When you think of the 1960’s, you think of the golden era of music with so many hits.
For those fortunate to be there, the Swinging Sixties was a magical time for popular music, a truly golden age which spun hit after hit.
And one of the most memorable was The McCoys’ interpretation of Hang On Sloopy, which became a monster success, and is still hugely popular today.
And it was being there, loving that wonderful time and its songs, which led to four talented British musicians fostering their special memories, preserving them for live audiences to enjoy anew today, keeping alive the McCoys name, with Hang On Sloopy and Spencer Davis Keep on Running being just two examples of a superb repertoire from the Sixties.
Meet the band.
The members ofMcCoys UKare artists who, as individuals, are highly talented and often called on to deputise at short notice with other bands.
Martyn McCoy. Drums and vocals
Martyn McCoy, who started playing in 1965, is a powerhouse drummer who frequently works as a session player for groups such asThe Cufflinks andBilly Fury Tribute. Previous bands includeHedgehoppers Anonymous,Why Not,and for the last 26 years, Martyn teamed full time with top midlands 60’s harmony bandKrys.
Ian Michael. Lead vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm guitar
Ian Michael is musical director of McCoys uk, has tremendous experience across themusic spectrum, having worked as keyboard player, musical director, vocalist, guitarist, band leader (resident holiday park band) and sound engineer and worked directly with luminaries such asToni Iomi, Glenn Hughes, Su Pollard, Matthew Kelly, John Bishop, Mamma’s Boys(Cliff Richard’s backing vocalists),Sight N Sound, Blade, RocketandTearsto name but a few.
In recent years Ian had toured as a solo performer for Air Tours and Thomson Holidays, and in a resident duo for Thomson Gold.
Allen Austin. Lead vocals, Bass guitar
Allen started his career in 1965 with the Mod Group, The Elite. He had a successful recording career with the Wolverhampton band The Montanas. Later in 1977, he formed the 60s band, KRYS and had great success on the club circuit for forty two years. Allen also portrayed Billy, in a Billy Fury Tribute Show. Now once again happily playing alongside Martyn McCoy, who was also with the band KRYS.
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