SLYDIGS’ homecoming gig in Warrington will make history because it is the first time a show at the Parr Hall has featured a live stream.

The Burtonwood band has teamed up with Wasp Video who will be filming the concert in its entirety next Friday, March 16.

Gig organiser Lee Harman is hoping around 10,000 people will tune in from all over the world.

But for Wasp, a music video production company in Preston, the Parr Hall show represents a continued partnership they have had with Slydigs for eight years.

Wasp’s John Corrin, who has made videos for the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot and Gomez, said: “Slydigs have always had this huge drive. There’s an understanding that we’re developing as a production company and as a team and their sound is always developing as well.

“There are parallels to how we’ve both moved on from where we started. There’s certain people who you work with and you think they’ll do alright

“They’ll go to a few gigs and festivals and put out a few CDs before people get bored.

“But Slydigs don’t come across like that. They come across as a group of friends who are going to do this for the rest of their lives no matter what.

“It’s good to see that kind of passion and it just makes it easier to work with them and show off what they’ve got.”

In a weird turn of events, John started working with Slydigs thanks to his dad.

The band’s frontman Dean Fairhurst’s dad and John’s dad ended up speaking to each other through their day jobs.

John, 33, added: “Dean’s dad mentioned in passing that his son was in a band and my dad said I make music videos.

“My dad is retired now but he was working as a manager at a brake lining factory. I think they were buying air conditioning from Dean’s dad or something like that.

“They put us together, we shot a couple of things and that led to Slydigs’ Electric Love music video which did quite well for them.”

Since then Wasp has filmed about eight music videos and eight live gigs for the band and they even got to put footage of Slydigs’ tour with The Who together for promo material and music videos.

John said: “It’s baffling to think we started to work with Slydigs through our dads and then they went on to tour with The Who.

“It’s kind of surreal when you sit talking to them and you then look at some of the footage in huge stadiums with thousands of people. It’s just fantastic to see the hard work paying off.”

It was hard work though. John and the team had 300 video clips to get through to splice together music video, Give It Up Brother.

Alan Livesey, from Wasp, said: “We had to condense down and get across in a three minute video what the tour was about.”

John added: “But it paid off nicely because there were a lot of nice personal moments in there and you get a sense of who the band are.”

Wasp’s most memorable video with Slydigs was for Light The Fuse, filmed with four cameras at the Palmyra.

John said: “The best videos are the ones where you feel like you’ve done something out of your comfort zone – where you’ve tried a new idea or done something a bit bizarre.

“For the Light the Fuse video we had a big cast of extras all in a bar for a party atmosphere. The theme of the video was basically a night out with Slydigs.

“At the time the scale of the production for us was pretty big and it was good to get that under our belts and come out with a coherent video that was lively and fun.

“You do sometimes get a band that just want to mime in front of a camera and that’s fine but it’s not as exciting creatively. It’s great to get a band where they hand you the track and say: ‘Go wild’.”