14:53 Saturday 21 December 2013

Pints to rock into the New Year in Doveridge

Written byJENNY MOODY

A POPULAR rock and pop covers band are to see in the New Year the way they know best as they take to the stage in Doveridge.

The Foaming Pints will take to the stage from 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve at Doveridge Club, in Sand Lane, and tickets are already selling fast.

The four-piece are preparing to bring down the house with classic hits from The Kinks, Crowded House, Johnny Cash, Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac.

They will also venture into more modern music from John Mayer, Kings of Leon and Stereophonics.

Bass player Bob Faulkner told the Advertiser the band is looking forward to welcoming the crowds to the gig.

He said: “Doveridge Club is our favourite venue on the circuit.

“The acoustics are fantastic, it’s always full to the rafters and there’s always a knowledgeable, appreciative crowd.

“We’ll be blasting out our usual mix of covers from 1950s rock and roll, to 70s punk, 80s funk, 90s indie and ‘noughties’ dance tunes.

“Everything we do is aimed at our audience, rather than self-indulgence and our primary aim is to get people dancing and having a great time.

“We’ve been playing around the Midlands for more than five years and have built up a loyal following in that time.

“It’s always a pleasure to play in and around town, where a lot of our fans are from.”

The Pints have already made themselves a big name on the Uttoxeter music circuit having rocked the Marchington Melee beer festival, keeping a packed Marchington Village Hall dancing long into the night as well as at the Dog and Partridge as part of the Sunday music sessions.

The Pints have become well-known for their up-tempo, lively style and stunning vocal harmonies.

They said they have consistently honed their sound to push the catchy melodies of the tunes they play to the fore and ‘let the songs do the talking’ rather than rely on ‘flashy musicianship’.

Faulkner added: “We always try and pick songs that people know and can sing along to. Getting the audience involved is a crucial part of what we do.

“All self-indulgence is kept to an absolute minimum in the interests of letting the songs we play come through.

“They’re popular songs for a reason – they’re just great songs and we like to stay faithful to them.”

The band played their first acoustic gig at Uttoxeter coffee house Indulgence back in 2008.

Since then they have enlisted Rhead on drums and specialised in weddings, parties and corporate functions.

Tickets may be sold out for the Doveridge Club gig but people interested in attending can still try to get them by calling 01889 563625.

Further information on The Foaming Pints is available online at www.thefoamingpints.co.uk.

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