THE owners of a reputable retro fashion store will be getting into the festive spirit this week when they stage a free concert.

Steve Hurdle and Jez Dixon are the founders of Best Days Vintage, in Eld Lane, Colchester.

On Wednesday evening the pair will be performing a variety of Christmas tunes to entertain late night shoppers in the city centre.

Accompanied by talented artist Benjamin Porteous-Butler, the trio of musicians will perform under the moniker The Ball-Balls - the city's “number one novelty piano Christmas band”.

During the gig, taking place from 6pm at the Igloo, an outside courtyard pub in Red Lion Walk, the group will play many well-known festive hits.

Steve said: “If you love Christmas, love a warm glass of mulled wine surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights, 6pm on Wednesday during late night shopping will be the perfect evening.

“We love to sing a Christmas song. Thanks to the BID team for inviting us to sing to them and all you Colchester Christmas elves.”

Best Days Vintage has become well known in the community for not only being a one-stop-shop of retro garments, vinyl music, and delicious café treats, but for also actively supporting youth culture in the city.

Over the years, the store has put on regular gigs and club nights at the now-shut V Bar, created a safe space within the store for private counselling sessions to take place, and much more.

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