MUSIC lovers are spoiled for choice with five quality concerts taking place in and around Oldham on Friday and Saturday.

At Shaw’s Playhouse on Friday, you can see Snake Davis play a solo set (8pm).

Up front, intimate and personal, Snake brings along more instruments than ever before, tells you about their history, recounts stories from being on the road, and takes questions on any subject you like.

For further details please call 01706847281

Also on Friday, this time at Uppermill Civic Hall, you can see the next best thing to The Stone Roses, tribute band The Clone Roses.

The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Roses Tribute playing live today. The attention to detail is second to none, with the band acquiring the same clothing, instruments and usually playing the same set as The Roses themselves.

Support comes from the brilliantly quirky Film Extras. With their mix of pop punk, garage and new wave they make a welcome return after supporting the sell out Buzzcocks gig.

Resident Revolution DJ Dave Sweetmore will also be on hand and the fun begins at 7pm.

There’s another tribute act playing on Saturday at Shaw’s Playhouse 2.

MAMA - an all-era Genesis tribute covering songs spanning from the early Peter Gabriel Genesis albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70’s and 80’s and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance.

The concert starts at 8pm and for further details please call 01706847281

If jazz is more your thing, the Jim Muirhead Jazz Quartet are playing in Greenfield at 7.30pm on Friday, as part of Uppermill Summer Music Festival 2019.

As well as performing regularly with the Hallé, Jim has performed with many of the greats of the jazz world including Kenny Baker and John Dankworth.The quartet will give their unique take on numbers by Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, amongst others.

The venue is St Anne’s Lydgate & Christchurch Friezland C Of E Church, 3 Church Rd, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7LQ. all 01706 849344 for further details.

Also performing as part of the festival will be 12 Ensemble who will play Uppermill Methodist Church on Saturday (7.45pm).

The programme is Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis, Grieg’s From Holberg’s Time and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

The 12 ensemble has rapidly developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading string orchestras, built around a core of 12 chamber musicians. Please call 01706 849344 for further details.