The Sensational Sleepers
In 1964, The Beatles opened up a floodgate of absolutely FAB music by groups such as the Yardbirds, The Animals, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Nashville Teens, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Zombies…the list goes on and on. Never in pop music history has there been such a run of success from a single source: impeccably crafted songs, rich in harmony and melody...and to this day unequaled. Fab-ulous though those Four Mop Tops from Liverpool were, the catalogue of wonderful music that emerged alongside of them was stunning in proportion and staying power.
Performing songs like We Gotta Get Outa This Place, You Really Got Me, Look Through Any Window, Heart Full of Soul, She's Not There, Yeh Yeh and Tobacco Road, The Sleepers give their audiences a rare opportunity to hear those songs that are so often overshadowed by the greatness of John, Paul, George and Ringo, impeccably performed by the heirs apparent: The Sleepers. (Audiences are still bound to hear plenty of Beatles to satisfy: Help!, Ticket To Ride, You Can’t Do That, A Hard Days Night, and many more.)
The members of The Sleepers ALL cut their musical teeth on these songs. Between then and now, they have all done stints as sidemen with many of the American foundational groups of the sixties: The Coasters, The Drifters, Platters, Tommy Roe, Lou Christie, Jay (and The Americans) Black, Dion, The Shirelles, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and (most notably) as the core-quartet for Gene Pitney.
Besides their experience on the national scene, Gary G, Gordon Tilly and Gary R have been members of high profile local, regional and national groups such as SIMBA, CITY MOUSE, RUE NOUVEAU and TILLERMAN'S CARNIVAL, to name a few. It can easily be said that these four musicians are deeply rooted in the material they will be presenting, providing a wonderful time machine ‘look and listen’ to the music that changed the world! The Sleepers.