VIDEO: Band warms-up for Sheffield 10K Great Yorkshire Run

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Commuters were treated to some uplifting entertainment on board a tram ahead of tomorrow’s Great Yorkshire Run.

Sheffield group Little Robots are one of seven ‘Bands on the Run’ that will be playing along the 10k race course to help motivate runners and entertain the crowds.

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tram ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tram ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

In preparation for their gig, which will take place on Snig Hill, two members of the three-piece folk band boarded a Sheffield Supertram to give residents a taste of what’s to come.

Laura Burn Acaster, aged 31, from Heeley, and Mary Booth, 38, from Sharrow, whipped out their ukuleles to play to commuters on the yellow line route, between Middlewood and the cathedral.
Laura said: “This is a great way to warm up for our gig at the race.

“We played at the Great Yorkshire Run last year and it was a great atmosphere.

“We were playing to help spur on the runners but they were equally cheering us on.”

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tran ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tran ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

During the tram ride the talented musicians performed a couple of their own songs as well as a few cover tracks by artists including Dean Martin and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Other performers playing along the route tomorrow include community choir Glee Bah Gum and local singer-songwriter Ryan Young.

The entertainment will continue from 11.30am in the Peace Gardens after runners cross the finish line.

Local swing band Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods will open the free live music event, produced by the Sensoria Festival and supported by Steelworks Studio.

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tran ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

Laura Burn Acaster, right, and Mary Booth, from band Little Robots, entertain commuters on a Sheffield tran ahead of their gig at the Great Yorkshire Run

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