Out to bend the minds of a new generation

The New Mindbenders
The New Mindbenders

A groovy kind of nostalgia is on the menu next weekend, when The New Mindbenders play Preston’s Continental pub this Friday, January 17.

The New Mindbenders features Michael Carroll on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica, Pete Hughes on lead guitar and vocals, Clarke Taylor on bass guitar and vocals and Chris Jopson on drums.

Pete and Michael began performing with The New Mindbenders in the 1980s along with former Hollies bass guitarist Eric Haydock.

The band toured for about three years before changing the name of the band to The Eric Haydock Band which then became known as Eric Haydock Ex Hollies. Pete and Mick spent the next 15 years touring all over the world.

Mick and Pete were already hit makers by then, having had a number one in Australia in the 70s with the song Too Much Fandango under the name of Ritzi.

Today joined by Clarke Taylor and Chris Jopson, The New Mindbenders perform all the classic Mindbenders hits including ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’, ‘The Game Of Love’, ‘The Letter’, ‘Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um’ and more, along with classic 60s hits and rarities from the likes of Goffin & King and Arthur Alexander.

It starts at 8pm on Friday January 17 and entry is free.