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Beg to Differ

Rocking until they're blue in the face
October 2001
Beg to Differ's hard-core rock

Happy-go-lucky style won two band competitions for Leicester four-piece.

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Rising from the ashes of Leicester scene regulars Spuff come Beg to Differ. Recruiting Spuff's drummer JP and Jim on bass/backing vocals and newcomer Cdub on guitar, frontman Pete put together his dream band.

Countless gigs have garnered a loyal following for this quirky mix of original happy-go-lucky hard-core rock and roll. They pride themselves on a manic, entertaining, energetic live set.

bass player Jim

Bass player Jim

The band recently played in London where they claim to have "kicked some Cockney ass", and they joined the line-up for the Abbey Park Festival in August.

BTD Won the Leicestershire Comic Relief Battle of the Bands, seeing off competition from 15 other Leicester bands.

Judges described the band as "the genuine article" and said their live performance was "well-practiced (and at times very amusing) with heavy riffs, powerful (and surprisingly clear) vocals and a supremely tight rhythm section."

The prize, five days in a recording studio resulted in the band's new four-track CD - The Inflammation Superhighway. BTD also beat five other bands to win the Sound Room Battle of the Bands by gaining 36% of the votes.

Their website is a real treat with games and crazy morphing images of the four band members. A band spokesman said: "We have the energy and the pig-headed self-belief of 20 bands." If only they could spell vol-au-vent.

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