KNUTSFORD’S Tea Room has hosted their first live music event from its home in Cotton Shop Yard.

Cheshire-based ‘Fine Lines’ brought the courtyard to life last weekend with a lively performance of Americana and covers that had the crowd dancing on the cobbles.

For this after-hours event, the Tea Room served Mediterranean-style sharing plates, a new menu of wine from Morgan Edwards and a selection of craft beer, as well as their customary home-made cakes.

Blessed with dry weather, the open-air event attracted a crowd of more than fifty people with passers-by stopping to enjoy the music from King Street.

Fine Lines drummer and raconteur Mark Radcliffe entertained the crowd with amusing anecdotes between songs.

Lead singer and founder of the band, David Boardman said: "Saturday’s gig at The Tearoom in Knutsford was an unexpected delight.

"We really didn’t think so many people would turn up.

"There was a wonderful atmosphere on a lovely summer’s evening and the crowd was incredible.

"They kept us on for two encores, which was wonderful.

"Such a great night! We’re looking forward to doing it again."

Tea Room Manager Harriet Henry commented: "I couldn’t be happier; it was such a brilliant night.

"The band were just amazing and I could see how much our customers were all enjoying it.

"And the rain even held off! I must have checked the weather forecast 10 times in the hours leading up to the event, but we were really lucky.

"I’m also really proud of the team; we’ve never done anything like this before but they pulled out all the stops to keep the service flowing.

"I’m really happy with how it all went and yes, to all those who have been asking, we will definitely be making ‘Tea Room Live’ a more regular event."

Amongst the crowd of revellers was Knutsford resident and Tea Room customer Paul Langley, who said: "Knutsford went totally European last Saturday night as The Tea Room, in the heart of our town, hosted a truly brilliant event.

"They brought together a perfect blend of great food, fine wines and Fine Lines, who played an entertaining set of acoustic Americana amidst the shadows of the Gaskell Memorial Tower.

"Unique? Yes. One-off? No chance."

Details of future events will be posted on the Tea Room’s social media channels.