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Junction 23
Junction 23

ALTHOUGH not yet old enough to drink, smoke or carry out any other rock ‘n’ roll antics, Junction 23 have already graced the stage at the Cavern Club and are now brewing up a storm on the Wigan music scene with their new EP.

The three teenagers who are all 15, Jack Savage, Jed Winstanley and Mark Lilley, have released their first record and are hoping to bag a place on the bill at next year’s Haigh Fest.

Recorded at White Bear Studios in Adlington, the first EP from Junction 23 boasts three original tracks.

Thieves, written by Jack was influenced by the London riots he witnessed while down in the capital.

Jack added: “The second track was written by our ex-drummer, Jed and myself and is about kids that have nothing better to do than to spend their Friday nights getting wasted on parks while the third song, Groove Tune was written about half an hour before recording the EP.

“The second track was written by me, Jed and our ex drummer.

“Finally, the third track was written by all of us about half an hour before actually recording the EP!

“We had another song in mind to record, but we just had a jam and wrote the song collectively.

“We believe that it’s the strongest track on the EP.”

The Byrchall High School boys who were all friends before Junction 23 evolved, have performed at the Cavern Club three times, have appeared at Indiependence and The Hub.

They will perform at Fuzztival and Simfest, both held at Fuzzbox Studios, Wigan.

Jack said: “There have been a few changes to our line-up, but we believe that we’ve got the right one now.

“We put a lot of effort into the band and take our music very seriously.

“We’re looking forward to our upcoming gigs but we will also start to work towards getting picked for Haigh Fest, that’s one of our current main goals.

“We’d love to play at such a great event in front of so many people.”

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