Rolling Stones tribute show to rock Potters Bar theatre
PUBLISHED: 21:21 05 October 2011
SIR Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and co celebrate 50 years of The Rolling Stones next year.
There’s unconfirmed rumours the Stones will make some sort of appearance at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.
While whether the veteran rockers will reunite for one more tour remains in doubt, the best way to get your Stones fix in the meantime is to catch The Counterfeit Stones’ Exhale on Main Street show.
Described as “the most famous Stones band in England” by none other than Mick Jagger himself, the tribute group are touring the UK with a smokin’ new show that’s set to leave their fans gasping.
Celebrating their own anniversary of 20 years in the business, The Counterfeit Stones drop by the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Saturday, October 8, and return to the county on Friday, November 18 for a date at the Hertford Theatre.
Their skilfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike.
The band injects a huge dose of nostalgia to those who were there in the 60s and 70s and an education for those who weren’t.
The Exhale on Main Street show is essentially a mockumentary of The Rolling Stones’ colourful history featuring renditions of the band’s greatest hits as well as a series of spoof film clips depicting real and imagined events.
These original mini-movies add context to the Stones’ story – and conveniently cover the numerous costume and set changes – presenting a visual feast that transcends five decades.
Not only have Nick Dagger, Keef Rickard, Bill Hymen, Charlie Mott and the Unholy Trinity of Bryon Jones, Mick Tailor-Made and Ronnie B Goode been thrilling sold-out crowds around the globe for two decades, they are regularly invited to play post tour parties for the likes of Oasis, Motörhead and Phil Collins, offered support spots to acts as varied as Barry Manilow, Iggy Pop and ZZ Top, played posh dos for Bill Clinton, Prince Edward and Sir Tim Rice, and ironically played a function on board an aircraft carrier in San Diego for 6,000 lawyers attending a conference on counterfeiting.
Such is the accuracy of the band, they were chosen to play the soundtracks on Stephen Woolley’s feature film Stoned and a Channel 4 documentary on the Rolling Stones’ early years with Brian Jones.
Tickets for the Counterfeit Stones at Potters Bar cost £18, and £17 concessions, and are available from the box office on 01707 645005 or online at www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk
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