THERE'S hope for Oasis fans yet after a Ballingry band decided to reunite after a break of more than 50 years.

While the warring Gallagher brothers continue to look back in anger, Jimmy Livingstone – who recorded an unofficial World Cup song for Scotland in 1990 – and his old pals act will return to the stage for two benefit gigs.

Jimmy Livingstone, who's now a 71-year-old grandfather, told the Times: "All four of us were from Ballingry and we started The Other Side in 1966 when we were 15.

"We were all at St Columba's High in Cowdenbeath, before it got knocked down, and we played for a few years.

"We even appeared in the Lochgelly Times about 1966-67 and it kept going in different formats for a while.

"Not long after I left the band packed in and we've now reformed to do a couple of charity gigs at Lochore Miners Welfare Club."

An entertainer all his days, Jimmy has worked with the likes of Cannon and Ball, Little and Large and Frank Carson.

He added: "I was in a different band at Butlins in Ayr for seven years – the Jimmy Livingstone Sound – and I later went solo in Salou in Spain and then Tenerife.

"I came back and put the Butlins band back together and then this came up."

The first show, on Saturday (October 22), is in aid of the miners welfare club and doors open at 7.30pm with music until midnight.

The following day, Sunday (October 23), there's an afternoon gig in aid of the Benarty Children's Christmas Appeal.

Doors open at 2pm and the show finishes at 6pm.

Tickets, which cost £10, are on sale from the venue and from Lochore Co-op.

The four founder members were Jimmy, Owen McGuire, George Keenan and Jimmy Wilson.

He said: "It was actually Jimmy Wilson's idea to get back together and do these gigs.

"He was the drummer but sadly he passed away a few months back."

As well as the three original members, they'll be joined on stage by Ronnie Dalrymple on drums and Ken Watt on keyboards.

Jimmy, who is the bass player and sings, said: "We were always a covers band so it'll be all the classic hits from the 60s and 70s.

"The only song I ever wrote and recorded was a 1990 World Cup single, 'What The Boys Are Gonna Do'.

"Personally I sold hundreds of copies, I don't remember how many the record company sold, but I reckon the record did better than the team!"