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VIDEO: Don’t forget to tip! London buskers could be gig competition band from Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 31 July 2013

Busking group Bring The Colours, from left, Tom Nunn, 19, Colm McCormack, 19, and Jack Campbell, 19.

Busking group Bring The Colours, from left, Tom Nunn, 19, Colm McCormack, 19, and Jack Campbell, 19.

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Buskers bring the upbeat joy of live music to the tired and often dreary commuter world in a way that no other form can.

Buskers bring the upbeat joy of live music to the tired and often dreary commuter world in a way that no other form can.

Should you pass a trio of hopeful young musicians playing a catchy rhythm of “indie folk” at a railway station in central London, it could be Barking and Dagenham’s very own Bring The Colours.

The trio – made up of Jack Campbell on lead, Colm McCormack on vocals and rhythm, and Tom Nunn on bass, all aged 19 – is one of the bands competing against 200 other acts in a bid to be crowned Gigs Champion of 2013.

Guitarist and Kent University student Jack, of Salisbury Avenue, Barking, said: “The competition is a great opportunity to get ourselves out there.

“You’re playing to people at rush-hour but, even if people don’t stop or have time to watch you, you’re there and they are listening to your music.”

The group has been together in its current form for six months and has already performed a busking gig at the O2 Arena for the competition run by the Mayor of London.

Jack said: “We usually get a bit nervous before performing but for the O2 we literally weren’t nervous we were so excited.

“We had a few people stop and take photos – it’s nice when people take a liking to a certain song and stop to listen.”

The group have already set about putting videos on YouTube of their own songs and also perform covers from bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club.

Jack along with Colm, formerly of Green Way, Dagenham, and Tom, of Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, will be performing at King’s Cross Station on Tuesday at 5pm.

V Vote for the group by visiting gigsbigbusk.com before August 31 and view their videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YgdeWglhiw


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