Jar Family holding free homecoming gig in Hartlepool – which will be part of documentary

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POPULAR Hartlepool band The Jar Family are heading back to town for a free homecoming gig later this month.

The band will be bringing their “industrial-folk” sounds to aVenue, in Lauder Street, in the town on Friday, March 28.

The gig will feature in a documentary film about life on the road with The Far Family. A camera crew has been following the lads around, both in the studio and on stage, over the last few months.

Tickets for the homecoming gig are free and the band’s fans rushed to their Facebook page last night to sign up for the tickets, which will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The Jar Family always cause quite a stir when they head back to gig in Hartlepool.

The lads played in a packed-out Cafe33, in Park Road, last year as part of the launch of their second album, Jarmalade, and also performed a sell-out gig to around 1,000 people at the Borough Hall, on the Headland, just before Christmas.

The band made up of Hartlepool lads Max Bianco, Richie Docherty, Chris Hooks and ‘Dali’ as well as former Squeeze bassist Keith Wilkinson and Kez Edwards have also been handing out signed copies of their new EP Live & To The Letter to fans who signed up online.

This month’s gig will be the first time The Jar Family have performed in the town since former member Al Devon left the band.

As ever, The Jar Family have a hectic schedule of gigs and festivals planned from now throughout the summer.

Those who have signed up for the free tickets for the gig at aVenue will be notified if they have been successful.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/TheJarFamily.