A NAILSWORTH band hope to revolutionise the music scene in Stroud with an ambitious gig at the Subscription Rooms.

Andy Lawrence, Stuart Rimell, Rob Salisbury and Matt Pollard of The Form organised the event in response to a growing demand for original live music.

And the band, who have been playing together since November 2003, are confident that the 300 tickets will sell out.

Drummer Andy, 26, said: "We want a venue in Stroud that is dedicated to live music. So many other towns around here have a thriving live scene.

"If this is successful, we'll try to hassle landlords into booking more live bands because young people will come out and spend money. There's a lot of unsigned talent in this town."

"The younger generation in Stroud seem to be doing more of that sort of thing," added lead singer Matt, 30, who plays the rhythm guitar. "The kids seem to go berserk. They love us."

Having performed almost 70 live shows they have built up a solid following around Stroud and Nailsworth, but remain undeterred by the prospect of groupies.

"Most of our groupies become our friends," said lead guitarist Stuart, 28.

"Some of the girls who are really good mates with us now."

Also in the line-up are AV3 (formerly Sunday Best), and Sol Medina, in which Andy and bass guitarist Rob, 25, also play.

The Form has undergone several reincarnations, with most of their friends having been band members at some point, and is managed by Matt's brother Simon.

The Form, AV3 and Sol Medina will be playing at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud on Saturday, August 20. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the Subscription Rooms at £5. For more information, visit www.theformmusic.com