In 2016 Alan Thompson had an idea to put a “proper” sixties band together, people who didn’t just recall it but had a passion for it. In the sixties many innovations in music developed, and over ten years it became more sophisticated both in recording and live concerts. However, during that evolution the music was often gritty and raw, still steeped in the rock’n’roll genre. It’s this feel that he wanted to recreate, an exciting, palpable heartbeat of emotion and expression, melodic but driving, innovative, and joyous. Coming from a background of being a band leader in the true sense of the word, Alan formed the Electric Theatre act in the seventies and enjoyed great success with that, playing some of the highest profile venues in the UK including the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium, and went on to tour in Europe and the Far East. They later became the backing band for Gloria Gaynor and toured the UK with her, so he is no stranger to the big stage.
The Clik cover 60’s songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Buddy Holly, Heinz, Eddie Cochrane, Them, Van Morrison, The Merseys, The Searchers, Fleetwood Mac, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Everly Brothers.
Alan was joined in The Clik by Andy Burns on bass guitar and backing vocals.
Andy has played in various north west bands, both writing and recording
original music, and later working with independent musicians like George Borowski, who was also the original lead vocalist in The Clik. His melodic
style and authentic instruments blend well to keep every song on point and earthy.
When George moved on to concentrate on his own material the hunt was on for
a top calibre replacement. Enter Colin Walker, a highly respected blues guitarist and a vocalist of exceptional talent. On drums is Dave Buck, a professional north west drummer who was for many years resident in Alvin Stardust’s band and appeared on numerous recordings and TV appearances. A quality vocalist in his own right, Dave also brings further versatility to the line up and potential to develop the set list further.
All this experience leads to a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on stage which is
infectious. Audiences are drawn in by the authentic 60s music which appeals to all ages. The enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism makes a powerful combination which powers these songs along in a style seldom experienced since they were first written.