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Tiverton pop duo need your help to hit the big time
3:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in Devon
AN unsigned pop act from Tiverton are relying on the generosity of their community to make their dream come true.
The Nameless Girl, a duo made up of singer Jemma Crook and musician Samuel J Booth, have been selected to perform at Indie Week in Toronto, Canada.
Thousands of bands apply globally for the event and there are only 200 showcase spots.
So far, the Devon duo are among only a handful of UK artists who have been invited to play.
The high-profile festival is attended by industry professionals from Warner and Sony, and is covered by some of the UK’s leading publications, such Wire magazine.
However, if the talented pair can’t raise £3,625 by the end of the month they will have to let the opportunity pass them by.
Jemma said: “I’ve worked so hard over the past few years and this is my biggest opportunity to date.
“So far I’ve funded and promoted everything myself, and I’d love to be able to do it all, but sadly at the moment I need help from the local community.
“This opportunity could changemy life, takemymusic to the next level and, more importantly, eventually allow me to help the town and other people from Devon who need that help to get started.”
The band has already had a taste of success, appearing on BBC Introducing this year.
They have also won the support of Grammy award-winning electronic DJ Paul Van Dyk, who is playing their remix all over the world.
Their love of pop music combined with a dark melancholic sound and pure vocals has won them a strong fan base.
To listen to tracks from their self-published album, Bipolar, visit their website here.
To help them get to Canada you can donate at here.
So far the pair have raised more than £1,100. All funds will be refunded if their target is not met by Thursday, August 29.
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