First step to fame

Everyday Goldfish
Everyday Goldfish

A YOUNG rock band is hoping to take the first step on the road to stardom with the launch of their first EP this week.

Hard rockers Everyday Goldfish, whose five members are all 16 years old, will release their four-track album Eyes on the Prize at Cadence Cafe in Tyldesley on Friday evening at 8pm, entry is free.

The band, made up of lead singer Lewis Tooby, lead guitarist Alex Haslam, rhythm guitarist Lee Whittingham, bassist and backing vocalist Laiton Price and drummer Jack Binks, hope the EP, which displays their influences ranging from early 1970s heavy metal acts such as Black Sabbath to contemporary indie bands such as The Arctic Monkeys, will start to open doors and make the band better known for their music rather than their ages.

The band put the EP together at The Lounge in Wigan, and are already hoping to return to the studio to commit to disc more of their rapidly-growing collection of songs early in the New Year.

Before that Everyday Goldfish will take to the stage at Cadence, with support coming from fellow Tyldesley act The Hypes.

The band’s manager Steve Price said: “They’ve really been cutting down on the number of covers they play and have been concentrating on their own material.

“The songs are quite varied, they’re really quite heavy and some of the songs have a punk influence too with fast tempos.”

Everyday Goldfish are also hoping to make their way on to an unsigned compilation album being put together by Red Dragon Records. The group is one of 20 up-and-coming acts competing for one of the four places on the LP, and can be voted for by visiting the label’s Facebook page before the deadline on October 27. For more information visit