For in excess of 20 years the band have enjoyed outstanding acclaim through numerous best selling singles and albums, TV appearances and sell-out headlining engagements throughout the world.
The band was formed in 1973 of an amalgamation of two groups. A stunning performance on ITV's much vaunted "New Faces" programme resulted in enormous interest from all the major record companies clamouring to sign such a unique and exciting band. They eventually signed to Bell/Arista, thus laying the foundations to a massively successful association, which ensured world-wide stardom for the band.
In no time Showaddywaddy had emerged as one of Europe's most sought after bands, clocking up an amazing 23 top 40 hit singles and 12 huge selling albums (including 3 platinum). Classic's such as 'Hey Rock & Roll', '3 Steps to Heaven', 'Heartbeat' - the million seller, 'Under the Moon of Love', 'When', 'I Wonder Why', 'Pretty Little Angle Eyes', 'You Got What It Takes', 'Dancin Party'...... the list just goes on and on.
All that success was consolidated by appearances on TV throughout the World on all major shows. Theses include over 50 appearances on "Top of The Pops", their own critically acclaimed BBC TV special in the mid 80's, The Royal Variety Performance to the delight of the Queen Mother (who actually requested to meet the group post-performance), and an amazing live TV performance at the "Golden Orpheus Festival" in Bulgaria in 1982 where the band topped the bill before a staggering 300 million people across the globe - making history in the process by becoming the first Western-World group to be screened live in Cuba.
Allied to all the success and numerous awards bestowed upon them - Showaddywaddy have achieved extraordinary triumphs as "live performers" - a reputation continued and enhanced to the present day. The band have undertaken numerous sell-out international tours, with a further major tour in the pipeline. They continue to astound audiences the World over with their breathtaking and highly acclaimed performances.
Today the band are in constant demand - surely a testament to their incredible stage performances - and are indeed enjoying the busiest years of their career. Theatre tours, Corporate conventions, Universities and Colleges, Festival and Clubs all marvel to their continued success.
The band have recently signed a major world-wide record deal, and a brand new concept album is now in the process of being assembled to go hand in hand with a new and improved stage show that not only features all their own hits, but an incredible non-stop tribute to the legends of the late 50ís and early 60ís.
Rock and Roll is truly alive and well in the hands of SHOWADDYWADDY.
LEAD VOCALS - DAVE BARTRAM DRUMS - ROMEO CHALLENGER GUITAR - TREVOR OAKES LEAD GUITAR - DANNY WILLSON BASS - ROD DEAS BASS/VOCALS - AL JAMES