One step closer to Romantic dreams

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A BAND formed at Boston College have made it through to the area final of a music competition which could see them play at the O2 Arena in London.

Romantic Idols battled through the regional final of the Live and Unsigned competition at the Corn Exchange, Bedford, to get to the Midlands area final.

The band consist of bassist Ben Casserley-Gill, drummer Clementine Cousins and lead vocal/guitarist Gareth Heath.

Clementine said: “It felt amazing to get through to the area final, it was really good performing in front of the judges and we had a really good reaction from the judges and the audience.

“We were really pleased that they chose us to go through as we have worked so hard.

“It’s an amazing experience and we are really looking forward to the area final.”

Live and Unsigned is the largest national competition for unsigned musicians and bands in the country, with more than 10,000 acts taking part.

The winner is offered a comprehensive package including festival slots, a UK tour exposing their music to more than 40,000 people and a music management recording contract with Future Music, with up to £100,000 investment.

After the band’s performance, the judges commented they could ‘imagine this as a single, very catchy hook - makes you feel like you’ve heard it before’.

However, they noted the cover was ‘poor in comparison’.

The now Spalding-based band will now go head-to-head against 22 other bands in the Midlands finals at the Bedford Corn Exchange, on May 7.

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