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Leamington band to support The Enemy at upcoming gig

Leamington Editorial 8th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

YOUNG musicians are tuning up for a big date after unknowingly playing in front of a chart-topping rock band.

Jake Melles and Harry Alexander, who together make up the band Castle – recently performed in front of top indie band The Enemy at the Bedford Street bar in Leamington.

And they were so impressed by what they heard, the Coventry trio invited Castle to support them at a major home town show at the newly-opened city venue The Empire next month.

Castle formed when 19 year-old Jake from Leamington decided to enter Godiva Calling – a battle of the bands contest that gives musicians the chance to perform at Coventry’s Godiva Festival – and called upon his 22 year-old Coventry friend Harry for some help.

After winning their heat in the singer/songwriter category at Coventry’s Albany Social Club, the pair went on to perform on the festival’s main stage.

Jake told the Observer they had no idea Tom, Liam and Andy were in the audience at the Bedford until after the gig.

He said: “It was kind of crazy really. We went to thank them for their support during our set and they asked us then and there if we wanted to support them at their Coventry show.

“It’s unbelievable – you hear about some bands and musicians getting a lucky break but we wouldn’t ever have thought something like this would happen to us.”

The duo are now busy writing their own songs having started off performing covers by the likes of The Killers and McFly.

They support The Enemy – whose 2007 debut We’ll Live and Die in These Towns topped the album charts – on Saturday November 21 at The Empire in Coventry.

Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk for tickets and further details.


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