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Norfolk band through to semi-finals of national competition

PUBLISHED: 15:59 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:19 02 July 2010

The Sharps in action

The Sharps in action

A Norfolk group has made it through to the semi-finals of a national battle of the bands competition.

A Norfolk group has made it through to the semi-finals of a national battle of the bands competition.

The Sharps have reached the semi finals of Live & Unsigned 2010, after competing against some of London's top unsigned acts at the Beck Theatre, Hayes.

The four-piece band, who are all aged between 19 and 20-years-old, played original material and a cover and were praised for their raw energy and their original number which judges said was especially strong.

The band, Darby Dorras, from Thurgaton, on guitar and vocals, drummer Sam Evans, from Felmingham, and twins Callum Morgan, bass and vocals, and Kieran Morgan, lead guitar and vocals, from Colby, are currently at University or on gap years.

At the event they had plenty of support from Norfolk.

Lead vocalist Callum Morgan said: “We couldn't believe it when we came on, there were huge cheers. It was great.”

Now the boys, who met at Aylsham High School, are looking forward to the next round, on May 2, at the Beck Theatre in London again.

Then, if they make it through that round, they will be playing at the O2 with a two-year contract up for grabs.

The Sharps' next gig is at Tommy Flynn's in Camden High Street, London, on Tuesday, April 20.

For more information and tickets for Live and Unsigned go to www.LiveandUnsigned.UK.com

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