Retford band get big break

RETFORD band Gaucho have won the Colgate Max Fresh and E-Music Television competition, winning an exclusive recording session at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

The band took up the opportunity to post their tracks online at during October last year, as part of a nationwide competition searching for new, unsigned talent. More than 7,000 fans voted for their favourite acts.

"It was fantastic to find out. Such great opportunities can arise from recording at Abbey Road Studios," said Chris Barnacoat, drummer for the band.

Chris and the other band members, Marcus Shaw (lead vocals), Mark Lodge (guitar) and Jason Ellis (bass/backing vocals) have been together for three years.

"It will be great to have a tracks recorded in the studios so that we can then send them out to radio stations to try and get as much publicity as possible."

Competition organisers says that the prize Gaucho has won could be a route to great things.

"When knocking on the door of the music industry, having a track which has been fully produced at Abbey Road Studios is a huge advantage and of enormous value.

The Abbey Road experience will be something that the group will always remember," said Vince Monsey of E-Music Television.

Gaucho won a 12-hour recording session in Studio one or two.

"This competition is all about fresh new talent and we believe this is what Gaucho can bring to today's music scene. A lot of thought has gone into choosing the winner, who we hope will go on to have a very successful future," said Andrew Brown, UK brand manager for Colgate Max Fresh.

Gaucho will be performing in Leeds on Sunday 10th February before beginning a tour of venues local to their home town of Retford.

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