Rowdy rockers start the Wheatsheaf’s weekend

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The Drugstore Cowboys take to the stage at the Wheatsheaf in North Street, Leighton on Friday (October 17) with what they describe as ‘high octane roadhouse rockabilly’!

In the 16 years since Nick Whitfield formed the band there have been several changes of personnel.

The current line up is Nick on vocals and guitar, Tom Bull on double bass and Damon Claridge focusing all his energy on the drums. Tom is well known for his face pulling, but also writes songs and composes – and travels to gigs from Leeds! Nick has released a few solo recordings.

Much of the music is originals written by the group, but they also perform quite a few covers such as Ring of Fire, Paint it Black, and Paradise City.

Music is drawn from a range of styles: traditional 50s rock n roll, country, tex mex and blues influences, through to 60s, garage, and surf!

Since formation, the band has played all over the UK and Ireland and have also taken a few forays over to Europe and the USA.

Last year they released their third album, All Tooled Up, on Smokin Records.

Expect the unexpected and a high energy show from these rowdy roots rockers!

On the Saturday it’s a metaphorical party time with a new band from LU7 called Undercover performing at their first public gig.

A night of soul, funk and Motown to dance away the night!

Nikki Brightman on bass and the rest of the band will give you a great selection from the likes of Maroon 5, Muse, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Marvin Gaye, Queen and much more!

Admission is free and bands usually start at around 9.30pm.