Rock band Triple X are back for Air Ambulance charity gig at My Father’s Moustache

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Louth is turning back time to the Seventies to raise funds for a good cause.

Saturday November 16 will see the first public performance of 1970s Louth Rock band Triple X in the town since they last played Crusaders Youth Club in 1977.

The band was formed by school friends Jon Newby, Nick Hallam and his brother Mark Hallam.

The group played many gigs at youth clubs around town including Riverhead and Crusaders in Nichol Hill.

The event on november 16 is being organised by the administrators of Louth History and Memories Facebooksite, George Renshaw and Aly Good.

George Renshawe said: “The Louth History and Memories site was only started in February 2012, but now has nearly 1,600 members who regularly share old photos of stories.

“So many old friends have found each other after years’ apart that we thought it would be good to put on a ‘reunion event’.

“When Nick posted photos of his band from 1977 and then again from earlier this year when they reformed for a friend’s Silver Wedding, we put two and two together and thought why not put on a 70s Rock Night?”

Nick Hallam of Triple X said: “We really enjoyed putting the band back together and playing great rock classics, so the idea of repeating it for a public event in Louth was a bit of a ‘no-brainer’.

“We have all stayed involved in music over the years, but have rarely revisited the 70s...it’s great music to play so, expect Bad Company, Zeppelin, Free, Neil Young, Thin Lizzy and many other classics.

“We are supplementing the band with a couple of other Old Ludensians, Kate Lambert and Steve Vincent (plus Dom Lydon from Yorkshire – but don’t talk about that!) and are looking forward to a great night of nostalgic 70s rock.”

There will also be a 70s disco supplied by Mark Merrifield of Off The Beaten Tracks record shop in Aswell Street.

Many local businesses have generously provided raffle prizes and all proceeds from the night will go to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. So step back to the sensational Seventies and raise money for the life savers.

Go along to My Father’s Moustache Club, in Nort Holme Road, Louth, on Saturday November 16.

The night runs from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Tickets are £5 in advance or £6 on the door.

Get tickets from Off The Beaten Tracks in Aswell Street, call 01507 607677.