MARK Radcliffe, one of the most familiar voices in radio, is about to reveal his musical side to the people of Trafford.

The presenter will pay homage to one of his heroes, Dr Feelgood, when he brings his band, The Big Figures to the Cinnamon Club.

A presenter on BBC Radio 2 and BBC6 Music, he’s relishing the prospect of performing at a venue that has welcomed the likes of Cleo Laine.

“It sounds like the kind of place we should be playing - it’s a quite nice looking building and I was intrigued. What is this jazz club in the middle of Bowdon? You don’t expect to find a live music venue there,” he says.

What can the audience expect from the Bowdon gig?

“We really love the early Dr Feelgood, so it’s early r'n'B really. Songs like Route 66 are the songs that people know, but punked up a bit by the great Dr Feelgood in the mid-70s,” he says.

Mark says he and fellow band mate Phil Walmsley first discovered Dr Feelgood when they were at Manchester University together and they were both drawn to “something different.”

“It made us think that something was changing in music,” he says.

While Mark is best known as a broadcaster, he points out that he’s actually been in bands since the age of 14. * The Cinnamon Club presents Mark Radcliffe and The Big Figures on March 9 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 0161 926 8992 and further information is available from