A revitalised music venue is calling out for volunteers to help take it back to the top.
The Studio in Hartlepool enjoyed one of its most successful months for years with several sell-out shows over the Easter holidays.
But while music lovers are flocking back to Tower Street, more help is needed to run the venue, particularly on busy gig nights.
Studio spokesman Jonathan Ward said: “It’s fantastic that we are packing out The Studio again, and anyone who was there on Saturday will agree what an amazing but busy night it was.
“We’re getting by with an incredibly committed team of volunteers at the moment, all of whom are putting in the hours behind the bar, stocktaking, cleaning up, running the ticket office or booking bands.
“But we could really do with some more help – so if you love live music and fancy helping out, we’d love to hear from you.”
The Studio hosted two sell-out shows last weekend culminating in The Gemini reunion on Saturday with about 200 revellers reliving the popular Hartlepool club’s 90s heyday.
Another sell-out is expected on Saturday, April 30, when rebel rousers The Blockheads come to town, while a Hartlepool & District Hospice fundraiser on April 22, featuring Hartlepool duo Pek & Wanley, is also close to capacity.
Volunteers are needed for all sorts of roles, including bar work, cleaning and roadying, as well as opportunities with the technical and music side of the venue.
Anyone interested should be aged over 16 and should get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.facebook.com/thestudiohartlepool