Gig will be simply Magic

Erica Nockalls and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff.
Erica Nockalls and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff.

Members of a renowned British alternative rock band are set to perform an intimate gig in a north Northumberland seaside town, courtesy of a Broomhill-based husband and wife team.

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, of The Wonder Stuff, will be appearing at the next instalment of Acoustic Magic, which is a music promotions company run by Derek and Mel Allan.

The aim of the business is to bring big names to small towns and villages.

And they are delighted that The Wonder Stuff duo have agreed to perform at Newbiggin Maritime Centre in March.

Derek said: “This will be a wonderful night of acoustic music and certainly one to remember.

“The crowd can expect an intimate gig featuring old favourites and new material.”

The Wonder Stuff enjoyed a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including Size of a Cow, Welcome to the Cheap Seats and, with Vic Reeves, the No 1 hit Dizzy.

They notched up five Top 10 albums and 17 Top 20 singles and have played to around a million fans.

Hunt is an original member of the band, while Nockalls joined the group as a violinist in 2005.

The duo will be supported by Paul Liddell and Sam Gibson.

Explaining the reason for establishing Acoustic Magic, Derek, of music duo We Steal Flyers, said: “We figured that people from our area are limited in what they do in their spare time because of their rural locality.

“We decided to host music nights with big names in small towns and villages to give people the opportunity to experience live music that they would otherwise have to travel miles to see.”

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