Pub’s latest foray into live music scene

AN Alnwick pub will come alive to the sound of live music at the weekend, with gritty renditions of rhythm and blues classics from bands such as Dr Feelgood, The Pirates and Nine Below Zero.

Oil City Connection (OCC) will perform well-known tunes like Milk and Alcohol and Down at The Doctors to lesser-known titles such as Roxette and All Through The City, when they appear at The Alnwick Gate, on Clayport Street, on Saturday. OCC is made up of George Waters and Gary Scott, from Amble, Mick Davison, from Alnwick, and Chris Davison, from Blaydon.

This hard-working four-piece deliver an energetic performance of guitar and harmonica-based foot-tapping tunes, which are sure to get you moving.

Mick said: “Under the management of Kevin Fletcher and wife Sue, The Alnwick Gate is a much-improved venue with an excellent chance of becoming a good live music venue.

“Come along and enjoy and excellent night’s entertainment and support live music in your home town. It’ll be ‘sure to make you feel good’.”

The band was the brainchild of Chris, who is a fan of the ’70s sound of Dr Feelgood and decided to go down this route and do something a little different to most bands.

He asked brother Mick to take on the roll of major vocalist and harmonica player, and after a rhythm section change, George and Gary joined in December 2010.

The Gate gig will start at around 9pm and is free. For more information about OCC, visit