Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers
Thursday 28th September 2017
Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to to PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay!
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits, including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many, many more as well as introducing new songs from the upcoming new Bay City Rollers album. Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits. Special promotions are available at events on: www.lesmckeown.com.
‘THE LEGENDARY BAY CITY ROLLERS! - The Story of The Bay City Rollers’ is a brand new show that has been taking UK theatres by storm and is now set to continue its run into 2017/18. Starring Les McKeown, the voice on ALL the Bay City Roller Hits, it tells the story of how ‘five ordinary guys from Edinburgh became a worldwide pop sensation!’
Join Les on a nostalgic ride back to when the world turned tartan in the mid 70’s and re-live those teenage wonder years as he recounts story’s behind the Rollers dramatic rise to fame and fortune.
Les and his fantastic 4 piece band ‘The Legendary Bay City Rollers’ perform songs that influenced the original group as they were forging there way in the music business, as well as all the Roller hits including ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Summer Love Sensation’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and ‘Shang A Lang’ to name just a few!
The show has been performing to sell out houses and has been widely acclaimed by both audiences and the entertainment media.
The Bay City Rollers notched up nine UK top ten hits including two number 1’s.
Their first two albums, ‘Rollin'’ and ‘Once Upon A Star’, stayed on the album charts for a total of 99 weeks from 1974 - 1976. ‘Bye Bye Baby’, the Rollers first number one. was the UK's biggest selling single of 1975. They even had their very own syndicated television show on both sides of the Atlantic.
The band were consistently hitting pop charts around the globe with songs such as ‘Give A Little Love’, ‘All Of Me Loves All Of You’ ’, ‘Remember’ and ‘Money Honey’.
They were mobbed wherever they went and their trademark Scottish tartan trimmed outfits seemed to be everywhere. The screams of a generation of young girls could be heard around the world.
Over a period of five years, one of the world's first ever boy bands consistently reached number one not only in Britain but all over Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. Current estimated worldwide album sales are in excess of 300 hundred million.