ONE of the original teen idols will take to the stage once more to remind music lovers in Llandudno of the power of camaraderie and collaboration.

Working class hero Dave Berry will bring his incredible work ethic to bear to help maintain The Solid Silver 60’s tour’s sterling 34-year record going at Venue Cymru next month.

Joining Berry for the show, which celebrates the original package shows of the 1960s, is British Invasion pioneer Peter Noone of the Herman’s Hermits, lead singer of beat group The Tremeloes’ Brian Poole and hitmakers Vanity Fair.

Speaking to The Pioneer, Berry said: “Obviously, a large part of what we do is bringing back the soundtrack to people’s youth, this is why there are 80 shows touring like ours from different eras.

“But there is always a sprinkling of young people in the crowd. I believe that’s because we were the first real generation of music makers who worked towards our own individual styles, and that still stands out today.

“The fact that The Stones sound different from The Hollies who sound different to The Kinks has helped all of us sustain long careers.”

As part of the creative melting pot that helped Yorkshireman Berry create his iconic stage persona – which often saw him try to eschew celebrity by hiding behind various stage props – Berry worked with countless burgeoning and established musicians.

One of his biggest hits, a cover of Geoff Stephens’ The Crying Game, was recorded alongside future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, while 1965 hit This Strange Effect was penned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.

Adding to Berry’s incredible, star making hits - which also include Memphis, Tennessee and Little Things - his peers Noone, Poole and band Vanity Fair will add immortal tunes I’m Into Something Good, Do You Love Me, Hitchin’ A Ride and many, many more.

Berry said: “I think younger people today are missing out on that camaraderie.

“I know the grassroots are as strong as ever, that working-class spirit is still alive and well in the pubs.

“But when you see college trained musicians like Ed Sheeran and George Ezra sitting behind laptops by themselves, you have to wonder where are all the working-class kids?”

However, rather than rest on his laurels, Berry has continued to indulge his love of musical progression. His live shows have ever changing set lists, which can oscillate between covers of Fats Domino’s Mona to acoustic renditions of Tom Petty classics.

Berry said: “ I still like to keep an edge to my shows. I’ve intentionally kept myself on stage with younger musicians. I’ve always made the joke that if I ask a band member if they fancy a pint after the show and they respond that they’re playing golf – that's it!

“It’s so rewarding when younger people come over to me after the show and tell me that I’m always doing something different.”

To share in Berry’s infectious love of musical collaboration and innovation, join him and his fellow luminaries at Venue Cymru on Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30pm.

Tickets start at £32, with group concessions available. To book, visit or call the box office on 01492 872000.