Rockers are writing their own story

ST Helens band Silver Story are currently leading the race to perform at one of the UK’s biggest alternative rock festivals.

But they need every vote they can get if they are to make the bill at the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds next month ahead of four competing bands.

Guitarist and lead singer Alex McCabe, 24, told how local funnyman Johnny Vegas and several Saints stars were among the 2,600-plus who have already pledged their support via Facebook.

He said: “We were delighted just to make the final five - ahead of hundreds of other bands who applied. We’re a few votes ahead at the moment but there’s one other band that we’re struggling to shake off.

“If we were to win it would mean playing in front of thousands of people alongside top acts like All Time Low and Kids In Glass Houses. It would be the biggest gig we’ve ever played.

“Johnny Vegas and some of the Saints players have been tweeting about us to drum up more support too.”

Silver Story formed in 2008 and have released two well-reviewed EPs in the last two years - Wake Up and Art And Vandals. A video for their Nirvana and Foo Fighters-inspired single My Empire has also been uploaded to Youtube.

Three of the band’s members - Alex, lead guitarist Tom Cato and bassist Mike Brunskill - hail from St Helens.

To add your support to Silver Story’s dream of playing at the Slam Dunk Festival, go online at

The band are also set to play at the Zoo Bar this Friday.