A CHEPSTOW Blues Brothers tribute act is celebrating 10 years as a band – and they’re still on a mission from God.

The Brothers Blue, started out as a duo 10 years ago with Gareth Williams, 32, as Joliet Jake and Nick Taylor, 35, as Elwood Blues.

Now the band have nine members including Simon Bond on bass, Rhys Williams on drums, Richard Rees on guitar, Steve Howells on tenor saxophone, Rhys Hodge on baritone Saxophone, James Lowe on trumpet and Rob Wilsher on keyboard.

The band will be performing a celebratory gig ‘10 years on the run’ at Dewstow Golf Club on February 14 with special guest DJ Jon Russ. The act is a tribute to the 1980s musical comedy film Blues Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as the leads.

Gareth Williams, lead singer, said: “Back in the day Nick used to run the White Hart in Caldicot and had a fancy dress karaoke evening planned – I love the Blues Brothers but I didn’t have anyone else to do it with.

“Nick volunteered and we did a couple of songs that night.

“We then performed at a Stars in Their Eyes competition outside The White Lion in Chepstow. We only knew a couple of songs but we somehow won that – which led to our first gig.”

The duo started out with backing tracks before putting a band together.

Over the years the band has had 30 different members.

The band has played at RAF Lynham when it was an operational base to crowds of almost 1,000 and also for the Royal 1st Horse Artillery at Tidworth Barracks.

Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door.

They are available at Hannah’s Music on Moor Street in Chepstow.