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25th September 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

Well, that’s it, end of – it’s officially the finale of the summer and the start of the autumn this week. The nights are drawing in fast and you will be no doubt making the most of any warming sunshine that creeps its way though the overcast skies. Speaking of the changing seasons, I think I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – I hate the winter and I hate driving to work in the dark and coming home from work in the dark. There’s always a bright side though – at least by Christmas President George W Bush will be a distant memory. Oooh political!

Before we get too excited though, let’s concentrate on this week.

Wrexham’s The Roseville Band have entered a national competition to find the greatest unsigned band in the UK. The competition is called ‘Last Band Standing‘ and has been founded by fashion icon Nicholas Deakins.

Using an online voting system where bands can upload their mp3 and profile details, the general public will then vote over a three month period to determine the ten most popular entries. A panel of judges (including representatives from NME, Fiction Records and XFM) will select three finalists from the top ten tracks.

The final three bands/artists will battle it out at a live gig at The Cockpit in Leeds on November 9th 2008, supporting The Paddingtons, where the judges will then declare the winner of the Last Band Standing competition following the gig.

Votes can be registered once each day. To vote for The Roseville Band go to www.lastbandstanding.co.uk.

In other Roseville news: The band has had to cancel their appearance at Central Station tonight as their drummer has a damaged tendon in his hand.

Tomorrow night I’ll be taking a journey back to my old haunt as The Talbot re-opens its doors to live music. And what better way to begin this new era with an appearance from Wrexham’s biggest hopefuls Gallops! who are fresh from their mini jaunt across the UK with Canadian’s Born Ruffians. Also on the bill are the doom dumpster’s Mother of Six and DJs Wondercut, Birfmarq and Noise Unit. I’ve heard there are some tasty drinks offers to behold so I could be in for a messy night! It’s £2 entry and kicks off at 8pm.

A relatively new promotions setup ‘1up!’ are hosting a gig at Bradley Cricket Club tomorrow night. Headlining will be local favourites Parody and supporting will be James Chadwick (from the Collards) and The Witherdons. Tickets are £5 each and doors are 6:30pm.

In Chester tomorrow night The Lancashire Hotpots make a welcome return to Telfords Warehouse. It’s free entry before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

On Saturday night the Frog and Nightingale in Chester are hosting a ‘Summer Finale’ party. Playing will be covers band Eskimo Spies, its free entry and starts at 8pm.

If you are anywhere near Denbigh on Saturday, there is a big record and CD fair taking place in the town hall from 10am to 4pm. Admission is just 50p for adults and this includes free entry to their next event, free entry into a competition and a free newsletter. What more could you ask for!? It’s an eBayer’s wet dream.

This Sunday Central Station in Wrexham will play host to Cajun Dance Party. These young scamps (average age 19) are a 5 piece indie pop band from London. They formed in 2006 and by 2007 they had released their debut single ‘The Next Untouchable’ with the uber cool indie label XL. Their debut album ‘The Colourful of Life’ was released in April and was produced by Bernard Butler (ex Suede and producer of The Libertines and Duffy amongst others). Although not really commercially successful they are held with high regard within the music biz and are definitely one’s to watch when their next album, which they are working on at the moment comes to fruition. Support comes from touring support Swanton Bombs and local jangle sensations The Django’s. Tickets are £7 advance and doors are 7pm.

Don’t forget to email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with your news and gossip. See you next week, take care.

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