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A tribute to The Shadows

Hank Marvin and The Shadows.
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  • The nostalgic sounds of 1960s guitar pioneer, Hank Marvin will vibrate in Torremolinos on Saturday 21 October

The nostalgic sounds of 1960s guitar pioneer, Hank Marvin will vibrate in Torremolinos on Saturday 21 October.

Fender Swing, presented by JOLIS, a celebrated musician from Granada, is a tribute to Hank Marvin and The Shadows, the mythical English instrumental group who were once Cliff Richards' backing band.

The Shadows have had almost 70 UK chart singles since they began at the end of the 1950s, 35 of which are credited to the Shadows, and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

The four-piece band was at the forefront of the UK beat-boom and they were the first backing band to emerge as stars in their own right. Their range covers pop, rock, surf rock and ballads, all with that special sound that Marvin created with his famous Fender Telecaster.

Saturday's show will present some of The Shadows classic songs, including their chart-topping hit, Apache, as well as other well-known instrumental pieces of the era.

Jolis has had a life-long obsession with Hank Marvin and he has already performed his tribute show in various parts of Spain. It was the enthusiasm of the audiences that prompted him to record two special albums, Fender Swing and Fender Swing II, both dedicated to the Fender Telecaster and the masters of the instrument.

The tribute show, which begins at 8.30pm, will be held in the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre in Torremolinos. Tickets for the event, which cost 12 euros, are available from post offices and www.canalticket.es. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert.

The show promises to be a must for those who remember that classic Fender sound of the instrumental bands of the 1960s, because Jolis is one of the masters of the instrument.