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’s 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, 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 Notand, for the last 26 years, Martyn teamed full time with top midlands 60’s harmony bandKrys.
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.
An acoustic and bass guitarist, as well as a lead and backing singer, who for several years entertained on cruise ships before touring Britain and Europe with the Bridgetown Concert Show Band. More recently Dave has been working with Phoenix and deputising with Lynnx.
Andy started playing guitar in the early 1970s at a very young age and inherited a love of The Beatles and all things Sixties from his Dad. Andy has been running his own successful guitar tuition business since the early 90s and has been playing live for over 35 years. As well as performing solo, Andy has played with many bands, including Axis Soul Band, Coventry Mod band Pritty Green and his own 60s band The Carnaby Beats.
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