As a way of making sure you get plenty of stage time, playing in two tribute bands and then supporting yourself is one way to do it.
But that’s how Portsmouth-based grunge-rockers Foxer began.
As singer/guitarist Chris Peace explains: ‘Initially, me Roy Ludford and Sam Cutbush were in a Queens of the Stone Age tribute band – we were doing them and Foo Fighters, so we would go out with one band supporting the other, doing two gigs a night.’
But as priorities changed, the band moved over to performing its own material and Jack Mitchell joined them on drums.
The band released their debut EP last March, and are gearing up for a big push this year – starting with a gig at The Cellars in Eastney tomorrow. Tickets cost £5 advance, £6 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm. Go to thecellars.co.uk