The Tremeloes – Timeless Legends of British Rock


The Tremeloes, one of the most enduring and influential bands in the history of British rock music, have been captivating audiences worldwide for over six decades. Their journey, marked by chart-topping hits and a legacy of musical excellence, is a testament to the enduring power of their sound. This document aims to showcase the remarkable career of The Tremeloes and introduce the exciting new lineup for 2024.




The Early Years:

The Tremeloes story begins in the early 1960s when Chip Hawkes embarked on his professional music career with “The Horizons,” a band featuring Chip on bass and Rod Evans on vocals (who later became the original singer for “Deep Purple”). Like many other young musicians of the era, The Horizons honed their craft in Germany, including Hamburg, where they played alongside legendary acts such as The Beatles, The Searchers, and Cliff Bennett.


Joining Brian Poole & The Tremeloes:

In late 1965, Chip Hawkes joined “Brian Poole & The Tremeloes.” This lineup lasted for about a year before Brian Poole pursued a solo career, leading to the band’s split. However, The Tremeloes endured, featuring Len “Chip” Hawkes, Dave Munden, Alan Blackely, and Rick Westwood. It was during this period that Chip and Alan discovered the hit song “Here Comes My Baby” written by Cat Stevens, which became their first global hit and their initial taste of success in the United States.

Over the next six to seven years, The Tremeloes continued to produce worldwide hits, with classics like “Silence Is Golden” reaching the number one spot all over the world. Many of these hits were penned by Chip Hawkes, solidifying their status as iconic British rock pioneers.


Even The Bad Times Are Good

Here Comes My Baby

Suddenly You Love Me

Call Me (No 1)

Hello World

Hello Buddy

My Little Lady

Me And My Life

Helule Helule

Yellow River

Silence Is Golden


The Nashville Years and Reunion:

In 1974, Chip Hawkes departed from the band and signed with RCA to record in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his family lived for five years. However, in 1979, Chip reunited with The Tremeloes, and they returned to the UK. Under Chip’s leadership, The Tremeloes embarked on extensive tours, continuing to captivate audiences with their timeless sound.

More recently, The Tremeloes welcomed a new generation of talent into the fold. Chip’s son, Jodie, joined the band, alongside Martin Kennedy, Alan Vosper. New recruits are Brian Spence and Colin Chisholm. This revitalised lineup, under the direction of Chip Hawkes, is a perfect blend of seasoned musicians and fresh voices, poised to carry forward The Tremeloes legacy into the future.


Meet the Band (The Tremeloes):


  • Jodie Hawkes (Drummer/Vocalist): With four years experience with The Tremeloes and contributions to the Chesney Hawkes Band, Jodie brings energy and a powerful voice to the stage.
  • Colin Chisholm (Lead Vocalist): A star of BBC TVs The Voice and former lead singer of 70s recording stars Bilbo Baggins, Colin adds his charismatic vocals to The Tremeloes .
  • Al Vosper (Lead Guitar/Vocals): With four years in The Tremeloes and a history with the Chris De Burgh band for two decades, Al brings his virtuosic guitar skills and vocals to the forefront.
  • Brian Spence (Bass Guitar/Vocals): Known for his work with the Brian Spence Band and world tours supporting the likes of The Kinks and John Farnham, Brian’s bass grooves are the foundation of The Tremeloes .
  • Martin Kennedy (Lead Guitar/Vocals): With four years in The Tremeloes and experience with the Chesney Hawkes Band, Martin’s guitar prowess adds a dynamic edge to the band’s sound.


The Tremeloes, with their rich history and rejuvenated lineup, continue to be a driving force in the world of British rock music. Their timeless hits and new energy from The Tremeloes make them a must-see act for both longtime fans and a new generation of music lovers. Get ready to embark on a musical journey with The Tremeloes as they write the next chapter in their legendary career.