March 7th - Butlins:
May22nd - Warners: Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford
September 25th - Warners: Thoresby Hall (Notts)
October 23rd - Warners: Bembridge Coast Hotel, Isle of
November 12th - Butlins: Skegness
the New Seekers performances are generally part of the special
70's weekends organised by Warners and Butlins. Those who
have seen them recently woud recommend any of the fans to go along
and see their show:
re visiting the New Seekers in cabaret and concert today and expecting
a vastly different set from their hit making days would be dissapointed,
however not a soul in today's audience felt that. Albeit
with a slightly different line-up, they are still instantly recognisable
as world class hit makers, most of their hits are featured and
most importantly the New Seekers still do what they always did
best - perform live wonderfully.
Paul, Francine, Mick, Donna and Mark
backed by Roger and Sebastian
(Photo from Hungerford Performance, May 2004)
it's their chart toppers such as Circles, Beg, Steal
or Borrow and You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
which the audience recognise, covers of other artists songs
given the New Seekers magic are received equally well. Combining
I Don't Want To Hear About It with The First
Cut Is The Deepest is a winning combination for Mick Flinn
and Donna Jones whose voices are as tuneful and forceful as ever.
Their commitment to the group is admirable and nothing if
not first class. 'New Girl' Francine Rees brings a freshness
and humour to the line up adding her own style to the groups sound.
Paul Layton, ever vigil after so many years and duly dedicated,
is put into the spotlight for his rendition of 2 Bee Gees songs
and they are magnificent. Why was Paul never show-cased
way back? The other recent addition to the group, Mark Hankins
is a commited and superb guitarist with a vast pedigree and his
harmonies are pure 'New Seekers'.
“This current line up compiment each other as well as any
line up who have carried the New Seeker name since their formation
and capture the magic, warmth and fun which the group's name represents.
Roger Warburn, regular on backing guitar and Sebastian Hankins
on drums enrich the sound further.
“Teach The World To Sing is repeated as an encore,
demanded by the audience, a familiar site at the groups shows
at Warners hotels and Butlins venues today. A show which
should not be missed”.
Songs They Sang Together:
Song Of Love
I Can't Let Go
I Get a Little Sentimental Over You
What Have They Done To My Song, Ma?
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
Don't Want to Talk About It/The First Cut Is The Deepest
Massachussettes/You Dont Know What It's Like (Bee Gees /Everly
Brothers featuring Paul, Mick and Mark)
I Want You
Beg, Steal or Borrow
Pinball Wizard/See Me, Feel Me
I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing
L-R: Paul, Fran, Donna, Marty, Cathy, Mick
gathered from as far away as Holland and
the USA for an afternoon of sharing memories, scrapbooks and music
with past and present members of the New Seekers. Most of
the current line-up: Paul Layton, Donna Jones, Mick Flinn, Francine
Rees and Roger Warburn, were joined by Cathy
Logan, Brian Engel and Marty Kristian and former fanclub secretary
Christine (Jill) Webster. A wonderful chance for fans to
catch up with old and new members of the group, who shared many
anecdotes of their years with the New Seekers and a few memories
of Peter Doyle and lead a singalong of some of
the New Seekers' best loved hits.
L-R: Roger, Fran, Brian, Mick, Cathy, Donna
Must Believe in Magic
Cathy Logan appeared
as the special guest in the Geoff Bailey's Dancers show We
Must Believe in Magic at the Comberton Performance Hall
near Cambridge on 30th and 31st January, 2004.
all New Seekers fans past and present already know and love
Cathy (formerly Kathy Ann Rae) she certainly needs no introductions
however not everyone may have expected such a sophisticated
and classy act as we were treated to here at this new venue
in Comberton. It's only due to the lack of theatres and
variety shows that Cathy hasn't gone on to be a huge solo star
in the UK and elsewhere and certainly not because of a lack
of star quality. This lady glitters and shines as a star
performer in a simple but effective set allowing us to hear
the voice without being distracted by flashing lights and over
produced music. A wonderful backing tape allows Cathy
to perform well-rehearsed and familiar songs by such artists
as: Crystal Gale, Bonnie Raitt and the Eagles and a wonderful
interpretation of Will Young's recent hit: Right Now, is a perfect
number for her. A full house was spell bound as each song
filled the room with Cathy's powerful and distinctive voice.
A brief but warm reference to the New Seekers reminded
us of her days as a top performer and with a bit of luck there
is no reason why Cathy couldn't repeat that success once more.
Catch her again soon.
“A wonderful display from
Geoff Bailey's versatile dancers completed this wonderful evening
arranged by Mr. Bailey.” - Nic
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