Help! It's The Hamsters

PUBLISHED: 18:51 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 07:36 30 May 2010

THEY say an elephant never forgets. Well what about a Hamster? After 24 years of bluesy gigs all around Britain, leading rock band, The Hamsters, are coming to a barn near you.

THEY say an elephant never forgets. Well what about a Hamster?

After 24 years of bluesy gigs all around Britain, leading rock band, The Hamsters, are coming to a barn near you.

Veterans of the circuit their music is described as rocked-up Americana, yet they are also highly regarded as one of the UK's leading interpreters Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.

Time and age has not diminished their skills and they never forget how to entertain a crowd.

Lead guitarist Slim Hamster said: "We originally formed for our own amusement and we took the name from the Sex Pistols, who once used it as a pseudonym to outwit hostile councils.

"We enjoy the irony of being an aggressive band with a cuddly name. Although we are serious about what we do, we don't take ourselves too seriously."

The Hamsters have performed over 4000 concerts and the band members have played with such big names as Eric Clapton, Alison Moyet and Doctor Feelgood.

Even World Champion Formula One driver Damon Hill is a fan, and has been spotted wearing a Hamsters tee shirt at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

If you are not a fan yet, then you could be in the future. Come along to the gig at High Barn, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield on Thursday April 15

Tickets are priced at £16 and are available at high-barn.com or on 01371 811291.

For more info on The Hamsters visit thehamsters.co.uk

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