Singer Reg Presley, formerly of The Troggs, passed away on Monday 4 February. We have passed our condolences on to the band and his family. Friday's gig of The Troggs fronted by vocalist Chris Allen will go ahead as planned which we consider is a lovely tribute to Reg.
Who can forget ‘Wild Thing’? THE TROGGS have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits.
‘With A Girl Like You’, ‘I Can't Control Myself’, ‘Anyway That You Want Me’, ‘Give It To Me’ and ‘Love Is All Around’. The latter covered to huge worldwide success by Wet, Wet, Wet, of course.
Still featuring founder member and guitarist CHRIS BRITTON and bassist PETER LUCAS (who joined the band in 1968) and drummer…., singer Reg Presley has now retired and the band feature Guest vocalist CHRIS ALLEN, formerly of the Denny Laine band and The Animals.
When originally released, all these further hits followed in rapid succession to give The Troggs world-wide acclaim. Dubbed by many as the "first British punk band" they have continued playing in their own uncompromising style of good basic rock music, continuing to gather new fans to this day, numbering REM amongst them.