UB40 tribute band to play

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A leading UB40 tribute band Rats In The Kitchen are coming to The Palace Theatre in Newark next week.

The acclaimed reggae band will appear on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm.

The eight-piece band, formed in 1998, will perform up to three hours of UB40’s reggae hits, from early material such as King, Food For Thought and Red Red Wine through to some of UB40’s most recent work.

This will be combined with some foot-stomping 80s Ska.

Rats in the Kitchen have been described as one of the tightest and most convincing tribute bands on the circuit.

Based in Birmingham, the home of reggae giants UB40, Rats In The Kitchen provide a great live show that draws audiences of all ages to new venues as well as to its many regular ones.

They are currently touring the UK, Ireland, Europe and recently India.

Rats in the Kitchen are made up of vocalists and guitarists Box and Longdraw, tenor trombone and vocals Freekie Cheesecake, sax and backing vocals KP, sound engineer Jimmy Hardcore and session bass player Billy.

Also in the line-up are Horatio Hawkins trumpet fluegelhorn; Two Hands Jones bass guitar, Joey Evans keyboards, Shed drums and Staples DJ sound engineer.

Earlier this month they played in Barbados at a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

They will play The Diamond at Sutton-in-Ashfield on 13th July.

Tickets for Newark are priced £15, £13 concessions, and are available from the Palace Theatre box office on 01636 655755 or at www.palacenewark.com.