MUSIC SCENE: Festival View was stunning

Wigan's Inside View are on a high after putting in a stunning performance at one of the region's biggest music festivals.

The band stormed the stage at this year's Whatfest Festival, which was held last weekend on the rolling fields of Riverside Organic Farm, near Northwich, Cheshire.

Guitarist Danny Heaton said: "It was brilliant to play there, although it was a bit muddy.

"It was one of the biggest shows that we have played so far.

"We played at Sherdley Park for the St Helens Festival a few weeks ago too, which was also a lot of fun."

In January the band were contacted by elev8artists management who expressed an interest in managing them.

And after successful negotiations the lads were signed to a multi-year contract and went on to appear on the BBC as well as on local radio.

They also played as support on some high profile shows, including one with The Coronas at The Ruby Lounge.

If that wasn't enough they also now have a following in the US.

After featuring on radio stations out there they were contacted by music placement agency Talent & Terms and have been signed to a deal for their music to appear on TV shows.

Danny said: "Having our music played on US radio feels pretty weird.

"We take the time to listen to podcasts and hear what people are saying

about our songs."

Inside View have recently been working on three new songs called Dumb, One More Try and The Lie Is In Her Name.

According to Danny, fans can expect plenty of vocal harmonies, anthemic choruses and guitar melodies in the new tracks.

Danny said: "Rather than change our sound completely we see our new stuff as more of a progression in sound.

"Right now we're focusing on just plugging away and seeing how we can take things even further."

For more on the band go to www.myspace.com/insideview