Petunia & The Vipers head for Menai Bridge


Geraint Jones

THE legacy of the region’s favourite independent record shop lives on as its former owner bring more great music to our ears.

Owen Hughes, who ran Cob Records in Bangor until it closed last year, presents Canadian act Petunia and the Vipers at the Victoria hotel in Menai Bridge on Sunday, February 3.

Imagine a Tom Waits and Elvis Presley jamming at Woodie Gutherie’s hobo junction, and you will have some idea of frontman Petunia’s (pictured) compelling stage presence.

On their home turf, many commentators have predicted great things for hugely-charismatic act, who play a fun blend of country, ragtime and swing, blues with a little yodelling punk attitude thrown in for good measure.

Anyone with a fondness for roots and Americana should head for Menai Bridge to catch what promises to be a fine show.

Owen has brought a huge array of musicians to the Victoria Hotel, among many other venues, and continues this rich heritage with a performance from Californian songstress Sara Petite on Friday, March 8.

Tickets are £12 from Palas Print in Bangor.

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