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The Tremeloes are one of the most enduring and influential bands in the history of British rock music. They have been captivating audiences worldwide for over six decades. Their journey, marked by chart-topping hits and a legacy of musical excellence, is a testament to the enduring power of their sound. With hits including Even The Bad Times Are Good, Here Comes My Baby, Suddenly You Love Me, Call Me, Hello World, Hello Buddy, My Little Lady, Me and My Life, Helule Helule, Yellow River and Silence Is Golden.

The Early Years

The Tremeloes story begins in the early 1960s when Chip Hawkes embarked on his professional music career with The Horizons, a band featuring Chip on bass and Rod Evans on vocals. Like many other young musicians of the era, The Horizons honed their craft in Germany, including Hamburg, where they played alongside legendary acts such as The Beatles, The Searchers, and Cliff Bennett.

Joining Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

In late 1965, Chip Hawkes joined Brian Poole and The Tremeloes. This lineup lasted for about a year before Brian Poole pursued a solo career, leading to the band's split. However, The Tremeloes endured, featuring Len "Chip" Hawkes, Dave Munden, Alan Blackely and Rick Westwood. It was during this period that Chip and Alan discovered the hit song Here Comes My Baby written by Cat Stevens, which became their first global hit and their initial taste of success in the United States. Over the next seven years, The Tremeloes continued to produce worldwide hits, with classics like Silence Is Golden reaching the number one spot all over the world. Many of these hits were penned by Chip Hawkes, solidifying their status as iconic British rock pioneers.

The Nashville Years and Reunion

In 1974, Chip Hawkes departed from the band and signed with RCA to record in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his family lived for five years. However, in 1979, Chip reunited with The Tremeloes, and they returned to the UK. Under Chip's leadership, The Tremeloes embarked on extensive tours, continuing to captivate audiences with their timeless sound. More recently, The Tremeloes welcomed a new generation of talent into the fold. Chip's son, Jodie, joined the band, alongside Martin Kennedy, Alan Vosper, and new recruits, Brian Spence and Colin Chisholm. This revitalised lineup, under the direction of Chip Hawkes, is a perfect blend of seasoned musicians and fresh voices, poised to carry forward The Tremeloes legacy into the future.

Meet the Band

Jodie Hawkes (Drummer/Vocalist): With four years’ experience with The Tremeloes and contributions to the Chesney Hawkes Band, Jodie brings energy and a powerful voice to the stage.

Colin Chisholm (Lead Vocalist): A star of BBC TVs The Voice and former lead singer of 70s recording stars Bilbo Baggins, Colin adds his charismatic vocals to The Tremeloes.

Al Vosper (Lead Guitar/Vocals): With four years in The Tremeloes and a history with the Chris De Burgh band for two decades, Al brings his virtuosic guitar skills and vocals to the forefront.

Brian Spence (Bass Guitar/Vocals): Known for his work with the Brian Spence Band and world tours with Black Sabbath, Brian's bass grooves are the foundation of The Tremeloes.

Martin Kennedy (Lead Guitar/Vocals): With four years in The Tremeloes and experience with the Chesney Hawkes Band, Martin's guitar prowess adds a dynamic edge to the band's sound.

The Tremeloes, with their rich history and rejuvenated lineup, continue to be a driving force in the world of British rock music. Their timeless hits and new energy make them a must-see act for both longtime fans and a new generation of music lovers. Get ready to embark on a musical journey with The Tremeloes as they write the next chapter in their legendary career.