Band waits for big time break

IPSWICH band Rosalita are today preparing to hear if they have won a competition which could see them opening one of Britain's largest music events. Fingers are crossed for the five-strong band as winning will mean performing in front of crowds of thousands as they open the massive V festival.

IPSWICH band Rosalita are today preparing to hear if they have won a competition which could see them opening one of Britain's largest music events.

Fingers are crossed for the five-strong band as winning will mean performing in front of crowds of thousands as they open the massive V festival.

Rosalita - who describe their music as indie electro pop - broke from their latest recording session in Ipswich's Hadleigh Road to speak exclusively to The Evening Star.

The band is one of fourteen which took part in Channel 4's the Road to V programme - a competition that saw them perform in front of industry judges in London's Carling Arena.

Guitarist Richard Tyler, 23, said: “We are petrified and ecstatic at the same time at the thought we might win and get to play V. We are hoping we win and we think we have a good chance.

“We entered the competition and forgot about it to be honest. We got a phone call at the end of May saying we were in the final 14.”

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The group, which is made up of Kris Andrew, Jay Goodrich, Ben Groom, John Randall and Richard Tyler, performed in front of experts against other bands including Bo Pepper, Johnny Foreigner and Seven Heroes.

A quietly confident, Mr Tyler said the band the received a phone call telling them they were in the final four.

He added: “It was amazing, we know we have a chance of winning. It will be huge for us if we do.”

The winner was due to be announced tonight during The Road To V at 12.45am on Channel 4.

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