The Tremeloes are famous for being chosen ahead of The Beatles by Decca when they auditioned on the same day.

“The Tremeloes forged a long and successful career in an industry during the 1960s which was packed with talented singers and musicians.

“Their hits are just as well known today which proves their longevity and I’m sure they will be a big hit with a whole new generation of fans as well as those who remember them from the first time around – including myself.

“Lady G’s was the winner of the Godiva Award 2008 for best live performance venue and The Tremeloes will sound great in there.

“We will be having a mix of original artists and tribute acts in Lady G’s throughout the year as The Isle Casino continues to offer a varied entertainment programme to prove that we are more than just a gaming destination.”

The Tremeloes still have two members of the original line-up – lead vocalist Dave Munden and guitarist Rick West.

They will be performing on Friday, January 23 at 10pm along with musicians Jeff Brown and Joe Gillingham.
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