Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Also Playing: The Purnells

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Also Playing: The Purnells

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THE PURNELLS, HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, BARE PHUT The Georgian Theatre, Stockton tonight pounds 4 ADV/pounds 6 OTD TEESSIDE rockers THE PURNELLS are celebrating the release of their debut album with a gig at The Georgian Theatre, in Stockton, tonight.

The band's first LP is entitled Resurrection Men, a title that was chosen after the band ran an online competition for their fans to name the album.

The Stockton four-piece have become a well-known presence on the Teesside music scene for a few years and in recent months have been causing a stir with a number of quirky videos for songs from the album - covering Star Wars and Shake'n'Vac themes!

Tonight's gig will see them performing tracks from the upcoming album as well as their usual repertoire, which has garnered them an impressive local following.

Lead singer Stu Blackburn tells how the band got together in a "beer-soaked Stockton pub" in December 2007.

The line-up now features Stu Blackburn, Glen Caldwell, on lead guitar, Ian Dixon, on bass, and Ricky Harty, on drums. …

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