A unique bus tour will relive memories of one of Tyneside’s favourite bands taking in places, stories and the music that has went down in Geordie folklore.
Famous for their music, comedy, film and TV location tours of the region, Tyneidols have announced a once only, full day tour for fans of Lindisfarne.
Tyneidols who are based in Whitley Bay, provide guided rock and roll, TV and movie heritage tours of Tyneside in a yellow double decker bus as well as producing events for a range of organisations. The new tour will be will be based around the many coastal locations that figured in the group’s development and will be compered by ex-Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw.
“The beginnings of Lindisfarne were in North Shields in the middle 1960’s. Rod Clements, Ray Laidlaw and Simon Cowe began making music together around the coast and Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay all featured heavily in the Lindisfarne Story after Ray Jackson and Alan Hull joined the group. There will be lots of tales linked to the locations we visit and loads of music, some of it quite rare,’ said Ray.
The tour starts on the afternoon of Saturday 13 April in Whitley Bay and includes a Fish and Chip Supper at Trenchers Restaurant in the Dome, Spanish City and tickets for The Lindisfarne Story at Whitley Bay Playhouse at 7.30pm.
The show features Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw who will tell how the band was formed, the story behind the hits and how they set a record for the most performances at Newcastle City Hall. The pair will also perform acoustic versions of some of the band’s most iconic songs.
Tickets at £50 per person include the tour, fish and chips and theatre are available from firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 0191 253 1618
More Information from Keith Newman 07814 397951 Keith@highlightspr.co.uk
Photo Billy and Ray at Lindisfarne ( Photo M.Bailey)