The Somerset tones of the Wurzels are set to woo Dorset audiences.

The band is best known for its 1976 number one hit The Combine Harvester but has a history stretching nearly 40 years, and still perform to this day.

In its heyday, the band was very popular despite disdain from critics and have continued to tour, with a gig set for Bridport’s Electric Palace on Friday, December 1 at 7.30pm.

The Scrumpy and Western band’s most recent single One for the Bristol City was released in 2007.

Another popular Wurzel’s song that audiences may recognise and certainly won’t be able to get out of their heads is I Am a Cider Drinker.

The Wurzels were formed in 1966 as a backing group for, and by, singer-songwriter Adge Cutler.

A ‘curious’ turning point in Wurzels history was when Adge sadly died and he was the main song-writing talent.

This led the remaining Wurzels to record The Wurzels Are Scrumptious, an album containing many favourites from the back catalogue, including a number of previously unrecorded Cutler-written songs.

In order to continue the surviving band needed its own songs, and these mostly took the formula of re-written popular pop songs of the time with the lyrics changed to include the usual Wurzel themes like cider, farming, local villages and cheddar cheese.