A TINY venue with big ambitions has lined up some major names from the world of music to welcome in the New Year with style.

The Buck at Reeth – with an 80-seat capacity – will be playing host to blues stars Paul Jones and Dave Kelly on January 9.

Since his early success with 60s chart-toppers Manfred Mann, Paul Jones has carved out a career as one of the finest blues harmonica players in the country. He is also a member of the well-respected Blues Band.

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Jones and fellow band member Dave Kelly also tour the country as a hugely respected blues duo.

Tickets are £17.50 and available from 01748-884210.

Also heading for the Buck is former Zombies member Colin Blunstone and his Band on February 9 while ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and his Band will be appearing on February 22.