‘Punk Funk’ four-piece Keys have stormed through to the final of BurySOUND.
The band, made up of singer and synth player William Burns, guitarist Jon Titcombe, bass player Ed Pipe and drummer Ben Ward, have a long-running link with the competition - having played their debut gig as part of BurySOUND 2011.
Ed said the band - who were up against Deaf Ecstasy, Liam and Seth and Mesonical - didn’t expect to win the heat on Saturday.
He said: “It was a case of doing what we know and doing it well.
“The competition has really come on since our debut, it’s been revamped and relaunched.
“It wasn’t as difficult the last time we played - there are so many good bands playing this year.
“The heat was extraordinarily close, we thought all the bands were really good to be honest.
“The competition is definitely a lot more demanding than it was before.”
The band formed in music lessons at County Upper School in 2011.
Since then they have gone from strength to strength, releasing their debut EP ‘Innocuous Beats’ in May.
Keys will join the winners of the first heat, Lost Lungs, at the final at The Apex on Friday 8th November.
The third heat of BurySOUND is at the Hunter Club in Bury from 7pm tonight.
The bands looking to make it through to the final are:
Beyond Revolutions - www.facebook.com/beyondrevolutions.
Echoes and Halos - www.facebook.com/echoesandhalos
Soft like camel - www.facebook.com/softlikecamel
Three Patch Problem - www.facebook.com/3patchproblem
Photo by Dale Batchelor.