ONE of Somerset's biggest and longest surviving rock bands is celebrating 25 years together.

Louis and the Iguanas, established in 1999, has won the hearts of many locals with its ska, funk, soul and reggae tunes.

Their performances, always packed with a punchy rhythm section and captivating vocal harmonies, never fail to draw a crowd.

Trumpet player Andy Williams said: "Our performances nearly always sell out well in advance because people love to come and dance to our infectious rhythms and familiar songs such as ‘Lip up Fatty’, ‘Sunshine Day’ and ‘I Feel good'."

The band, which is also known for its unique reggae spin on classics like 'Hotel California', has remained popular over the decades.

Saxophone player Harry Procter added: "We usually round up the night with a fantastic ska version of ‘These Boots are made for Walking’ and an old favourite ‘One Step beyond’.

"The crowd goes mad, everyone’s buzzing at the end of it!"

The next gig for the 11-member strong band is at Wellsprings Leisure Centre on March 30.

Trombone player Christian Hopwood announced the concert is "a charity event supporting the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment with all profits going to the Robotic Surgery Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, there are still tickets to be had at"

The event offers a chance to both enjoy memorable music and contribute to a noble cause.

Percussionist Dave Preston added: "The Iguanas won’t last forever as we’re all getting on a bit, so come and see us while you can.

"You won’t regret it and you’ll be supporting a worthy cause and helping us to celebrate 25 amazing years entertaining Somerset."