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Captain Beefheart was considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Renowned for his exemplary vocal range, off-kilter experimental style and eclectic purveyor of meltdowns set to music, along with his Magic Band he occupies a somewhat legendary status. Creating surreal and ambitious music, rooted in blues and rock ‘n’ roll, but sounding nothing like his peers in the 60s and 70s, he’s been cited as an inspirational figure by the likes of everyone from Johnny Rotten to Roxy Music, Simpsons artist Matt Groening to Woody Allen.

The Magic Band continue to entertain and delight fans of the avant garde; containing members of various past line-ups, the group revisit Beefheart’s tunes with eccentric fervour, and their live shows are a must-see for any fan.

The Magic Band play The Studio, Hartlepool on Thursday 12th November.

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