SAD Café, one of the great classic English rock bands of the 1970s and 80s has reformed - and will be heading to Settle Victoria Hall this month with a show featuring all its old hits.

Led by long time bassist Des Tong, the band features vocalist and percussionist Barry James Thomas, Dave Day lead guitar/vocals, Matt Steele keyboards, Neil Shaw-Hulme, sax/vocals and Steve Gibson on drums.

Back in the day, Sad Cafe was at the top of the UK charts with Everyday Hurts, My Oh My, Strange Little Girl, Black Rose and I'm in Love Again.

Always a challenge to replace their late lead singer Paul Young, who also shared lead vocals with the band, Mike and the Mechanics, and who died aged aged 53 in 2000, the band says it has finally found the perfect voice, and is now pressing on to a new era with a show which brings together the great hits of the past with the matured and excellent musicianship of the present.

Sad Café fans have warmly and enthusiastically embraced the new line up as the shows continue to bring new and existing fans together to share their love for the band and its music. The band is also to record a new song, composed by Graham Gouldman , of 10CC, whose songs have been recorded by countless artists, including The Hollies, The Yardbirds, and Herman’s Hermits.

Sad Cafe is due to appear at Settle Victoria Hall on Friday, November 17. Tickets £25 (stalls), £26.50 (Balcony).

Being screened this evening (November 9) at Victoria Hall is Peter Doherty: A Stranger in My Own Skin. The film is an 'honest and emotionally charged account of the rock musician, Pete Doherty’s darkest moments. It follows his life as he plunges into the depths of drug addiction during his meteoric rise to fame with bands The Libertines and Babyshambles.

Captured intimately on camera by his wife, Katia DeVidas, it shows Pete’s battle to overcome his demons.

On November 16, there will be a chance to experience National Theatre Live with a screening of David Hare's Skylight.

Returning to the big screen after nearly ten years, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the critically acclaimed revival of David Hare’s play, directed by Stephen Daldry. Skylight was captured live from Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End in 2014.

For tickets and details of all events at Settle Victoria Hall, go to: or ring the box office on 01729 825718