Top music talent shines at exciting BurySOUND final

Keys were crowned winners of BurySOUND on Friday
Keys were crowned winners of BurySOUND on Friday
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The best of young musical talent hit the stage at the Apex on Friday for the grand final of the relaunched BurySOUND music competition.

Over the past two months, 12 bands were whittled down to just four in three dramatic heats at the Hunter Club.

On Friday local acts Checks, Lost Lungs, Keys and King Blood went head to head - with Keys coming out as triumphant victors.

Before the winners were announced, the finalists joined headlining acts Horse Party and Scare the Normals in playing’I’m Waiting for the Man’ by Velvet Underground - in tribute to Lou Reed.

Bass player Ed Pipe from Keys said it was fun playing such a big venue.

He said: “It was a great night.

“It was really packed in the Apex which was nice to see.

“We were pretty happy when we found out we’d won, it was quite a surprise.”

Event organiser Seymour Quigley said: “It was a brilliant night - the general consensus is that has been the best final we have had yet.

“But really the competition is secondary to putting on a string of amazing gigs that showcase young talent.

“We really hope this will be the first of many new BurySOUNDs like it.”