Nostalgia rules

LEGENDS of seventies rock, Wishbone Ash featuring Martin Turner, Dutch band Focus and the Groundhogs will be appearing at the Waterfront, Norwich on Wednesday October 1.

LEGENDS of seventies rock, Wishbone Ash featuring Martin Turner, Dutch band Focus and the Groundhogs will be appearing at the Waterfront, Norwich on Wednesday October 1. These were three bands who spearheaded the movement to progressive rock throughout the 1970s. Focus had a second run at fame when the band's House of the King was used as TV theme for an unusual mix of science and botany with David Bellamy. Subsequently the track was reissued as the B-side to their massive world-wide hit Sylvia. Wishbone Ash and the Groundhogs were regular guests on John Peel's programmes on Radio One and BBC-2-TV's Old Grey Whistle Test.

IT IS a busy time for four-piece local rock band The Wild Ones who will be appearing at the Seadell, Hemsby tomorrow night . This gig will be followed by a number of others during the autumn season, Club Oasis, Great Yarmouth next Friday September 26, the Plough and Sail, Lowestoft (October 4), the Seabreeze Bar, Hemsby (October 11), Club Oasis, California (October 31) and the California Tavern, Great Yarmouth (November 1).

LOCK and Load's Battle of the Bands 2008 continues every Thursday until December 18 at the Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth. The Battle of the Bands has become something of a local institution for local bands to showcase their talent. Doors open for each heat at 7pm, and entrance on the night is £3.

THERE is live music a'plenty at Peter Jay's late night bar and club, the Residence which is situated behind the Hollywood Cinema in Great Yarmouth. Tomorrow sees an appearance of super cool multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rade while soul man Al Sharp appears on September 27. The live music is followed each Saturday by guest DJs playing 80's soul, funk and jazz classics till late. Admission is free and instant free membership is available on the door. Contact Ben Jay on 07852 939447 to book a night at the Residence.

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