MUSIC lovers who like a slice of lemon with their rhythm and blues are set for a Christmas treat with high-profile connections.
After a storming comeback for their 30-year anniversary gigs last year, the Red Lemon Electric Blues Band will be on stage at Stourbridge Town Hall for a seasonal show on Friday, December 16.
The band boasts some well-known fans including television presenter Suzi Perry, who has been talking exclusively to the Shuttle about how much she is looking forward to the show.
Suzi said: “I am counting the days on my calendar, the last one was an amazing reunion, not just for them but for all the people in the audience.
"People got together with friends they had not seen for more than 20 years.
“Back in the day the Christmas Stourbridge Town Hall show was the must-see gig of the year, it was the one gig you had to be at.
"It always sold out immediately – one year I remember tying to climb in through a window to get in.”
During their earlier career the Red Lemons became successful on a national level, making television appearances, performing at prestigious venues and supporting legendary acts including Chuck Berry, Robert Plant and Edwin Starr.
As well as being a Red Lemon fan Suzi would join the band on stage as a dancer and occasional backing vocalist.
She said: “We played at the Albert Hall, I got to dance on some great stages and we met some amazing people.”
The good times certainly rolled on at last year’s reunion shows, where past members of the band travelled from around the globe to play their part at the invitation of Red Lemon’s drummer Neil Bullock.
Suzi added: “Neil did an amazing job and worked hard to get the right people in place.
“Music takes you to places nothing else can, it is unique and something we can share together.”
Suzi and former Red Lemon’s bass player, television and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, will be on hand to introduce the band on December 16.
Tickets for the Red Lemon Electric Blues Band’s 2016 Christmas gig are available from Midland Box Office, at midlandboxoffice.co.uk or on 0870 320 7000.