THE frontman of one of the North East's most prolific bands, Maxïmo Park, is to host a special one-off concert this weekend at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

On Saturday, Paul Smith & Friends will bring together some of the leading lights of the region's music scene to the stage.

He said: “The people at The Town Hall were pleased with my string quartet show that was part of their 130th birthday weekend in January.

"Now they've given me free rein to come up with another unique Teesside night-out for music lovers. I love singing with other people and so I suggested a duets theme. As a local musician, I was hoping to have a strong cohort of fellow North-east musicians, to celebrate our strengths and do something a bit different in this historic venue."

Tickets, which can be purchased for £19, subject to the normal booking fees, and all under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, are available via or by calling the box office on 01642-729729.