Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 11.29.21One of the North East’s longest running musical double acts is preparing to entertain diners at a special event next week.

Jim Murray and Pete Mason, who have been performing together since the 1960s, will be appearing at National Glass Centre, Sunderland on Friday July 31for Sounds of the Summer: Bourbon and Blues.

The special event, organised by 1879 Events Management, is designed to offer visitors a taste of the American south, with live music, themed-food and an ample serving of authentic bourbon.

Jim and Pete, collectively known as The Hokum Hotshots, will be performing their unique range of 30s, 40s and 50s country blues throughout the evening, while diners dig in to a unique U.S. inspired menu.

This includes a salad of baby gem lettuce with crumbled blue cheese and caramelised pecans, slow cooked daube of beef with grain mustard mash and a rye whiskey sauce and French apple cake with bourbon anglaise and caramel ice cream.

This will be the second in a series of four Sounds of Summer events being hosted by 1879 Events Management at National Glass Centre, with Gin and Jazz and Bourbon and Blues also following in August and September respectively.

Steve Welch, Executive Head Chef at 1879 Events Management, which also manages private and corporate events at National Glass Centre said: “Last month’s Gin and Jazz event went down an absolute storm and we’re confident that Bourbon and Blues will be just as popular, especially now that we have The Hokum Hotshots on board.

“Food and music go extremely well together and I’m sure Jim and Pete’s acoustic style will complement our American themed menu perfectly.”

Bookings for Sounds of the Summer: Bourbon and Blues, priced at £25 per person can be made at http://shop.nationalglasscentre.com/ecs/product/sounds-of-the-summer-bourbon-and-blues.

More information is also available by calling National Glass Centre Brasserie on 0191 5155555, emailing info@nationalglasscentre.com or following @NGC_Brasserie on Twitter.