A YOUNG Kidderminster rock group is hoping to hit the big time after winning a talent show.

Naked Remedy wowed the judges at Worcester’s Got Talent with their explosive riffs and big choruses, beating off more than 150 acts to scoop £2,500 and a studio recording session.

Frontman Dave Small said the four-piece had “mixed feelings” about entering the competition as they feared it could damage their rock credentials. Any worries were soon forgotten, though, when the band’s retro sound proved a hit with audiences.

“As soon as we played our first song we raised the roof and realised it was going to be pretty good for us,” he explained.

The band comprises singer Dave Small, drummer Jack Ryland-Smith, both 18, bassist Nav Sahota, 19 and guitarist Tom Callinswood, 20.

With more than 100 gigs already under their belts since forming in February, they are continuing to tour across the West Midlands.

Dave wants the band to start playing bigger venues and hopes to tap up some contacts he made in his old band, Aura, when they supported Status Quo and Velvet Revolver.

“Playing live is what it’s all about,” Dave explained, adding: “We haven’t quite got to the size of audience that we see ourselves performing in front of yet but any audience that’s listening and tapping their feet is fantastic.”

Influenced by 60s and 70s rock acts like Led Zeppelin and Rory Gallagher, the band play a mixture of covers and their own material.

Dave said: “Writing the songs is a group effort. I bring an idea along after playing on my acoustic guitar and then the lads will all jam and we’ll finish it off together.”

To hear some of the band’s recordings and for details of upcoming gigs, visit myspace.com/nakedremedylive