Music for all tastes in Morecambe

Lune Valley Jazz Band playing in the Winter Gardens at Morecambe Jazz on Saturday.
Lune Valley Jazz Band playing in the Winter Gardens at Morecambe Jazz on Saturday.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an 80s music fan, or you’re into country, jazz, blues, Motown or rock ‘n’ roll.

A series of music shows in Morecambe this year will cater for all of these tastes and more.

It has long been the aim of music promoter and DJ Steve Middlesbrough to bring as many different musical genres to town as possible.

And this year his ‘Morecambe Live’ series is bringing back old favourites as well as welcoming top live acts, thanks to a funding boost from Morecambe Town Council.

Morecambe Live 2015 kicks off on the Easter weekend with Club Tropicana on Easter Sunday, April 5, at The Platform from 8pm to midnight. Steve and fellow DJs Trevor Cooke, Mark Swindlehurst and Phill Hayward will play the best music from the 1980s. Tickets £10, 8pm-midnight.

Then on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 3, it’s the turn of the disco era. Disco Inferno sees top disco dance DJs play the music of 1974-1984 at the Platform. Tickets again £10. Country music invades the Platform for the 10th anniversary of Country Kickback on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 24. Acts performing will be Magill, Double Trouble, Lainey West, and Colt Murphy and guests. Tickets £10, 1pm-midnight.

BluesWater is on Sunday, June 21 at The Platform, Morecambe Jazz returns on Sunday, July 5 at the seafront venue, Motown Magic is on Sunday, August 16, and then comes the Morecambe Live Weekender on the August bank holiday (August 28 to 30), and Zombieville on October 16-17. Call 01524 424303 for more information.