Newstead Brass top variety-show bill

AWARD-winning Newstead Brass are set to headline an evening of musical variety at Mansfield Palace Theatre next month.

The 30-piece band are back on stage by popular demand after their involvement in a Mansfield Palace Community Theatre production of ‘Brassed Off’ — a stage adaptation of the popular film.

The new show, Brass And Voices At The Place, scheduled for Saturday September 17, features leading local and national musical groups, including Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir, Derbyshire saxophone quartet Imperfect Fifth and Four Tubby Tubas, who are a group from Salford University.

Music will range from the 1940s sounds of Glenn Miller to contemparary artist Michael Buble.

Mark Hanson, the band’s chairman, said: “Newstead Brass are immensely looking forward to returning to perform in this superb venue. The band return with friends, the Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir, and two talented quartets.

“With their help, we hope to re-create the feelgood factor thanks to our lively and varied programme of music.”

Tickets, priced £8 (concessions £7), can be booked from the Palace Theatre box office on 01623 633133.