“"Beatles, yeah, I expected that. But Manfred Mann?! Zombies?! Hollies?! Now THAT'S some singin'! And all without a bass guitar. Man! The Cream minus one." ”
— Charles Bunbury
The two founding members of The Sensational Sleepers quartet (Gary Rue, guitar, vocal, and Tilly, drums, vocal) began cutting their musical teeth on 60s British pop in 1965. Between then and now, they have done stints as sidemen with many of the foundational American groups of the sixties: The Coasters, The Drifters, Platters, Tommy Roe, Lou Christie, Jay (and The Americans) Black, Dion, The Shirelles, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and (most notably) as part of the core-quartet for Gene Pitney.
Besides their experience on the national scene, Gary Rue and ‘Tilly’ have been members of high profile local, regional and national groups such as CITY MOUSE and RUE NOUVEAU. These two musicians are deeply rooted in the material that they present, providing a wonderful time machine ‘look and listen’ to the music that changed the world! Not to mention they do it without a bass player...