Blues Brothers to reunitein Dewsbury

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A high-octane evening of searing blues and soul music has been lined up for Dewsbury Town Hall.

Award-winning tribute band The Chicago Blues Brothers are appearing at the venue for one night only - with proceeds going towards helping local charities.

As part of their Jail Break Tour 2016, the band will present a two-hour blockbuster of sound, including major hits such as Respect and Soul Man.

A gritty mix of styles from Chicago, Memphis and New York is guaranteed to have the audience dancing to the beat.

Mainly comprising Yorkshire musicians, the Chicago Blues Brothers have enjoyed an amazing rise to fame in the four years they have been performing.

They have gone from starting out at small, local gigs to being voted the UK’s best tribute band in 2013 and appearing alongside world-famous stars such as Kylie Minogue.

Lifelong mates from Bradford, Chris Hindle and Paul Boocock founded the band.

Chris plays Jake Blues, with Dewsbury-born Gareth Davey teaming up with him as Elwood Blues.

Gareth says one reason for the band’s success is the on-stage chemistry between him and Chris.

The show is being organised by members of the St John Masonic Lodge, whose similar concert last year - a 1960s revival night at the Batley Frontier - raised £7,000.

One of the good causes to benefit was the Dewsbury Women’s Centre, which received £1,500.

A spokesperson from the centre said: “We had an amazing time at last year’s event.

“It was really well-supported and we are sure of a similar success this time around too.”

The concert, which is on Friday, October 7, starts at 7.30pm prompt with doors opening an hour before.

Tickets cost £18 and are available from the box office on 01924 324501 or at Kirklees Town Halls.