ONE of Northwich's most famous musical sons is making a return to mid Cheshire with the music mogul who unleashed Oasis on the world.

The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess is to swap his mic for decks as he and founder of Creation Records Alan McGee stop off in Winsford as part of a UK and European DJ tour.

The former Moulton resident, who long ago ditched the north west in favour of the sunnier climes of Los Angeles, will be joined by the management brains behind iconic bands Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine, Alan McGee, at Debees Music Bar later this month.

The line up has already prompted a huge buzz among mid Cheshire's indie fraternity and club owner Damon Horrill is equally excited.

"Of all the artists we would like to gig with us it gives us enormous pleasure that Tim and Alan have agreed because they are genuine icons for many of the people who play and watch gigs here - myself very much included," he said.

"Tim Burgess' success with The Charlatans has given hope to many young musicians in this area. He has shown them that if they have the talent and the determination they can achieve national and even global recognition," he added.

With a career spanning more than 15 years Tim Burgess has come a long way from his early days performing with the Electric Crayons and the infamous Northwich Memorial Hall gig when the floor collapsed on May 4, 1990.

He's fronted 12 albums by The Charlatans, some of which were recorded at Middlewich-based Mushroom Studios, solo record I Believe and appeared on Chemical Brothers tracks and the album covers to Melting Pot and Up At The Lake, which features Witton Street's Weaver Vale Caf and Pickmere Lake, are a lasting symbol of his musical legacy in mid Cheshire.

Tim Burgess and Alan McGee play Debees Music Bar on Thursday, October 26 from 8pm until 1am.

Admission is £7 on the door, £5 in advance from 01606 558956.