Almost 550 fans poured into the Princes Theatre last night for The Proclaimers first ever gig in Clacton.
Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid headed for the sunshine coast as part of their new Seaside Shows Tour which also took in Skegness, Poole, Folkestone and Weston Super Mare and moves to Worthing on Saturday.
The pair have graced main stages at the likes of the V Festival, T In The Park, Isle of Wight Festival, Womad and Glastonbury in recent years.
They went down a storm in Clacton and had the audience up out of their seats and dancing in the aisles as they belted out some of their best known tracks such as I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) and Letter From America as well as some new ones.
Support act Twisted Piglet, a young band from Diss in Norfolk, set the evening up perfectly and are a name to look out for in the future.
It took the total audiences for the weekend at the Tendring District Council (TDC) run theatre to around 1,300.
Comedian Joe Pasquale, a regular visitor to the Princes, pulled in 420 people, while there were also just short of 300 for Buble Fever on Friday night.
Melissa Leek, TDC's General Theatre Manager (Marketing), said that it was a great three nights.
"We were delighted with the audiences - it's always tough when you put on three acts in three days but they all proved popular," she said.
"The atmosphere built up and was incredible on Sunday for The Proclaimers and everyone had a really great time."
The sound system for the show was provided by Clacton-based MRL Productions and also proved a real hit.
Paul Honeywood, TDC's Cabinet Member for Housing, Benefits, Revenues, and Leisure Facilities said he is delighted with the audience figures.
"The team work very hard to put on a wide variety of shows to suit all ages and tastes," he said.
"This weekend was a real success story and I am confident that there will be more to follow."
Looking ahead to later in the month there are already 566 tickets sold for Chas & Dave on August 23. Tickets, priced £22.50 and £19.50 are available from the Box Office on 01255 686633 or can be booked online: www.essex-live.co.uk