Band to roll back the years

From winning Channel 4’s Popworld Promotes competition to making numerous television performances and touring the Netherlands, it’s been a hell of a decade for The Tuckers.

And next month, the Alnwick band will celebrate 10 years of music with an anniversary party at the town’s Penny Black.

The group will be rolling back the years with some of their classic tracks such as You Are You Are, Angel Gabriel and Same Old Streets.

Newly-penned material is also on the bill.

The band’s original bass player, Ricky Clark, will be playing his first gig with The Tuckers for more than six years.

He will join brothers James and Kevin Aitman, Rocky Mattison and Tony Orange.

Vocalist Kevin, 29, said: “It is our first gig of the year and we hope it will be one big rock ‘n’ roll party and a truly memorable occasion, whether people have been there from the very start or have joined the circus somewhere along the way.

“We will be playing the old favourites and also debuting some brand new material.”

The Tuckers describe themselves as an indie-dance rock band for the new generation of music lovers, with catchy synths and rockin’ beats.

Their addictive anthems have helped them pull in the fans along the way.

One of the highlights for the band. who have performed at venues such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool, was winning Channel 4’s Popworld Promotes contest in 2006.

The band took top spot with a massive 3,500,000 votes.

“It’s been pretty awesome,” said Kevin, reflecting on the last 10 years.

“The whole journey has been great and a really good laugh.

“Popworld Promotes was brilliant and the tour of Holland was a great experience.

“We are getting older, so hopefully this gig will bring back some memories for those people who used to follow us and also provide something fresh and new for the younger people who come to watch.”

The gig takes place on Saturday, March 9, at the Fenkle Street venue. Tickets are £3 and are available on the door on the night or from the venue beforehand. Doors open at 8pm, with the music to start a bit later.