Former Coral frontman’s in The Other Rooms

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James Skelly, former front-man with Merseyside favourites The Coral, brings his solo project to Newcastle on Saturday.

James Skelly and The Intenders bring their bristling live show to The Other Rooms, in Times Square.

The psychedelic mod-rockers announced an indefinite hiatus last year in order to concentrate on individual projects. Skelly released album Love Undercover in June of this year, with his band The Intenders.

Comprising Coral members Ian Skelly, James’s brother, Paul Duffy and Nick Power, as well as members of The Sundowners and Tramp Attack, the outfit unveiled a less abstract dimension to Skelly’s songwriting style and highlighted the earthy power of his distinctive vocals. Love Undercover has already garnered national applause, with The Independent dubbing it a “ great lolloping blues boogie,” and NME praising its “harder, more lively take on 60s rhythm and blues”.

* James Skelly & The Intenders play The Other Rooms, Newcastle, on Saturday from 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 from www.netickets.net.