Guiseley singer Andy Doonan fronted Leeds band Crimson Daydream when they played the biggest gig of their career so far at The Cockpit in Leeds.

The teenage indie/punk band went down a storm in front of a packed audience and as well as being promised another gig at The Cockpit they managed to steal' a host of fans from the vastly more experienced headliners Kolorado Rock Machine so impressive was their set.

Guitar/vocalist Doonan, Allerton Bywater brothers Matt Benny' Bennison (drums) and Dom Bennison (lead guitar) and Kippax bassist Al Merritt got a great crowd reaction to their self-penned songs.

These lads have come a long way in the last six months after making their way through 64 bands to reach the finals of the Battle of the Bands at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, where Kolorado Rock Machine were another of the finalists.

Their offerings now are much tighter with the driving drum beat of Matt Bennison, double pedalling to his heart's content, providing a real hook for their music.

The inventiveness of lead guitarist Dom Bennison, the cool bass playing of Merritt and the vocal offerings of Doonan show a new found confidence which should take them a step further in their musical careers on a very competitive Leeds music scene.

They opened with the lively Dancing With A Juggernaut' and soon had the packed crowd going with a well honed set. Inflatables were battered around the auditorium and arms were raised aloft as the lads whipped up a storm.

With a host of numbers in their locker the band now has the ability to pick out a set of anthemic crowd pleasers with the pounding Well Aware' leading them suitably to their closing number Player'.

When Doonan hopefully held the microphone out for a crowd response it was hard to tell who was more surprised as the arm waving crowd fired back the words to one of the band's long time favourites.

The band has obviously had plenty of listeners to their downloads on Myspace!

The lads followed up their Cockpit gig with a midweek gig at The Primrose in Leeds before taking to the stage at Leeds Rios.

The Boardwalk in Sheffield is their next big gig in September as they take the summer off to write more songs.