Four-legged Groove Machine Miles & Erica hit Thornton

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls are touring the UK later this year in support of their third studio album and are including a date at Thornton Little Theatre.

On Saturday 28 October, indie icon and charismatic front man of The Wonder Stuff, Miles Hunt along with partner violinist Erica Nockalls will bring their ‘We came here to work’ tour to the Fylde Coast venue.

Since 2006, the duo has toured the UK, Europe and the USA performing acoustic shows including tracks from their own albums in addition to The Wonder Stuff material and the occasional cover version.  All interspersed with Miles’ trademark inter-song banter and insight into the background behind some of the tracks being performed.

With regards to the new album and tour, Hunt remarked, “We decided to take the first few months of the year off from gigging, to stay home to write and record a new album together. The time spent off the road allowed us to thoroughly immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the new record. Conversely the time off also refreshed our appetite for getting back on stage!”

When asked how they feel about playing smaller gigs as opposed to some of the larger stadiums they’re used to filling with the Stuffies, Miles said, ”For Erica and I, it isn’t so much about the difference in size of the venues we play as a duo, but the nature of the music we play and accompanying atmosphere. As much as we both love rockin’ out with the band, sometimes it’s just nice to turn down the heat and the volume and let the songs breathe.”

Stuffies fans will be glad to hear that Miles went on to say “The plan is for us to play the newer material in the earlier part of our sets and work our way toward the better known songs by the end of the evening. It would be churlish not to, right?”

Miles & Erica will be performing at Thornton Little Theatre on Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 and are on sale now. Book online at www.wyretheatres.co.uk

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