"After seven years we've decided to call it a day," says 28-year-old lead singer Les. "I will miss it, but I'd hate to be flogging a dead horse."
He cheerfully agrees with the suggestion that there is something odd, even ghoulish, about the profusion of tribute bands. "Yes, I must admit there are times when I do feel uncomfortable about it. It's all a bit Spinal Tap really. I think this glut of tribute bands will pass, though.
"The reason they are so popular is that they are a cheap form of entertainment. People who don't have much money want to go out and have a ball without taking a risk with an unknown band."
Students audiences are among the most enthusiastic, says Les. "You tend to get a good crowd, up for a good time. It's general mayhem once everyone gets warmed up, just one huge sweaty mosh - especially among the new students who are getting really mashed and soaking up their freedom for the first time. You get quite a lot of unfeasible stagedives and you end up thinking, 'Ow that's going to hurt in the morning'."Reuse content