The Bay City Rollers Story at Kings Theatre, Southsea

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For a brief period in the 1970s, it seemed that every teenage girl had tartan turn-ups on her jeans and a tartan scarf tied around her wrist.

For that fashion faux pas we can thank five bouncy boys from Edinburgh called the Bay City Rollers, briefly the ‘biggest band since the Beatles’.

A slice of Rollermania returned to Southsea last night for Les McKeown.

The King’s Theatre may not have been packed, but there was plenty of enthusiasm on show and it seems that those ‘girls’ are still noisy and still wearing tartan on their wrists 40 years later.

More than two hours on stage gave plenty of time for all the hits and plenty of banter as McKeown took us through the history of the Rollers, led the sing-alongs, mixed with the audience for one song and showed that he’s not only a likeable bloke but also has a very good voice.

Shang-a-Lang and encore Bye Bye Baby that had the whole audience on their feet and those tartan scarves in the air.