Former Tremeloe returns to Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 11:06 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:24 24 May 2010

SIXTIES singing sensation Brian Poole is to make a welcome return to Congresbury War Memorial Hall next month. The former lead singer with The Tremeloes will be taking to the main stage on June 9

SIXTIES singing sensation Brian Poole is to make a welcome return to Congresbury War Memorial Hall next month.The former lead singer with The Tremeloes will be taking to the main stage on June 9.Organiser and war memorial hall landlord Jim Redstone said: "Brian went down a storm last time he was here and due to the success of that gig, we have invited him back again."Tickets are selling fast, so I would advise anyone who wants to ensure their seat to get in touch as soon as possible."Brian Poole and the Tremeloes was founded in 1959 and the group began its career as Buddy Holly mimics.The band's popularity soared after playing at US air bases and dance halls, with its big break coming in 1961 when they were booked by the BBC for the popular radio show Saturday Club.Hits such as Do You Love Me, Candy Man and Silence is Golden followed.After the hits dried up, Brian Poole left in 1966 for a solo career and The Tremeloes continued without him, making records until 1971.Tickets for the Brian Poole gig are £10 and can be purchased at the memorial hall social club bar or by ringing 01934 832727.

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