God bless ye merry Gentrymen’s Christmas gig

The Gentrymen

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Leyland alt folk rockers The Gentrymen celebrate Christmas with their home crowd at 53 Degrees tomorrow night.

The five piece – Phil Burns, Sam Johnson, Sam McHaffie, Sean O’Sullivan and Rob Brooks – are returning from university for Christmas and plan to celebrate the festive season in style with a homecoming show at the Brook Street venue.

With a passion for their live performances, the band promise a night of folky festivities, featuring songs from both the EPs they have released so far.

And they will be throwing a few carefully chosen covers into the mix too.

The Gentrymen formed when the two Sams came together and began writing songs, soon to be joined by pianist Sean.

Before long, they had evolved from two guitars and a piano to include mandolin, accordion, harmonica, banjo, tambourine, lots of vocals and even a big bass drum!

Independent Music News said of them: “The Gentrymen collect emotions, events and modern and contemporary views, while painting an image with different strokes of musical masterpiece.”

Tickets are £5 plus booking fee for the 14 plus show in the intimate upstairs club room at the Brook Street venue. Doors open at 7.30pm.