Local band news

Local band news: Steve Gerrard informs that Envy and Other Sins are in the final of the Mobile Act Unsigned compo (“the search for the best new band in Britain”) which could see them win a record deal with A&M. While wishing them all the best I’m amused to see the prize includes “hefty cash advance” – that’ll be a loan then.

Meanwhile Johnny 2 Bad, who usually earn their bread as a UB40 tribute band, have become the first reggae band to chart in Lithuania, according to The Music Network, in a teamup with local songstress Asta Pilypaite. It looks like they might make the Xmas number one!