Getting a buzz from the Hollies

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THE Hollywood Bees will buzz into Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre on Saturday for a night with the Hollies.

Labelling themselves as the The UK’s top Hollies tribute band, their two-hour show will include classic hits from the 1960s and 70s, including Here I Go Again, Bus Stop, Jennifer Eccles, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many others.

The six-piece line-up consists of Dave Sibbald, Rob Quinn, Derek Atkinson, Kelvin Roberts, Vince Manson and Phil Marshall.

Rob Quinn, in particular, boasts a fine CV of stars he has met and performed beside, including the Searchers, Lonnie Donegan, Val Doonican, Jimmy Tarbuck and his favourite, Engelbert Humperdinck.

The group have collectively performed more than 15,000 times in their careers and venues which the Hollywood Bees have played include Glastonbury, Belfast Waterfront Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Acoustic Festival of Britain.

A spokesman for the group said: “The Hollywood Bees are a superb and faithful reproduction of the original and have supported the Hollies, the Moody Blues, the Searchers and many other leading showbiz names at gigs all over Europe and the United States.”

He added: “Our aim is to bring our interpretation of those wonderful Hollies hits, along with some of the music that influenced them, to audiences who love the Hollies’ music: powerful, distinctive, catchy melodies with trademark harmonies treated in our own fashion but true to the Hollies original recordings.”

Tickets cost £14 (£12) and the show starts at 7.30pm – contact number 01721 725777.