THE Rolling Stones are universally known as one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world.
They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, with hits such as ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ to name but a few – all known the world over.
Now ‘The Stones’ bring to the Buxton Opera House stage on Thursday January 27, at 7.30pm, all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert.
This is not a tongue in cheek approach, but a serious tribute to their music.
The spotlight inevitably falls on Ben Wattam, who performs the Mick Jagger role, and who bears a striking resemblance to the rock star.
And not only does he look like Mick Jagger – the performance is genuinely startling!
Ben comes from Eckington in Derbyshire, which is significant as Mick Jagger’s grandmother was from Eckington and is now buried there, and Mick has been a frequent visitor to his grandmother’s grave.
As critical as the role of Mick Jagger is, he cannot do it alone, and the rest of the band do an amazing job of recreating the unique sound of The Rolling Stones, as those attending their shows will attest – you simply will not believe your eyes or your ears.
Tickets to see The Stones at Buxton Opera House, priced £14.50 and £16.50, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.