‘Where better to start than here?’

Las Kellies play Blackpool Cricket Club on Saturday
Las Kellies play Blackpool Cricket Club on Saturday
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If you thought Blackpool Cricket Club was all about the gentle sound of leather on willow, then think again.

A South American punk funk band are heading to Stanley Park on Saturday for a gig that is a bit of a coup for the resort.

Las Kellies, a band that are currently getting loads of airplay on BBC 6Music, are jetting in from Beunos Aires to make what will probably be their one and only ever appearance in Blackpool.

They are in town to 
prepare for the start of a European tour that will see them play Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and London.

“Where better place for them to start than sunny Blackpool,” said Mark Davis, aka local promoter and DJ Chinny.

“They are touring to promote their album Total Exposure. A lot of people will have heard the singles Jealousy and Two Types because they’ve been getting a lot of airplay. It’s another big gig for Blackpool to have and the cricket club is a great venue.”

The band, who have been compared to CSS, The Slits and Bonde Do Role, sing in several languages including English.

There’s a good local band among the support artists, too, with The Blue Waves on the bill. The four-piece haven’t been together long but are already gaining a big following thanks to an infectious Arctic Monkeys-like sound.

Doors open at 8pm, with the first band on at 9.30 and Las Kellies taking the stage at 10.30.

With two DJs playing punk funk, new wave, disco and electronica after the bands, this sound a good night. Tickets are £3 in advance from the cricket club, or it’s £5 entry on the door.