Montrose band takes top spot in competition

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LOCAL band Peyton Place are celebrating after winning a major Tayside-wide competition for up and coming musicians.

The five-piece band comprising brothers Chris, Nick and Matthew Tomlinson with friends Ross McCrank and Joe Hall, claimed the Tay FM Battle of the Bands first prize of a trophy, £500 cash a voucher for recording at Dundee’s Stage2000 after being hailed by judges as “catchy and toe-tapping”.

The competition, held on May 1 at Dundee’s Deja Vu nightclub, saw them battle it out with variety of diverse acts ranging from rap/hip-hop to classic rock

Lead singer Chris said: “The competition was definitely fierce but we felt like we played a strong set and we managed to get the crowd involved, which definitely helped.”

Formed in 2010, the band played their first gig at Montrose Music Festival and have since established themselves as an upbeat pop/rock band with catchy choruses, tight vocal harmonies and energetic music.

After spending the best part of last year working on a live show of original material and recording their debut EP ‘Letters to the Editor’, they have played further gigs in Montrose, Aberdeen and across Scotland.

The band, which will be releasing their new single in the near future, will also play three slots during this year’s Montrose Music Festival with a 20-minute slot on the High Street main stage at 1.30pm on Saturday, May 28, and two hour-long slots in Sharky’s the same day, from 7 to 8pm and The Yard on Sunday from 3 to 4pm.