Band blossoming

The Ramona Flowers will perform at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre later this month
The Ramona Flowers will perform at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre later this month

AN up-and-coming band will take time out of their busy diary for a return show in Hartlepool at one of its permier venues.

The Bristol five-piece The Ramona Flowers will stage their second performance at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.

The band, who have just released their debut album, are enjoying a busy summer performing at music festivals all over the country.

But music fans can catch them at the theatre in Raby Road for one night only on Friday, August 22.

A theatre spokesman said: “With the release of their new album, Dismantle and Rebuild, the Ramona Flowers have a brilliant show in store, presenting two support acts in the form of Broken Symmetry and one more to be announced.

“The Ramona Flowers have already blossomed in the musical world, their tracks have been remixed by Hot Chip and D/R/U/G/S, they have been likened to Radiohead, U2 and David Bowie, and have amazed audiences when they supported Bastille and LAMB on their respective tours.”

The Ramona Flowers are a rock band who use electronic elements and lead singer Steve Bird has been compared by music critics to Bono from U2.

The band’s unusual name comes from the lead female character in the cult 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

After a packed summer schedule The Ramona Flowers also have a host of European gigs lined up.

This autumn they will perform for fans in Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.

The next music event to be held at Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre will be a Queen tribute band Ga Ga on Saturday, October 4.

Before then, comedy fans can watch the latest funnymen when the Hot Potato Comedy Club takes to the stage on September 27, October 25, and November 29.

Tickets for the Ramona Flowers are £7 and doors open at 7pm. Call (01429) 869706 to book.