A SHOW described as a must for lovers of Sixties music is to be staged in Consett later this month.

Bringing On Back The 60s stars New Amen Corner and will be staged at The Empire Theatre, Consett, on Saturday, May 19.

The fast-moving show also features guest appearances from 1960s icon Mike d’Abo and multi award-winning Nancy Ann Lee, who is known as “Little Miss Sixties”

The New Amen Corner are one of the hardest working and most highly respected acts on the sixties circuit here in the UK and around

Europe. With multiple British sixties tours under their belt, the master-revivalists enjoy an unparalleled reputation that has grown through backing some of the biggest names of the sixties (Chris Farlowe, Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Mike Pender and many more), and also from the energy and authenticity of their shows.

With keen attention to detail, New Amen Corner provides the ultimate journey through the decade that defined pop music.

In 1966 Mike d’Abo was the only one man who could fill Paul Jones' shoes as front man for Manfred Mann. Already attracting attention with his group, A Band Of Angels, Mike was thrust into a wider limelight with the Manfreds and the well-oiled hit machine kept rolling on. Just Like A Woman, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James and Mighty Quinn were just three of the string of hits with the 'new boy' in the line-up.

And, like his predecessor, Mike's career after the disbanding of the Manfreds in 1969 lost none of its momentum. He'd already proved his impressive skill as a songwriter by composing Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations and Handbags & Gladrags, a massive hit for Chris Farlowe.

Nancy Ann Lee is known as “Little Miss Sixties” throughout UK and Europe. Nancy has also toured as support with Marti Wilde, Eden Kane and Mike Berry. She has also been nominated and awarded for The British Country Music Awards multiple times. With her strong vocal ability she can sing the songs that we all know and love from the iconic Sixties era, Little Miss Sixties will be backed by the New Amen Corner for that authentic 60s sound bringing that female element to an already fantastic show.

A spokesman for the Empire said: "Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years. Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself, this show is a must for you. This is a show full of timeless classics performed with the most authentic 60’s sound accompanied by, on the large screen all the visual effects to compliment a performance never to be forgotten, Bringing on Back the 60s will keep 60s music alive for many generations to come.

  • Bringing On Back The 60's. The show is at The Empire Theatre Consett on Saturday, May 19, 7.30pm. Tickets from the box office on 01207-218171 or on line http://www.leisureworks.net