Pop-rock band Eureka Machines will be performing at The Springhead in Willerby
Something "funny" always happens when Eureka Machines play in Hull. Last time, singer Chris Catalyst accidentally made the promoter cry.
The time before that, Steve, the band's old bass player, got locked in the disabled toilet a minute before showtime and the rest of the group had to force the door open to free him.
So, when the Leeds quartet take to the stage for the Mick Ronson Celebration Weekend next month, they will be hoping for a smoother ride.
The pop-rock band will be joining a plethora of other acts inspired by Hull's legendary guitarist, to pay tribute to Ronson at a show at The Springhead, Aston Road, Willerby, on Saturday, June 5.
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Another show launching the weekend will be held at the legendary Adelphi venue, in De Grey, Street, on Friday, June 4.
The aim of these dates is to start the ball rolling to raise cash for a lasting memorial to the guitarist in his home city.
The West Yorkshire outfit said they were honoured, if a little nervous, when asked to perform at the Ronson memorial shows.
"My favourite album of all time is Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. It was the record that made me want to pick up a guitar in the first place," says Chris.
"It helps that I am originally from Hull and my mum used to go and see Mick's band The Rats back in the day.
"In fact, she says she once helped Mick off with his boots after a gig. I would like to think that's not a euphemism.
"Anyway, one of the organisers heard about us and wondered if we would get involved and it was an honour to be asked."
Eureka Machines, who combine upbeat Queen-esque pop rock with a hefty dollop of tongue-in-cheek humour, formed less than two years ago, but already have one album called Do Or Die under their belt. A second is due later this year.
"We got together in 2008, wanting to do something different, but fun," says Chris.
"We had no dreams of rewriting any rule books, though, we wanted to play fun and interesting pop music with a lot of noisy guitars.
"I like a lot of different styles of music, but this is the one I am best at. And we like having fun, which comes across at the gigs. We love anything with a good tune that you can have a good old smile at.
"I tend to think there's not enough fun in music."
With the group's second album, tentatively titled Champion The Underdog, recorded and awaiting some final studio tinkering, Chris and bandmates Pete the bassist, guitarist Davros and the intriguingly named drummer, Wayne Insane, are not expecting to be mega-stars this time next year, but they do hope to win more fans for their brand of big-chorus rock.
As a band who have played before 3,000 sell-out audiences at the Shepherd's Bush Empire and also in front of nine people at Mansfield Town Inn, they know the music industry can be a fickle business.
"The dream is to carry on doing what we are doing while still retaining our integrity and sense of humour," says Chris.
"We are all old enough and ugly enough to know all about the vagaries of the music industry and are no longer interested in becoming pop stars if it means selling our souls down the river.
"However, we know what we do is good, and therefore have a responsibility to try to spread a bit of joy around the world. It sounds cheesy, but I think if you have a gift for something, you should use it."