Hartlepool band to play two charity gigs in a day

The White Negroes will play two special hometown charity shows on the same day next month.

The Hartlepool group – who call themselves “the people’s band” and are celebrating their 25th anniversary – will attend the We Shall Overcome and Doc Rock events on Saturday, 8th October.

The band will take part in the national We Shall Overcome Event at a Hartlepool Studio all-dayer alongside fellow locals bands including The Endeavours, Able Raise the Cain, The Sunlit Shakers and Under the Influence.

After that, the group will hot-foot it to the town’s Owton Manor Social Club for the memorial show and British Heart Foundation fundraiser for former fire fighter Peter ‘Doc’ Oliver, alongside The Monsters of Pop and Pek & Wanley.

A spokesman for the band said: “The White Negroes have always been the people’s band – and are doing it for the people with two shows in one day.

“It shows the boys’ unwavering commitment to the cause over the length of their 25 year history.”

Ahead of their two-show-day in Hartlepool, the band will also support Dead Sea Skulls at Thornaby Aeordrome Club on Friday, 30th September.

Taking their name from Norman Mailer’s seminal beat essay, The White Negroes have forged a formidable live reputation with their hands-in-the-air club rock guitar anthems, being described as “stadium rock in a working men’s club”.

The band recently released a compilation album, Negromania, which is available on iTunes.

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