Great Cornard band is riding high

A BAND from Great Cornard called Shores has sailed through auditions for a nationwide music competition which has attracted 50,000 entries to find new talent.

They will be taking part in the regional final of the competition called Live and Unsigned on March 17 in Basildon, hoping for the opportunity to progress to the show’s grand final at The O2 in London.

The five members of the indie rock band are Samuel Bartrop, Camden Clarke, Jacob Buckle, Tom Lingstone and Andy Hill.

They have a following in and around Sudbury – where they have played live in pubs – on the social networking website Facebook.

The best acts from the show get the opportunity to play at festivals and a cash prize of £10,000.