(Percy's Bar, Whitchurch, Mar 17)

Hotly-tipped Irish rockers Martin Rafferty And The Northern City Lights are coming to Whitchurch ahead of releasing their new single.

Taken from the ‘Last Brigade’ mini-album, “The Way We Used To Be” was written by Martin as an apology to his girlfriend at the time, telling the story of them arguing, breaking up and getting back together again, and dealing with the frustration that anything he would ever do could not seemingly improve their relationship.

Martin Rafferty was born and raised on a housing estate in Armagh City where he listened endlessly to Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Green Day, Foo Fighters and The Gaslight Anthem and dreamed of being a rock star.

Alongside his band The Northern City Lights, he has now taken a significant step towards making that dream a reality, creating quite a stir with the release of his debut mini-album “Last Brigade”. Having already fulfilled a dream by recording in the historic Studio 3 at London’s Abbey Road Studios, the debut was recorded at Manor Park Studio, Co. Antrim in conjunction with producer Neal Calderwood.

Tickets are available from Percy's on 01948 258312.