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Tributes to fine music; COUNTERFEST.

AHOST of bands will be paying tribute to some of the biggest names in music in Stockton this month.

Counterfest returns for its second outing on Saturday, September 14.

Taking in four venues - The Georgian Theatre, KU, The Storytellers and The Green Room - the tribute to tributes was first launched in 2012.

KU will be dishing up the best indie rock, from the 90s up until the current day.

Antarctic Monkeys, as seen in Q Magazine and on MTV and Sky News, headline the stage with Teesside's very own Strokes tribute Different Strokes and the uncanny Oasis Forever also providing well-known tunes.

The Storytellers pub will be Mod Central as it plays host to some of the sharpest dressed tributes around. The Kinks - The Kounterfeit Kinks - The Who - The Whodlums - and Paul Weller - The New Age Jam Unplugged - are all paid homage to, with a mammoth set of back catalogues to dip in to.

The Georgian Theatre gets back to its rock roots with three roof raising groups take to the stage. Taking on Dave Grohl's supergroup is no easy feat, but Four Fighters embody their hero's explosive energy and intense talents like no other.

The Clashed, Teesside's very own answer to punk rock forefathers The Clash, and Binkl 182, the North East's number 1 tribute to the California pop punk trio Blink 182, complete the line up.

The Green Room tips its hat to Sun Records and Memphis' finest as Niall Southall breaths life back into one of the most famous entertainers of all time, Elvis Presley. From his 50s hits all the way up to his 70s Las Vegas hey day - it's all there, and done with breath taking accuracy.

From the baritone vocals to the rumbling guitars, local legend Paul Williams personifies The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and acts as the perfect filling to the Green Room's Elvis sandwich.

Tickets are PS10 in advance or PS12 on the door. Tickets are exchanged for a wristband on the day, allowing access to all four stages. Entry to venues will be first come first served; once capacity is reached entry will be one in one out. Book online at thegeorgiantheatre.co.uk, or call 01642 606525.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 6, 2013
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