Win: Rollermania comes to Weston

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers. Picture: Mike S Fowler

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers. Picture: Mike S Fowler - Credit: Mike S Fowler

It’S time to dust off the cut-off tartan trousers and get ready to Shang-a-lang with Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, who roll into Weston’s Playhouse Theatre in March.

Journey back to the 1970s and relive the thrill and excitement of Rollermania.

Les and his band bring new energy to the Rollers’ original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love.

The revitalised group will also play songs from their latest album The Lost Songs, which features forgotten Rollers songs written by McKeown, found in a box in his attic in 2013.

During their heyday in the early 1970s, the Edinburgh band were touted to be the biggest British act since The Beatles.

The band scored a slew of hit singles, and reportedly have sold more than 120 million records.

McKeown, who split with the band in 1978, was part of the classic five line up which also included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir.

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Speaking to The Irish News in November McKeown said: “We certainly weren’t the Osmonds, all sparkly and all that stuff; we were five scruffy guys from Edinburgh, but we were still a wee ray of sunshine.”

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers will be at the Playhouse Theatre in High Street on March 7 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £25.50, are available to buy on 01934 645544 or online at

The Mercury has teamed up with Weston Playhouse to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers.

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