AN American group known for their colourful and interesting remixes of popular songs will be headlining a Colchester music venue next week.

Hayseed Dixie, a band from Nashville, Tennessee who coined the musical genre ‘rockgrass’, will be performing at Colchester Arts Centre, in Church Street, on September 19.

Formed 23 years ago on September 22, 2000, the four-piece have since risen to prominence thanks to their country versions of well-known rock songs.

Most notably, the group have reworked the likes of AC/DC, The White Stripes, Motorhead and many more.

A spokesman for the event said: "Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of.

"There isn’t really any middle ground, nor should there be. Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, rockgrass.

"The boys are seeking after the root core categorical commonality that runs like an eternal golden braid throughout all of humanity. Then they will buy it a drink.

"There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations."

Tickets cost £20 and doors open at 7.30pm.

Support comes from The Fargo Railroad Co., a southern rock and Americana inspired four piece band from Sheffield.

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