:: Demon on tour ::
Local band Demon are currently involved in a nationwide tour, in the middle of which will come their special appearance at the Leek Town Football Club barbecue on Saturday, July 17.
Demon - Dave Hill, Mal Spooner, Les Hunt, Chris Ellis and John Crowella, played at the Golden Eagle Club in Birmingham, last Thursday and the Bristol Granary on Saturday, in the first part of a tour which coincides with the release of their second album 'Unexpected Guest'.
The band are due on stage at the Carnegie Theatre, Workington tomorrow (Friday) before playing a prestigious gig at The Marquee in London, then it's back up the country to Birkenhead next Wednesday, before their appearance at Hamil Park next Saturday.
The Bat Wing Chaps, who were originally due to appear with Demon at Hamil Park, have been forced to step down after discovering that one of the band will be away on holiday.
Heartbreaker, a popular Potteries band, will be taking their plaace and in addition there will be the special out-of-retirement appearance by The Red Barron Disco.
The Demon appearance promises to be something special, as Peter Small, one of the chief organisers explained:
"At the moment the stage show is being built up with alters, fire, dry ice and smoke. It's going to be quite an incredible act, worth everybody both young and old seeing."
Six days after their appearance at the football ground, Demon travel up to the North East to play at the Middlesborough Rock Garden, before playing at Birmingham again the following day.
The tour is concluded with two more concerts in the Midlands: on July 30 they play the Porterhouse in Retford, Nottingham and the following day they make their final appearance, at Dudley.
Depending on the success of the tour, the band will then probably go on the Continent, possibly to Germany, where the first album 'Night of the Demon' was a success.
Admission to the football club barbecue is by ticket, priced at £2, and these are available from numerous outlets in the town induding The Bulls Head, Whone's Newsagents, The Wilkes Head and Fine Sounds.