THE Assistant Managers, the cunningly-named mini version of Bolton’s 20-something piece big band The Managers, are playing a free gig at the Dog and Partridge, in Bolton, on New Year’s Eve.

Appearances by the band, who sold out The Met when they played last year, are the perfect excuse to don that posh frock and get your dancing shoes on for the most glamorous way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Playing a mixture of tunes ranging from the 1940s to the modern day, the band are known for putting on shows to packed houses, so get there early.

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