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Trash on a crusade to be top alternative band
3:00pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
TRASH Monroe have made the last 20 of the competition Band Crusade.
The rock band has two members from Thurrock, Brad Hurr, from South Ockendon, on guitar, and Dave Pankhurst, from East Tilbury, on drums.
Band Crusade sees bands in with the chance to record a track, with the aim of pitting it against more commercial releases for Christmas number one.
A spokesman for the competition said: “Fed up of being spoon-fed acts from glorified karaoke contests such as X Factor and The Voice, we set out on our crusade to find 100 raw, talented and undiscovered UK acts that we feel deserve a shot of being Christmas number one 2012.
“There has been a lot said in the press recently regarding the current state of the music charts and how people are really getting sick of the manufactured pop format. What we want to do is reward all the hard working, dedicated and raw talented bands around the country.
“The UK has been home to some of the greatest bands in the history of music and we want to restore that pride.”
Trash Monroe, who formed ten years ago, will next perform at Chinnerys, in Southend, on Friday, November 9.
Their new recording, S.O.B, was recently played on BBC Essex Introducing, and has been added to the playlist on Total Rock Radio.
S.O.B is from the band’s new CD, Addiction Of Duplicities part 1, which will be released on Monday, November 12.
Dave revealed it is already getting “rave reviews” on the internet and in music publications.
Dave said: “We would love to win Band Crusade and go head-to-head with X Factor for the number one slot, but at the same time the main reason we entered this was to get real live bands with instruments to the forefront of the music industry.”
The winner of Band Crusade will be decided by public vote – voting is at www.bandcrusade.com until November 15.