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Loyal Blood - the first tribute act to BRIT Award winners Royal Blood, who hail from Blackpool

Loyal Blood - the first tribute act to BRIT Award winners Royal Blood, who hail from Blackpool

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The ‘world’s first’ tribute to Royal Blood make their debut appearance on Friday night.

The Brit Award-winning duo have inspired Steve Fairhurst and Tommy Couch to form Loyal Blood (pictured), after previous band ventures including The Pink Tornadoes and De Palma.

They’ll play The Mount at Fleetwood on Friday, as a warm-up for a series of festival shows throughout the summer – beginning with the 20,000 capacity crowd at Boltfest in Bolton on Sunday.

Royal Blood have won plaudits for the immense sound, created with just bass guitar and drums, a skill which has inspired Steve and Tommy’s tribute set up.

While they enjoy recreating the hit tracks from Royal Blood’s eponymous debut album, they have ambitions to write their own music using the same kit to create a similar sound.

Steve said: “I’ve always written songs in every musical project I’ve done.

“The set-up makes you think about songwriting in a different way, and that makes it fun. The tunes will be heavy and gnarly – ‘off the dots’ as Nasty K used to say.

“We’re going to do a few gigs, have a laugh and see how long we can get away with it.

“We’d love to do more festivals and original sets under a different name.”

Loyal Blood will be on stage at The Mount, Fleetwood, from 8.30pm on Friday.