Top 5 Bands
The top 5 bands going through to the live auditions are...
Jaego are an Edinburgh based band, that are melodic and rhythmic, they have a sound that changes constantly moving from heavy to light and back in the blink of an eye; one song can have you banging your head and the next makes you want to dance. It is regularly said they are extremely professional and tight. Either way, it will make you believe in live music again.
The Rising Souls
The Rising Souls are a four piece band who have been together for a year and a half and play all their own original material. The band line up is Dave (vocals/guitar), Gav (Keyboard), Mark (Bass) and Andy (drums). They are currently working hard recording their debut album which will hopefully be ready by the summer. They have also played some really successful gigs recently and are looking to tour extensively in the near future. Their music is best described as soul meets blues/rock with a very commercial edge.
Breaching Copyright are a 4 piece Powerpop/Rock band from Falkirk, consisting of Ross Mercer (Vocal/Bass), Simon Amos (Lead), Martin Eadie (Rhythm) and Ross Heron (Drums). After spending the previous year working on, recording in bedrooms and releasing a full 16 track debut album entitled "Buy It, Steal It, Own It" (link on their myspace and facebook page), the band have decided to have a tweek to their core sound, delivering a more pop sound without sacrificing amazing guitar solos and rhythmic crunch. Now working on a 4 track E.P due out in June the band are looking to finally break out and grab a new breed of listener!
The Strike Nineteen's
The Strike Nineteens David Muir, Andy Malley, Paul Kerr and David Thompson all hail from the West Coast of Scotland. From the opening riff of their first rehearsal, original song after original song poured out and within a matter of months The Nineteens had over 30 songs to choose from. Something special was happening…..
The quartet’s second album ‘A Farewell To Everything’ reflects song writing of personal experience and testimony. This is highlighted on the songs A Farewell To Everything and Cowboys and Diamonds. Shotgun Girlfriend and Golden Smiles are radio friendly anthems that capture what is good about live music and are upbeat, sing-along compositions.
JapanFour are four angry young men. Music fuelled by a deep love of rock & roll, in fact make that D.I.Y rock & roll. We are a garage band in the true sense of the words. JapanFour formed through a mutual boredom and a total lack of interest on the onslaught of the charts by the manufactured pop machine. After recently exiting stage left from the road to higher education, two members of our group have found employment in call centres. Now we’d never knock the opportunity of employment and indeed we need the cash, but we aspire to much more. So here we are, four rock & roll mercenaries who are willing and able to say what we mean and mean what we say.
Having shared the stage with the likes of Glasvegas, Idlewild, Ocean Colour Scene and The Sex Pistols, JapanFour bring together diverse influences and “a lethal live show” to create one of the most exciting unsigned bands around.