A TRIBUTE to a one of the biggest rock bands in the world is returning to Braintree this week.

Noasis, described as the “definitive tribute” to Manchester rockers Oasis, is back at Bocking Arts Theatre.

The band is currently on tour across the UK, with shows in Camden, Whitstable and Peterborough following the Braintree gig.

They were due to play in Braintree in November last year, but missed the show after getting snowed in at a pub.

A total of 61 people became trapped in the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales as a result of heavy snowfall during Storm Arwen.

Noasis were also stranded after playing a gig there so continued to provide musical entertainment.

The band returned to Bocking in February for the rescheduled show and is back again at the venue this weekend.

James Beatty, from the Bocking Arts Theatre, said: “I remember when they were snowed in – it got lots of coverage.

“They rang me to say they were snowed in and I thought it might be one of my mates playing a joke on me, but I went on to BBC news and saw it.

“We managed to find another artist to perform, and everyone who had tickets came back and saw them in February.

“That show was brilliant. It was a really busy night with a great atmosphere.

“Lots were saying the venue was great and how nice it was to come for live music.”

It will be the fifth year the tribute band has played at the theatre.

James said: “They do it once a year in November and it is always a big show, and we love letting people know they are back.

“I am a huge fan of them personally and it is always good to get them back – we have already booked them for next year.

“Tribute bands are always really popular. We had a Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow tribute last month which was good.

“It’s just great nostalgia for everyone. So many love the songs and know the words and really enjoy it.”

The show is this Saturday, November 19. Tickets are available at bockingartstheatre.com.