Dust off your tartan – Bay City Rollers are heading to South Shields

Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.
Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

Dust off your tartan and get ready to Shang-A-Lang with the Bay City Rollers.

Les McKeown is bringing his band back to the Customs House, in South Shields.

The singer is on tour to showcase his new solo album, Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

He’ll be performing a selection of the songs as well as the band’s classic hits, including Bye Bye Baby and Saturday Night at the Mill Dam venue on Thursday, November 10.

Les said: “It was really good the last time we played at the Customs House, we love coming down there, it’s always brilliant. We’d be there even more if we could.

“We love getting up on stage to perform, the moment that curtain goes up and you look out onto happy faces in the audience is the best feeling in the world.

Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

“Shang-A-Lang was one of the first records I ever sang on. I remember singing it as an 18-year-old so of course I still love singing it.”

Les’ new album features previously unreleased songs that he recorded on tape back in the 1970s.

He added: “You’ve got my wife to thank for this album because she found the songs.

“We were digging through the attic looking for old memorabilia for a documentary about the Bay City Rollers and she found them tucked away in a box.

Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

“I gave them to my producer John McLaughlin and he’s breathed new life into them.

“I’ll be doing a couple of those songs at the gig to give people a taster of the album, but it’ll be more about the hits.”

Tickets for the 7.30pm show cost £23.50. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.