Notes from Geoff.

6/9/2017Geoff Thomas and Simon Dove

Geoff and Simon on Phoenix 98 fm

Phoenix FM Radio Interview

Today Simon and I were interviewed by Bob at Phoenix FM where we talked about our Searchers and Hollies Experience show which we will be performing at Brentwood Theatre on Saturday 9th September 2017. It was great fun and Bob made us really welcome. We also talked about the origins of Fat Old Dad and Mike Clarke and the Dukes ukelele band contacted us whilst we were there. Our thanks to Bob and his team. To hear the interview please click on the link below

Great Fun

Hi, it has been a busy time for us as along with Fat Old Dad we all  work on various shows and projects. Our recent Searchers and Hollies Experience show at Braintree Arts Theatre was virtually sold out and we had a terrific night with a wonderful enthusiastic audience. It was nice to hear Phil Pattie – The Manager of the theatre – say what a great show he thought it was. We will be going back there next year with our Sixties Explosion show – date to be confirmed – and we will have a lot of new numbers in that and some more of our FOD surprises !

The Empire Show moved to another date

Martin has to go into hospital on the 24th August for an operation and so we have had to move The Searchers and Hollies Experience show to Saturday December 16th at The Empire. This was really the only date available for us and for them. We thank the theatre for all their help with this and we are sorry to all those who booked to see show but we hope we will see you all on the December date. As you will understand it was something beyond Martin`s and our control and we had to make sure that his health comes first. Good News – Martin will be back performing in a couple of weeks.

The Christmas Show

Because we are moving The Searchers and Hollies Experience show to Halstead our Christmas Show this year will be at The Regal Theatre Stowmarket. This is a lovely theatre where we have put on various shows over the last 5 years or so. We have lots of ideas for this and hopefully it will be our best ever !

Well that`s all in Fat Old Dad Land at the moment. We are working with the theatres for dates for shows next year so please check the Upcoming Events section from time to time.

Fat Old Dad greetings to you all,



New Theatre Shows

We have added four new theatre shows to this years programme. After a very enjoyable and successful `Searchers and Hollies Experience` show at Witham Public Hall on March 10th the theatre invited us to go back in December with our `Sixties Explosion` show on Saturday December 8th. 2017 ( You can see what the audience said about S & H Experience as they left the theatre on our Searchers and Hollies Experience Facebook page ).

Halstead Empire – We have been invited to perform The Searchers and Hollies Experience at The Empire Theatre, Halstead on Saturday August 26th and we will be going back to the Empire on December 16th 2017 with our Christmas Special which will be a complete new show.

We have also been invited to return to The Regal Theatre, Stowmarket on Friday December 1st 2017 with our Christmas Special, which, we have not performed there before. We have performed S & H Experience and Sixties Explosion before and the audiences have been great so it should be a lot of fun.

The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft – We are looking forward to performing at this lovely little theatre in Lowestoft in the holiday Season. We have two dates in 2017 – Saturday August 19th for Sixties Explosion and Saturday September with The S & H Experience. Hopefully we will meet up with our Norfolk / Suffolk fans at this very welcoming theatre.

There are many other things in the pipeline and I will keep you all informed on this page with any further news.

You can also write to us on our facebook pages which are

The Searchers and Hollies Experience  on facebook and Fat Old Dad on Facebook.

Hope to see you somewhere soon.


Radio Interview

Martin and I had a very enjoyable Sunday morning recently when we appeared on The Dave Heaney Show on Leisure F M Radio. Dave interviewed us for an hour and it was great fun. He played some songs from our album `Right Here, Right Now` and other tracks from the 60`s and 70`s. We also spoke about our Searchers & Hollies Experience shows  and our Sixties Explosion shows that are coming up in 2017 ( please see the gig guide for dates )  You can listen to the interview by going to the connection on our facebook page:-

Below are pictures of Martin and myself in the Leisure FM Studio.