Barking and Dagenham band excited to perform at rock music festival
PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 March 2017
A new indie-rock band is making huge waves across the capital’s music scene.
The group, Cavalcade, who are made up of four men from across the borough, have only been together for seven months, but have already landed a spot at Camden Rocks Festival and are headlining a show at Camden Assembly.
They will be playing alongside the likes of bands such as The Coral, Reverend and the Makers, Carl Barat and The Jackals, The Damned, The Rifles and many more at the festival.
Band member Jack Campbell said: “It’s been incredible, especially in such a short amount of time.
“We have just grafted hard for the last seven months to get our name out there.”
Jack, of Salisbury Avenue, Barking and friends Connor Duggan, of Shirley Gardens, Barking, Tom Nunn, of Becontree Avenue, Dagenham and Jack Lock, who was born in Dagenham, started the band after knowing each other for years.
“I have known Connor who is the lead singer since I was four years old,” Jack explained.
“I used to run a band with Tom as well and I went to the same uni as Connor and Jack, so we used to have little jams there.
“We just all got together in the studio and started writing some songs and since then we’ve just carried on writing music together.”
The boys have already brought out their debut EP and headlined a show to more than 400 people at The Garage in Islington.
“The majority of our songs are inspired by the area we grew up and we want to do the area proud,” he added. “Our next single is even about a night we had at the Faircross.”
Cavalcade also wants to start playing more gigs close to their routes, before admitting they have many inspirations, but “Oasis” stands out.
“We’re going to try get a gig at the Royal Oak, as we want to do more locally, as this is where we come from and we’re proud of that,” he added.
“There is a variety, but we want to bring back real rock and roll like Oasis did.
“Not in terms of the sound, but the way they worote their songs.”
You can download and listen to their music on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud.
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