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The Strawbs, ELO Beatles Beyond and Roller Disco at the Assembly Hall

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THERE’S non-stop entertainment at Melksham Assembly Hall in the coming weeks. 

This Saturday 8th June, The Strawbs will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with an acoustic concert.

Promoters say, “The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British folk movement of the mid 60s. 

“Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert and Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts.

“The acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him, longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.”

Tickets cost £20.

On Saturday 15th June, The Lynne and McCartney Story – ELO Beatles Beyond, take to the stage.

Promoters say, “ELO Beatles Beyond are no ordinary tribute band. Fronted by top Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney soundalikes, the band prides itself on performing the greatest hits of ELO, The Beatles, Wings and more as they were intended to sound. 

“The show tells the story behind some of the greatest hits of all time, and how the careers of these two songwriting legends have crossed over the years.”

This is a new date for the show, it was originally scheduled for Saturday 1st June. The Assembly Hall says, “Tickets for Saturday 1st June are valid for new date. Any problems, please contact venue box office on 01225 709887. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

On Sunday 16th June, the monthly roller disco returns to the Assembly Hall. 

Organisers say, “We have a roller disco on every third Sunday of the month. The times are: 2.30pm-4.00pm and 4.30pm-6.00pm. Tickets are £5 which includes skate hire and safety equipment.” 

All tickets are available from the Assembly Hall in the Market Place on 01225 709887, Melksham TIC in Church Street or visit www.melkshamtown. co.uk/assembly hall.

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