About the bands
Former Brit winners, Sugababes have notched up almost five million sales of their three back-to-back triple-platinum albums (Angels With Dirty Faces, Three and Taller In More Ways), one million singles sold in the UK, four number ones (Freak Like Me, Round Round, Hole In The Head, Push The Button), a Q Award, an MTV Award, a Smash Hits Award and two Elle Style Awards (2002 and 2006).
Trips to Australia, Japan, South East Asia and Europe are all confirmed and the band is also scheduled for release in America through Interscope (Eminem, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani).
Following a spectacular rise to fame, their hugely successful debut album " G4" entered the UK album charts at Number 1, selling an amazing 245,000 in its first week alone. It has already been certified double platinum status and has now sold in excess of 700,000 copies, meaning it is well on its way to triple platinum status.
They completed a major sell out tour of the UK last year, with 25 dates across the country including a sell out performance at London''s Royal Albert Hall alongside special guests Robin Gibb and Lesley Garrett. Earlier this month G4 also performed at the prestigious BBC Proms In The Park.
Naturally gifted performers who were formally trained at the Guildhall School of Music, G4 originally met as a busking group who sang live across London to earn money and experience. Jon saw an advert for the X-Factor auditions and applied on a whim. They delivered great performances and wowed a captivated audience week after week, and the rest is history.
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Son of Dork’s debut album ‘Welcome to Loserville’ was released to popular acclaim and followed on from their successful debut top three hit ‘Ticket Outta Loserville’.
Led by Brit award winning ex Busted star James Bourne, the band produced the title track for the recent Ant and Dec film ‘Alien Autopsy’.
Lead singer Lauren, keyboardist Helena, guitarist Bryony and drummer Hayley make up Frank. You may have seen them recently as part of Channel 4’s Sunday TV schedule in the show ‘Totally Frank’ but now they’re ready for the real world and are due to release their infectious debut single ‘I’m Not Shy’ on Monday, 31 July. Frank recently supported Girls Aloud on their ten-date UK Arena tour.
Roxanne, 23, was born and brought up in Carlisle by her mother and grandmother.
After completing a degree in media at Liverpool University, she landed her first acting role as Jo Stiles in ITV1's Emmerdale. Roxanne Pallett and the cast of Emmerdale were celebrating in March this year after the show was named best soap opera in the Royal Television Society awards.
Roxanne, who lives in Leeds, has also recently been seen on ITV1's Soapstar Superstar, in which she made it into the last four. Roxanne raised £54,000 for the Eden Valley Hospice thanks to her performances. The soapstar, who used to help out as a volunteer in the kitchen at the hospice, raised the incredible amount after finishing fourth in the ITV celebrity talent show. Viewers voting to keep Roxanne in the show raised the money. Ten pence from every 50p phone call was donated to each contestant’s chosen charity.
Roxanne narrowly missed out on being named the sexiest female soap star in this year’s British Soap Awards, when she was shortlisted in the category.
Lorraine have been confirmed as the main support for Pet Shop Boys at three of their shows this summer. The band will also play at the V Festival this August. Lorraine's debut single I Feel It was released in April to much critical acclaim. Time Out described it as the “greatest single of 2006".
Beyond takes you into new realms of pop. The group performed their first showcase in early May to rave reviews, even making the top 25 of the Greatest Pop of 2006 on the influential pop site Popjustice.
Switch 22 was born in 2005 after meeting Unique Kid at a Pop Show Party event. The two male band members describe themselves as the ‘super heroes of pop’. They fuse classic rave anthems with soul ballads, electro hip hop with cheesy pop and moody guitar riffs cut with fat beats.
2006 looks set to be the year Beach breaks into the mainstream with the stunning upcoming single Twisted Skin but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the young chap. Yes…..Beach is his real first name, and Twisted Skin is the brilliant new single, which is set to launch the exciting new UK solo artist Beach Mercer into the mainstream and beyond. A full-time musician and DJ, Beach’s fantastic solo album Back + Forth (due out later this year), provides a unique and intoxicating formula of classic guitar pop fused with dance and rock.
An up and coming three piece vocal harmony group, Trinity Stone is set to explode onto the UK charts this summer with the debut single “Move A Little Closer.” The three talented ladies are on a mission to record quality songs with stunning vocal harmonies and infectious melodies.
Giant Loop of Sound
Giant Loop of Sound is a six-piece band from Carlisle. Spinning a sound somewhere between The Jam, The Supremes and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, the band is up beat, happy and full of ‘clap and spin’ energy. The music is very melodic, full of harmony and pushed along by a hurricane brass section.
Since forming in 2003, they have gained a good reputation both locally and nationally. They have appeared in CFM’s music week, headlining the closing night and will be featured in a three-part Border TV documentary.
Their music appeals to all age groups and cuts across many influences and styles.
Hailing from Whitehaven, West Cumbria, and formed in early 2005, Mazzoni draw their influences from every band you have ever loved, splashing their own unique style of indie rock and roll on top to intensify the experience.
Mazzoni are a new kind of indie music and have received local and national critical acclaim. NME said that: “2006 is shaping to be a major year for Mazzoni… with the full, enthusiastic support of a local fan base, they’re bound to continue to polarize the indie audience.” The BBC commented that they are: “Fast, fun, funky and loud in a west Cumbria kind of way.”