Chiswick Community School of Rock

Local students make the top ten in Battle of the Bands

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Musical youths from Chiswick Community School have made it into the top ten of Xfm’s Rock School Poll with their impressive version of Razorlight’s Golden Touch.  Named The Flyhighers, this talented group, who also write their own songs, have the chance to win £3,000 of musical equipment for their school and a place on the bill at the Xfm Winter Wonderland gig in front of 5,000 people at the Carling Hammersmith Apollo.

Christian O'Connell of Xfm maintains that the contest so far has been an amazing success thanks to all the bands who have taken the time to enter Rock School.  He also says that the response has been phenomenal and the standard of the entries has been excellent throughout.

This is the stage of the competition where five finalists will be chosen to battle it out at the Marquee Club in Leicester Square live on the Xfm Breakfast Show on Friday November 26th. There each band will play one chosen track before a top secret celebrity judging panel, to see who'll win the place on the Xfm Winter Wonderland line-up and the cash for their school.

The Flyhighers are already in the top ten but really need as much support as possible to get them through to the next round. Members of the band include Leigh-Angel Bevan, James Darby, Bas Wakefield, Brodie Campbell-Park and David Gholam.

To hear their track and to pledge your support see the Xfm website but hurry because voting time is running out.

November 19, 2004