Bands will shine in Diamond gig

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Two talented Ripley bands will be in action on Friday, April 10.

The Diamond at Sutton-in-Ashfield is to host Europe’s top Steel Panther tribute band.

Surreal Panther recently performed to a sell-out crowd at Leicester’s O2 Academy with the genuine article.

But what is special about this appearance in Sutton is that frontman Jamie Fowkes will be sharing the stage with his cousin, Bradley Smith, who is the singer of talented young rock band Parasight, and will be the support for the event.

But the connections between the two bands don’t end there.

Surreal Panther’s drummer Lee Taylor and guitarist Benji Heenan have taught members of Parasight, so you can expect to see and hear top notch performance from both bands.

Tickets are priced at £6 for members, and £7.50 non-members.

They are available direct from the venue and by calling 01623 456617.