Stockton Press Release


Date 16 Sept 2019

Fetch the face paint, Seventies show hits Stockton   

Re-live the sounds of the Seventies. Ultimate 70s Show tickets now on sale.

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It was the decade that fashion forgot – but dust off your lurex loons, the Seventies is back in town.

An ex-member of one of the North East’s biggest glam rock bands is donning his flares and face paint once again to hit the road with tribute band the Ultimate 70s.

Stockton’s Georgian Theatre will host the first date in a year-long tour of Scotland, England and Wales, on October 25. Tickets are on sale now.

Martin Metcalf, a former guitarist with legendary group Geordie, is one of the six 70s rockers and session musicians who make up Ultimate 70s, whose brand of entertainment has been a huge hit with festival goers in Britain and Europe.

Intent on re-creating the era they love, they promise fans an authentic evening of Seventies classic hits delivered just as you would have heard them back in their hey day.

The Ultimate 70s Show is a totally live tribute to the rock and pop idols of the 1970s, featuring the music of Slade, T.Rex, The Sweet, David Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, Mott the Hoople and Queen to name but a few.

As well as Martin on guitar, the band features the powerhouse male vocals of Chris Peters, as well as a drummer, saxophonist, bassist and keyboard player whose credits include playing and supporting a host of legendary musicians including Sting and INXS.


Martin, who goes by his stage name of Metz, said: “This is an amazing night for anyone who loves Seventies music, and fashion. Or anyone who just wants to know more. The brilliant thing about our show is that you don’t need to have been there the first time around to enjoy the Seventies spirit. There has never been a decade like it for the sheer energy and ostentation and fun. There’s no obligation to dress-up. But we’ll be going for it, so why not?

“I got into glam rock in my teens, listening to bands like T.Rex, Slade and Bowie. The sparkly platform boots and star-patterned jumpers were the icing on the cake.

“Mick Ronson was my first guitar hero, then I got into heavier sounds like Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. They were the catalyst for me wanting to play music. I got my first Les Paul copy guitar, a Satellite and the rest is history.”

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Full Tour details below:

25th October 2019 Stockton, Georgian Theatre

7th December 2019 Newcastle, Riverside

21st December 2019 Chester, Live Rooms

22nd February 2020 Halifax, Halifax Playhouse

29th February 2020 Theatre Royal, Dumfries

7th March 2020 , Masham Hall

21st March 2020 Mansfield, Mansfield Palace Theatre

12th April 2020 Rugby, Ben Hall

12th June 2020 Grantham, Grantham Theatre

20th June 2020 Ilkley, Kings Hall & Winter Gardens Kings Hall & Winter Gardens

1st August 2020 Lanark, Lanark Memorial Hall

2nd August 2020 Lochgelly, Lochgelly Centre

26th September 2020 Sale, Waterside Theatre

3rd October 2020 Gainsborough, Trinity Art Centre

28th November 2020 Galasheils, Volunteer Hall

5th December 2020 Morecombe, Platform