A POPULAR local band among music lovers from across Somerset have announced they will stop making music at the end of 2023.

Rude Awakening shared the news yesterday afternoon, and revealed their final two performances will be held in Bridgwater later this month:

  • Bar Brunel, Sunday December 17
  • Bar 27, Sunday December 31

In a statement, the Somerset band said: "Rude Awakening are going to take a bow and be calling it a day at the end of 2023.

"The last 15 years have been an absolute blast, better to end on a high.

"We want to thank every single one of you, whether venue or supporter for sticking with us all these years.

"We wish you all the best, and being that all members are involved in other musical projects, we are sure our paths will cross again.

"Take good care, big love from us xxx"

Hundreds of fans took to Facebook to share their well-wishes for the band.