WARRINGTON band The 66 are set to play alongside Starsailor at a charity gig in Manchester next Thursday.

The Invention Vs Cancer 08 Christmas Party at Moho Live on Tib Street will boast two rooms with performances from bands, DJs and comedians including The Vortex featuring ex–Oasis star Bonehead, Working For a Nuclear Free City, Terry Christian and Dave Bishop.

And The 66 from Great Sankey, Padgate and Newton are set to kick things off with their take on psychedelic, indie garage rock.

Daniel Rimmer on vocals, lead guitarist Mike Bee, Craig Harman on bass, Paul Glover on keys and orchestra, and Ian Wilson on drums have been playing together for nearly a year.

Craig said: “The popularity of the group has just been growing and growing in Manchester, we’ve been playing a few gigs there and it’s just spread by word of mouth really.

“I’m just glad it’s going well and we’re getting a good name out there. It's exciting times for us at the moment."

To find out more about the band visit myspace.com/the66uk.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are priced £5 or £7 on the door.

For more details and to book tickets go to moholive.com.