BLUESY rockers The Hamsters are set to play a gig in St Helens this weekend as part of their farewell tour.
Marking their 25th year on the road, The Hamsters, named after a pseudonym used by punk legends The Sex Pistols, will take to the stage at the Citadel this Saturday evening (November 19).
Having performed some 4,500 concerts, and with a national mailing list of more than 20,000, The Hamsters are firmly established as one of the UK’s hardest working bands.
Voted one of the country‘s best unsigned bands by Kerrang magazine, they not only play their own material, but are also renowned as leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.
And, although serious about what they do, they don’t take themselves too seriously!
Band members have performed with artists such as Eric Clapton, Alison Moyet, Doctor Feelgood, Walter Trout, Status Quo and the late, great gentleman of British blues, Alexis Korner.
Even ex Formula One World Champion Damon Hill is a fan - he was spotted wearing a Hamsters tee shirt at the Hungarian Grand Prix!
Voted the UK’s best blues-rock band by the readers of Blueprint magazine, The Hamsters’ lead singer and lead guitarist, Slim, has also been voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in a radio poll.
And the band’s version of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile has also been used in an edition of Top Gear, the BBC’s ultra-popular motoring show.
Tickets for The Hamsters’ Citadel visit are on sale now, priced £14 or £12 for concessions.
Call the box office now on 01744 735436.