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Nine Below Zero
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Nine Below Zero have reformed their classic line-up for an autumn tour which includes a date at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Saturday, November 29.

To mark the re-release of their two critically acclaimed A&M studio albums from the 1980s, Nine Below Zero have reformed their classic Young Ones line-up.

The tour features all four original band members: Dennis Greaves (guitar/vocals), Mark Feltham (harmonica), Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey (drums) and Brian Bethell (bass). Mickey played live with the band for the first time since the 80s in November 2012 at the 30th anniversary gig and now rejoins the band on permanent basis.

Frontman Dennis Greaves said: “We are only performing songs from the first three albums – Live At The Marquee, Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree – all of which have now been re-released by Universal. To be back on tour with all the guys is incredible….the energy, enthusiasm and the magic are back.”

The double CD also includes a live performance recorded for BBC Radio One’s In Concert series in 1981 at The Granary Club in Bristol.

Third Degree, originally released in 1982, included the single 11+11, which was performed on the first episode of cult TV show, The Young Ones.

This album spent six weeks in the album chart. David Bailey, renowned photographer of The Beatles, The Stones and the Kray Twins (to name a few), took the photograph for the album front cover.

Nine Below Zero originally recorded Third Degree, again with Glyn Johns, at his studio in Sussex. However, with its raw sound, A&M wanted to hear the record with a more clinical production and the band went on to re-record it with producer Simon Boswell. Now available for the first time, Johns’ original recording is on the re-release along with the more familiar version.

Tickets are £15 and are available on 01629 581529.