Rock veterans supporting Toploader on Grand Pier

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 May 2012



Paul Newton

WESTON rock veterans Eastertown will support a platinum album-selling band on the town’s Grand Pier this month.

The four-piece, who have been gigging around the town, the South West and the country for more than a decade, will perform with Toploader at the attraction on May 25.

Eastertown have released two albums of original material and have appeared on numerous television shows, most notably featuring as VH1’s featured band of the week.

They have also been named as European unsigned band of the year and had their tracks played on BBC Radio One.

The band, which consists of bassist Paul Newton, singer and guitarist Mark Ely, guitarist Gavin Cox and drummer Gary Widlake, have just come back from performing a major set at the Dartmouth Festival, and will soon be going back into the studio to complete three new tracks they have been recording.

Paul said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to support Toploader at next week’s gig on the Grand Pier, and will hopefully get some time to hang out with them.”

Toploader are best known for their single Dancin’ In The Moonlight, which became a global hit, while their debut album Onka’s Big Moka, sold more than one million copies.

The performance starts at 8pm. Tickets for the event are priced £12, and are available from the pier or from

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