They nearly drove us Cuckoo

Space
Space

Tommy Scott can lay claim to one of the finest love-hate lyricisms, with The Ballad of Tom Jones:

That song was a smash hit for Space in1998, before the platinum sellers fell foul of the usual musical differences and record company aggro and called time on their quirky, hooky pop...only to return older and wiser, in 2012.

This weekend the band retraces old steps with a return to Bedford Esquires. There will be time to reminisce, but this isn’t pure nostalgia - a new album is due to drop any time - eyes and ears open for Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab.

Tickets £13, get them at www.seetickets.com