Band aim for fame

Invisible Ducks: Mike Taylor, John Leigh Baron, Emma Dobinson and Tony Higham in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Invisible Ducks: Mike Taylor, John Leigh Baron, Emma Dobinson and Tony Higham in Manchester, United Kingdom.

A WIGAN rock band has made it through to the regional finals of a music contest.

Invisible Ducks have been selected by judges and put through to the regional finals of the Live and Unsigned competition.

The four-piece which is made up of Tony Higham from Whelley on guitar, Emma Dobinson from Westhoughton on vocals, Mike Taylor from Standish on bass and John Baron from Beech Hill on drums are hoping to bag the top spot and win the fantastic prize of a 100-date UK tour and £10,000.

Tony, 22, said: “This competition was something we had been looking at entering a for a few years now.

“But we only wanted to enter when we thought we were ready for it.

“As one of the prizes is going out on tour, we wanted to make sure that we are as polished and ready as we can be so we can just go straight out there.”

Invisible Ducks can been seen performing around the borough and across the North West.

The group, who have been together for three years, believe they have what it takes to become the winners.

Tony added: “We’re like a classic rock group who have influences from the likes of Queen and Guns and Roses. And we feel that we stand out from other bands as we have a female lead singer.

“Performing in a band is what we have always wanted to do so winning this would be massive for us.

“It would set us up and put us in front of the people that matter in the industry.”

Live and Unsigned are also offering the winning band the chance to perform at a selection of festivals across the globe.

More information at www.liveandunsigned.uk.com.