October 6 2008.

MotoGP star and acclaimed musician James Toseland will perform with his band Crash at this year's Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show.

Toseland, who won the World Superbike crown in 2004 and 2007, has been making waves in his debut season in the blue-riband MotoGP series. His Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP race bike will be on display at the show alongside the similar machine of 8 times World Champion Valentino Rossi.

Toseland probably has the biggest fan-base of any British rider since Barry Sheene, bringing massive attention wherever he appears both on and off track. It is this popularity that helped him become a BBC Sports Personality of the Year finalist last season.

"I'm really looking forward to playing with my band Crash at this year's NEC Motorcycle Show; it combines my two main passions of motorcycling and music. It's fantastic to have a sponsor who provides me with a keyboard and asks me to perform with the band as a work commitment! Motorcycling enthusiasts are always our most supportive and vocal crowds so we should hopefully generate a fantastic atmosphere on the Yamaha stand."

Crash will be performing on Saturday 29th November, Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December. James will also be making solo piano appearances on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th December.

Crash was formed in 2002 by singer/guitarist Paul Grant-Reason and James Toseland on vocals/piano. The line-up is completed by Warren Odell, guitar/bass/vocals, and Gavin Hall on drums.

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC between the 28th November and 7th December, The Show will feature the largest collection of 2009 models under one roof along with a huge array of adrenaline fuelled interactive features.

Finlay McAllan, Managing Director of MCI Exhibitions, said: "We're delighted to be able to have James Toseland and Crash at the Show, James is definitely a fans' favourite and a real entertainer. We have one of the best line-up of attractions we've ever had and this really adds yet another exciting element."

Tickets can be ordered by phoning 0844 5812345 and online at www.motorcycleshow.co.uk