Musical coup for town

HARTLEPOOL will pull off something of a musical coup tonight when a popular venue plays host to an up and coming band as part of a tour to promote their second album.

Missing Andy will take to the stage at The Studio in Tower Street in the only North East gig of their UK tour after a booking at a Newcastle venue fell through.

The sudden gap in the touring schedule was quickly pounced on by Hartlepool DJ Micky Corr, who is a huge fan of the band and contacted them with the offer of a spot at The Studio.

Micky said: “When I got the chance to get them to Hartlepool I jumped in with both feet. I’ve seen them play three times and they’re fantastic on stage.”

The indie rock band are touring on the back of their second album, Guerrilla Invasion pt 1 and pt 2. which features 20 original songs the five former college friends describe as “hard hitting and powerful tracks containing the usual lyrical grace we have become known for.”

The five-piece Essex-based outfit, who have 32,000 followers on Facebook, and have recieved tens of thousands of YouTube hits for their 2010 single, ‘The Way We’re Made’, are now riding high in the iTunes Rock Album chart, with their latest release holding its own in the top 20, while a previous EP featuring four tracks from the new album made the main Top 40 chart.

Tickets for the gig, which are priced at £9, are still available online at or from the venue, and a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.