To be honest I didn’t really know a great deal about the North East before we moved here… but, I did know that The Tygers of Pan Tang were from Whitley Bay - I’m not sure why that was important, but it seemed to be. To be honest I knew The Tygers were from Whitley Bay long, long before I had a clue where Whitley Bay was!

But that knowledge was embedded in my head and lived there long after I’d left NWOBHM behind and gone all indie!

not that I ever really got NWOBHM out of my system - so boys, when you play a hometown gig … I’ll be there!

Now playing: Tygers of Pan Tang - Wild Cat (1980)
Now playing: Tygers of Pan Tang - Wild Cat (1980)