Bluetones frontman to play Sunderland pub

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Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss will be topping the bill in Sunderland this summer.

The singer is set to play The Corner Flag in High Street West on August 7.

Morriss rose to the top of the British music landscape in 1996 when The Bluetones had a series of hits that saw their debut album, Expecting To Fly, reach No1 in the UK charts, with lead single Slight Return peaking at number two in the singles chart. A further two albums also landed in the top ten.

The singer has also released two solo albums which came with great acclaim. The Bluetones announced they were reforming in April. And they will play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on September 18 as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

In the meantime, the Corner Flag gig is a chance to hear Morriss solo.

He plays a mixture of his solo material along with many of the Bluetones hits such as Slight Return, If, Bluetonic, Solomon Bites The Worm, Marblehead Johnson and Keep The Home Fires Burning.

He’ll be joined on the bill by local acts including Dean James, Dec & Wayne and Black Goose.

•Tickets are priced at £8 (plus booking fee when applicable) and are available from either See Tickets – www.seetickets.com – or from The Corner Flag pub itself. The event starts at 7pm and will run DJ sets between acts.