Leighton Buzzard’s answer to JLS
A self-described “refreshing and energetic” indie/alternative band from Leighton are one step closer to bursting onto the music scene after appearing on local radio for a live session and rubbing shoulders with The Hoosiers.
Ego Trip played two tracks from their debut recording of ‘Krokodilian’ that was released in February while on Three Counties Radio as part of the BBC Introducing programme on Friday.
The band have been together for a year and the four 17-year-old members are Courtney Askew-Conti, of Grove Road, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar; Ollie Smith, of Bideford Green plays lead guitar and whacky FX; Joe Parrish-James, of Camberton Road plays bass and backing vocals and Mikey Ciancio of Knaves Hill on Drums.
During the radio show the lads also performed a Beatles song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Love Me Do.
On the band’s Twitter bio, they describe themselves as “Leighton Buzzard’s answer to JLS” and on Facebook currently have 1,136 likes.
Speaking last week, Courtney said: “On stage, we thrive for fun and love to creative a positive dancey atmosphere.
“We’ve supported major bands including Bastille, Peace, Bow Wow Wow, Dodgy but we were most excited about closing for The Hoosiers at Royal Holloway Student Union on Saturday.
The Cedars Upper School students were proud to hear their song, Tonight, featured during Russell Howard’s Good News programme on BBC Three last week.
Courtney said: “We had an incredible summer. The proudest moment so far in our career is playing to an audience of over 10,000 people at Bedford River festival on the main stage.”
You can see the video to their song Running Out on YouTube by searching ‘Running Out - Ego Trip.’
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