Time to enjoy a musical cocktail at the Citadel

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THE Citadel is set to host a musical cocktail of funk, rock, rhythm and blues and musical comedy in the next three weeks.

The Steve Gibbons band will be first to perform this Friday evening (May 31), before Neil Innes the following night, The Blockheads on June 15 and Geno Washington and the Yoyos on June 22.

Steve Gibbons’ long and illustrious career has spanned four decades and 17 albums, and his perennially popular live gigs continue to thrill fans. His hard-driving classic rock ‘n’ roll songs show off his huge repertoire of material. It will be his first show at the Citadel since 2006.

Comedian Neil Innes is best known for his cult TV show The Innes Book of Records and is set to present a wry, poignant, humorous and topical one-man show, spiced with anecdotes of his life in the worlds of media and show business.

June 15 is set to be one of the summer’s highlights for all funk-lovers. The Blockheads will be performing material both old and new, including hits Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Geno Washington, legend of the 60s soul, blues and R ‘n’ B scene, is set to play a show in St Helens for the first time in six years.

He’ll be joined by the YoYos, an up-tempo combo featuring members of the original Ram Jam Band.

Tickets for the four shows are on sale now, priced £12, £14, £20 and £14 respectively.

Call the box office on 01744 735436 or go online at: www.citadel.org.uk