Hemel band are just one song away from the O2

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HEMEL rock band Echoes of an Age, who wowed judges at the audition stage of the UK’s biggest original music competition, Live and Unsigned 2011, have done it again and are now through to the next stage of the competition. The boys – lead vocalist Danny Poulton, 21, lead guitarist Jason Green, 22, bass guitarist Harry Monk, 18, rhythm guitarist Graham Noble, 26, and drummer Dan Green, 24, played in front of over 200 people and were judged by five professionals at the Corn Exchange in Bedford on April 2.

They had to perform a cover song and an original in only three and a half minutes - which meant they had to cut two songs and merge them seamlessly together - no easy feat.

Next time they’ll have to do the same but will be up against five different judges, and competing against finalists from the Bedford and Birmingham regions.

And this time only two acts will go through to the next and most exciting stage of the competition - The Live and Unsigned Festival and the National Grand Final at the O2 Arena in London.

The climax of the competition the festival will showcase the cream of the UK’s unsigned talent in front of a huge crowd and industry judges.

Celebrity guests, the press, and industry representatives will be present - all with the capacity to change music careers forever.

It’s the ultimate prize, but Echoes of an Age are happy to focus on their next performance for the moment.

Lead singer Danny Poulton says: “We have had some great support so far and managed to bring a fair few people to make some noise.

“We’re just going to concentrate on putting on a good performance for them and the judges and hopefully make some new fans along the way”

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