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The ‘golden age of punk’ may have been 25 years before they were born, but the attitude and style of The Daze has won the teenage five piece a place in the final of BurySOUND 2020.

Fourteen judges joined hundreds of music fans in The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds on Friday, February 7, for round one of the annual competition - which takes place over the next five weeks.

Electronic producer Name Loading kicked the competition off, before performances from acoustic singer-songwriter Abigail Lake and metal band Theory of Tomorrow.

The Daze, who have an average age of 15, were voted winners of heat one
The Daze, who have an average age of 15, were voted winners of heat one

But after a long discussion, judges voted for The Daze - a punk outfit with the average age of 15. They will now join winners of heats held over the next four Fridays before the grand final at The Apex on March 20.

Each night also features a performance from a local band, with alternative rockers Lemondaze filling the ‘headline’ slot for week one, while the judges conferred.

BurySOUND started in 1997 as a way of discovering local acts and giving them a chance to perform on a bigger stage.

Lemondaze at BurySOUND 2020 (29014828)
Lemondaze at BurySOUND 2020 (29014828)
Name Loading at BurySOUND 2020 (29014833)
Name Loading at BurySOUND 2020 (29014833)
“The competition has got off to an amazing start."

Seymour Quigley, who has co-organised the competition alongside Tim Willett since 2018, said: “The competition has got off to an amazing start.

“We have had so many entries this year and I think that is a testament to the number of talented musicians we have locally.”

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Abigail Laker at BurySOUND 2020 (29014812)
Abigail Laker at BurySOUND 2020 (29014812)

Heat two is held at The Hunter Club on Friday, February 14, and will feature Kill The Crow, Leon O’Leary, Substation, The 55, The Taboos competing for a final berth.

They will be joined by guest headliner A.N.G.

Tickets are £5 from WhatsOnWestSuffolk.co.uk


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