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Friday, 27 March 2015 (3064163)
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by Tom Martin

YOUNG musicians from Crosby have reached the final of the ‘Liverpool Rocks! Battle of the Bands' competition.

The four youngsters, who call themselves The Basement Effect, won their first heat round in January when it first started with 40 other bands performing on stage.

The Merchant Taylor's Boys' School pupils wowed judges during this phase and have now been selected to face off against only three other groups in the grand final set to take place later this month in Liverpool.

The band is made up of Sam Jones, vocals and lead guitar, Harry Maitland, drums and vocal, Freddie Johnson, rhythm guitar and Ben Truman, bass guitar, with the group playing punk and rock music.

The Basement Effect formed during music classes at the Crosby school and have been performing together now for four years, in between their studies and exams.

They are now focusing more time on writing their own music and songs, with their first single ‘Just Like You' getting 4,022 hits on YouTube.

Eric Jones, The Basement Effect manager said: “It’s been a dream year and it just gets more exciting. The boys have worked really hard for this and they are really excited with this huge event coming up.

”They want to say a huge thanks to their fans, for all their support and can’t wait to see them again at the Battle of the Bands final.

“Quite simply, they would not be having this success without all the great support. They really want as many fans as possible to come to the event and to make the occasion one to remember.”


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