Local band, Red Stripe, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a gig at Somborne Sessions on May 18.

Since its inception fourteen years ago, the Somborne Sessions have been a lifeline for the music-loving residents of King's Somborne eager for live performances.

Conceived by villagers who wanted to bring music closer to home, the project has showcased an array of musical talent, from local upstarts to bands from Europe, the US, and Australia.

Not just an entertainment hub, the sessions also contribute to fundraising for the refurbishment and maintenance of the village hall.

Hampshire Chronicle: The Somborne Sessions kick-off this monthThe Somborne Sessions kick-off this month (Image: Supplied)

Over the years, distinguished musicians like China Crisis, Hazel O’Connor, Focus, Thea Gilmore, and scores of other artists have been treated to a warm reception by dedicated fans.

As the thirteenth season draws to a close, Somborne Sessions eagerly welcomes back Red Stripe, who last brought the house down ten years ago.

A versatile, seven-piece ensemble with a three-piece horn section, Red Stripe serves a lively mix of jazz, jump jive, rock 'n' roll, and irresistible big band boogie-woogie melodies.

Hailing from London, but renowned throughout the nation, their anniversary gig promises an evening of foot-tapping, body-swinging entertainment.

The Autumn season commences on October 18, with an opener by Chris While and Julie Matthews.