THERE’S a second busy weekend this month for Keighley band The Oldertones as they take their 60s covers on the road.

The Oldertones, now fronted by long-time local club singer Craig Carlisle, last weekend played Cross Roads, Oakworth and Southport.

On Friday October 28, they can be seen at the Bingley Tavern and on Saturday at Addingham Village Club.

Craig said the band, who also comprise Roy Crabtree, Ian Wilkinson and Graham Dixon, exclusively played Sixties covers.

He said they drew on members’ extensive experience in local bands like Young Gifted And White, Me And Mi Mates, Supernova, Ford Prefects, Gangsters Of Soul and Kool Jerx.

He said: “There’s the Merseybeat music like The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers and the Searchers, right through to the big American hits by The Beach Boys and The Four Seasons.

“We dress up in the clothes of the day and the idea is that the crowd feel they could actually be watching a local covers band in the 1960s.

“The band is starting to become really popular and gigs are starting to pour in at quite an alarming rate.

“We have already been asked to play at popular Sixties weekends. We have some gigs coming up in Keighley in November including a charity night at Victoria Hall in aid of Manorlands.”

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All four members of played for many years in local bands, Craig as a solo singer and in bands with Young Gifted And White, Supernova and Me And Mi Mates with Oldertones bassist Roy Crabtree.

Roy has also played in the past with Oldertones guitarist Ian Wilkinson and Graham Dixon, such as the mega-popular Gangsters Of Soul and Kool Jerx. Roy and Graham played together in rock ‘n’ roll outfit the Ford Prefects.

The Undertones were formed about four years ago, but Roy and Ìan are the only remaining original members.