Local band one step away from O2 arena gig

A BAND which formed when two members met at a theme park are just one step away from a performance at London s O2 arena. Electric Radio Club will be appearing in the area finals of the Live and Unsigned band competition at Bedford Corn Exchange on Saturda

A BAND which formed when two members met at a theme park are just one step away from a performance at London's O2 arena.

Electric Radio Club will be appearing in the area finals of the Live and Unsigned band competition at Bedford Corn Exchange on Saturday, after winning through the heats in April.

They will be aiming to win a place in the finals, which will be held at the O2 in July.

Sax player Anthony Newby, from Royston, said: "It would be an incredible to be given the opportunity to play at the O2 at this stage of my career.


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"The other possibilities from the competition are the icing on the cake."

As well as a slot at the festival, one band that reaches the final will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Italy to play at Tour Music Fest. Another will be heading off to India to play on the main stage of Asia's biggest festival.

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The band formed a couple of years ago when the singer Tom Nix met guitarist Luke Whitehead at at Alton Towers theme park.

Tom said: "Over the years we have picked up more members and created our own unique sound.

"If you really want to pigeon-hole us, I suppose you could say we are indie/pop/rock - a strange combination I know.

The average age in the band is 28, a blend of youth and experience."

For more information on Electric Radio Club, visit www.myspace.com/electricradioclub

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