A WORLD famous rock duo are heading for Greenock for the first time to celebrate five decades of music and friendship.

Danny Bowes and Luke Morley from English rock giants Thunder are bringing their First 50 Years acoustic and spoken word show to the Beacon on November 4.

The band are best known for songs like Love Walked In, Dirty Love and She's So Fine and released their 13th studio album, All the Right Noises, earlier this year.

Singer Danny and guitarist Luke met in 1971 and have been playing music together since 1976.

The show features funny and personal stories based around their new book Danny Bowes & Luke Morley - The First 50 Years, and some acoustic versions of fan favourites.

Danny says he can't wait to take to see Greenock for the first time and celebrate one of rock music's most enduring friendships.

He told the Tele: "It's bizarre and surreal knowing that we've been doing this for 50 years.

"We're very lucky in that we've very rarely had a cross word.

"We'll be talking about a lot of the stuff that's in the book as well as some stuff that was a bit too fruity to print!

"In between the stories, we'll be playing songs when we feel like we need to.

"I think it will be extremely entertaining and a good giggle."

Thunder were last on stage in February 2020 and Danny says it's been difficult not being able to play.

He added: "For us to be starved of the ability to play was awful but it's nowhere near as bad as audiences must have felt.

"A lot of people in our audiences go to gigs every week.

"We're used to playing festivals and arenas all around the world.

"We've never gone this long without playing a show so I'm very much looking forward to getting back into it again."

Danny is in no doubt about what's kept Thunder going through the ages.

He added: "Music is a lot more disposable now and it's often just another thing that people do with their leisure time.

"Trends come and go but you can't beat a good tune.

"If it's a good tune, it will stand the test of time.

"We're lucky in that we have a bunch of great people around us too."

The rocker says people who aren't ardent Thunder fans will still enjoy the Beacon show.

Danny said: "Even if you're not initiated in the ways of Thunder, you will still have fun and enjoy it.

"We hope our Greenock gig will lift spirits and be a great night for people."

*To book tickets visit www.beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/thunder-s-danny-bowes-luke-morley-the-first-50-years