AS far as Madchester music legends go, they don’t get much bigger than Clint Boon.

The notorious musician-turned-radio DJ rose to fame as the keyboard player in 90s indie outfit Inspiral Carpets.

And now, the 59-year-old has appeared in a new music video for up-and-coming Darwen band Cleargreen.

The four-piece, fronted by 24-year-old Ali Staley, recorded the video for new single Gone in Manchester’s Northern Quarter at the beginning of October and were over the moon to have Boon on board.

Mr Staley said: “We’re massive fans of Clint’s from his Inspiral Carpets days.

"They’re one of the bands you have to listen to if you’re into this type of music and we’re lucky that one of our mates knows him and managed to get him on board.

“Having a legend like Clint in one of our videos is like having the seal of approval put on it.”

Cleargreen’s music has been described as ‘anthemic indie rock delivered with a raw magnetic energy’, and as well as Staley on vocals, the band comprises Liam McIver, 25, on bass, Josh Haworth, 17, on lead guitar, and Mike Wilcock, 18, on drums.

Mr Staley added: “It was good that Clint could come and take the time to help an up-and-coming band out. He was bang-on and after filming he came and chatted to us for a bit.”

Chris Dewhurst, of Step On Management, which deals with all the band’s PR, said that having Clint on board was great and he seemed like a 'proper decent bloke'.

Cleargreen launched the video on their YouTube channel today (Thursday), and Gone will be officially released on Saturday November 17, when the lads play a single launch at Gorilla in Manchester.

Mr Dewhurst said: “These lads need as much support as possible so we’ll be running coaches from Blackburn and Darwen to the gig in Manchester.”

For more information and to buy tickets for the single launch, visit Cleargreen’s Facebook page.