FORMER BBC Points West correspondent Clinton Rogers has swapped his camera and microphone for a guitar - and he will be bringing his band to the stage in Burnham-on-Sea this summer.

Clinton is part of Cleverly Everly and the 60s Tribute Show, which recreates the music of the Everly Brothers - best known for their hit singles Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have to Do is Dream - and also delves into the rich musical archive of the 1960s.

Like a lot of live acts, the band hasn’t played in public for more than a year, and so their show at Burnham’s Princess Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday, August 13 will be only their second ‘comeback’ performance.

Clinton said: “We have missed playing, and Covid-19 put paid to a previous appearance we had arranged at the Princess Theatre, so we are really looking forward to getting on stage there.”

The band has previously played to sell-out audiences at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre and the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater, but it has never played to Burnham or Highbridge audiences before.

Cleverly Everly also features Clinton’s brother Stan, his wife Uta and lead guitarist Steve Craig.

They have enjoyed tremendous success together, since forming a tribute to act to their favourite musicians more than seven years ago.

Stan said: “For us it’s all about bringing back memories for the audience and getting people to let their hair down.

“The idea is you don’t leave without a smile on your face.”

Beccy Armory, business development officer at the theatre, commented: “The Princess is delighted to welcome Cleverly Everly.

“They are favourites with audiences locally and we can’t wait to introduce them to Burnham and Highbridge.

“I’ve been lucky enough to programme Cleverly Everly before in theatres, and I know how much joy and entrainment an evening with them brings.”

Tickets - costing £16 - can be bought online here, or by calling the theatre on 01278 784464.