Peterhead act are ‘Live and Unsigned’

LIVE AND UNSIGNED: Peterhead Band Raw Stero: Kimberley Kaminski, Shera Proctor, Chloe Rigg and Craig Porter.
LIVE AND UNSIGNED: Peterhead Band Raw Stero: Kimberley Kaminski, Shera Proctor, Chloe Rigg and Craig Porter.

A PETERHEAD band are set to play in Glasgow at the Regional Final of competition Live and Unsigned on Saturday 31, March.

Raw Stereo impressed judges at the audition stages of the event held at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

The band are aged between 13 and 17 and meet apartly through Peterhead rock school.

They write their own music which has a punk rock sound, although they do play all types of genres.

Live and Unsigned is the largest original music competition in the country with the final taking place in The O2 in London.

For the Regional Final the band have had to prepare a “mash up” of two songs. The group have chosen American artist Pink’s song “Trouble” and their own song “Losing my mind” to combine together.

Judges of the competition in the past have ranged from Noddy Holder to Mike Joyce from The Smiths as well as Radio 1 DJs Annie Nightingale MBE.

Raw Stereo will return to the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow once more but this time there will be an audience.

The band are busing in more than 40 people to watch them play. They say their parents have been key too their success as they drive them everywhere and it was band member Kimberley Kaminski’s mum Kathleen that found out about the competition in the first place.

She said: “They are very passionate about the music they play and I thought they had a great chance of winning.”

The group are very thankful for the support they have received from local pub owners Christine and Vinnie who own The Sands Bar in Peterhead for allowing them to practice at the bar.

Guitar player Kimberley Kaminiski said the band are “majorly excited” about performing in front of a audience. She said: “We want to win, we think we have a very good chance.”

The competition has £100,000 worth of prizes to be won in prizes with acts having the chance to play at various festivals all over Europe.

The band are to play at the Palace Hotel in Peterhead on Thursday March 29 from 10pm onwards.