HE was the man who brought up and coming acts and stars, top tribute bands and national names such as Pete Doherty, Adam Ant, The Buzzcocks and Gilbert O’Sullivan.

Mr Kyps at Ashley Cross in Poole was a mecca for music fans for almost two decades so there was much sadness when the popular music venue closed its doors last summer.

But now club founder Mark ‘Kyp’ Kyprianou is back with a new venue in Poole at Parkstone Trades and Labour Club in Ashley Road.

Although Mr Kyps will still be presenting gigs at other venues in the area such as the Allendale Centre in Wimborne and The Hamworthy Club in Canford Magna, the new venue at Ashley Road will see a full refurbishment of the bar and stage areas.

Mr Kyps owner, Mark Kyprianou says: “We are very excited to be showcasing live music again in Parkstone, just a few minutes from our original site at Parr Street.

“Although we will still present gigs in other venues, having a base in Poole feels like we are coming home”.

The new line-up includes top tributes to bands including Coldplay, UB40 and Duran Duran.

And for the first time, Mr Kyps will also be delving into the world of stand-up comedy this year presenting Jethro at Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna in June.

With the new venue now in place, Mr Kyps is booking new gigs right up until the end of the year, with listing up to June already published in the latest gig guide. More announcements to follow.

* For more information and dates on upcoming gigs presented by Mr Kyps, visit mrkyps.events or follow on social media.