Melton Gig Guide: January 9 to 11

Joe Jive brings rock 'n' roll to the Black Swan on Saturday EMN-150601-112745002
Joe Jive brings rock 'n' roll to the Black Swan on Saturday EMN-150601-112745002
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There are many musicians out there who can’t wait for a break from the gigging season, but get that itch they need to scratch in January.

To help them, Jam-uary is back at the Noels on Friday (8pm), complete with a fantastic hosting house band consisting of Jim Price, Andy Lamb and Andy Kealey.

The Noels will be backing local legend Howard Rose as he appears on BBC’s The Voice this weekend.

In honour of this very talented, humble and nice fella, the Melton pub will be showing all episodes he appears in starting this Saturday at 7pm.

The Detourz (Generous Briton, Saturday) play some of the liveliest covers from funk, soul, ska and rock.

Still featuring bass player Jon Randle from 80s band Doctor and the Medics, best known for their number one hit Spirit in the Sky, King Rocker (TNA) 9.30pm

To mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, the Noels Arms presents a tribute with a difference, King Rocker.

Expect a cross between the King of Rock n Roll and The Monsters of Rock!

Born out of pure love for the rock ‘n’ roll era, Joe Jive (Black Swan, Saturday) is one of the finest 50s, 60s and 70s rock ‘n’ roll singers around, bringing the feel, look and sound of the genre.

A diehard Elvis Presley fan, and a dead ringer for the King himself.

The Wayfarers return to one of their favourite haunts on Sunday: the Crown in Melton (7.30pm).

Brought up on a healthy, balanced diet of the Buzzcocks, the Strokes, and a host of other acts generally considered great.

If you like the Doors, the Who, the Cure, this is a show to watch out for.