The Swarbriggs
were huge stars in the 70s
They had many good years and decided to retire.
Tommy Swarbrigg began his career with the Drifters before leaving to form
The Times Showband with his brother Jimmy
The talented Swarbrigg brothers also  enjoyed a separate singing career and
twice represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.
In 1975  their That's What Friends Are For achieved sixth place
in the Eurovision final  and reached number 2 in the Irish  charts.
Two years later,  The Swarbriggs Plus Two

  Nicola Kerr
Sang with Chips 
& Alma Carroll
secured third spot in the Eurovision Song Contest with
It's Nice To  Be In Love Again, which subsequently topped the Irish charts.

Nicola Kerr joined The New Seekers in 1979

The success of the duo emphasized the  musical talent that stretched
back through Irish showband history, from the Times to the Drifters.
They ventured into many successful businesses including fashion boutiques and shoe shops.
They managed small bands and organised and promoted concert tours
of Ireland for artists such as Smokie and Leo Sayer.

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