The Searchers Canberra concert was fun, with baby boomers and people of other ages keen to hear the band’s many hits from the early 1960s. And the fans weren’t disappointed. The group delivered in spades, belting out old favourites: Love Potion Number 9, When you Walk in the Room, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, the audience dancing in the aisles. The Canberra concert in early February seems to have marked the start of the group’s mammoth tour across Australia, from Geraldton and parts of Western Australia, to Melbourne, Queensland’s north coast, country New South Wales and country Victoria, with a schedule that would be gruelling for many a band, let alone this one with an average age of about 70.
Geri Bryant-Badham is a Canberra-based freelance researcher and journalist.
Geri has substantial experience in advocacy, policy and organising and managing projects, including handling budgets and finances. She has worked in various offices for a small business, a university and in the parliamentary, political, government and non-government sectors.