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1999

After a well earned Holiday the year kicked off at the Willows, Salford, followed by the Music Hall in Manchester, and John Stokes says he’ll never forget performing at the famous Galtimore in London where he received a globe award from the “IrishWorld” newspaper for his services to music.

Other shows that stand out in their minds are:

The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton for the second time appearing in nine shows, followed by a nationwide tour, that included the Empire, Hackney, The Grand, Swansea, The Theatre Royal and the New Theatre Hull.

Particularly enjoyed was a short tour of Yorkshire with their pal Craig Douglas plus Mike Berry and the Vernon Girls.

Probably the most rewarding thing they did was the “Young World Tour” appearing with other great artists like Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, Beverly Craven and the compere was Ted Rodgers best remembered for the T.V. show 3,2,1.
John recalls: “We were on stage at the first venue, London's Wembley Arena, singing Diane as a sound check when Ted came walking in and shouted up: “Now THAT'S The Bachelors!”

For Jonathan the things that stand out would be that we followed Cliff Richard who had done it the year before, appearing at the Manchester Evening News Arena in front of 16,000 people - and closing the show at the Point Theatre, Dublin with I Believe. We were joined on stage by eight beautiful young Irish girls supported by over 1,000 children in the choir, the children were the real stars and that applied to the whole tour.

1999 was to see John Stokes Bachelors do their first dates at Warners Holiday Centres, and yes they went back to the North Pier, Blackpool, in a show with Little and Large and up and coming newcomer Lauren Waterworth - this time as top of the bill!

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