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Eastbourne band battles for votes in Live & Unsigned

Posted on Thursday, 7 June by

A highly rated young band from Eastbourne are beginning to make their mark on a national scale, currently fighting it out for votes to make an appearance in the grand final of UK-wide competition, ‘Live and Unsigned’.

The Blues Evergreens are formed of Laurent Judson, 20, Sam Marodza, 22, Robert Moth, 21, and Peter Ray, 24, and first came to our attention with a storming set at Eastbourne Extreme’s Battle of the Bands last year, which saw them finishing third overall.

The group played at Portsmouth’s Guild Hall last month in ‘Live and Unsigned’ and although failing to make it through to the final on that showing, they did pick up an award for Best Original song, and instead the public now have the chance to vote the act through to the grand final – which takes place at the O2 Arena on July 14th.

Speaking to SQ, drummer Rob Moth said: “It is massively important for us to do well within this competition as it feels as if we’ve come so far over the last year. One thing we really feel is important is the exposure we’ll receive from it. Also you can’t get much better than playing at the O2!”

Live and Unsigned UK is the biggest competition in the country for original unsigned acts and receives over 40,000 entries each year. The profile of the competition offers huge opportunities for acts to impress, as Rob says the Blues have already found out:

“Throughout the competition so far we have been offered a number of shows and also for our tracks to be aired on various radio stations across the country, so our future plans are constantly developing. Our focus now is to keep writing and practising and to continue gigging as much as possible!”

To show your support and cast your vote for Blues Evergreens, text wildcard565 to 84222.

The result is revealed on Wednesday, 13th June.

Find out more about The Blues Evergreens by ‘liking’ them on Facebook.

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Corey Pellatt
22-year-old editor of SQ Magazine and Media Studies student at the University of Sussex. Freelance writer for clients including BHAFC.

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