BAC2LIVE have announced a new series of gigs in Keighley by rockers from around the world.

Local blues legend John Verity will kick off the winter and spring season at the Octagon on Bradford Road, Sandbeds, with a gig on February 23.

This will be followed by Irish rock virtuoso guitarist Pat McManus (April 13) and Status Quarter bassist John Edwards’s side project. Rhino’s Revenge (April 20).

BAC2LIVE, who are based in Bingley, have chosen the Octagon as a regular venue following their well-received gig featuring Chantel McGregor in October.

Visit to buy advance tickets for the gigs, which each cost £14.

BAC2LIVE will team up with Keighley Blues Live and Solid Entertainers to host the local leg of a national tour of Ladies of the Blues.

The show, at the Octagon on March 29, will feature Connie Lush, Kyla Brox and Erja Littenan.

Visit to book advance tickets costing £18 each.

BAC2LIVE have been promoting gigs at Bingley Arts Centre for over five years, and return to the venue on March 15 for a show by punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke.

People wishing to go to go should visit or call 01274 567983 for advance tickets at various prices.

Doors open for all shows at 7pm and there will be a support act at each performance.

John Verity recently released Blue To My Soul, his 20th album since his days with rock band Argent, featuring blues-flavoured originals and covers.

A spokesman said: “The music is powerful yet soulful, mixing UK style guitar blues influences with strong choruses, and lyrics bound to make you smile and perhaps even make you cry.”