Ed Sheeran is creating a boy band, but can Ipswich and Suffolk youngsters audition?

Ed Sheeran performing on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Picture: Dominic Lipinski

Ed Sheeran performing on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ed Sheeran has revealed he is putting together his own “superpop” boy band to take on tour with him.

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The Suffolk singer, who has written songs for One Direction and Justin Bieber in the past, is already in the process of auditioning potential singers for his yet unnamed band.

The 26-year-old is gracing the front cover of Rolling Stone for the first time and told the US magazine that he has “already written lots of songs for the group”.

He said: “I’m gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me.”

He described the songs as “Superpop, but obviously credible” and “really, really decent.”


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There are no further details about who the lucky potential boy band members might be or if any budding young singer can audition. The magazine is published on Friday and may provide more information.

If local, unknown youngsters are able to audition, landing a spot in the boy band could be the perfect launchpad for their career, particularly after One Direction broke up last year.

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The news comes as the Framlingham singer is on course to score a number one with his newly released album C:: (Divide) this week,

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