Kooking up a musical treat

Band members of The Kooks on stage
Band members of The Kooks on stage

HUNDREDS of music fans piled into a popular venue to see a chart-topping band perform.

Popular indie band The Kooks were in Hartlepool on Saturday for a storming gig at the town’s Borough Hall that was attended by more than 1,100 fans.

The band attracted attention both on stage and off, as they claimed they were stopped by police for hanging out of their tour bus.

Band members posted on social networking site Twitter shortly after the gig: “Just had our tour bus boarded by Hartlepool Police, apparently members of the band were hanging out the sun-roof!”

But Hartlepool Police say they have no record of it.

One town fan posted on the Kooks’ Facebook page: “Thanks for Coming to play in our little town of Hartlepool last night, loved every minute of it.

“You were awesome!! Glad The Kooks are back!!

“Can’t wait for New Album, see you next time you play in the North East. :D xx”

The Hartlepool date was made possible after town fans suggested the council-run venue in a poll on the band’s website.

The award-winning group are famed for hits including She Moves In Her Own Way, Naive and Always Where I Need To Be.

The gig took place ahead of a European tour next month.