Band’s got talent – and a record company deal

Band on the road... Tom Ball,  Will Henshaw,  Charlie Bullock and Harry Vass
Band on the road... Tom Ball, Will Henshaw, Charlie Bullock and Harry Vass

A band born out of previous
 winners of Brackley’s Got Talent have kept up the good work and have just been signed by a record label.

Veair features guitarist Charlie Bullock and vocalist Will Henshaw, two members of The Room Next Door who were victorious in 2011’s event.

Following an amicable parting of the ways with the other two members, they recruited former Croughton Junior school friend Tom Ball on drums and Harry Vass on bass to form Veair.

With a passion for writing their own material to go alongside a mix of cover versions, they have been playing gigs in the Brackley, Banbury and Bicester area.

They’ve been building up a following and took another big step forward when they signed a deal with record label In Cahoots Music a couple of weeks ago, which will see a five-track EP released soon.

They all live in Brackley or nearby and will juggle promoting the EP with preparing for A-levels this summer.

Charlie goes to Akeley Wood Senior School and Will attends Stratford College, while Harry and Tom both attend Magdalen College School in Brackley.

Charlie said: “Working with In Cahoots music is a great achievement for us, they are a really great label and now that we have recorded an EP we can’t wait to get it heard and see where things go from there.”

Will added: “Gigging is a large part of us as a band, and we hope that this will bring many more opportunities to perform live.”

Harry said: “It’s been a busy few months for us recording the EP and signing the contract. We are now looking forward to seeing where all this hard work takes us.”

And Tom added: “We are really happy with where we are at the moment band wise, but are hopeful that signing this contract will be the catalyst for new and exciting things for the band.”

The EP will feature the tracks Waves, City Rave, Cold as a Whisper, Exhale and Roots, the likely single. For more on Veair, go to: www.fa cebook.com/saltowave

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