Timing of new song couldn’t be better

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WHEN a local band recorded Meet Me At The Finish Line they could have had the Olympics in mind.

But the latest song from A Story To Tell was written six months ago, although the band says the timing of the release couldn’t be more perfect.

Band member Mark Smith, who wrote it, said: “I wasn’t thinking of the Olympics at the time, but it fits it so that’s great.”

The five-piece “alternative rock/pop” group was formed in 2010, is based in Peterborough, but most of the members come from Spalding.

Mark (25), songwriter and guitarist, and Chris Beale (21), bass, live in Piccard Drive, Jack Wycherley (21), of Park Lane, is singer, George Wood (20), also of Spalding, is drummer, and Sam Wood (20), of Peterborough is lead guitarist.

In spite of all of the members having “day jobs”, it won’t be long before they are performing full-time. Mark said: “We are three teaching assistants, a retail manager and a trainee accountant, but next year that could all change.”

So far his year the boys have done support tours across the country to sell-out crowds in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Norwich and Manchester at O2 academy venues.

On Sunday they were at Sound Control in Manchester performing to a sell-out crowd of 300, supporting Grantham band That Sunday Feeling, who have their own headline tour after performing with McFly.

Mark said: “We play Peterborough a lot because that is where we are based, but supporting bands that have gone on to have their own headline tours after playing for artists like McFly and Cher Lloyd has been the best.

“Next year we are hoping to support artists like this and then go on to have our own headline tour.

“That’s when we’ll have to give up the day jobs.”

To finish the year, the band is returning to Manchester and Sheffield, making their début in Newcastle in October/November, as well as another headline show in Peterborough in December.

The new single follows Lost Boys that has had over 20,000 views on YouTube. For anyone who has not heard A Story To Tell’s music, Mark says their style is like Blink 182, but with a modern twist.

You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter and hear Lost Boys on YouTube.