Sean Hughes to appear at Platform

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Music and comedy in store and much more at the Platform in Morecambe.

The autumn/winter programme for the Platform in Morecambe is now out and a wide variety of performers will be taking the stage including acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Ralph McTell, musical legend Georgie Fame and Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

The James Taylor Quartet is bringing its rare groove-style-funk to the Platform and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, Wilko Johnson will be returning with some special guests Other top class acts include The Blues Band and USA’s The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Blame Sally.

Dizzy Hack and the Rhino Horns will be returning to provide an amazing concert covering everything from Sinatra to Stevie Wonder and following the runaway success of the first event, ‘Later with Jools Netherland’ is back with six of the area’s prodigious bands across three separate stages.

Top class acts include tributes to Kylie Minogue, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and Phil Collins. Brass band fans will enjoy a Last Night of the Proms event and there will be several concerts from Morecambe Brass Band Association later in the year.

The Promenade Concert Orchestra will be presenting ‘Music while you work’ paying homage to the BBC Home Service from 1940 to 1984 plus the popular lunchtime concerts which are free and will be taking place throughout September. Comedians Stephen K Amos, award winning stand up comedian Sean Hughes and Australia’s Steve Hughes. will also be raising the roof.

This month will see the launch of the Platform’s brand new Morecambe Comedy Club which takes place on the last Thursday of every month and so far, you can look forward to great gags from Archie Kelly (from Phoenix Nights), Greg Kelly and Carl Hutchinson and all events are hosted by Liverpool’s rising star Ste Porter.

Come to the Platform during the Seaside Festival (1 and 2 September) and meet Bjorn the polar bear and Tiny the dinosaur.

During October half term you can treat the children to an adaptation of ‘I’m Telling You They’re Aliens’ based on the book by Jeremy Strong.

This is a great family show and promises a fast paced adventure.