HOYLAKE band The Sundowners headline a fundraising show in their home town next month.

Proceeds from the event at Parade Community Centre in Hoyle Road on Saturday, December 12, will be split between Hoylake Community Cinema, the Parade and the band to help fund their next studio album. 

Sundowners lead guitarist Alfie Skelly and Coral singer James Skelly explained they went to see a screening of Casablanca at the community cinema in October.

They enjoyed a "fantastic evening" and wanted to help raise funds.

Looking forward to the show Alfie said: "We'll be debuting some new material from our next album, so don’t miss out.

"Hoylake Parade won't know what's hit it!"

Supporting them will be The Mysterines, Marvin Powell and She Drew the Gun.

There will also be DJ sets from Johnny Thieves and the Coral.

The band are no strangers to fundraising having recently played at the No Alternative concert to raise money for Syrian refugees.

This last couple of years have been hugely successful for the group.

In 2014 they toured with Kasabian and Paul Weller and in 2013 featured in the BBC "Introducing" tent at Glastonbury, releasing their debut self-titled album that year.

Julian Priest from Hoylake Community Cinema said: “We are delighted to be supporting ‒ and benefiting from ‒ this gig.

"Because audiences are now increasing, we had to close online booking and turn people away at the door for a recent screening Of Time and the City, we are now looking into how we can accommodate a bigger audience.

"This extra money will give us more options."

Tickets cost £10 and are from www.eventbrite.co.uk or £12.50 on the door.

This is certain to be a sell-out event, so book early to avoid disappointment.