Fight The Bear to headline Christmas gig

Shropshire music lovers are encouraged to make the most of the exciting opportunity to see Fight The Bear perform at a Shrewsbury music venue next month. The acclaimed Bishops Castle four-piece will be performing alongside three other talented musicians, showcasing the county's aspiring young musicians in a special one-off Festive gig.

Fight The Bear have developed an extensive following across the UK and a destined to bring in a crowd for the event. Traditionally they always perform at the Hive in December and are pleased to be keeping up this Christmas tradition for another year. 2012 has seen Fight The Bear boys Jonny, Bear, Dunk and Jamie travel the UK and Europe on tour and recording their latest album.

Also taking to the venue's established stage will be Albert Jones. He was part of the Shropshire's Star's Next Big Thing competition earlier in the year, performing at the Shrewsbury heats which were hosted at the Hive. Hailing from deep in the heart of Shropshire, and now residing in Cornwall, Albert is an authentic British singer-songwriter. With his easy charm, road-worn voice and modern folk sound, the future is looking very bright indeed for this humble but most impressive British musical talent. Albert has been duly touring the UK live music and festival circuit for years, playing to sell-out crowds at venues like the Eden Project and in support of international stars such as Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall and Newton Faulkner. Albert is looking forward to being back on home-turf for the Hive gig.

The other musicians showcasing their talents at the Live At The Hive on Wednesday December 12, will be local bands Not Completely Blonde and The Lucidity.

Habib Malik-Mansell from the Hive said "Not Completely Blonde recently performed at our unique student lock-in event which was held at House of Fraser on the High Street - they also have a great following locally. Fight The Bear promise to deliver a show-stopping finale as headliners for the Christmas Live At The Hive and it should be a fantastic gig with such an eclectic line-up comprised of some of Shropshire's best musicians!"

Projects and Programmes Manager Katie Jennings commented “We are delighted to see the return of Fight The Bear, Albert Jones and Not Completely Blonde; three extremely popular acts who always provide an outstanding performance. Shrewsbury College band The Lucidity are new to the Hive and we are really looking forward to their first performance here”.

The event will be taking place at the Hive in Shrewsbury on Wednesday December 12. Doors open at 7:30pm and entry costs £3 on the door. For more information visit http://www.hiveonline.org.uk/