The New Seekers come to Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:53 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:26 10 June 2010

The New Seekers, one of the UK s most sucessful vocal group of the seventies will be performing a concert at Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, August 15, as part of their In Perfect Harmony tour of British theatres.

The New Seekers, one of the UK's most sucessful vocal group of the seventies will be performing a concert at Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, August 15, as part of their In Perfect Harmony tour of British theatres. The show follows a successful visit to Babbacombe last Spring and gives an opportunity for fans to hear the group perform many of their hit songs including Beg, Steal or Borrow, Circles, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me, Never Ending Song of Love and, of course, the song which sold seven million copies, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Original New Seeker Paul Layton says: "This tour has been fabulous and audiences have been pleased to see the group on the road again, which, of course, we are delighted about. The New Seekers didn't perform any shows in the UK for a few years but three years ago our manager persuaded us to get back into performing live and we have constantly since then and are looking forward to next year's 40th anniversary shows," laughs Paul... "Yes, 40 years, we never thought the group would still be 'teaching the world to sing for that long!" The manager to whom Paul refers is Nic Culverwel,l who has looked after The New Seekers for five years. Nic lives in Dawlish and it is thanks to him that The New Seekers will be performing a special private show at Sefton Hall in the afternoon en-route to Exmouth. "I am really pleased that the group are going to be playing a show for the fabulous residents of Sefton Hall," says Nic, "they are a great bunch of guys and love live entertainment and ,of course, most be will be familiar with the songs of The New Seekers so, no doubt, their combined voices will be heard around the town that day. It's a coincidence that the show falls in carnival week in Dawlish so it will add to the anticipation of the events. The New Seekers must be the biggest group ever to play in Dawlish and Southern Health Care are pleased to be welcoming them". Nic adds: "My very first job was working at the group's fan club in the early seventies when they were never out of the pop charts. I can remember one day the group arrived to collect fan letters and as a fan I was a nervous wreck. I still love their music and feel honoured to be working as their manager, particularly as they are witnessing such a great career revival. In addition to all the concerts, in the last two years we have performed at three Royal events, including Charles and Camilla's Christmas party at St James's Palace and, on July 21 this year,we attended our second garden party at Buckingham Palace, which was a fabulous day. It was arranged by The Not Forgotten Association, a wonderful charity who look after war veterans. We helped host the event along with Rolf Harris, Natalie Imbruglia, Patti Boulaye and Kate Addie and it was attended by The Princess Royal. I'm looking forward to next year's 40th anniversary and bringing the group back to Devon." In addition to the group's current Live In Concert recording, we have a new studio album due for release early in 2009 and many other exciting events planned"

For further details about The New Seekers visit their website www.thenewseekers.com or better still catch them at the Exmouth Pavilion on August 15.

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