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244) patricia ann pentland 
Location: newcastle upon tyne
Thursday, 9 October 2014 11:04 AM  Write a comment

Hi Mike I was sorry you did not appear at the Cavern last month I had bought two tickets and booked into the Alephi Hotel for one night.I have noticed you are appearing in Newcastle next year so hope to see you then


243) Paul Nielsen 
Location: Fremont, CA
Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:21 PM  Write a comment

Mike:

After a 4 and 1/2 hour flight from Chicago seeing Felix Cavaliere's Rascals I made it to the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA for the 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion Tour Show. Had a Blast! Your segment was AWESOME!

Hope to see you perform again someday soon!

Take care!

Paul


242) Tim Goodrich 
Location: San Francisco
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:33 PM  Write a comment

Hi Mike, I saw your show with the British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California last Sunday night. It was an amazing show and I enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the boys at the signing afterwards. You looked and sounded great! It was so cool turning my Persian wife on to your music thru the years.

I just wanted to tell you that as a 63 year old American bloke, I was in 7th Grade when the Brit Invasion came and it was literally the soundtrack to my life and millions of others. But, of all the bands, including The Beatles, The Searchers were my 'Go To' band. And they still are. As much as I loved all the other groups, The Searchers were my favorite. I even thought the name for the group was so cool and appropriate for your sound…..a kind of searching for love, or a place in the world kind of thing….perfect! I was instantly and instinctively drawn to your incredible Everly Brothers-like harmonies and the unique sound of your guitars, which I assume was a function of using the electric 12-strings with the Vox amps.

I always thought that you Mike, had one of the greatest voices in rock. I would listen to those early songs, headphones on, and hear every nuance of your vocal interpretations and phrasings; the way you would pronounce words in the lyric; the way all your voices blended together.

Hell, I still catch that BOUNCE or MOVEMENT, for lack of a better term, when your harmonies mesh on the word 'Bound' (as in "…BOUND FOR MOVING ON…”) in your version of the great 'Four Strong Winds'. In my estimation, by far, the best version!!!!! It changed my life. 'Don't Throw Your Love Away' was 'our song' for my first girlfriend and me. And coincidentally, our other song was 'Bad To Me' played by Billy J Kramer just the other night. What memories. What innocence!!!!!

I guess my favorite album (and I don't remember the name of it?), contained amazing gems like the beautiful 'Each Time' , 'Four Strong Winds', 'You Got no Love', and the really exquisite 'Till I Met You' (one of the great love songs of all time). What can I say? I'll never forget seeing you all on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. I remember really enjoying the drumming and antics of Chris Curtis. What charisma! I remember hearing 'Bumble Bee' (the one you ridiculed the other night) for the first time and just wondering how you got that sound? I couldn't tell if it was the organ or the guitar or both getting that rich warm ANALOG sound. How did you get that sound?

I could go on and on. But, I'll close by saying that ever since I first heard your band and the others, like millions of guys/girls, I started playing guitar and have ever since. Again, I would love to know what the recipe was on how you got that distinctive sound? Was it simply the Vox amp and the 12-String? Were there other tricks? Beside being a guitarist, I'm a amateur sound engineer with my own studio in my house, so I'm always trying to pick a part sounds, almost like an alchemist, fumbling around with the knobs blindly hoping to strike gold. And I even have an old Vox AC30 hoping that I'll someday know how to use it to approximate your sound.

Thank you so much for the great music and inspiration!

Regards, absolutely your greatest fan, Tim Goodrich San Francisco.


241) Peter Clarke 
Location: San Jose, California
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:55 PM  Write a comment

From Clarkie. ... Dear Mike, I know I caught you unawares the other night, ... but what you said and how you said it meant so very much to me ..... You were so lovely. ..... Thanks, Pete.


240) Mark A. Guardino 
Location: California
Monday, 22 September 2014 08:49 AM  Write a comment

Mike, Just saw your show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, You were GREAT !!!!
I was the guy with the blond girl,that you were so kind to come from behind the table to take a picture with. Also I had the program from 1986, That you weren't in that I thought you were.
Thanks for being such a Gentleman, We know QUITE a few Rockstars some very well, I was told you're a great guy and you proved it.


239) Dara Roberts 
Location: USA
Friday, 19 September 2014 09:53 PM  Write a comment

Great show at the Keswick, PA last weekend Mike! Good Luck with the rest of the tour and safe travels back to England! You are welcome on this side of the pond anytime! Hope to see you soon!


238) Richard Brubaker 
Location: Colorado USA
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:18 AM  Write a comment

Mike, you've been an influence since the beginning (of course you were 22 and I was 12), thanks is not enough to someone who has so much to do with my career.
May you continue to enjoy good health and voice 'till I catch up to you!
Ritchie


237) Ray Paul 
Location: Rochester, NY
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:07 PM  Write a comment

Mike, What a thrill and an absolute pleasure it was meeting you and talking with you last Friday at the Wellmont in Montclair, NJ. You are one of my true musical heroes. When you meet up with John Wicks in L.A., give him my best. Hope the tour is going well. Cheers! RP


236) Joe Hely 
Location: New Jersey, USA
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 02:27 AM  Write a comment

Great to meet you at the Wellmont theater in Montclair on 9/12/14. Thought your performance was great! Hope to see you again soon!


235) Mavis Coleman 
Location: Middlesbrough
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:56 AM  Write a comment

Can't wait to see you perform and hear some of my favourite Searchers songs tomorrow at The Beechwood + Easterside S Club a blast from the past.. Whey heh! What a night it's gonna be x


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