A HAY-on-Wye band is reuniting 31 years after they first formed. 

Mike Harris (vocals) and Nigel Protheroe (drums) recruited Gary Gray (guitar) and Roger Smith (bass) to form a covers band.

The band’s first performance was on the July 23, 1986 for a royal wedding after-party at the Butter Market in Hay.

The band soon became very busy, one year managing 88 gigs. 

The sound of the band has always been rock and roll based but they are a party band. 

Cost-a-Livin are reuniting for a Charity Gig on Saturday, October 7 at The Baskerville Hall Hotel (Clyro Court) with the original line up, as well as Keith Dickens, Clive Meredith and Dave Phillips. Tickets are £10 and are available in Hay from the following:

- The Newsagents, 3, Lion Street

- Londis, 2, High Town

- Beer Revolution, Market Street

- F W Golesworthy, 17, Broad Street.

All the proceeds will go to St David’s Hospice (Usk House), St Michael's Hospice and Cancer Research UK.