It has been a momentous couple of weeks for new, up-and-coming local band Fret 64.
The group is made up of James Crane on rhythm guitar and vocals, Matt Popham on lead guitar, Tom Bamber on drums and vocals, and John Taylor on Bass Guitar. All four are aged 15 and attend Bowland High School.
Last month they recorded professionally for the first time; an EP of their own compositions titled “When I Think”, and on Sunday, August 25th, gave their first public performance, outdoors at Waddow Hall, in front of hundreds of youngsters.
The 40-minute set included some of their own songs and covers of songs by Muse and Kings of Leon, among others. They were so well received they were offered other gigs straight away, including one on Septermber 21st at Lowther Castle, Penrith, with an expected audience of 3,000-plus.
The boys all enjoyed the experience at Waddow Hall and spent 45 minutes afterwards signing CDs and taking part in photo shoots with their new fans.
Asked what they enjoyed most about the day, they said: “We were blown away when the stage crew told us we’d given the best performance of the weekend!
“The audience were great, we never expected to get such a great reception, and to have our first gig managed by a professional stage crew was really special.”
l Follow the group’s progress on Twitter (@Fret64), or via their Facebook page (Fret64) while any booking inquiries can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org