A Wonder-ful way to start

The Wonder Stuff
The Wonder Stuff

THE WONDER Stuff bring their musical furrow of upbeat, indie-rock folk to Buxton Opera House tomorrow (Friday) as they open the Four Four Time festival of live music.

The popular event, which is now in its ninth year, features a fusion of different genres including rock, indie, folk, jazz, blues, classical, funk and electro all taking place at the Opera House and the brand-new Pavilion Arts Centre.

The Wonder Stuff, known for hit singles such as Welcome to the Cheap Seats and Size of a Cow, will be performing at 7.30pm.

Formed in 1986 in the Black Country, The Wonder Stuff were embraced from the beginning by the rock press, with hit albums including Hup, Circlesquare, and Never Loved Elvis, which included the hit singles Welcome to the Cheap Seats (a collaboration with Kirsty MacColl) and the top five hit Size of a Cow.

This was followed by a more unexpected team-up with Vic Reeves, leading to the number one hit Dizzy in 1991.

The band reformed in 2000, with original singer Miles Hunt joined by Malcolm Treece, Andres Karu, Mark McCarthy and Erica Nockalls.

Tickets, priced £20 and £22, can be booked on 0845 127 2190 or at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

* Also on February 18, in the Pavilion Arts Centre at 8pm, is Buddy Greco & Lezlie Anders presenting Fever! - The Music of Peggy Lee.