MOSHING minors came together at a special benefit gig to support a little boy who suffered a severe brain injury at birth.

Slay Duggee, a band of five hard-rocking dogs, gave dozens of youngsters their first taste of live music during a sold-out gig at Colchester Arts Centre.

The band, who perform heavy metal covers of children’s TV themes, organised Angus Rocks, to raise money for Angus Grocott, two, who suffered oxygen starvation when he was born.

Angus was the guest of honour at the event, which also featured facepainting and a special set from Blockstock Festival mainstay DJ Ox.

Band member Black Shuck said: “It was heartwarming seeing the kids come together having a good time for such a great cause.

“The most important thing for us was Angus enjoyed it. He was moshing with his ear defenders on in his walker.

“There was an amazing moment where everyone chanted his name to the riff from Thunderstuck by AC/DC.

“People have been getting in touch telling us how much they enjoyed it. For most of the kids it was their first ever gig and it is lovely for parents to be able to share that with them.

“A young girl called Betty joined us on stage to sing and since the gig we heard she went home and wrote her first song - that is what it is all about.”

A total of £339.08 was raised for Team Angus.