An unsigned teenage singer-songwriter, with a novel approach to band line-ups, has landed a chance to win a recording contract – yet he has only ever performed a handful of gigs in his life.
Modern Eulogy is the brainchild of an 18-year-old from the
The band, plus its unknown line-up, is one of six shortlisted from 50, that will perform this week (27/09/07) at the city’s Runaway Girl venue in the Sheffield Battle of the Bands contest.
The competition is being run by London-based record label End of the Trail Records, whose last competition, held in
Matt Williams, 18, who goes under the band name Modern Eulogy, has just finished A-levels at
He said: “I can’t quite believe that I’ve played hardly any gigs and now I’m going to be performing in front of a record label with the chance of landing a deal.
“The idea for Modern Eulogy is that it’s me as singer-songwriter, and then I’m going to bring in different people each time we perform, so the line-up is constantly changing, or liquid.
“To be honest, we’ve only ever played about five gigs and I’ve only just got round to getting some tracks online through a mate who’s now left for uni.
“So this has totally come out of the blue – a mate talking to a mate, who passed on a link to the band’s MySpace site, and now I’ve got a crack at it.
“You do hear of people playing back bedrooms one week and
Kelly Munro, owner of End of the Trail Records, said: “This is a great formula for us to see unsigned bands performing live and creating a bit of healthy competition. In fact, at our last
“We’ve seen more than 50 bands in and around
Six unsigned groups will fight it out in the