A BAND is looking to the big time with the help of a New Deal for Musicians programme.

Skeat, from Billingham, are training at Darlington's Circulation Records as part of the Employment Service scheme.

Bass player Phil Saunders said: "We get free studio time at Circulation for recording, we've had promotional photos taken for our website and we get professional advice and guidance from people who really know the music industry."

More details about Skeat can be found at www.skeat.co.uk