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Herman's Hermits, the legendary sixties pop band, with 23 hit records, selling over 80 million copies. Multi-Million streams and downloads, hugely successful tours in the UK, America, Australia, Europe and the wider world, they still rank as one of the most successful popular music acts the UK has ever produced.The band's original drummer, Barry Whitwam, is still touring with a fabulous band and entertaining audiences of all ages. With a repertoire of classic hits, such as "I'm into Something Good", "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", and "There's a Kind of Hush", Herman's Hermits is a must-see act for any fan of sixties pop music.

Formed in 1964, Manchester, England; Herman’s Hermits are, to this day, a popular touring band, thrilling audiences worldwide with their unique sound and warm humour. Originally called Herman and The Hermits (this was changed to Herman’s Hermits to reflect the band as a whole) they were very much part of the teenage revolution taking place in Modern Britain. With this in mind, Producer Mickie Most saw the massive potential of the band and took them under his wing… they charted later that year with the multi-million selling No.1 Hit “I’m Into Something Good”.

In addition to chart success, Herman’s Hermits have starred in three films, countless TV appearances worldwide including, “The Royal Variety Performance” and in the USA “The Ed Sullivan Show”… 5 times! All of which have contributed to the longevity and continued success of Herman’s Hermits.

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Tour Dates

JULY 2024

Sat 13 CORTON COASTAL RESORT

Warners 0330 1029953

AUGUST 2024

Sat 3 DUSTON NORTHAMPTON
Wed 7 LYSTANLAEGGET HOLSTEBRO

Denmark  

Thur 22 LUBECK FREILICHTBUHNE

Germany

Fri 23 SALZWEDEL KULTURHUS

Germany

Sat 24 WALDBUHNE AHMSEN

Germany

SEPTEMBER 2024

60th Anniversary Tour
Thurs 5 Corn Exchange  NEWBURY
60th Anniversary Tour
Thurs 12 New Theatre PETERBOROUGH
60th Anniversary Tour
FRI 13 Platform MORECOMBE 
60th Anniversary Tour
Sun 15 Hippodrome EASTBOURNE

01323802020

60th Anniversary Tour
Thurs 19 Theatre by the Lake KESWICK

01768774411

60th Anniversary Tour
Sat 21 Theatre Royal ST HELENS
60th Anniversary Tour
Wed 25 Brewhouse TAUNTON

01823283244

60th Anniversary Tour
Mon 30 THE GRAND BLACKPOOL

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OCTOBER 2024

60th Anniversary Tour
Fri 4 Memorial Theatre FROME
60th Anniversary Tour
Sat 5 Medina Theatre NEWPORT
         ISLE OF WIGHT
60th Anniversary Tour
Sun 6 Redgrave Theatre BRISTOL
60th Anniversary Tour
Wed 9 Plaza STOCKPORT
60th Anniversary Tour
Fri 11 The Deco (The Old Savoy) NORTHAMPTON
60th Anniversary Tour
Sun 13 White Rock Theatre HASTINGS
60th Anniversary Tour
Fri 18 The Regent CHRISTCHURCH
60th Anniversary Tour
Sun 20 Grand Theatre SWANSEA 
            Theatr Y Grand ABERTAWE
60th Anniversary Tour
Thur 24 Queens Theatre BARNSTAPLE
60th Anniversary Tour
Fri 25 Riverfront NEWPORT
60th Anniversary Tour
Sun 27 Eric Morecambe Centre HARPENDEN

Behind The Band

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Barry 'Bean' Whitwam

Born 21 July 1946 in Prestbury, England. Started drumming at the age of 14 years whilst still at school.

On leaving school at 15 to take up a career as a ladies hairdresser, he filled in the weekend nights playing with “Danny and the Demons”. Soon the pressure of trying to do both jobs resulted in the decision to leave the salon and concentrate on the drums though only on condition that he practiced for 8 hours a day – a promise made to his father. In April 1964 he joined “Herman and the Hermits” and the group’s name was immediately changed to HERMAN’S HERMITS. He has been with Herman’s Hermits non-stop since 1964, performing in the USA more than 150 times.

One of the high points of his career was meeting Elvis Presley in Hawaii in the 60’s. He has a photograph to prove it! He has several nicknames due to his reputation as a joker but is usually known as “Bean”.

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Jamie Thurston

Jamie was born in Scunthorpe, England… at a very early age! His love of music stems from childhood, listening to his parents record collection on their old “Ferguson” radiogram, his favourite era, of course, being the 1960s.

As long as he can remember, Jamie has always been a performer. Having taken part in school productions and local theatre from a teenager, Jamie’s love of performing led him to train to be an Actor, which allowed him the privilege of being paid to do what he loves best and to travel all over the UK and further afield, in numerous Theatre productions as well as working in Film and Television.

After several years performing in bands, Jamie joined ‘60s rockers The Tornados in 2014 and spent 6, great, years as their frontman.

In 2020, Jamie was delighted to be asked to become a member of the legendary Herman’s Hermits and very much looks forward to historying with the lads and meeting you all along the way.

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John Summerton

John’s musical path started with Dagenham band The Young Revival, at age 11 and appeared on Blue Peter and later progressed into 70s band Flintlock, releasing 4 albums and 10 singles, with “Dawn” making the top 30 in 1976 with appearances on “Top of the Pops”. FLINTLOCK also were featured on TV shows like “You must be Joking” and “Paulines Quirks”.

After 2 tours in Japan and the changing music scene Flintlock finished in 1980.

John is an acomplished guitarist and a great singer, who has shared the stage with Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and John Illsley (Dire Straits). A highlight was when he was asked to sing and play “Reeling in the Years” at the Giants of Rock with Steely Dan’s Elliott Randall!

The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd came next where John took lead vocals for a few tours in Europe and the UK.

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Tony Young

In the 80’s and 90’s Tony became a backing musician for such celebrated artistes such as Billy. J. Kramer, Brian Poole and PJ Proby and many more. For over 20 years Tony was the band leader and keyboard player for Gerry and the Pacemakers until Gerry’s retirement in 2018.

Enjoying many tours overseas including the States, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, Tony in between touring, has done a number of BBC sessions for hit duo “Alicia’s Attic” and writing radio jingles with Gerry.

In 2018 Tony was enlisted on to the panel to be a music examiner for Trinity College London.

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