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Cemetery Junction are an alternative rock'n'roll band armed with an obsession for loud guitars and raucous tunes. Their music is influenced by classic Brit Rock from the early 1990s fused with the vintage British Rock of the 1960s. According to Neil Jones radio presenter from Star FM, the band play 'Rock'n'roll anthems to get the party started.'

From their hometown of Moulton Newmarket in Suffolk, the group consists of lead singer, Toby Mills, drummer and backing vocals, Craig Barrott, and guitarists, Leon Bishop and Tom Ashby. Cemetery Junction's was born out of suffering, but led to great success. When Leon was a child, he broke his back, and was bed-bound for a long period of time. With nothing better to do, he convinced his best friend, Tom, to buy him a bass. Leon learnt to play the guitar, and the two decided to form a band. For this they needed singers, so in stepped Toby and Craig. Cemetery Junction played in pubs all over Cambridgeshire, and two hundred gigs later are very popular.

Despite playing on the same stage as X-Factor finalist, Sam Callahan, Leon says 'X-Factor and programmes like that are killing music. Our mission is to keep it alive.' We feel that musicians should rebel against conformist, safe options, like it used to. Of course, we're not trying to turn back the clock to "the good old days", whenever they were, but to me it seems that a couple of generations ago music meant more to people, and musicians were pushing the agenda. To me, the modern kind of well branded, corporate friendly popstar is the wrong role model.'

On the 3rd March, their debut album, Eighteen, was released by The Animal Farm, and on the 19th April, they will be performing at Proud Camden in the Stables Market at 4pm.
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When: 19th April, 4pm
Phone: 0207 482 3867
Where: Proud Camden
Cost: Free
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