Globe columnist Peter Grant sings the praises of the 'a cappella' group Men in General.

FORGET the Spice Girls reunion ... four blokes with attitude have never been away and are coming to Wirral to prove it.

Men In General are an a cappella quadruplet (try saying that after a few shots of Jack Daniels).

This frighteningly friendly foursome are at West Kirby Arts Centre with their unique brand of entertainment as part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts.

They offer an a cappella gig of classics with cracking comedy, relationship advice, home baking tips and what they call 'the tender side of men.'

They have an extra bonus ... an engaging sense of humour on and off stage.

One of the fab four (with no strings attached) is Adrian Mealing, who tells the Globe: "We are four blokes in dodgy suits talking, singing and dreaming."

And Adrian genuinely loves Wirral.

"The West Kirby Arts centre is one of the small-is-beautiful and acoustically resonant venues on our planet.

"Real chairs ... and lovely people."

Flattery will get them everywhere.

So what can we expect from Adrian, Simon Batten, Ben Cooper and Oliver Carpenter?

A tour- de-force of a cappella magic featuring their take on the songs of Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye and Joe Jackson to name a few inspirations.

These likeable, loquacious lads have enjoyed a 200-date trek with their smash-hit show Alive Again.

Now it's Wirral's turn.

And if you need an endorsement of their a cappela magic this is what Rod Clements of Lindisfarne says.

"Musicality and life ... enriching."

Men In General are at West Kirby Arts Centre on Sunday, May 19.

Doors open 6.30pm

Tickets from 07484537502

West Kirby Arts Centre