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Fever Fever in awards final

PUBLISHED: 10:08 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 15:40 29 October 2010

Simon Parkin

Norwich band Fever Fever have made it to a shortlist of bands from across the country who may get a chance to play alongside rhythm and blues masters Gomez.

Further listening: Fever Fever

Norwich band Fever Fever have made it to a shortlist of bands from across the country who may get a chance to play alongside rhythm and blues masters Gomez.

The trio made it into the final 20 bands and will now compete at the Red Stripe Music Award Final at London's Kentish Town Forum on May 5.

Now in its third year, the Red Stripe Music Award has hosted over 150 bands at 27 of the UK's best loved live music venues since January.

With one more gig to go at Hootananny in Brixton on April 18, the wait is almost over for Fever Fever who will get to hear whether they will be selected as one of four to play at the final on the alongside Gomez.

With slots at three of the summer's major festivals including The Great Escape, LoveBox and Blissfields guaranteed for the winner, the awards offer talented musicians a platform to get themselves noticed by both the public and the industry.

Red Stripe's Jonny Kirkham said: “The Red Stripe Music Award is a celebration of every thriving live music scene across the country. The quality of the bands this year has been outstanding which is why it's so important for us to have a band like Gomez involved at the final.

“Gomez have stood apart from the very beginning with their eclectic, ambitious and forward thinking music style. 10 years on from winning the Mercury Music prize for Bring It On and the band still deliver the goods.”

Formerly known as Trickbabies, Fever Fever are made up of vocalist Rosie, who also plays guitar and the odd bit of keyboards, drummer Smit and guitarist Ellie.

Their sound is art-punk tunes with catchy pop hooks, that has been described my themselves as “a cross between a drunk tramp, an arts school student, a church choir and a children's nativity band”.

Further listening: Fever Fever

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