SOLIHULL band Recovered has taken a step closer to supporting one of the biggest bands of 2008 by winning their local heat of the Tuborg Hometown Festival.
The five piece will now go onto perform at the regional final on July 23 in Cardiff for the chance to support chart toppers 'Scouting for Girls'.
The band - Ian Gough, Abi Delaney, Sarah Davies, Paul Coley and Mal Flynn - have been performing together for 18 months, playing covers in and around Birmingham.
Andy Thompson O'Neill's Solihull manager said: "Recovered gave a brilliant performance on the night and were well-deserved winners.
"The atmosphere when they played was fantastic," he said. "We're really pleased that Recovered will be representing Solihull at the Cardiff regional final. Even if they don't end up supporting Scouting for Girls, they can always headline here!"
Scouting for Girls will be playing their top ten singles 'She's So Lovely' and 'Elvis Ain't Dead', as well as new releases from the number one album 'Scouting for Girls'.
They will be joined by South London four-piece The Rushes - who have just completed their own debut album - and singer/songwriter Sam Isaac.
The winners of the six regional heats will all perform at the national final in London on August 20, where the champion will be chosen by industry experts. As well as opening for
Scouting for Girls, the winner will receive some top musical gear courtesy of Marshall Amps and Epiphone.
In addition, O'Neill's Solihull is competing to host the Tuborg Hometown Festival on Sunday September 14.
Every time a pint of Tuborg is purchased at O'Neill's Solihull, a vote is cast for the pub. All votes go into an independent draw and the one pulled out will win the Tuborg Hometown Festival with Scouting for Girls performing at their local O'Neill's.
Lead singer Roy Stride from Scouting for Girls added: "Scouting For Girls love festivals and we love pubs too, so what could be a better event for us? We're really looking forward to playing this intimate gig to a pub full of our fans."
The Tuborg Hometown Festival will be the final stop on the Tuborg summer festival run after a blockbuster year sponsoring some of the UK's largest music festivals including Download, O2 Wireless, and Global Gathering.