Sugababes in concert at Somerleyton

COLIN WILSON One of the most successful female acts in UK chart history, Sugababes, play Somerleyton Hall, near Lowestoft, on Friday, August 10.


One of the most successful female acts in UK chart history, Sugababes, play Somerleyton Hall, near Lowestoft, on Friday, August 10.

Thanks to three triple-platinum UK albums, Angels with Dirty Faces, Three, and Taller in More Ways, more than a million singles sold in the UK including four number one songs, Freak Like Me, Round Round, Hole in the Head and Push the Button, a Brit Award, a Q Award, a Smash Hits Award and Elle Style Awards, Sugababes have already secured their place in British music history as the most successful girl band of recent times.

They are also became the first pop group ever to grace the main stage of Glastonbury in 2003, and also earned rapturous applause from the notoriously tough crowd at the 2006 NME Awards.

In November 2006 Sugababes released their greatest hits collection, Overloaded: The Singles Collection.

This special picnic-style concert will feature all the favourites from this highly successful group including

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their four chart-toppers plus other top 10 hits such as Red Dress, Ugly and Easy.

Support comes from local Norwich-based band the Neutrinos. Fronted by Karen Reilly, this slick four-piece make a bluesy, punky noise, often referred to as art rock. They have been described as a female Nick Cave fronting Queens of the Stone Age. The Neutrinos will be playing songs from their new album One Way Kiss.

Next up will be Kojo who deliver a melting pot of scintillating Eighties pop, funk, soul and rock.

Main support comes from new five-piece band Ben's Brother who have just released their debut LP Beta Male Fairytales. The album features the band's hook-laden new single Let Me Out which roars with super-sized vocals that echo an early Rod Stewart. You can catch Ben's Brother at Norwich Arts Centre on Wednesday September 19 when they head out on their own headlining tour of the UK.

t Gates 6pm. Ticket information: Advance tickets: Adults £28 (plus booking fee), children aged five to 11 £20 (plus booking fee), under-fives free. Group discounts available for bookings of 10 or more adults. Gate tickets: Adults £35, Children five to 11 £25, under-fives free.

t Tickets in advance are available from ILM Concerts: 01603 660444, EDP head office at Prospect House: 01603 772175, EDP offices at Millennium Plain, Norwich: 01603 877020, Beccles - 20 Blyburgate: 01502 715804, Great Yarmouth - 25 Regent Street: 01493 847940, Lowestoft - 147 London Road North: 01502 525820. Tickets are also available from the Theatre Royal box office 01603 630000 Visit for online bookings and further concert information.

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