ONE of Scarborough’s most successful bands have reformed for one of the UK’s biggest festivals, it has been confirmed.
The news coincides with the 25th anniversary of the formation of Little Angels and fans are hoping that one of the warm up gigs will be arranged in their hometown ahead of the Download Festival in June.
Rumours circulated about a possible reunion and festival appearance as early as last September but were initially denied by vocalist Toby Jepson.
Speaking to the Evening News yesterday he said they had already met for one full rehearsal. He added: “As most people know it’s been 17 or 18 years since the band were in the same room together. We are very happy that we are all back together and feeling good about it.
“Mark Richardson counted in the first track, She’s A Little Angel, and it was like we’d never been away.”
He said that band members were hoping to be able to play in Scarborough but nothing was yet confirmed. “We were all from Scarborough and there’s a hope that we can get something together that would please everybody,” he added.
As well as Toby Jepson on vocals the reformed line-up features Bruce John Dickinson on guitar, Mark Plunkett on bass, Jimmy Dickinson on keyboards and Mark ‘Rich’ Richardson on drums.
Steve Dickinson, the manager of Mojo’s Cafe in Victoria Road, said he had known the band for many years and was pleased to hear the latest news. He added: “I am over the moon to be honest. It’s fantastic. It’s something we’ve been waiting for, for quite a while.”
Andy Copping, Download’s promoter, said the band were one of his favourites back in the day and he had seen many of their shows. He said: “I’ve worked on trying to get them back together for a number of years now and I’ve finally managed to make it click this year, which is brilliant. Great band, great people and I know they will do a great show at Download.”