Every Christmas we see the charts being dominated by singing competitions and cheesy pop. This year three lads from Sheffield wanted to campaign against this by getting an unsigned act from the UK to Christmas number one “we want to give the public a wider choice of alternative music”.
For the past twelve months The Band Crusade have been searching for the best unsigned bands around the country. They narrowed it down to the top 100, and left it to the public to vote for their favourites. The voting, which is free to the public has been running since July and will end on December 1st.
The Lounge Crusade is an all boy band from Lincoln who were picked to be in the top 100. After months of campaigning and gigging the boys have managed to make it to the final 20.
To gain as many votes as they can, the band have been campaigning in Lincoln by appearing on Lincs FM and BBC Radio Lincolnshire. They also performed at the Lincoln City Football club on bonfire night. As well as gigging and interviewing they’ve been connecting through Twitter and Facebook.
Over the past six months the band has been gigging around the country to develop their fan base. They’ve played in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Scotland and have been supporting the likes of Tinchy Stryder and The Seahorses.
The boys describe their music as an ‘alternative mainstream sound’. All their lyrics come from personal experiences. Their aim is to get into the UK Top 40.
The winners single will be released on December 1st. From then it’s more campaigning for the bands to get into the UK charts.