Bessie and the Zinc Buck­ets set to sell out City Hall again

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Clos­ing date: De­cem­ber 10. South Ty­ne­side rock­a­billy favourites Bessie and the Zinc Buck­ets are head­ing back to New­cas­tle City Hall to re­peat the suc­cess of last year’s 30th an­niver­sary spe­cial con­cert.

Last year’s sell- out show was meant to be a one- off to cel­e­brate the band’s three decades of live per­for­mance.

How­ever, the band has since suc­cumbed to pres­sure from fans to play the his­toric venue again, and will ap­pear there tomorrow night.

When the band played the leg­endary venue in April last year they be­came the only un­signed band to sell out the venue.

Now they are on course to re­peat that feat with a fun­packed fes­tive show planned to get peo­ple in the mood for Christ­mas.

They play a mix of hill­billy blue­grass, rock ‘ n’ roll, clas­sic rock, giv­ing their own their own take on things as var­ied as fam­ily favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Bay City Rollers.

Front­man and dou­ble bass player Kev Charl­ton said: “We never in­tended to re­peat the suc­cess of last year’s show, but at ev­ery gig we have done since peo­ple have been ask­ing us when the next one is.

“It was a big de­ci­sion, but it looks like pay­ing off as we have al­ready sold the ma­jor­ity of the tick­ets, which is ut­terly amaz­ing.

“We are al­ready plan­ning a few sur­prises and are look­ing for­ward to an­other fan­tas­tic night.”

Tick­ets for the City Hall show are £ 16 from the box of­fice and from the band in per­son.

Bessie and the Zinc Buck­ets.

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