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Mick Jagger to visit Cheltenham?

Sir Mick Jagger could be rocking up to a pal's music gig in Cheltenham on Friday night (6th November).

Rumours are rife that the Rolling Stones legend is heading to Gloucestershire to watch his friend and favourite pianist, Dino Baptiste (corr).

According to gossip, he could be the guest of honour at The Front Rooms for Baptiste's 'eagerly awaited' Friday night show.

Baptiste, known for his 'dynamic' rock n roll and blues, met Jagger in 1998 when he performed at a birthday party for the star's ex-wife Jerry Hall.

He went on to play a live set with Jagger during a music festival on the Caribbean island of Mustique in 2005.

The pair performed at the resort's popular Basil's Bar - a stone's throw away from the $3.95M luxury villa that Jagger bought in 2006.

Neither Baptiste - who made it to the fourth round of this year's Britain's Got Talent - or Dale Nunn, the venue's owner, would comment about Jagger's arrival.

But Baptiste, who has supported some of the world's biggest-selling artists including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Alannah Myles, said: 'I've played with Mick twice so far and I'd be delighted if he came to the show.

'But whether he comes or not, I can't wait to make my debut at The Front Rooms on Friday night.'

The Front Rooms, dubbed the South West's answer to Ronnie Scott's, the legendary jazz club in London's Soho, opened for business last month.

Since then, the exclusive 20,000sq ft venue - which boasts two stages, three bars, a VIP area and even a red carpet onto the High Street for customers - has carved a reputation for showcasing the best British talent.

Future performances include those from The Subterraneans - described as a mix of U2, The Beatles and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers - and pianist Robbie Peaple (corr), who has supported the likes of Amy Winehouse, Brian May and JLS.

The Front Rooms owner Dale Nunn said the stage is set for a 'rocking' Friday night show.

Baptiste will play two 40-minute sets between 9pm and 11pm. His performance will be followed by 'Back to the Bridge', an eight-piece contemporary folk and pop band.

Mr Nunn played down the rumours about Sir Mick's appearance, but said: 'It's a privilege to be involved in such a magnificent venue.

'The Front Rooms has become a lively hub of new music and I can't wait for Friday night's show - whether Mick Jagger arrives or not.'

Sir Mick Jagger was yesterday (Weds) unavailable for comment.

For tickets and information about future performances, visit www.thefrontrooms.com

Posted : 04/11/2009 11:19:39

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