Band offers its support for town’s Festival finale

The Seniors

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A band whose music has been described as Arctic Monkeys meets Mumford & Sons, or Madness meets Morrissey, are to help bring the curtain down on this year’s New Mills Festival.

The Seniors will be supporting critically-acclaimed vocalist Ren Harvieu at the Festival finale on Sunday September 29 at Torr Vale Mill.

Originally performing as a folk duo, Open Mic UK finalists Tom and Paul Senior formed The Seniors.

Earlier this year they released their debut EP ‘Country Folk In This Adorable Town’, which received 50,000 plays in the first six weeks on the prestigious Emeraz Music Platform. This summer has seen them play the festival circuit, and they are set to appear at the Salford Music Festival on September 26.

Hometown boy Tom said: “I’m delighted to be back in New Mills and delighted to be supporting Ren, who is, in my eyes, sensational.”

The New Mills performance will be a reunion between Salford College friends Tom and Ren, who both attended Pendleton Performing Arts College before embarking on their journeys into the entertainment world.

Tickets for the performance at Torr Vale Mill, off Torr Vale Road, New Mills, on September 29, at 7.30pm, are priced £10 and available from High Street Books, New Mills, or by calling 01663 740993.

The event will be a fundraiser for the New Mills Festival. Visit www.newmillsfestival.com for more details.