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Published: 17 Jan 2013 14:000 comments

LET'S Rock The Moor is back for the fifth year with an eclectic line-up of eighties bands and a bigger selection of stalls and entertainment.

Saturday, May 1, will see acts including Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, girl band Bananarama and R'n'B group Five Star take to the Cookham stage.

Tickets to the boutique festival are £29 for adults and £16 for children, from www.letsrockthemoor.co.uk

You'll be hanging onto every word of South Hill Park Studio Theatre Company's latest adaptation.

Rope, popularised in film by the king of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, deals with a college student's quest for the perfect murder.

See it from Wednesday to Saturday, February 6-9, at the Bracknell venue. Tickets are £11 from www.southhillpark.org.uk or by calling 01344 484 123.

THE sounds of Frank Sinatra and the '62 Sextet will swing into Norden Farm on Saturday at 8pm.

Maidenhead music-lovers might also get a glimpse of a familiar face as Toby Cruse, who lives in the town and has worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Michael Ball, plays piano.

Lovers of Ol' Blue Eyes will be treated to renditions of his much-loved songs via his 1962 swing-band sound.

Tickets are £15 from www.nordenfarm.org or on 01628 788997.

SUB89 in Reading has announced a slew of top gigs to keep music fans rocking over the next couple of months.

Uber-cool singer-songwriter and ex-Rascals frontman Miles Kane will be taking to the stage at the Friar Street venue on Tuesday, February 5, while kooky songstress Kate Nash will be stopping in on Tuesday, February 12. For the dubstep heads in town, Skream will be ripping the roof off on Friday, March 1, and Ian Dury's band, The Blockheads, will be bringing New Wave back on Friday, May 10.

Tickets and prices from www.sub89.com

ANGST-FOLK purveyor Ben Marwood has announced his first new release in two years, including a split EP, Lay Low, with fellow Reading band Quiet Quiet Band (QQB). The digital release includes QQB live favourite, Fudge, and brand-new material from Ben. Plus, he's also releasing an EP of his own material, Demons. Both are out on Monday, February 4, through Josaka Music, from all good digital stores. The two bands play a release show at South Street Arts Centre on Thursday, February 7. Tickets from www.readingarts.com

JAGZ, in Ascot, has a host of acts lined up to get audiences moving throughout February.

Blues man Will Killeen plays on Thursday 7 and upcoming band The Goldtones on Friday 8. Back 2 Funk will help crowds get into the groove on Saturday 9, while Jack Smink, an Elvis Tribute, will shake things up on Sunday 10.

For full listings, prices, times and tickets see www.jagz.co.uk

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