Clitheroe band in final of top Manchester contest

Clitheroe band Good Foxy
Clitheroe band Good Foxy
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Clitheroe band Good Foxy are through to the finals of one of the north’s top competitions for showcasing emerging talent.

The foxy four-piece outfit have made it through to the final of “The Band on the Mall” competition, run in conjunction with the Band on the Wall. It takes place in The Arndale Centre in Manchester on Tuesday April 21st and is now down to a straightforward head-to-head between two bands, Good Foxy and Blank Cheque.

The prize, worth £2,500, is four days’ recording in Blueprint Studios where a string of successful bands have laid down tracks, including Elbow.

Who wins the contest will be up to the audience on the night, as they will be asked to register their vote by text.

As well as the contest, it has been a busy few months for Good Foxy, comprising George Banks on guitar and vocals, Henry Crabtree on guitar, Freddie Bruin-Price on bass and Callum Sykora on drums.

Next weekend, on March 28th, they are set to play with “The Doors Alive” at The Grand hot on the heels of playing an afternoon slot at Threshold Festival in Liverpool. They have also secured a coveted bookings for the Beatherder and Cloudspotting festivals this summer and in April they are booked into The Grand to record their first album after completing a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed.

The Album will be produced by Tom Peters at The Grand and mastered by Pete Maher, who has worked for U2 and The Rolling Stones among other great acts. They hope to have the album completed by the end of June.

Just a year ago Good Foxy won the prestigious Reidys talent competition in Blackburn, wowing the judges with their energetic and original brand of rock. That win opened the door to a string of prestigious gigs, including supporting The Beautiful South on the main stage at the Darwen Live festival.

Good Foxy are a band on the up and up.