A B>E>A>K from the norm

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MAKE sure to get your beak on for a Split Festival favourite.

Colourful instrumental band B>E>A>K, who proved one of the biggest crowd-pleasers at this year’s Split at Ashbrooke Sports Ground, are ruffling their feathers in preparation for a set at Independent, on Holmeside, tomorrow night.

They’ll play the club’s Little Room as part of the Still Ill 1st Birthday Bonanza.

Mixing together elements of jazz, ska and instrumental progressive rock, B>E>A>K are like nothing you’ve heard before, but it’s not just the bands genre-spanning music that makes them so unique.

Known for their theatrics and interaction with the crowd, they have gained a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the North-East’s music scene.

Core participants of the group include members of bands such as The Lake Poets and Field Music with past live shows including guests from Maximo Park and The Futureheads.

In support are Sheffield Post punk band Wooderson.

The band, who list And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and Minutemen as core influences, have spent considerable time on the road touring since their formation in late 2007 and most recently took part in the Nokia Tramlines festival in July of this year.

The fun continues over the road at Plugged Inn as Razmataz Lorry Excitement brings his one man disco to see the party through to the early hours

l Tickets are £5 and are available from www.netickets.net and Hot Rats on Stockton Road, Sunderland.