Tribute acts prepare for summer concert series

Amy Winehouse tribute artist, My Winehouse

Amy Winehouse tribute artist, My Winehouse - Credit: Archant

They're some of the most famous performers in the world and they're on their way to Norfolk – well, nearly.

Victoria Goddard, soul and motown singer

Victoria Goddard, soul and motown singer - Credit: Archant

The Rollin' Clones, My Winehouse, Like the Beatles and Definitely Mightbe are just some of the tribute acts set to perform at a series of summer 'garden party' concerts, aimed at giving families a taste of a major music event at a fraction of the price.

Danny Banthorpe, one of the organisers from the events group Nearly Festival, said concerts featuring tribute acts were more popular than ever.

He said the shows took place in the afternoon and were designed to be family friendly.

'The idea is that everyone knows the words and everyone knows the bands, so it's always a nice little sing-a-long.'

Oasis tribute band Definitely Mightbe

Oasis tribute band Definitely Mightbe - Credit: Archant

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The programme starts with a 'Swinging 60s and 70s' special on May 1 at Lenwade House in Lenwade, which will feature Like the Beatles, the Rollin' Clones and performer Victoria Goddard, who sings classic motown tunes.

A concert at Darby's in Swanton Morley on June 25 will star Oasis tribute group Definitely Mightbe, as well as the Rollin' Clones.

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There will be another concert at Lenwade House on July 24, and a final show at Gibraltar Gardens in Norwich on July 31 featuring Bob Marley tribute The Trenchtown Experience, as well as Amy Winehouse tribute singer Laura-Jane Butler, who performs as My Winehouse.

Mr Banthorpe said there were also two-day tribute act festivals planned for Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

For more information, visit The Nearly Festival page on Facebook.

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