World-touring ska band The Toasters in Hartlepool pub gig

Acclaimed Ska Band The Toasters who performed at the Nursery Inn, in Hartlepool

Acclaimed Ska Band The Toasters who performed at the Nursery Inn, in Hartlepool

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AN acclaimed American band with nine albums behind them performed an intimate gig in the back room of a Hartlepool pub for the second successive year.

World-touring ska band The Toasters performed to a sold-out crowd at The Nursery Inn, in Hopps Street, last August and enjoyed their trip to town so much they returned this week.

Once again the small room was packed out with tickets selling out in days to get a glimpse of the much-loved band, who have been touring the world to sell-out venues since 1982.

Pub landlord Ian Humberston, 35, who is married to landlady and licensee Deborah, 42, said: “Once again they were absolutely brilliant, it was a fantastic night.

“The Toasters have been playing around the world for decades so to get them to play here last year really was a big thing.

“And they loved it that much they wanted to come back. We’re going to try and get them back next year as well.”

The Toasters were supported on the night by Teesside ska band Live Injection.

One of the band’s members, Matt Bilton, has been touring with The Toasters.

Ian added: “The Nursery used to be known for the bands that used to come and play here. We would love to get it back to those glory days and bands like The Toasters can definitely help us do that.”