DESPITE the drummer breaking his wrist the Young Cardinals are still proving popular with audiences and the music industry alike.
The band, which is made up of Chris Broad, Matt Davies, Beth Frisby and Andrew McGrory, will be taking to the stage at The Loft, in King’s Walk, Grantham, tomorrow night (Saturday).
They play original tracks with a pop/rock/indie vibe and the music is usually loved by their audiences.
This has been proved by successes in music competitions including Live and Unsigned 2012 and Majick Music’s Battle of the Bands, which the group were taking part in as the Journal went to press yesterday.
The former competition’s audition took place after drummer Chris broke his wrist but even one-handed they were impressed.
He said: “I broke my wrist at the beginning of January. At the audition I had to play with one hand but we got through so we must have done something right.
“We are performing again on April 14 at the Derby Riverside Centre in front of music industry judges.”
Chris’s wrist is now out of the cast and he is ready to perform tomorrow night.
The band, which originally formed with just Chris and Andrew three years ago, have recorded tracks which are available for download.
To find out more search for Young Cardinal’s Music on Facebook.
l IF you like a bit of variety in your music why not pop along to the Y.U.Elements Oriental Wind concert at the Guildhall Arts Centre on Friday, March 23?
The concert will feature a traditional Chinese plucked-string instrument that dates back to 403BC called the Guzheng.
Performer Jevon Law said: “Y.U.Elements is an ensemble which aims to promote and share the rich Asian heritage through classical, folk and contemporary music.”
It aims to introduce Guzheng music to Europe, promote a greater understanding of oriental culture and appreciation of traditional oriental music, and to provide cultural exchange and performance opportunities for music enthusiasts.
Jevon added: “I assure that our concert will be a completely new and refreshing experience to the audience in England.”