Final date for The Bark

FROM the flatlands of Suffolk to the dizzy heights of rock and roll success.Live touring band, The Bark, originally from Framlingham, have made it to the finals of the MGD (Miller Geniune Draft) Undiscovered national band competition at Dingwalls, London.

By Victoria Knowles

By VICTORIA KNOWLES

victoria.knowles@eveningstar.co.uk

FROM the flatlands of Suffolk to the dizzy heights of rock and roll success.

Live touring band, The Bark, originally from Framlingham, have made it to the finals of the MGD (Miller Genuine Draft) Undiscovered national band competition at Dingwalls, London.

Only months ago the band were in a rickety old barn in the wilds of Suffolk recording their album – now they have played to record industry bosses and are standing on the brink of the success for which they have worked so hard.

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More than 1,200 bands entered this hard-fought competition and The Bark battled their way through three rounds for a place in the final on November 2.

The competition was judged by people from the record industry and was tough but now Nick Webb, Simon Webb, Gabriel Lloret, Nell Catchpole and Ben Burns are down to the last four.

Their acoustic roots have been woven seamlessly with raw soul and pop spirit to produce a distinctive sound which sets them apart from the saturation of mindless pop readily available today.

They are combining the old fashioned soul of a true touring band with a new and as yet undefined sound. Old and new gracefully collide for a sound which is stirring up considerable interest.

Nick said: "It feels amazing to get through to the final and it makes all the hours of hard work feel worthwhile.

"Lets hope that we can get some serious record industry action at the final and make some dreams come true.

"We would like to say a big thank you to all who made it to the semi-finals. An amazing crowd, fantastic response and a brilliant vibe. Lets just hope we can get an even bigger crowd along to the finals."

The Evening Star featured the band a few months back when they were picked to have their music appear on the Radio One unsigned demo page.

Out of thousands of hopefuls their music featured for a week.

At the time they were recording their album but now they will be using the final night as an album launch.

The album, Ascending, will be available through their website soon and they will be selling a special 50 limited edition white label copies on the night of the final.

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www.thebark.co.uk

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