A jam-packed night of music is coming to East Lancashire to kick-off the August bank holiday weekend.

St Mary’s Chambers in Rawtenstall will play host to a sensational Manchester tribute night on Friday August 27, featuring a headline set from the UK's Number 1 James tribute band, Laid.

Back in 2018, James fan Mike Hadfield had a VIP ticket to a James soundcheck prior to their gig at King George’s Hall Blackburn.

During a question and answer session, Mike grabbed the microphone and asked the members of James their thoughts on him setting up a tribute band to honour their music.

After deliberating as a band, guitarist Saul Davies spoke for them saying “go for it” with lead singer Tim Booth also giving his blessing.

Mike set to work gathering the troops to create a band of fans for fans, and Laid was formed.

A St Mary's Chambers spokesperson said: "Laid have since hit the tribute scene with lightning pace, receiving high praise everywhere they play.

"Bookings all over the country have come in thick and fast including some huge festival appearances and the band have marked their territory as the leading tribute to one of the best bands to come out of Manchester.

"Playing all the hits including Sit Down, She’s a Star, Tomorrow, Come Home and Laid, they are destined for great things."

Support on the night comes from AKA Noel Gallagher, who will be playing an intimate acoustic set, with plenty of High Flying Birds songs along with anthemic Oasis tracks.

The spokesperson added: "AKA Noel Gallagher play some of Noel’s best self-penned and classic Oasis anthems, plus some more recent solo material from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with pinpoint accuracy.

"Prepare for a three-piece acoustic set of sing-along anthems from the leader of the Mancunian legendary band.

"Don’t miss out on a great night of sing-along classic Manchester anthems from two of the most prominent acts of the 90’s."

Tickets are prices at £10 per person plus booking fees and can be purchased from www.stmaryslive.com

For further information visit www.stmaryslive.com or enquiries regarding the venue in general, contact info@stmaryslive.com

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