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Spicy result as ska band lands top gig

SUPPORT ACT ... South Shields band Too Spicy have landed a gig with The Selecter, inset.

SUPPORT ACT ... South Shields band Too Spicy have landed a gig with The Selecter, inset.

A SOUTH Shields band have landed a gig with one of the country’s best-loved groups.

Too Spicy are set to support ska group The Selecter at the Town Hall Crypt in Middlesbrough this week.

The group’s singer, Zak Boyd, said: “We’ve only been around for two years and it means the world to us getting gigs like this supporting the all-time legends.

“Not only is it awesome sharing the stage with a band we grew up listening to, but we get to play to the original ska crowd too.

“We’ve always had great crowds in Middlesbrough, so this is bound to be the best yet.”

Formed in 1979, the Selecter were at the forefront of the ska revival movement along with The Specials and Madness. Their debut album, Too Much Pressure, saw the band achieve chart success with songs like On My Radio, Three Minute Hero and Missing Words.

The 2012 line-up includes the original singing duo of Pauline Black – the female icon on the ska scene – and Gaps ‘De Killa’ Hendrickson.

They will perform a set of their classic hits as well as songs from their new album.

The gig is at the Town Hall Crypt in Albert Road, Cleveland, Middlesbrough, on Thursday.

It starts at 8pm and is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

Tickets cost £15. To book, go to www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk or call the box office on 01642 815 181.

Twitter: @shieldsgazvicki

 

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