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Norwich band signed to Milton Keynes record label

PUBLISHED: 11:36 18 October 2011

Norwich band EpicEast who have been signed to a record label. Pictured: Elliot Serruys, Ricky Martin, Martin Gooch and Simon Kindleysides.

Norwich band EpicEast who have been signed to a record label. Pictured: Elliot Serruys, Ricky Martin, Martin Gooch and Simon Kindleysides.

A waiter, barman, bricklayer and a promotion worker are bidding to become the next big thing on the music scene.

Newly-formed Norwich band EpicEast has been signed by Milton Keynes-based record label MKVibe.

The four-piece group, formed just months ago by former boy band member Simon Kindleysides, has been signed for a three single deal.

They have held a photo shoot and are due to film their forthcoming music video.

Mr Kindleysides, 27, who works as a waiter at Bella Italia and was in boy band Eye Candy when he was 17, said: “I can’t believe it, after all these years trying to pursue my singing career this has happened - it’s a dream come true.

“To say I’m now signed with a record label makes me the happiest guy alive. The photo shoot was great and I’m looking forward to our first single release.”

Elliot Serruys, 20, who lives in Thorpe St Andrew and is a barman at Oasis leisure centre, said: “I have always aspired to be a singer and I’m excited to get the ball rolling with EpicEast, the shoot was great and I’m looking forward to being apart of a music video,”

The band was formed after Mr Kindleysides, of Union Street, near the city centre, held auditions for the new group.

MKVibe has a number of artists on its label including Marvin Brown and Voodoo Child.

Bricklayer Martin Gooch, 24, from Old Costessey, said: “Music has been in my life for years, unfortunately I’ve never been able to chase my dream as I’ve been in full time work since I was 16 but I think now is the time. I’m just glad an opportunity like this has come along so I can fulfil my dream in the music industry.”

Ricky Martin, 22, a promotion worker who lives in Chapel Break, Bowthorpe, said: “When I heard about getting signed I was absolutely buzzing as it’s been my dream since I was young.

“The photo shoot was an amazing feeling and hearing about the music video put a big smile on my face. I’m so grateful to be apart of EpicEast and looking forward to the greatest music career of my life.”

Do you know someone from Norwich with an amazing talent? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk.

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