AUDIENCES are invited to a “sham rock” experience on Friday (October 12) at the Civic Hall.

Rolling Stones tribute The Counterfeit Stones intend to raise the roof at the venue, in Blackshots Lane, Grays, as they celebrate their 21st anniversary.

A spokesman for the Civic Hall said: “Their skillfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike – 100 per cent proof that a good shot always hits the target.

“This hooky masterpiece hilariously ‘mockumenting’ the history of the Rolling Stones from 1962 will take you back if you were there, or make you wish you were, if you weren’t.

“It’s phony rock ‘n’ roll, but a real bargain.”

The Counterfeit Stones regularly do gigs up an down the country and are so well known, even Rolling Stones legend Sir Mick Jagger knows who they are.

He is once reported to have referred to them as the “most famous Stones band in England” while talking about all the impressions people have done of him and who was best, during a radio interview.

Based in West London, the Counterfeit Stones are one of the most in-demand tribute acts on the circuit, and have played for many famous people, including Bill Clinton and Sir Tim Rice.

Tickets for the show, which kicks off at 8pm, are £18 each, reduced to £16 for senior citizens and children.

You can book yours by popping into the Thameside Theatre box office in Orsett Road, Grays, by calling 0845 3005264, or visiting