The Dakotas

The Dakotas

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More than just another British Invasion band, The Dakotas bring authenticity to their show while keeping it dynamically exciting. 4 veterans of the English rock-n-roll scene create musical fireworks as they perform hits from the 60's British and American pop charts. Option to book The Fortunes also.

Biography

The Dakotas have evolved from being the back up band for Billy J. Kraemer and The Dakotas, popular British Invasion band with a string of hits, including collaborations with Lennon and McCartney. Now soloing as The Dakotas, the band plays solid gigs year round in Britain and around Europe, and also backs up many name performers from the era.
Eddie Mooney, lead vocalist and bass guitarist, joined the band in the '80's and has been with the band the longest. Eddie hails from a musical background and is proud of his Irish/English heritage. He's performed with names such as Wayne Fontana, Peter Noone, and many more and was an original member of The Glitter Band in the 1980's.
Eddie also hosts his own 60's & 70's radio show in the U.K.
Toni Baker joined the Dakotas in the early 90's after working with bands such as Freddie & The Dreamers, Wayne Fontana, Billy Ocean, and many more. He also works extensively in British television, as a session player. Toni produced the band's latest CD, "Evolution."
Pete Hilton, drummer, worked first at the original Liverpool "Cavern Club" with guitarist Robin Hill. Later he toured with diverse artists: Canned Heat, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, and more.
Alan Clare is the newest member of the band. He has worked with Cliff Richard, The Supremes, Buddy Greco,
Dionne Warwick, and many more.
The band presents a high energy show that gets the
audience involved, singing along to many familiar tunes. Family friendly, the band appeals to much more than baby boomers; all ages and fans of many genres
LOVE this band!
PLEASE VISIT the band's website: http://www.hoscar.demon.co.uk
Option: Book The Fortunes with The Dakotas for a British Invasion spectacular show!

Discography

Hits:
Do You Want to Know a Secret? May, 1963
The Cruel Sea July, 1963
Bad to Me August, 1963
Little Children February, 1964
From a Window July, 1964
Albums:
The Dakotas, Volume 1 August, 1991
And the Beat Goes On... September, 1995
Don't Look Back November, 2000
Everlasting January, 2003
Strong February, 2004
Evolution February, 2007
The Dakotas will celebrate the release of their CD, Evolution, on their summer, 2007 USA tour!

Set List

In a larger venue, or at an outdoor event, The Dakotas will play 2 or 3 sets. Any set can be tailored for an
occasion. The following is an incomplete set list:
"You're My World"
"She's Not There"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
"Everlasting Love"
"Bad To Me"
"Do You Want To Know a Secret"
"End Of the World"
"Love Train "
"Little Children "
"Trains and Boats and Planes"
"The Cruel Sea" (feat. Mike Maxfield)
"Eleanor Rigby "
"All Right Now"
"Brown Sugar"
"Voodoo Chile" (Jimi Hendrix)
"Fallin' From Heaven"
"I'm Gonna Be Strong"