Rock n roll night at Portrush

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Coleraine Borough Council brings rock n roll to Ramore Head, Portrush this Saturday with an outdoor ‘Summer Entertainment Evening’.

And headlining will be Northern Ireland’s only 1950s and 60s rock n roll outift, The Soda Popz.

The seven piece live band, which features some of Northern Ireland’s top musicians and vocalists, includes local singer Michelle Baird who will take to the stage at 8-30pm for a two hour performance, ahead of the annual August fireworks extravaganza which will begin at 10.30pm.

Michelle is a regular performer in Coleraine and a former member of Portrush Music Society and University of Ulster, Coleraine. She has also performed at many prestigious events throughout the UK and Ireland as a soloist and as part of The Leading Ladies vocal harmony quartet.

She says: “I’m very excited to be back in the Coleraine Borough doing something completely different in the form of rock ‘n’ roll.

“Being raised in a home where this type of music was always playing, I couldn’t help but develop a real love for this fabulous era. The music, the fashion and the stories of the dance halls were fascinating.”

Council Events Officer, Christine McKee, adds: “The Soda Popz are a sensational seven piece live band who will wow the crowd with the songs of Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Drifters, Connie Francis and many more, so this two hour spectacular is guaranteed to get you dancing!”