The grass is rockier for Hayseed Dixie at the Alban Arena

APPALACHIAN hell-raisers, Hayseed Dixie are back at the Alban Arena next Thursday, March 18, playing their unique rockgrass versions of the greatest-ever rock songs. The rockers armed with acoustic guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and many other instrum

APPALACHIAN hell-raisers, Hayseed Dixie are back at the Alban Arena next Thursday, March 18, playing their unique 'rockgrass' versions of the greatest-ever rock songs.

The rockers armed with acoustic guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and many other instruments are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre rockgrass and have sold records worldwide thanks to their distinctive sound.

Supporting Hayseed this year will be talented local artist Stuart O'Connor, one of the busiest artistes in Hertfordshire performing over 900 shows in four years including multiple tours of Australia, New Zealand, UK and Japan.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets at �17.50 seated and �16.50 standing are available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to www.alban-arena.co.uk


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Stephen Triffitt offers a glimpse of the genius that was Ol' Blue Eyes in his show Sinatra Live At The Sands at the Arena next Saturday, March 20.

The show focuses on the time when Sinatra joined forces with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, when he was at the peak of his popularity and vocal prowess.

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With a mixture of some of Sinatra's much-loved hits such as Under My Skin, Come Fly with Me and My Kind of Town together with such less-often-heard songs as Get Me to the Church on Time, the show highlights all the different guises the master of the popular song had at his disposal.

Stephen Triffitt, regarded by many as the world's finest Frank Sinatra performer, performed to massive critical acclaim in the West End run of The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas.

He is backed by a full-size 17-piece Big Band Orchestra for the performance which begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are �19.50 and �17.50.

Bjorn Again, now seen as a trademark band in their own right and not just a copy or tribute band, appears at the Arena with the legendary voice of top DJ Tony Blackburn playing all the hits of Abba next Sunday, March 21.

The show was created and founded by Rod Stephen in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, and rapidly achieved worldwide cult status.

Nowadays Rod's company Bjorn Again employs session singers and musicians from Britain, Europe and North America with the production having grossed over �40 million from 4,000 performances in 60 countries in 20 years.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are �18.50 and �16.50.

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