Dr Feelgood headline rock and blues event opening Cromer Pier year

An exciting day of 'adult orientated rock' kicks off the spring season at Cromer Pier in early March.

Rock and Blues on the Pier from sees Dr Feelgood headline another varied line-up of quality rhythm and blues acts, blended with some more acoustic blues and a little mayhem from John Otway and his band.

The Saturday March 3 event, promoted by Scott Butler from Deckchair Productions, kicks off in the afternoon with a set from hot rockin' Cambridge outfit Split Whiskers before legendary Midland's rocker Steve Gibbons treads the Pavilion Theatre stage for the first time. He is well known for his work both with his own band that enjoyed a hit with Tulane in the 70's and the Dylan Project, a take on the music of Bob Dylan.

The afternoon concludes with a special performance from a band that has acquired many local fans through numerous appearances in Cromer, the Spikedrivers. In an extended show called Blues Roots Review they will be enlisting the talents of two critically acclaimed blues acts Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke plus Sam Hare.

The evening concert begins with Cromer-based guitar wizard Rade and his band from Macedonia, Grom, before a Cromer debut for by madcap rocker John Otway with a rare full band performance. The audience will doubtless love his eccentric covers of Crazy Horses and Blockbuster as well as 70's hit Really Free and his recently revived hit Bunsen Burner.

The day concludes in the safe hands of one of the UK's most respected and hardest working R and B bands, Dr Feelgood. They have made numerous appearances on Cromer Pier over the last few years and crowd pleasers such as Milk and Alcohol, Back in the Night and Down to the Doctor's will form a blistering conclusion to the event.

?Rock and Blues is at Pier Pavilion Theatre, Cromer, Saturday March 3. The music starts from 2pm with a break from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Tickets �25 all day, �14 afternoon, �16 evening through the box office 01263 512495. More information at www.deckchairproductions.co.uk

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