DUDLEY four-piece rock band Devil Red will be taking to the stage for a charity gig at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton next weekend for a cause close to their hearts.

The band, from Netherton, comprising Grant Silk on vocals, Ant Lunn on guitar Jordan Staten on bass and Mike Piggott on drums, have been going strong for about seven years - drawing in quite a fan base with their heavy riffs topped with melodic vocals.

Profits from the gig, on Saturday August 6, will go to Cancer Research UK.

Singer Grant said: "This charity is very dear to us. Everyone somewhere down the line confronts cancer or has a loved one face it.

"My dad was diagnosed two years ago with lung cancer, so at this point in life you really want to try make a difference - even it's a small one, because to those who need help there's no such thing as a 'little helping hand'."

Midlands heavy rock outfit Crows and Crosses will also be playing at the gig, along with 1980s style hard rock band Shyyne from Wolverhampton who will be enjoying their last outing with current drummer Dave Harvey.

Tickets for the gig cost £5.50 (£5 ticket plus booking fee) from the Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

For more details about the bands check out www.facebook.com/devilred1, www.shyyne.com or @CrowsAndCrosses on Twitter.