A LEGENDARY drummer is set to make an appearance in Northwich this weekend and some tickets are still available.

Mike Joyce, who played for The Smiths throughout the iconic band's existence in the 80s, will take part in a Q&A at the Salty Dog on Saturday (October 16).

Joyce, who now DJs around the world, will also play some of his favourite tracks on the night, which promises an eclectic mix of genres from the 60’s to the present day, with all proceeds going to the Tiny Steps charity.

Northwich Guardian: Mike Joyce, former drummer in The Smiths

Mike Joyce, former drummer in The Smiths

Scott Burscow, who has been organising fundraising nights for the organisation for several years, said this night is one he has been looking forward to for a while.

"Personally, The Smiths are my favourite band and I know they have such a cult following so I have been looking forward to this night for a while.

"We had so many nights planned over the last 18 months which have either been cancelled completely or moved once and sometimes twice.

"When the night was first announced last year, it sold out within 24 hours but because of the change of date – around a dozen tickets are now available but I don’t think they’ll be around long.

"I was determined to try and keep these nights on as they always sell out, they’re great nights and people seem to enjoy them and more importantly raise so much awareness and much needed funds for Tiny Steps.

"I met Mike last year as he kindly signed some memorabilia for me to auction off for Tiny Steps and he’s a great guy.

"This night will be a must for any fans of The Smiths and the Manchester music scene."

Scott will actually open the evening, before Phil O' Driscoll performs a Smiths-laden acoustic set, and then Joyce will recall some his memories and stories in a Q&A.

Tickets are priced at £15 and available via www.wegottickets.com/tinysteps.