Teddy boy band raring to bring rock ‘n’ roll to Dagenham Roundhouse

Sandy Ford and The Flying Saucers performing at a show in Scunthorpe

Sandy Ford and The Flying Saucers performing at a show in Scunthorpe - Credit: Archant

Kick off your four-day weekend with a night of festive hits and fun at the Dagenham Roundhouse.

Teddy boy rockabilly band Sandy Ford and The Flying Saucers will be performing at the iconic music venue in Lodge Avenue on Friday night.

Formed in 1972 and originally known at The Flying Saucers, the influential band have been on numerous world tours and even played the backing band for The Who frontman Roger Daltrey on film.

And whether you’re familiar with the group or just want to dance along to some Christmas classics, this is a night out not to miss.

Lead singer Sandy, the last remaining original band member, said the last-minute booking would be a guaranteed night of fun.

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“It might be a bit quieter than normal but our crowds normally dance along all night,” he said.

“Keep On Coming is my song. Everyone joins in and it’s a big thing at the end of our shows, so that’s a special one.”

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The Flying Saucers famously performed in the back of a truck during the 1976 Teddy Boy March in London and Sandy has hundreds of fond memories from his decades on the road.

“One of the gigs was in front of 10,000 people – it was fantastic,” he recalled.

“We have also been part of the films Blue Suede Shoes and Buddy’s Song, which were both pretty big.”

Sandy Ford and The Flying Saucers have released six albums and now regularly enjoy playing at the Lodge Avenue venue.

“This is our last gig for the year, then we’ll be back in February playing the first and third Friday of every month at the Roundhouse.” Sandy added.

Friday’s free night out will include all your favourite festive classics played live including White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Blue Christmas.

The Christmas gig starts at 8pm. For more information call 020 3441 5525 or alternatively search for Sandy Ford and The Flying Saucers on Facebook.

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