THEY’RE back! Stratford’s veteran folk rockers Meet On The Ledge are kicking off their 21st birthday celebrations with a concert at the Civic Hall on Friday 25th October.
MOTL’s Civic Hall gigs have been a regular fixture on the local music calendar for more than 15 years, and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever.
“It’s going to be a special night,” guitarist and songwriter Al Maslen told us. “We’re really proud to be the first local band to play at the newly-refurbished Civic Hall, and we’ve hired the best PA system in England for the occasion.”
On the desk will be legendary sound engineer Graham Bradshaw, who has been working recently with Eddie Reader, Steve Knightley and Afro Celt Sound System.
“We were all pretty experienced when we started out, so to have reached the 21-year milestone is a bit special, and we’re told we still give the youngsters a run for their money,” said Al, who is the baby of the band at 53.
It will be a bitter-sweet night for MOTL, as it will be their first Civic Hall concert without their long-standing sound engineer Don Ward, who passed away last year.
“It’s been a tough time getting used to life without Old Smeg, but he’d definitely want us to soldier on, and we'll be doing a couple of songs just for him,” said Al.
Support is talented local singer/songwriter Katherine Abbott. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and are available from the Civic Hall Box Office on (01789) 207100 or you can book online at www.civichall.co.uk
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