Johnny Vegas's pals Stillia to play in Chorley

A band who has worked with comedian Johnny Vegas will be playing in Chorley this week.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:50 am
Stillia

Stillia, from Sutton, in St Helens, will be performing at The White Hart, Mealhouse Lane, on Thursday, from 9pm.Entry is free.The alt-indie four-piece, which formed four years ago, will be showcasing songs they have been working on, including their latest single Let me In.The video for the song was directed by and stars St Helens funnyman Johnny Vegas.The single has enjoyed pre-release plays at BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music after the band were seen live by chance in Liverpool by a Radio 2 DJ. It was also the Radio X Single of The Week.Guitarist Connor Moran said: “We have known Johnny for quite a while as we met him oat one of our local gigs three years ago.“We had always mentioned that we would one-day work together but we are always busy.“When we came to record our single Let Me In, the idea came up again and we contacted Johnny. He was available for a few days.“He directed it and also starred in it. He played a stalker of the band, which was his idea and we really liked it.“It was amazing working with Johnny. He was a really funny guy and was such a good laugh. “He really got stuck into things. He made sure he got the best out of everyone.”Band members are busy writing records for their debut album, expected to be released later this year.They plan to release three songs from it, plus the eagerly-awaited long player From Ground To Light, all of which be available on Beautiful Noise, the new label imprint of Manchester independent MUK Records.Their tour has so far taken them to Bolton and St Helens and they will be in Manchester on Friday. The band will also perform at the Wigan Arts Festival on April 14.Connor added: “We really pride ourselves in our live shows. We are very energetic and give it our all.“This will be our first gig in Chorley, and we are really looking forward to it.”

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