The Senators

Johnny Worrall lead
Tony Ivors rhythm
Mike Haslam bass
Billy Corrigan drums & vocals
Geoff Long vocals
Brian Cook replaced Tony
Kenny Hayes aka Aussie bass - replaced Mike
Roy McNamara vocals - replaced Geoff


Kenny Hayes

The Senators formed roundabout late 1961 - early 1962.

The Senators rehearsed at various group member's houses thanks to understanding parents.

THE SET LIST from memory as follows-

Man of Mystery
Kon Tiki
Wonderful Land
Dance On
Piltdown Rides Again
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Walk Don't Run
Let There Be Drums
Zip a Dee-doo-dah

Move It
Living Doll
Blue Suede Shoes
Teddy Bear
Rubber Ball
Be Bop A Lula
Lets Twist Again
You're Sixteen
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Hello Mary Lou

DUETS (Geoff&Billy)
Well I Ask You
Forget Me Not
All I Have To Do Is Dream
When Will I Be Loved
I'm a Moody Guy

The Senators mainly played at Church Halls,Youth Clubs,School Dances and other functions within the Leigh, Atherton, Astley, Tyldesley, Lowton and Hindley areas.


Originally known as The Crusaders at the time, they were the first group I ever saw (at St Stephens Church Hall at Astley I think it was 1963).

The only two members I can remember were Bill Corrigan who played drums and Johnny Worrall lead guitar.

Gary Woodward

Bass player "Aussie" (Kenny Hayes) later played with the Night Train and Mandarin.
Tony Ivers joined The Vulcans and sadly passed away in the 1990's.
Singer Geoff Long was later replaced by Roy McNamara.

Tony Owens

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Comments (7)

Topic: The Senators (Leigh)
Gary Woodward says...
Ken Hayes played guitar with the band can't remember if he played Bass or Rhythm. His girlfriend Carol's (now his wife) name was on his guitar in gold letters. I saw them last week at the Pressmen's reunion.
5th April 2015 7:51pm
ronnie carr says...
Bloody hell gary,you just remembered a full set list from 1961 and yet you cannot remember what instrument Kenny Heyes played?
7th April 2015 10:04pm
Paul Shaw says...
I think Ken played Bass.
15th August 2015 6:59pm
Alan Berry says...
ken did play bass, and my mate roy unsworth played drums in the group from around 1964 and remembers ken. do you or anyone else remember roy?
3rd October 2015 8:59am
ronnie carr says...
Hi Alan,cannotremember who played drums.Not much help I'm atraid
3rd October 2015 11:29pm
Alan Berry says...
My mate Roy Unsworth tells me he played drums for The Senators from around 1964, venues including the boneyard at Bolton and The Cavern in Liverpool. Does anyone remember Roy?
15th August 2015 9:29am
ronnie carr says...
Sorry Alan,cannot remember who the drummer was.Ronnie.
3rd October 2015 11:32pm

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