The Blackmarket VIP venue in George Street is rapidly transforming itself into the venue to watch for quality gigs featuring notable names.

This Saturday the name over the door in lights is former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist and erstwhile composer, Andy Bennett.

Having started his musical career in a band that supported OCS on and off he later moved in to take on guitar duties and soon found himself with some noteworthy writing credits.

A decade with the band ended when he decided the time was right to pursue a solo career and he’s had glowing reviews for both his releases and his live shows.

Following last year’s release of Thinkin’ Drinkin’ Singin’ Andy is now regularly on the road and has been grabbing the attention of audiences up and don the country.

Possibly more important for their fans, local Hastings band The Dead Rabbits are in support of Andy – but they have announced this will be their LAST GIG EVER.

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Vic Payne completes the bill… so with three great acts in store now’s the time to grab a ticket.