The Ultimate tribute band dedicated to the music of The Shadows

and Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

The Shadows

pioneers of British pop and rock music.

The Shadows were there at the start of British rock and roll along with Cliff Richard. They were formed after Move It was a hit in 1958 and became arguably the first ‘supergroup’ with Cliff. The Shadows had minor hits alongside Cliff - then went to number 1 for 6 weeks with Apache in 1960 - which influenced a host of guitarists for the next five decades..

 

Wonderful Land was number 1 for 9 weeks in 1962, a record not surpassed until 1975 with Bohemian Rhapsody. Songs like Man of Mystery, Footapper, Atlantis, The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt, all recreated by the Shadohs have captivated fans and still do.

 

Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, the core band, were all known by name, recognised for their craft and renowned for the quality of their instrumentals using red Fender Stratocasters and Precision Bass. Jet and Tony left to form their own band and Brian Bennett replaced Tony. First Brian Locking and then John Rostill took over from Jet. This line-up were making singles and albums up to 1969.

The impact of the Shadows cannot be understated. The iconic image of the Shadows walk and the raised guitar necks, the horn-rimmed glasses, Vox AC30’s and echo units, a sound still pursued avidly by dedicated guitarists who want to emulate Hank and Bruce.

Matt, Mark, Gary and Nick are very proud to play the music of the Shadows to audiences of every age, keeping this music alive for the next generations.

 

The Shadohs - the foot tapping tribute to the Shadows

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