The Hamsters hit Bideford with Hendrix anniversary tribute show

Joseph Bulmer

THOSE rockin rodents The Hamsters are returning to the Palladium Club in Bideford on Thursday (October 7) as part of their Jimi Hendrix 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour. The guitar, bass and drums trio have long been established as one of our premier live

THOSE rockin' rodents The Hamsters are returning to the Palladium Club in Bideford on Thursday (October 7) as part of their Jimi Hendrix 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour.

The guitar, bass and drums trio have long been established as one of our premier live attractions, having performed more than 4,000 concerts in 23 years.

Although a band in their own right - playing rock, blues and Americana - they have also long been regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of Hendrix's music.

For this gig they will be performing a show of his songs to commemorate his passing 40 years ago in September 1970.

The band will provide their own support, by first playing a set of their own brand of music, then return for a full Jimi show!

Originally forming for their own amusement (and taking their name from the Sex Pistols, who once used it as a pseudonym to outwit hostile councils,) the Hamsters enjoy the irony of being an aggressive band with a cuddly name.

Although serious about what they do, they don't take themselves too seriously.

Tickets are �12 and available from the club or call (01237) 478860, North Devon Theatres Box Office (01271) 324242 or Solo Records in Barnstaple on (01271) 325274. Or go to www.ticketweb.co.uk.

Doors 8pm, on stage 8.45pm.

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