FANS of Merrill and Jay Osmond had the chance to get up close and personal with their musical heroes for two concerts at a Barnoldswick music venue earlier this month.

The two shows at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre had to be one of the most intimate performances the brothers have given in a career spanning more than 50 years.

“What’s really unique about Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre is that it’s so up close personal for every person in the venue,” said Janet Whitley, a spokesman for the Barnoldswick centre. “It’s like a ‘Meet and Greet’, except that’s all included in the price of the ticket.”

She said those who attended the venue, which seats 50 people, for the concerts enjoyed themselves.

“All the feedback we’ve had has been just brilliant,” added Janet.

An initial Merrill and Jay Osmond concert date on July 9 sold out within hours of being announced leading to a second show the following night being arranged.

The Osmonds have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and between them members of the family have released around 200 albums.

Jay and Merrill along with brothers Wayne and Alan recorded their first record album in 1963.

They were later joined by brothers Donny and Jimmy and sister Marie as Osmond mania swept the country in the early 1970s.

Donny and Marie went on to have stellar solo careers and now perform in Las Vegas.

Alan and Wayne have now retired from touring, but Merrill and Jay continue to perform together.

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang, who has earned worldwide acclaim as a guitarist, songwriter and live performer, will perform in the Barnoldswick centre at 8pm tonight, followed by a free concert by former Steeleye Span and Magna Carta musician Ken Nicol at 8pm on Monday.

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