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The Beekeepers and Jesus Jones will be performing in a one-off spectacular in the Great Hall at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Friday, November 15, the venue has announced.

Arguably one of Derby’s greatest bands, The Beekeepers, have teamed up with the legendary Jesus Jones for a one-off gig at the prestigious city centre venue.

Both bands will play a full set, with additional support and surprises soon to be announced.

The Beekeepers (Jamie East - vocals, Gary Thatcher - guitar, Steve Bailey - drums, Mark Simpson - bass, Kev Lamb - guitar) were signed to Beggars Banquet records in the 90s, releasing four singles and an album and were renowned for their incredible live shows before their split in 1998.

After over a decade’s silence, they reformed for a one-off gig in 2011. This proved to be an itch they couldn’t stop scratching.

Jesus Jones (Mike Edwards - vocals, Iain Baker - keyboards, Jerry De Borg - guitars, Al Doughty - bass, Tony Arthy - drums) need little in the way of introduction. They were pioneers of the 90s indie dance invasion, culminating in worldwide hits such as Info Freako, Real Real Real and International Bright Young

Thing. They’ve toured the world many times over, including Wembley Stadium with INXS.

Jamie East (The Beekeepers) says: “We were so overwhelmed by the demand and response at one-off gig, we knew we couldn’t end it there and we are SO excited to be playing The Assembly Rooms - it’s the venue every Derby band dreams of playing, so we cannot wait.”

Tickets are £16.50. Call the box office on 01332 255800.