Folk band Prelude to give fans a treat

Prelude with TyneIdols Paul Irwin.
Prelude with TyneIdols Paul Irwin.

A folk band from the 70s has teamed up with specialist events, music and movie tour experts, to give their fans a unique night out on the Northumberland coast.

Prelude, who had a major hit in 1974 with an acappella version of Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” are playing Newbiggin Maritime Centre on Sunday, October 25, and fans are being offered an unusual alternative to taking the car.

The TyneIdols Atlantean, yellow double decker bus will be picking fans up at Tynemouth’s Gibraltar Rock at 4pm and will travel up the coast with a refreshment stop at a local pub en route, arriving in Newbiggin in time for Prelude’s 7pm performance.

The return journey will see the bus arriving back in Tynemouth for around 11pm.

The bus will play a selection of Prelude songs along the route as well as some of the classic sounds of the north east music scene such as The Animals, Sting and Dire Straits that typically make up a TyneIdols tour.

The original three piece has now been joined by bass player Keith Tulip and someone who hasn’t far to travel for the gig, ex Fortunes drummer, Paul Hooper who lives in Newbiggin.

Paul said: “It’s great knowing that a bus load of people are coming to see us. We’ll be doing a set of songs that people are familiar with and of course some of our popular ones too. It’ll be a great night and a lot of fun on the bus. I only wish I lived further down the coast then I could have joined in on the bus.”

Tickets are priced at £15, by calling (0191) 253 1618.