The Poptonics produce an exciting full band sound unlike any other duo you’ve heard- with not a backing track in sight. Harmonised vocals, guitar, bass, amplified foot percussion and harmonica are all part of the mix.
The Beatles, Stones, Abba, Bowie, The Bee Gees and even The Village People are given big musical productions that have audiences dancing and singing along, many of them joining in with maracas, shakers and bongos that the band share with their enthusiastic fans. Classics from The Everly Brothers, Neil Young and Neil Sedaka are faithfully, maybe less ironically, but no less powerfully, performed.
The Poptonics have been entertaining people in Dorset for over two years and are regularly re-invited to play pubs, clubs, small festivals and private functions where their unique renditions of legendary pop melodies from the 50s, 60s and 70s are always fantastically well received by audiences of all ages.
Hello Mary Lou (Ricky Nelson) Stuck in the Middle (Stealers Wheel) The More I See You (Chris Montez) Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles) Hey Baby (Bruce Chanel) Starman (David Bowie) One Love (Bob Marley) Return to Sender (Elvis Presley) I Fought the Law (The Clash) Help me make it through the night (John Holt) Homeward Bound (Simon and Garfunkel) Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran) Mama Mia (Abba) Caroline (Status Quo) These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra) Let’s Stick Together (Bryan Ferry) Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers) Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams) Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton) Good Luck Charm (Elvis Presley) Help! (The Beatles) I Can See Clearly (Johnny Nash) Something Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra) Oh Boy (Buddy Holly) My First Last Everything (Barry White) Jean Genie (David Bowie) Sway (Dean Martin) Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) Hot Love (T Rex) Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones) Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly) Dance the Night Away (The Mavericks) Twist & Shout (The Beatles) All Shook Up (Elvis Presley) I’m A Believer (The Monkees) Sweet Soul Music (Arthur Conley)
Swanage Royal British Legion survey their audiences after each performance. . Below are the results from one of our performances, posted on their Facebook page. THE POPTONICS - Live at the Legion COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE Brilliant Great - good eclectic mix Good mix Terrific Magic Very Very Good, Love it, get them back soon Blooming Marvellous Fabulous! Fabulous! Very Good Great Good mix of tasteful songs Well Done Good Entertainment, able to talk Very good Good My sort of Group Come Back Please Very Good, just like Old Times I agree with the above! Loved it! Great choice of music Wide Repertoire Just wiped 40 years off my life Love them xxx More More More! Get them back soon Hubby and I loved Star Man xx Sound level perfect for listening and talking