Veteran star is ready to rock Roots

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A stalwart of British folk rock veterans Lindisfarne is taking to the stage in Doncaster for a “not-to-be-missed” night.

The town’s Roots Music Club reopens on Friday following a Christmas break – with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rod Clements, founder and current member of Lindisfarne, and bass player Ian Thomson.

A club spokesman said: “During Lindisfarne’s long career, Rod gave the band many much-loved album tracks and stage favourites like Road To Kingdom Come and Train in G Major.

“Following Alan Hull’s untimely death in 1995 Rod became the band’s main songwriter who, in partnership with producer and co-writer Nigel Stonier, provided the bulk of the material for Lindisfarne’s two last critically acclaimed albums Here Comes The Neighbourhood and Promenade.

“Rod’s contributions to the band’s distinctive sound ranged from full-time bass player to fiddle, mandolin, dobro and electric slide guitar, and – increasingly in later years – vocals.

“A night not to miss.”

Rod Clements & Ian Thomson play The Roots Music Club, Ukranian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster town centre, on Friday, January 8, from 7.30pm. Support comes from Chris Rust and Karen Hisom.

Tickets are £10 on the door, or £8 in advance from www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk