Stage set for a rock Solid new year
ALL musical tastes are catered for in the latest selection of gigs lined up by local promoter Solid Entertainments.
First up is Monsters Of American Rock and Blue Coupe – featuring Dennis Dunaway and Joe and Albert Bouchard – who will be taking to the stage at the Yardbirds Club, in Grimsby.
The rock stars are out to prove something, too, with show-stopping performances and a wall-shaking sound that keeps their legion of fans calling for more.
Blue Coupe's multi-talented entertainers include Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famer Dennis – the bassist of the legendary Alice Cooper group – alongside multi-instrumentalist, Joe who founded Blue Öyster Cult with his brother Albert, who is a master of the drums.
These revolutionary originals will perform Tuesday, January 29, from 7.30pm.
As part of the original Alice Cooper group, Dennis co-wrote smash hits including I'm 18, School's Out, and Under My Wheels.
Advance tickets cost £9 or £11 on the door.
Next up on their varied list is Henrik Freischlader and Albany Down, who will perform at Yardbirds Rock Club in Grimsby on Friday, February 1.
Henrik is a German blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist from Wuppertal, Germany. During his teenage years, he started his career as a blues guitarist and singer in bands, such as Lash and Bluescream.
In 2004, he formed the Henrik Freischlader Band and released his first album The Blues in 2006. The follow-up album Get Closer was released a year later in 2007.
Henrik's style of music cannot only be considered as blues. He often blends in musical styles, such as rock, jazz, soul, and funk, even though blues is the basis of all of his songs.
Growing up, Henrik taught himself how to play the drums, the bass guitar, the guitar, and various other instruments.
Albany Down, a British blues-rock band, will also be performing on the night as they serve up their own blend of infectious contemporary music.
They are fresh from recording their debut album produced by studio legend Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals, InMe).
The four-piece are also putting the finishing touches to the massive launch of their first opus, entitled South Of The City.
It begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12.
And that's not forgetting Grimsby band The Brew, who will be stopping off at The Piper Club, in Hull, on Saturday, March 16.
They are made up of the talented Jason Barwick and father/son team Tim and Kurtis Smith, who began playing together almost five years ago and have steadily expanded their audience through a series of successful tours and TV performances.
Jason, Kurt and Tim found themselves suddenly introduced to Europe on a scale they hadn't foreseen, including a string of festival appearances and sponsor deals, playing alongside such legends as Jeff Beck and receiving personal praise from the likes of Chad Smith.
It begins at 7.30pm and advance tickets cost £10.
To buy tickets, visit Solid Entertainments, in 46 Wellowgate, Grimsby, or call 01472 349222 or visit www.solident ertainments.com