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Heroes Test Tide For Comeback

Heroes Test Tide For Comeback

Who: Heroes
Where: Mayfield Hotel
When: Saturday February 19, 2005

WARMED UP: Heroes, at the Mayfield Hotel on February 19.

MARK TINSON gets straight to the point when asked why legendary Newcastle band HEROES have reformed.

``It's a great opportunity to get back together and it pays good money,'' he said.

But there was a good cause involved, too.

The Heroes made a special appearance at the NEWCASTLE'S HOME-GROWN AID FOR ASIA concert staged at Newcastle Panthers last month.

That show was a warm-up for the band's gig at the MAYFIELD HOTEL on February 19.

The event will feature another recently reformed group, DV8, which also played at the tsunami appeal gig.

Tinson said now that the Heroes members had grown up they could appreciate how good they had it in their heyday. ``We spent five or six years together and we were a very good business. We made money and worked hard,'' he said.

``You realise after you haven't done it for a while you had a business generating hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.'' Tinson said the grand plan behind getting back together was to have a good time, play well and earn some money.

``Perhaps we'll make it more of an ongoing thing,'' he said.

``Hopefully we can do some more gigs, maybe another album.

We've still got some material we didn't record.

``We were a band and we will be again.''

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