Welcome to the new web site for the top UK Shadows tribute band, The Bootleg Shadows. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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In June 1960 Hank B Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan recorded Apache. This charted in July and became the monster hit that launched the Shadows instrumental career and founded a nation of bespectacled guitarists dreaming of acquiring their very own Fender Stratocaster and stepping out into the glaring spotlight of stardom.
With their immaculate appearance, synchronised dance movements and clean, pure melodic sound, the Shadows chalked up 35 hits of their own (not counting another 33 hits with Cliff Richard), giving them more hits than any other British group and securing them a unique place in the annals of popular music.
Today the Shadows make few live appearances but the Bootleg Shadows keep their ‘live’ sound alive by performing a fantasy concert that encompasses the Shadows amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as:
Foot Tapper, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, FBI plus many, many more
In the company of Geoff, Keith, Tony, Tim and Binks the audience is taken on a tour of the Shadows career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember. For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60’s – and enjoys a few laughs on the way – Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute that has audiences humming the tunes and doing the Shadows famous ‘walk’ long after they have left the theatre.
Our front three – Keith, Tony C and Geoff appeared on the Bill Buckley show on Radio Berkshire in September 2017. Those of you who follow rugby can think of Keith and Geoff as the props and Tony as the hooker. Here is part 1 of the interview:
and Part 2:
Millions tuned in to hear Geoff and Tony on the Clare Cavanagh show on Radio Bristol in August 2016. Well quite a few did. Listen to the clip below in case you missed it. You’ll hear about Tony’s big horn and find out more about Geoff’s surname than you ever dreamed of knowing. We put in the not so subtle edit in Wonderful Land so you don’t get all of it but it’s in full on our Audio page.