The Nightporters anniversary reunion tour arrives at The Cellars

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Featuring all four original members, The Nightporters come to The Cellars at Eastney tonight as part of their 20th anniversary reunion tour.

The 30-date European tour is the first in more than a decade for Ian Roberts (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Martin Vowles (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Robbins-Davey (double bass) and Kevin Crowe (drums/backing vocals)

Originally formed in 1993 in south Devon, they came together through a mutual love of blues, 1950s Americana and British rhythm & blues.

They credit growing up listening to ska, two-tone, early ’80s rockabilly and punk-rock for their power-packed, swing-boogie sound.

Their shows became big news on the international roots and blues circuit. Then, in 2002, they split and members went on to record and touring with acts like The Wildcards, Becca Langsford, The Big Town Playboys and Linda Gail Lewis.

Tickets: £10 from (023) 9282 6249 or or £12 on the door from 7.30pm.