The Searchers @ Regent Centre 26 Aug - just cos I was thereThis Friday night finds me at an unusual venue for me for gigs – the Christchurch Regent Centre. The Searchers are in town and my friend from the station, Geneen, needs a lift to see them again. The show is slightly different to the last time I reported on them; more of the 60’s hits have been included than previously seen.

The Searchers @ Regent Centre 26 AugWhat is again surprising is the large number of original hits they had, many of them going on to be covered by other artists. The only covers they play are Del Shannon’s Runaway, and The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man, simply since the Byrds said their sole influence for that was The Searchers.