This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Hoosiers first single release Worried About Ray reaching No 5 and the release of the number one album The Trick to Life.

To celebrate they are off on a 27-date tour with The Old Fire Station being number four on the list.

I remember seeing them at the BIC in 2008 and have followed them on and off ever since catching them live when they are close.

The line-up on stage may have changed with only the core of Alan Sharland and Irwin Sparkles remaining but their approach to their live set remains the same in that they manage to take the music really seriously whilst engaging with the crowd with smiles on their faces.

They take to the stage dressed in an array of bright colours and launch straight into Worried About Ray followed by Worst Case and Rabbit.

Next up was Goodbye Mr A so they were obviously not keeping the biggest hits for the encore!

As expected the first ten songs were a run through of The Trick to Life with the mood moving from laid back acoustic to pop brilliance via soulful grooves that was surely enough to please the wide variety of ages in the crowd.

The main set ended with album closer and title track Trick to Life but to be honest there is not really anywhere for the band to go apart from the other side of the back exit so there was no real break before the encore.

The final portion of the gig included a great version of the Womack and Womack classic Teardrops along with up beat set closer Choices from The Illusion of Safety.

At the end of the gig I left having had a great night but also with that odd feeling that it seems like only yesterday I saw them at the BIC but at the same time they seem to have been around forever.

And when they can entertain a crowd like they did tonight I hope they are around for many more years to come.