The Stones roll up to Cookstown

Tribute act The Stones on stage

Tribute act The Stones on stage

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TRIBUTE band The Stones will bring the biggest hits of music giants Rolling stones to the live stage when they play the Burnavon next week.

Without even knowing it, you probably know the words to at least ten Rolling Stones songs. They have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, and their catalogue of hits is as ubiquitous now as they’ve ever been. From movie soundtracks to adverts, songs such as Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Jumping Jack Flash and Brown Sugar are constantly recycled for each successive generation of music fans.

As you’d expect, the amount of tribute bands is legion, but many fail to capture the magic which even today makes the Rolling Stones one of the most popular live bands in the world. The Stones have this X factor, which has given them the reputation as being the best around.

The band bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a frontman who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young ‘Keith Richards’, who although not born then, lives in the 1970s, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones.

The repertoire for the show draws mainly from the songs of the 60s and 70s but does include some more current material. All the number one hits of the 60s are in the show as are the live concert showstoppers, such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Woman, Sympathy for the Devil and many more.

If you like the Rolling Stones you’ll want to see and hear this band. For a sneak preview of the band go to www.thestones.co.uk.

The Stones will perform at the Burnavon theatre, Cookstown on Friday 7 October at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 / £10 (concession) and are available at the theatre Box Office, Burn Road, Cookstown; by phone on 028 8676 9949, or online at www.burnavon.com