Double Take That as Jason Orange’s twin heads for Wearside

Jason Orange (from Take That) on left with twin Justin
Jason Orange (from Take That) on left with twin Justin
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MUSIC lovers will do a double take when Take That star Jason Orange’s twin brother takes to the decks on Wearside.

DJ Justin will be performing at a Take That tribute concert this week at Rainton Meadows Arena.

The 41-year-old and his famous brother are fans of headliners Re-Take That who will be recreating some of the band’s biggest hits from their recent Stadium of Light gigs.

Justin, from Manchester, said he was looking forward to performing in the city where his brother’s band chose to open their mammoth Progress tour in May.

He said: “I first saw Re-Take That at a gig in London when I was with Jason. He was absolutely amazed by them. They are 100 per cent the best thing we’ve seen, aside from the real Take That.

“I did a gig with Re-Take That a few months ago in Manchester and they asked me to come to Sunderland too.

“I was working away when Take That opened in Sunderland and missed the show. This will be my first time in the city and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Justin, who says he’ll be playing a mixture of classic tracks as well as some Take That hits at the gig, added: “We’re all quite musical in our family. Two of our younger brothers are also involved in it.”

Paul Waite, who is Gary in Re-Take That, said: “We first worked with Justin in London and just kept in touch after that.

“It’s great that Justin will be DJing at our show. Last time he performed Jason turned up as well, so you never know. They’re very similar looking and they sound exactly the same.”

The tribute band’s show will be a fusion of Take That’s Circus and Progress live tour and will include recent hits such as Kids and The Flood.

Last year the band – made up of Paul, his brother Peter as Howard Donald, Billy Black as Mark Owen and Ross Petty as Jason Orange – appealed through the Echo for a Robbie to join the band.

About 50 budding pop stars applied and after a tough audition process, they found Peter Owen who completes the line-up.

Paul, 31, who lives in Rickleton, Washington, said: “At first we were going to concentrate on the Progress Live tour but after speaking to people we found out that a lot of fans preferred the Circus tour so we have combined the best bits of the two.

“There wasn’t as much hype around the Circus tour as there was with the last one so it exceeded everyone’s expectations, whereas Progress was more focused on Robbie’s return.

“Like that tour, Peter will do some solo Robbie songs for the show.”

For the first time, Paul is also sharing the bill with wife Gemma, a performing arts support tutor at Castle View Enterprise Academy, who headlines a Lady Gaga tribute act.

Clad in a faithful recreation of one of Gaga’s most outlandish outfits, Gemma will support Re-Take That as Lady and the Gagas at the gig on Friday.

* Tickets are £14.50, from or from Rainton Meadows Arena on 584 8630. £1 from each ticket goes to Asda Washington’s Tickled Pink Campaign.

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