Going for top prize

Dreaded Monkey
Dreaded Monkey

LOCAL band Dreaded Monkey follow up the success of their second Bands Wanted charity event with an appearance in the Surface festival.

The first heat of this national unsigned bands competition is on Sunday, March 13, at The Central in Nottingham. Thousands of bands are competing for the huge grand prize.

Last year, Dreaded Monkey made it through to the last 52 bands and this year the four lads, who hail from Eastwood, Ilkeston, Heanor and Arnold, have their sights firmly fixed on first place.

If you want to back the boys in their bid for glory, you can vote for them by texting midlands 3118 to 64343. Entry to the event is £7 on the door. More information, music and videos can be found at http://www.myspace.com/dreadedmonkey9. You can also check out their brand new video Brainshower at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XAM3jHOAdY