Rock legends Praying Mantis  come to  Colchester for a free gig on Saturday 7th August.

Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in the mid-1970’s. They became one of the bands associated with the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) and their first album “Time Tells No Lies” received critical acclaim.  

The following years saw some managerial problems and a couple of name changes before the band reformed in 1990 with Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) for a NWOBHM festival in Japan.   Since then Praying Mantis have released new albums every 2 or 3 years and are gaining new fans around the world all the time.

The band are playing The  Music Room of  The Bull in Crouch Street  after a hugely successful tour of Sweden and before they head off to the Cambridge Rock Festival.

This is an opportunity for rock fans in Colchester  to see  one of the best heavy rock bands, who have been playing to huge audiences all over the world.