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In Session: The Prospect pitch up
By Matthew Crist

The Prospect
The Prospect peep out of the BBC Radio Berkshire sign

For a band that have been going a year The Prospect are not doing too badly.

They only played their first gig in 2009 and now find themselves on the same bill as some of the hottest new acts around.

It's been no easy ride for the former school friends from Lower Earley though.

For their first ever show the band had to do all the hard work themselves, "We were proud of ourselves because we managed to book the venue ourselves.

"We organised tickets, posters and flyers," the guys explained when they joined The Session Introducing recently.

They went on to tell how they found the motivation to perform the duties of promoter and manager as well as playing live.

"It's our love of music really and we are a close group of friends too, so getting out there for ourselves is really fulfilling and it gives you something to do rather than lying in bed."

All the effort is obviously paying off as the four-piece, who only released their debut EP "A New Beginning" last July have recently found themselves on the same bill as Pete and the Pirates and Officer Kicks at recent gigs in Reading, something which Dom remembers well.

"I'm a big fan of Officer Kicks, I saw them at The Rivermead Centre recently and it was a great opportunity to play with them and get to know the band."

The band, who came up with their name while sitting around in a bedroom, list a wide and varied range of artists as their influences including, The Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Oasis, Green Day, Queen and Enter Shikari to name but a few.

"You won't see much of Enter Shikari in many of our tracks", laughs John, but my dad is a huge Queen fan so I've been brought up listening to them."

If you want to see the results of Tom, John, Talib and Dom's hard work The Prospect will be playing at The Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead on 26 March 26 as well as Reading's Face Bar on April 2nd, 7th and 15th.

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