Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Musicians Go Wild for Gig

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Musicians Go Wild for Gig

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A NEW pack of wildcats have helped kick-start anniversary celebrations for one of Teesside's favourite bands.

The Wildcats of Kilkenny launched their 20th year together by inviting other musicians to join them on stage for a special jamming session at Arc, in Stockton.

The Big Fiddle saw the boys rehearse with their new band members who then joined them onstage for the first half of an evening show.

Mike McGrother, band frontman, said: "The day was great."

He added: "We had over 20 new Wildcats for the day -from fiddlers to banjo players, djembe drummers to saxophonists.

"Performers young and old helped us to re-arrange our first set and create a real big band feel to the music.

"A packed house of family, friends and wildcats fans produced an electric atmosphere.

"It was a great night for all concerned and a cracking start to our ongoing Wildcat Session programme at Arc."

The Wildcats of Kilkenny will host different events every month of the year as they celebrate two successful decades together. …

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