Muldoon Brothers and The Solicitors back on stage together

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A pair of the city’s most well-known bands are back on stage for one night only at the newly refurbished Unity Hall.

The original five members of the Muldoon Brothers and the original line up of The Solicitors will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years in a one-off gig.

The Muldoon Brothers, who give their own take on country music, formed in 1989 and throughout their career they have played across Britain, Ireland and Europe.

The bands last played together in 1991 and have reunited for this gig at the newly renamed Unity Works.

Hank Muldoon, lead singer, said: “It is 23 years ago since we last did this and we wanted to get it in before we can’t do it any more.

“The fact we’re still going is a big achievement. It’s brilliant to reunite and it will be a fantastic night.”

The Solicitors, an eight-piece northern soul band, provide a set spanning the golden years of Motown and Stax, a touch of James Brown, a twist of what’s been dubbed Celtic Soul, mixed with the upbeat 90s dance classics.

Graham Burton, bass guitarist, said: “We’re really looking forward to it.

“I am very proud to be playing at Unity Hall where I spent a lot of time as a youngster.

“It’s probably the last time we will play together.”

After more than 15 years Unity Hall was reopened two-weeks ago.

The Grade II-listed building, has received a £4m makeover and is once again a fully functioning music venue.

There is a 600-capacity venue in the major hall and 150-capacity function room in the minor hall.

Peter Hunter, event organiser and a shareholder in Unity Works, said: “This is an opportunity to enjoy two of Wakefield’s finest bands in the newly-refurbished Unity Works where history has a place for fine acts.

“It will be a great night and something everyone can enjoy.”

The gig is on Saturday, October 4 at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from www.unityworks.co.uk