Black Night? No, Purple’s hits will fill Club 85 in this rare outing

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If you want to savour some Smoke On The Water sensations next week, don’t even think about heading to Montreux

on the Lake Geneva shoreline – you want to be in Hitchin.

24 Carat Purple, formed by North Herts-based Garry Randall and billed as the UK’s leading Deep Purple tribute band, are only performing one gig this year – and it’s at Club 85 on Friday, October 10.

There will be support from Hitchin-based down and dirty blues band Sidewinder for a night of massive metal, with the headliners summoning up the spirit of one of the best live acts ever to fill a stadium.

You can be sure hits like Highway Star, Burn, Child In Time, Black Night and, of course, Smoke On The Water will be on the set list.


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Doors open at the Whinbush Road venue at 7.45pm, tickets are £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

The gig is open to anyone aged 16 or over but photo ID will be needed.

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