Former Seahorses frontman Chris Helme to play free Sunderland gig

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Former Seahorses frontman Chris Helme will take to the stage in Sunderland this weekend.

The singer songwriter, from York, will be playing a solo set at Bar Justice in West Sunniside this Bank Holiday Sunday.

Entry is free to the gig which will give visitors the chance to enjoy an intimate set from the musician who is remembered for Britpop classics such as Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun.

He’s currently promoting his second solo album, the first single from which is You’re Too Bad. The gig is the latest in a series held at the bar.

Helen Davies from Bar Justice said: “We are looking forward to a great night on Bank Holiday Sunday at Bar Justice. We try to do something special on a bank holiday and after the success of a Dolly Parton tribute we thought we would bring something totally different.

“We have local singers The Source Unplugged, who we had the pleasure of at this year’s Sunniside Live, starting the night and then Chris Helme performing live.

“We are really excited and honoured to have Chris coming to the bar.”

As well as live music, there will also be a barbecue available, which is being provided by the bar’s resident chef.

The bar, which recently co-organised the inaugural Sunniside Live festival, has started offering food, including gourmet burgers and hot dogs, and has opened an outdoor area infront of the bar.

It’s working with partners in a bid to draw more people to an often under-used area of the city.

•Chris Helme will play Bar Justice on Sunday. Entry free. Doors at 7pm with a support slot from The Source Unplugged.