A BLUEGRASS band will give some rock and pop classics a unique twist when it performs in Otley.

Peter Brown's NewGrass Cutters - led by the son of rock 'n' roll legend Joe Brown - will take the stage at Otley Courthouse at 8pm on Saturday, September 30.

The group uses the standard bluegrass instruments of banjo, lap steel, mandolin, bass and percussion to interpret some of the biggest hits in modern music.

The Otley audience can expect to hear the likes of Message in a Bottle, Born to be Wild, (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real and Ace of Spades like they never have before.

The band features the same acclaimed musicians that accompany Joe Brown on his sell-out gigs.

Pete, who has played with everyone from Deep Purple to George Harrison, is on vocal, guitar, mandolin and lap steel duties while Phil Capaldi, who has worked with Traffic, Don Gibson and The Flying Burrito Brothers, sings and plays percussion.

Richard Collins, rated by Pete as one of the best banjo pickers in the world, also sings and plays mandolin while singer and upright bass maestro Mike Nichols, who plays with artists as diverse as Toyah Wilcox and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, rounds off the line-up.

The NewGrass Cutters have been hailed by many top musicians including Dave Pegg from Fairport Convention, and a Courthouse spokeswoman is promising a 'rousing evening' of foot-tapping musical delight.

Tickets cost £15 and can be booked at otleycourthouse.org.uk, by calling (01943) 467466, or by pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.