Welcome to The Fortunes new web site. The site is a point of reference for fans and agents alike. News of what is happening in 'Fortunes World' will be posted below. The Tourdates page will be kept current and up to date, but please check with the venue before venturing out! The Media Page stores low and hi-resolution images videos and biography which are all available for download. The Gallery will have pictures posted as and when they are taken and these also will be available for download. All contacts are on the Contact page.
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Just heard the very sad news that long time drummer for The Searchers, Billy Adamson (1969 / 1988) has recently passed away. The Fortunes played in many venues around the world with The Searchers over the decades, and Billy was always a true professional and a fun guy to be around. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.......
Here's a clip of an interview, sent to me by the '60's Gold Tour' organiser, Robert Pratt. It relates to a 'Magic Radio' competition winner who got to see the show, and meet and greet the artists at 'The Sage' in Gateshead. The DJ called the winner the morning after the show ...... Click on the player over there>>>>>>>>>
Two weeks in to The 60's Gold Tour and the miles are piling up! Packed houses everywhere we go and nothing but positive reactions at the 'meet and greet' after the shows. If anyone can't get to the shows, but would like a DVD of The Fortunes live with The Lou Roman Orchestra, on stage, and in the studio, please email here or follow this link to see more!
On Saturday the 20th July, we are at The Leeds City Varieties in a show named 'Platinum Hit-Makers' with Tony Burrows & White Plains and the fabulous hit-makers Paperlace! Phil Wright the original drummer contacted us and we are trying out a brand new '60's and '70's evening. Lots and lots of hits from two great decades, so dig out your flares and your platforms, come with us.......back to the age of the million sellers!!
On Thursday the 20th June, The Fortunes are going to dinner! We have been invited a day earlier than our show, to a wonderful castle (here) nestling in the verdant countryside near the town of Maaseik in Belgium. Our good friend Gery Vanrompaey has put a couple of shows together at The Cultureel Centrum in Leopoldsburg and Friday sees The Fortunes plus The Equals and Ohio Express sharing the stage. Saturday's evening sees Herman´s Hermits, The Troggs, New Amen Corner and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Love Affair and The Swinging Blue Jeans rocking it up!!
Don't forget our next 'Past and Present' show is on this coming Sat 22nd June at The Regal in Tenbury Wells! See here for tickets!
Please don't forget the tribute to Bob's old friend and band mate, Pete Ham of Badfinger on Saturday 27th April in Swansea. There will be an unveiling of a blue plaque at 4.30pm at Swansea Railway station. This will be followed by a live concert organised by Bob, including special guests, Iveys originals Ron Griffiths and David Jenkins. Please see here for details....
Over three days in January, The Fortunes appeared with Bart Kaëll, Luc Appermont, Lily Castel, and the fabulous Lou Roman "Golden Memories Orchestra" in the 2500 seat theatre at The Kursaal Casino in Ostende. The audience were bussed in from all over Belgium and Holland and practically every seat was taken for all three concerts! It was fantastic being part of such a lavish production and although purely promotional we thoroughly enjoyed the experience!