WIRRAL rockers Alexis Blue are set to bid a final farwell to fans as they call time on their five years together as a band.

The four-piece, who have enjoyed supporting slots alongside The Kooks, The Wombats and Reverand and the Makers, will play their last ever gig on Friday, October 1 at the Masque in Liverpool.

The band - Tom McCarron, Andrew Stewart and brothers Mark and Paul Easton - decided to go their separate ways in July after agreeing to re-launch next year with a new sound.

Drummer Mark is looking forward to working with Andrew and Paul in the future on new projects.

He said: "First of all, we really want to thank everyone who has supported us in the past five years, our fans have been great, and we wouldn't have been able to achieve a lot of the things we have done without their help.

"We just want a new challenge now and are ready to hit the ground running working on new material with a slightly different sound. Of course, the ultimate goal is to get signed to a record company but we will be playing local gigs just like before."

Alexis Blue formed in 2005 while attending Mosslands School and quickly built up a strong fanbase thanks to their catchy numbers and regular appearances around Wirral and Liverpool.

Now, the band want to go out on a high with a celebration of the last five years.

Mark said: "As a thank-you, and to say farewell in style, we'll be playing for one last time in Liverpool. We're really excited for this!

"It's going to be hard when it all ends, but we have loads of really great memories, and we’d love for all our fans who have been there over the past five years to be at the last gig, its literally your last chance to see us, and we promise it’s going to be a great night!"

Limited tickets are still available for the concert, and are on sale now from www.ticketweb.co.uk for £5. The gig is age 14+, and doors open at 7pm.