It would be easy to look at Ten Zero One and discount them as just a few lads in a band having some fun, but appearances can be deceptive. Despite their young age, I was pleasantly surprised by the four-piece band, consisting of Max Williams, Gary Lawrence-James, Jack Rawlings and Charlie Smith from Tavistock, in Devon.
A young up and coming band, Ten Zero One formed last year and are already a big hit on the festival circuit. They’ve performed at the O2 Arena as part of the Live & Unsigned talent competition this year, becoming one of the finalists out of a whopping 10,000 entrants. Mainly covering rock anthems, the lads certainly know their way around a stage, and having watched them for over an hour on the Ivylive Ride Stage, I can safely say these guys are going places.
As much as I wouldn’t recommend musicians enter tv shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent – mainly because of my own views on what shows like that are doing to the industry – if they were to enter, I can see them becoming the next big boy band, alas One Direction, Busted, McFly etc. Personally I don’t feel this band needs a show like that to succeed. They just need to continue doing what they are doing, hitting the circuit and putting in the hard work, the only place these guys are going is up up up!
I can just imagine Simon Cowell saying these words too… “the chicks are going to love you guys!“. Amen to that.