VIDEO: ‘Live @ The Cat’ is back with a bang

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A band of ukelele rockers with their fingers firmly on the button are to kick-start a series of ‘Live @ The Cat’ music sessions at The Cat and Fiddle Inn, near Buxton.

Nantwich-based six-piece The N’Ukes, who perform a unique blend of driving rock, blues and soul, will take to the stage armed with their electric ukuleles, for an afternoon of music at the landmark inn on Saturday January 25.

The N'Ukes

The N'Ukes

Forget any connotations the ukelele may conjure; The N’Ukes don’t like to lean on lamp-posts or tiptoe through the tulips. That’s not very rock and roll, which is what they prefer to play.

Their blistering live sets take in numbers from as wide a range of artists as Paul Simon to Radiohead, ACDC to Santana and much in-between.

The N’Ukes have played all over the UK at clubs, functions, events and festival stages, and guarantee to change your perception of this diminutive instrument.

The following afternoon, Sunday January 26, relative newcomers Pastry Shoes bring their easy-listening jazz to The Cat & Fiddle Inn.

This wonderful Cheshire-based trio of Jayne Stead and Steve and Sarah Barr, will play a collection of feel-good, timeless classics featuring vocals, guitar and saxophone.

Forthcoming acts scheduled for ‘Live @ The Cat’ performances include guitar pairing Jinski on Saturday February 22 and string-driven blues duo Sixstring Blues on Sunday February 23.

The traditional and contemporary folk trio Nelson Peach will take to the stage on Saturday March 29, followed on Sunday March 30 by Northern Connection Duo, a string duo performing rockabilly, country and Americana.

All ‘Live @ The Cat’ sessions start at 4pm and admission is free.