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14/08/2007

ONeills Undiscovered Live reaches its climax

Following a series of thrilling regional finals stretching from Glasgow down to Leytonstone and across to Cardiff, the final six contenders in O’Neill’s Undiscovered Live 2007 have been selected.

Chosen by expert panels including music industry representatives, journalists and fellow musicians; each band has secured their slot at the grand final at The Carling Academy in Islington, London, on Wednesday 15th August, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Colin Murray.

With music from reggae to rock to indie, the final is guaranteed to be a great night of entertainment and could potentially showcase the next big thing in British music.

The final six bands competing in the final are:

Grimaldi: A hard grooving funky five piece from Reading, Grimaldi are passionate about their music and creating a unique sound.

The Deletes: The Deletes are a dynamic four piece band and consist of school friends, Ross Nimmo, James Dickerson, Stuart McGougan from Ayrshire and David Kerr from Paisley.

Luma: Luma consists of Marc Kenny, Nick Ellison, Paul Hayes, Barney Taylor and Phil Doran. This indie rock band from the Wirral formed in the summer of 2005 and has had two songs - Out of Time and Siren's Call - played on Chris Moyles' Radio 1 show.

Hot Monocles: Hot Monocles consists of brothers Jon and Will Lauder, Dan Wardle and Matt Parker. Already popular locally, the band from Sutton Coldfield has been performing seriously since 2006

New Town Kings: New Town Kings are a 10 piece Ska / Reggae band from Colchester, Essex. Formed in 2004, they set about perfecting their sound before hitting the live circuit in December 2005.

Back Alley Sally: Lorenzo (Vocals), Boof (Guitar), Jay (Drums) and Dan (Bass) have been playing together as Back Alley Sally for a year. Claiming Aerosmith, Extreme and Mr Big as influences, their ambition is to bring back rock.

Visit www.oneills.com or www.undiscoveredlive.co.uk for further information.

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