Toploader perform at The Grainstore Brewery in Oakham

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MORE than 250 music fans saw a top band play at a pub on Saturday night.

Toploader performed a range of hits at The Grainstore Brewery in Station Approach, Oakham, including the biggest hit Dancing in the Moonlight.

The band had been due to headline at A Lost Weekend on the shores of Rutland Water but organisers were forced to cancel after torrential rain left the ground waterlogged.

Manager of The Grainstore Pete Atkinson said it was a tremendous night.

He said: “We had well in excess of 250 people there and we even had to stop people from coming in at one point.

“There was a great atmosphere, everyone was singing and dancing. We have had lots messages to say what a great night and it was.”

He said it was possible the band could return next year.

Pete said: “The sound engineer and the tour manager said they would like to come back next year as part of the tour which is great to hear.”

On Monday, the band thanked The Grainstore on Twitter and said: “Enjoyed the gig and the hops.”

Blues trio Howard and the Razors and Oakham four-piece Strike Up The Colours also performed.