Updated: Jul 8
June 28, 2023 - 2 minute read
As the sun sets on Withernsea’s inaugural Blue Light Weekend, the atmosphere in the Meridian Centre will be hotting up with a night of energetic live music.
The line-up will feature three fantastic local bands – The Zynx, Bonemuel and Barefaced – each bringing their unique sound and energy to the stage.
Fifteen years in the making, headliners The Zynx have made their mark on the local music scene by supporting top bands such as The Beat, UK Subs, The Bandeleros and Badness. With their dynamic repertoire of punk/ska covers (including the likes of The Clash, The Jam, Specials, Madness and Bad Manners), they guarantee a performance that's electrifying. The Zynx have a well-established following across the region, thanks to notable performances at Withstock and the Great Newsome Festivale. Their set, from 9pm-10pm, will bring down the curtain on the Blue Light Weekend.
Formed nine years ago, Bonemuel are the epitome of familial solidarity and community spirit. With veteran local musician Chris Morfitt – who has also variously been bassist in the Izal Brothers, Them Naked Men and The Zynx – and his two sons at its core, Bonemuel thrive on their collaborations with local musical comrades, promoting their shared passion for music through a wide range of covers. They will take to the stage with some special guests from 8pm to 9pm.
This brand-new four-piece cover band, for whom this is their first gig, will open the evening, setting the tone for the night with their renditions of rock classics – as well as some surprising curveballs, we are promised! The band features Kevin Lythe, a musician well known in the area for his associations with bands such as Schubert’s Apprentice, Afterglow, Cryin’ Shame, Dave is Bowie, Happy New Beer, Headrush and The Pub Lads. Barefaced will be ready to rock the stage from 7pm.
The Meridian Centre will open its doors at 6pm, providing ample time for visitors to settle in before the first act kicks off. With a limited capacity, the night is set to be an intimate affair for all lovers of local music. Tickets are reasonably priced at £2.50, and there will be a licensed bar, making this a must-attend event.
Tickets are on sale from a number of local places - including the Meridian Centre, Withernsea Town Council, Holderness Gazette office and the Captain Williams on North Promenade.
Meet the organisers: Chris Morfitt and Kevin Lythe
Music veterans Chris and Kevin have been collaborating on a wide variety of events for more than 40 years. However, despite being well-known bass players, they have never been in the same band, instead focusing their energy on supporting the local music scene and organising events such as Withernsea Rock at Teddy’s in aid of Christmas lights, the very first Widstock festivals, and A Day in the Country in aid of cot death research.