We woke up on Friday morning to hear of the passing of Pat Torpey, the drummer and one of the founding members of one of our favourite rock bands Mr Big after his battle with Parkinsons.
With two drummers in the Lock N Load, we loved his energy and hard hitting beats. Along with this, Mr Big are our guitarist favourite band so were all gutted.
We only seen Mr Big and Pat late last year when the band toured the country and seen them at the Northumbria University Institute and it was great to see the band supporting Pat and having him on stage with the band performing with them.
Due to popular demand we have several gigs scattered in and around Houghton Le Spring over the coming month and a half starting at Glendale Social Club Hall Lane this Friday 26th May with special guest from The Spitting Vicars Mel Occomore.
With the band yet to play in area since the new lineup in January 2017 there has been a lot of interest from punters to see what all the fuss is about so with a mix of gigs and festivals coming up we cannot wait to play to our local area and especially to an area of the North East who love their rock music.
Following on from the Glendale this Friday we will return to the area to rock T...