Classics from T Rex, David Bowie and Sweet will ring out around the Brickmakers this week as the pub's new owners hold their first gig.

The pub in Sprowston Road has been a popular spot for city music lovers for 20 years but last year its previous owners Pam South, Emma Rose and Charley South handed back the keys.

Now the pub has been taken over by Walnut Tree Shades owners Dale and Claire Brooks who will host 1970s cover band the Glamtastics for the first concert of their tenure at the venue on Friday, January 20, at 9pm.

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They also plan to bring back the venue's quiz nights on the first Sunday of every month, which were axed by the previous operators.

Co-owner, Mrs Brooks said the first concert came about after a friend had intended to book the band for her birthday party.

She said: "A friend of mine wanted them for her 50th and it was all booked up, but it coincided with our first music night here so we decided to move it to a bigger venue and put the two together.

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"We want to continue to run the pub as it was while putting our own touch on things.

"Basically we want to do what we did at the Walnut on a bigger scale, bringing that community spirit in, I think we're the natural people to take over here.

"It's brilliant, we can't wait to get started, we're not planning to make any big changes, most of the gigs will still be rock but we want to introduce new genres to the pub too."

Norwich Evening News: The Brickmakers, Sprowston Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The venue will now host rockabilly nights on the second and last Sundays of each year and welcome the Norfolk Blues Society, which the new owners previously hosted at their old city centre pub, on Wednesday nights.

Mrs Brooks added: "We've got bands and acts booked for most of the year now so there will be something for everyone.

"The best way to find out what is going on is to pop in and see us."