The Raiders are a 3 piece band specialising in look and sound of fantastic swinging 60s music by recreating songs by Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and Pacemakers and more favourites from this era.
Establishing themselves as a 60s events band to book across Hull and Lincolnshire, with authentic equipment and several suit changes, you will be getting a show which is professionally rehearsed from first note to very last.
Being a 3 piece band with Frank on drums, Ray on bass and John on guitar they can fit on the smallest of stages but also have experience and equipment for those larger venues. With band members who have played worldwide alongside groups such as Fantastics, Crying Shames they bring a professional approach to every performance.
60s Events Band The Raiders
Originally called Herman & The Hermits, they were discovered by Harvey Lisberg, who signed them up to management.
Lisberg sent a return plane ticket to Mickie Most so that he could come up from London to see the band play in Bolton.
Most became the group’s record producer, controlling all band’s output.
He emphasised a simple, non-threatening, clean-cut image, although this band originally played R&B numbers.
This helped Herman’s Hermits become hugely successful in the mid-1960s. (Wikipedia).
In common with Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein and were recorded by George Martin.
They are most remembered for being first act to reach number one in UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases: “How Do You Do It?”, “I Like It” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. (Wikipedia)
Check out this 60s band on Mixcloud.
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