One week from today on Saturday 8th February, the popular local band 4th Avenue will perform in Hinckley’s Concordia Theatre.
This special concert will mark the second anniversary of the cover band, which is famous for performing life at the light switch-on events at Hinckley and Leicester. They also recently celebrated their 100th live performance in December last year.
The four members of 4th Avenue, Adam, Dan, Dougie and Tom, have written a short bio about themselves on their website, revealing their favourite songs, musical inspirations and guilty pleasures.
Adam, 30, revealed that his favourite song is “Runaway” by Bruno Mars. His musical influence was also his own father.
Dan, 36, considers songs by Pink to be his guilty pleasure, and his musical influence was the legendary singer, Elton John.
Dougie, 36, is the only band member to not come from the Midlands, hailing from Essex. His guilty pleasure song is Rick Ashley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
Tom, 28, considers singer Frankie Valli to be his role model. He has revealed that shockingly, his car hasn’t got a CD player!
But what does the band itself think of this landmark achievement? Notizie spoke to band member Dan Morrison to hear his opinion of the event.
He said, “We’re all really looking forward to it. We’ve been rehearsing for three months.
“We’ve got a guitarist, a drummer, a bass player and saxophones. We’ve got dancing girls. We’ve got four of them.
“I knew them from previous performances with the AOS (Amateur Operatic Society), like Calamity Jane and Barnum.”
“It will be bigger and better. It’s already sold out. It will be amazing.”
“We will start rehearsing on the Sunday [2nd February]. On the day of the performance we will get there at about 9:30 am in the morning to practice a couple of times. We’re going to perform songs by Frankie Valli and The Overtones.
We even have our own special performance of Earth, Wind & Fire’s hit, “September”, that will have more emphasis on getting people involved. There will be lots of the audience interaction, with the band letting the audience join in.”
Notizie wish 4th Avenue the best of luck in this milestone concert and hope that they will go from strength to strength.