A TRIBUTE to one of the most successful bands in British rock music is set to take place in Witham.

The town’s public hall, in Collingwood Road, will be hosting Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus who will be recreating some classic hits from the Who.

The band, formed in 1964, are seen as icons in the music industry and have sold an incredible 100 million records worldwide.

Their major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of a synthesizer, John Entwistle and Keith Moon’s lead playing styles, Pete Townshend’s feedback and power chord guitar technique and the development of the rock opera.

Despite the two surviving members still touring today, tribute bands recreate some of the top hits from the Who’s glory days from yesteryear and Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus will be no different.

The group’s two-hour show aims to capture the Who’s pure adrenalin rush while adding their own individual flair to a number of the songs.

Hits performed on the night will include Won’t Get Fooled Again, My Generation, The Seeker, I Can’t Explain, Baba O’Riley, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You?, 5.15… and many more.

Johnny Warman himself will be on vocals and taking up the role of the Who’s lead singer, Roger Daltrey, and he will be supported by bass guitarist Steve Tilling.

Johnny is no stranger to the limelight having written, performed and recorded with the likes of Ringo Starr, Tony Levin, Peter Gabriel and Sir Tim Rice.

There are still tickets available for this exciting tribute show, with each one costing £15.

The show takes place on Friday, September 6 and gets under way from 8pm.

Doors will open at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Witham Information Centre or by calling 0345 017 8717.

For more information about the tribute band, head to themagicbus.co.uk.