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Eight bands showcase their musical talent in hopes to win Hornchurch’s Last Band Standing

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 October 2018

No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.

No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.

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The search is on for the best new bands in Havering.

No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.

Residents are invited to see eight young bands battle it out and be crowned winners of Fairkytes Live’s annual Last Band Standing competition.

The bands are made up of performers under the age of 25 and judging them will be members of the band Two Year Break.

Two Year Break are a pop-punk band with members who went to Campion School in Wingletye Lane.

The Echoes, Ben Page and Band, Forest in Autumn, Centreline, Fight or Flight, Rolled Up Sleeves, No Off Switch – who are last year’s winners – and Project will be performing in the competition.

No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.

Tony Matthew, marketing manager at Fairkytes Live told the Recorder they like to support local bands and artists who are hoping to realise a career in music.

He said: “Some people have got ambitions for a musical career, and it’s just really nice to be able to help them a little bit on their way.

“It’s a community thing, we encourage people to play, to pick up a guitar and learn.

“A couple of the bands we’ve had have started gigging quite regularly in London.

No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.No Off Switch are last year's winners of the annual Last Band Standing competition at Fairkytes.

“We’re always trying to think of other things we can do to give them opportunities for experience.”

“It will be fun, there are a lot of bands and people that I know who will be there,” he said.

“It’s a great chance to get everyone back on stage. Everyone gets a chance to be professional for an evening.”

Jack first became involved with Fairkytes when he did some compering at the Havering Show.

Two Year Break will be the judges for this year's competition Last Band Standing at Fairkytes Live. Picture: Sam Kay.Two Year Break will be the judges for this year's competition Last Band Standing at Fairkytes Live. Picture: Sam Kay.

He plays the drums and dabbles in guitar and the piano. The South Essex College student’s advice for the bands that will take part before performing is “practice, practice and practice.”

“Keep your head up and always believe you can win, because if you don’t believe it no one else will,” he added.

Last Band Standing takes place at the annexe in Fairkytes Arts Centre in Billet Lane on Friday, October 12 at 7pm.

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