HALFWAY through a six-month extensive UK tour, this happy feel-good show delighted and thrilled an enthusiastic Pavilion audience, including many women re-living their youth in short 60s black and white mini-dresses with long white boots.

Opening the show are Birmingham’s four-part harmony Fortunes with their huge hit Here It Comes Again, their brilliantly hooky Caroline, and “from that golden summer of sixty-five” the subtly symphonic You’ve Got Your Troubles.

Manchester’s Herman’s Hermits – without charismatic Peter Noone, the original “Herman”, but including their 53-years-in-the-band drummer, deliver hooky pop songs Sunshine Girl, their first distinctive hit (shades of the local Youth Club) I’m Into Something Good, and the gorgeous There’s A Kind Of Hush.

Although looking increasingly frail now, charismatic Chris Farlowe is ageing like a quality whiskey. Aged 77, his extraordinary voice retains its soulful jazzy qualities – grittily smooth, compellingly bluesy, and mesmerically powerful. Soul classics Stand By Me and All Or Nothing are given Farlowe’s fresh funky feel, the moving lyrics of Handbags And Gladrags sparkle, and his chart-topping standing-ovation Out Of Time just seems timeless.

Topping the bill is Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers, with his distinctive 12-string “jangly” guitar sound reliving the international hits Sweets For My Sweet, Needles And Pins, and every teenage boys’ “first girlfriend” song Every Time That You Walk In The Room.

This bright 60s show plays Fareham’s Ferneham Hall on Friday November 17.