No doubt many of you will remember Yorkshires super group "Valhalla" from the late eighties, finally disbanding after 16 years in 2004. Well, the good news is there is a part reunion having got two original members, Alex Toft and myself Russ Middleton back together. As you all know, the sadly missed legendary keyboard player Tony Banks, passed away on December the 12th last year. Tony and I founded Valhalla way back in the mid 1980's and had many line up changes in the bands 16 year history. Many of those former members are still active today in their own bands which of course has made this a little harder to try get a full original line up. The band would never be the same without Tony's presence of course but we have found some recordings of Tony playing Mr Crowley and Doctor Doctor ( live versions ) and intend to use these recordings when we play live. That way, a little part of Tony's brilliance will still be with the band and we will make sure he is never forgotten! In fact, this reunion was inspired by The Macmillan Trust charity gig last November where over 300 hundred of Tony's friends and family turned up to support this charity at Tony's request. This event was brilliantly organised by the original Valhalla vocalist Debi Hughes who ensured many of Tony;s muso mates got up on stage and rocked the roof off! In fact, it was so good, that the idea to get back together and play a couple of Valhalla gigs was born.So, this is your chance to come along for a bit of nostalgia for this once fantastic band. Thanks to Graham at The Coniston, we are making our debut on May 29th and this promises to be one hell of a night of classic rock! If this is a success, Valhalla will endeavour to play a couple more gigs in the remainder of 2015.As there has been many line up changes over the years, in time, other original members may be invited to get up on the odd occasion when they are not active with their other current bands. So there ya have it peeps, please make a note in your diaries for this date and come along because were gonna rock big time!