In a galaxy far, far away...

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In honour of Star Wars day and the 357 Jedi Knights in Rugby (as recorded by the 2011 Census), White Men Can’t Funk are hosting a Star Wars party on May the Fourth.

With a set specialising in all things Star Wars-related White Men Can’t Funk promise to put on a show at Vault every bit as epic as their spellbinding Michael Jackson tribute earlier this year.

The stories of Episodes IV, V and VI (the three original films) will be faithfully recreated and funked up, from the soaring title music to a thundering version of the Imperial March.

Guests can don their best Star Wars fancy dress and get the full musical experience without the hassle of space travel, or potential dangers of visiting one of Mos Eisley’s infamous “less than friendly” bars.

The band will also be giving away an original, boxed Star Wars figure from the late 1970s, which will be first prize in a Star Wars fancy dress competition, and throwing in lots of other surprises.

The bar at Vault will also be serving Blue Milk cocktails to help intergalactic guests feel more at home.

For a taste of what’s in store, the video for the band’s Moobs like Jabba can be found via their website,

In support will be Rugby’s EGO (Electric Guitar Orchestra) - a 14-strong orchestra of young electric guitar players led by White Men Can’t Funk guitarist (and county music teacher) Andy Walker.

Old Rosie, a classic rock/party band, also from Rugby, are also on the bill in what is likely to be a sell-out night at Vault.

Advance tickets, £4, are available online at Any tickets left will be sold on the door for £6.