Reggae and ska acts clash at Old Courts

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THE summery sounds of the Caribbean will dispel the winter chill at a Wigan town centre music venue.

Reggae-based group Jeramiah Ferrari, from Leigh, will share the stage at The Old Courts on Crawford Street with Manchester ska eight-piece The Uplifters for a night of laid-back grooves and sun-kissed vibes on Friday January 23.

Jeramiah Ferrari will play tracks from their self-titled debut album as well as old favourites from their two EPs, while The Uplifters, which feature a full brass section in their line-up, will play explosive covers of classic ska anthems including Al Capone and The Guns of Navarone.

The night will also mark the first gig on the refurbished main stage in The Old Courts, which has been named The Grand Vault.

Jonny Davenport from The Old Courts said: “I’m really excited about this gig. I’ve never had the chance to see Jeramiah Ferrari live but love their music and have heard so much positivity about them around Wigan and online.

“To have them on the same bill as The Uplifters is guaranteed to deliver a great night. It’s great to be able to showcase excellent local bands as well as booking renowned acts from further afield.”

The two bands will play as joint headliners at the former 19th-century seat of law, which has been transformed into an arts and enterprise hub.

Jeramiah Ferrari Vs The Uplifters takes place at The Old Courts on Crawford Street on Friday January 23 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 and available from www.eventzilla.net.

For more information about the venue visit www.facebook.com/Theoldcourts.