Top musicians come to Civic Hall in the New Year

THE NEW Year will see a top musical line-up take the stage at the Uppermill Civic Hall.

ENJOY A rootin’ tootin’ night of music as wild comedy hillbilly country rock band Hayseed Dixie perform on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The band was formed in the summer of 2000 on the front porch of a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee.

Over the last 15 years they have offered feel-good, barn-storming, tangy banjo nights as they follow their belief SADD INDEP NOV_001that ‘If loving the banjo is wrong, then we don’t want to be right!’

They will be performing rootin’ tootin’ deliverances of such rock classics as ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Ace Of Spades’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ alongside classics ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’ and ‘Duellin’ Banjos.’

Then on Thursday, April 15, ‘The Pink Parker’ Graham Parker will come to Saddleworth, joined on stage by fellow band member Brinsley Schwarz.

English singer-songwriter Graham is best known as lead singer of the Great British band Graham Parker and the Rumour.

His energetic performances – along with the wittily class-conscious spirit of his critically acclaimed debut album Howlin’ Wind – preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave music.

His quirky-blue-collar image is often believed to be a major influence on the public persona of many British musicians, most notably Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Joe Jackson.

(blob) Both concerts will be held at the Civic Hall in Uppermill, doors 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost £20 in advance and are available from Uppermill and Greenfield Post Offices or by calling the 24 hr box office: 0844 478 0898.

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